For 578 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Garvin's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Night Of
Lowest review score: 0 The Newsroom: Season 1
Score distribution:
578 tv reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Beneath its estimable comic trappings, Go On is something larger: a meditation on what makes life worth living.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    The Bridge is pure melodrama, its villainous commanders and politicians practically twirling their mustaches as they plot their evil deeds. But if The Bridge won't expand your knowledge of urban-management science, it will keep you glued to the set.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    You've seen it all before, but Berg's sharp powers of observation and a talented and very pretty young cast... keep it fresh.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    It's only when the action (and the torrential cross-cutting) slows that you start getting to know some of the capable cast....And it's only when the characters begin revealing what they saw while unconscious that FlashForward turns interesting as it examines the interconnectivity of the human experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    The scenes of the guys driving golf balls onto the roofs of Hollywood mansions or scamming stereo dealers are funny and even sweet in a post-adolescent Porky's sort of way. [18 July 2004, p.5M]
    • Miami Herald
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Six Degrees starts off almost as an anthology series, with six stories set in six different worlds, each one quite interesting. But as their orbits draw closer, interest rapidly morphs into fascination.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Soapy and silly this all may be, but immersion in the intrigue of Reign has its pleasures, not all of them from laughing at its absurdities.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    This remake keeps the scenery and action--exploding cars and AK-47 gunfights appear to be to Honolulu what thieving politicians and senile I-95 motorists are to Miami--but adds some compelling post-9/11 wrinkles.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    There’s also plenty of good writing and acting in the drama Lucky 7, though to exactly what purpose is difficult to say.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    No Tomorrow nonetheless has some quirky laughs, and Anderson is an appealingly inept protagonist. You could do worse with your time.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    The punchlines fly thick, fast and pointed in Kevin Can Wait, and enough of them land to make it a diverting, if unenlightening, experience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    However derivative Containment may be, it attains a certain creepy power as it rolls along its yuckily apocalyptic way.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Just think of all the stolen ideas as a public works program for Hollywood lawyers and stick to the action on-screen, which is quite entertaining.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    If you're willing to invest some time and brain cells, The Nine is an absorbing experience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    As a reality show, Miracle Workers is unique: It is neither Machiavellian like Survivor, nor messianic, like Three Wishes, nor grotesque, like Fear Factor. It's as serious as life and death.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    The relatively no-name cast (which includes Craig Bierko as a recently dumped financial planner, Rashida Jones as a divorce lawyer better at managing breakups than relationships, and Johnny Sneed as a three-time-loser party boy) is excellent, and the goofball writing hilarious.... But this is buyer-beware territory, with something to offend practically everybody whose age or IQ exceeds 16.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Actually the dimly befuddled Cleveland works pretty well as a foil to the collection of redneck psycho neighbors, oversexed stepchildren and Russian bears (don't ask) who make up the cast.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    The conflict between idealism and reality runs through Doubt like a bright thread, sometimes restated in explicitly political terms. Sometimes the firm's lawyers seem to be giving their clients short shrift in deference to dubious leftist shibboleths about community. Is "snitching" really the word for testifying against a gang-banger murderer? That piquant political dilemma, coupled with the increasingly jagged story line of Sadie's dubious romance, keep Doubt more watchable than it probably has a right to be.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Fillion and Katic occasionally seem a little too self-conscious--a little smirk goes a long way--but ultimately the characters are too appealing to resist.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    The ultimate paradox of Sense8 is that it can give away so little about its ultimate destination in three hours of screen time, and still be seductive enough to make hour four an attractive proposition.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Arrow has a rather stylish neo-Goth look, and Stephen Amell (who played a dim-bulb gigolo in Hung) neatly balances his portrayal of Arrow between camp and Saturday-matinee ingenuousness.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    With a gorgeous cast (even -- especially? -- the dead ones), plenty of cool slow-mo martial arts action, a glorious collection of lethal hardware and an intriguing plot, Blade's got something for the whole family, provided they rank somewhere between the Munsters and the Mansons in sensibility.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    The Alzheimer's Project, a four-part series that began with two episodes focused on harrowing descriptions of the disease, concludes on a hopeful note with two more outlining research advances.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Raising Hope is low in concept, lower in class and lowest of all in shame--but relatively high in laughs, so long as you keep your living room curtains closed so no one can see you watching.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    It's a provocative mishmash of future shock and peculiar anachronisms. [19 Sept 2002, p.E1]
    • Miami Herald
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Like True Blood, Banshee can be preposterously entertaining, or perhaps entertainingly preposterous.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Elfman establishes herself as one of the major female comic presences on television.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Most of all, there's the road-not-taken poignance that underlies 11.22.63. Whether you buy the Camelot version of history or not, 11.22.63 channels our collective longing for a moment when everything could have been changed for the better, a sense that so much wrong and hurt could be erased if we could just alter the flow of time for a split second.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    No fictional conceit can possibly match the darkness of the Manson family. But Durham County, a series about a cop's growing realization that his bland suburban neighborhood may house a serial killer, is genuinely creepy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Where The Sopranos slices and dices American culture from a thousand different angles and The Brotherhood explores the shadowy nexus between crime and politics, The Black Donnellys sticks mainly to the vices, virtues and vicissitudes of family.

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