For 621 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 8.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Garvin's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Invasion: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Oprah's Big Give: Season 1
Score distribution:
621 tv reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Humdrum.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Stuffed with incomprehensible medical jargon and grisly shots of exposed brains, 3 Lbs. would be a major annoyance even if it had an original thought in its seriously underweight head.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    Surface has no complex or cynical subtexts; it's straight-ahead sci fi.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Garvin
    The jibes quickly wear thin and predictable, and there's simply not much to Help Me Help You.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Funny and intriguing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    With enough intrigue for a spy thriller and enough careening car chases to satisfy the most deranged Fast and Furious cultists, it's an action series that engages your brain as well as your clutch foot.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Garvin
    What might have otherwise been a worthy effort seems pallid and wheezing compared to the acid-etched Nurse Jackie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Garvin
    The Pacific is as brutally simple and direct--and as oblivious to modern PC sensibilities--as the Marine's letter. Produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, this 10-part HBO miniseries is a loving but anguished tribute to the men who fought on the bloody island hellholes that comprised World War II's Pacific theater.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Garvin
    No, it's not Twilight--but it's not bad, either. The Vampire Diaries, The CW's new fang-gang drama, successfully hitches the sanguinary sexuality of the vampire ethos to the in-group/out-group dynamic of the teen soap.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Garvin
    A dumb but powerful serialized mystery that has an equal shot at being the season's biggest cult hit and its most mind-boggling flop.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Garvin
    It's a drab third-generation clone (a spinoff of the original NCIS, which in turn was a spinoff of JAG) of a show from the shallow end of the TV gene pool.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Intelligent and entertaining reimaginations of stupefyingly bad pieces of 1970s sci-fi hackwork.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Garvin
    The smirky cynicism, savage mockery of New Age verities and prickly atheism of its lead character could have made The Mentalist fascinating (if not altogether pleasant) viewing. Instead, it turns down the same formulaic path as CBS' other police procedurals, a sort of CSI-with-a-fake-crystal-ball.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Pointless, charmless and bound to be viewerless after the first half-hour or so, The Philanthropist recalls such epochal television bombs as Manimal (a scientist who could turn into a crime-fighting dolphin) or It's About Time (astronauts break the time barrier and frolick happily with cavemen) in its conceptual imbecility.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    In the case of ABC's turgid legal melodrama The Deep End, you might not want to show up at all.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    It's funny and smart, with affably quirky characters who aren't cut from cardboard.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    As for the lack of laughs, you're just going to have to take my word for it, unless you want to risk serious brain damage.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Garvin
    You can pretty much watch this show any night of the week under its other titles, CSI and Law & Order.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Garvin
    The Unit hits more false notes than an American Idol tryout.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Garvin
    Jason O'Mara is enormously appealing as the determined but befuddled Tyler....Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Life on Mars' writers, who seem to have been knocked considerably deeper into history than their character.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Tr[ies] to distract you from [its] essential awfulness by manipulating the daylights out of you.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    A giant bore.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    To the extent this sounds interesting, it isn't: Half the dialogue seems to have been written for barking dogs, the other half for mewling kittens, and the cast performs accordingly.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    Watching Logan hand small children assault rifles for inspection will no doubt amuse gun nuts and enrage anti-gun nuts. And both camps are likely to blink at one of the (surprisingly numerous) female customers who--jokingly asked if she's carrying a weapon--whips out three concealed knives.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    At times Smith seems less like a crime drama than a character study of a collection of seriously damaged people. But the show's metabolism is enjoyably unpredictable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Welcome to The Captain is less a TV show than a grim ransom note from the striking Hollywood writers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Garvin
    As drama, unfortunately, it's often punchless, with a meandering narrative which, it's obvious from the first moments, cannot be contained within a single two-hour show.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Cathy's modest conception of throwing caution to the winds mirrors the strengths of The Big C, which is affecting precisely because of its refusal to assume epic proportions.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    If the genre is no longer groundbreaking, it's still compelling in skilled hands.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    With enough chemistry between its stars to power a DuPont lab and a wise use of off-the-beaten-path South Florida shooting locations -- it goes for a fetid swamp over South Beach every time -- The Glades is thoroughly enjoyable.

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