For 547 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 8.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Garvin's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Rescue Me: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Knight Rider: Season 1
Score distribution:
547 tv reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Hit & Miss, once you get past the successive bombshells of its opening minutes, is a painful yet endearing drama about trying to build a family in a landscape blighted by loneliness and rejection.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Welcome to The Goode Family, a scathingly funny report from the front lines of America's culture wars.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Watching him color in the lines of his own personality is fascinating. [19 Sept 2002]
    • Miami Herald
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    No Ordinary Family is no comic-book kiddie show but a perceptive and engaging comedy-drama about domestic dysfunction.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    With a charming and funny cast, there's lots to like about What I Like About You. [19 Sept 2002]
    • Miami Herald
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    A very watchable hour of TV. [23 Sep 2002]
    • Miami Herald
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Much edgier in confronting issues of class and ethnicity. But it never loses its sense of humor. [19 Sept 2002]
    • Miami Herald
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Reaper is a hilariously fractured commentary on Gen Y.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    A show with the twin themes that life is high school and the past cannot be escaped sounds inordinately depressing, but the writing and performances on Emily rise far above the apparent limitations.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    If many of these plot and character elements are straight off the bargain shelf at the Boxing Melodrama R Us superstore, Lights nonetheless gives them new life--partly thanks to a superlative cast and partly because the show resists the biggest cliche of all: the boxer as innocent victim of poverty and circumstance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Baskets is difficult to categorize but extremely funny.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    This is a story about not Wall Street but what happens when powerful, amoral men go after one another in a fight without rules or restraints. It might not be pretty, but it's always fascinating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    No television series has been built around a less likable character, or rendered itself so strangely, compulsively watchable as a result.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Revolution is big, bold and brassy adventure, a cowboys-and-Indians story for end times.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    It's funny and warm and I dare you to watch it without getting your pants charmed off.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    It’s entertaining and engrossing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    It may not be entirely fair to call a show as complexly layered as The Good Wife a crime drama, though at some basic level it is, with a bleakly luminous Juliana Margulies playing a novice criminal defense attorney who's painfully learning the sport of judicial hardball.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Neatly staged, with one surprise after another in a geometric progression of suspense, The Event's pilot episode leaves a lot of tantalizingly unanswered questions.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    This unsettling documentary series on the cable WE network, which follows a dozen Kansas City girls through four years in their suburban high school, suggests we've come a long, hard way from "Grease."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    Pizzolatto's writing is not without its irritations, particularly his dialogue.... Ultimately, the characters are too fascinating to turn loose of–particularly Farrell's explosive Velcoro and his political godfather Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    The manic Brink can be exhausting and overbroad, but it also has moments that are acutely, if childishly, funny.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    Grandfathered is a well-crafted piece of work, with jokes coming in at all angles.... But it's also a quietly touching story of emotional lost-and-found, with a cast of remarkable range.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    The exuberant and universal cynicism of Notorious makes it a lot of fun to watch, even as your concept of morality shrivels up like a vampire in the sun. Not that the show won't force you to ask some searching questions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    Designated Survivor has a terrific pilot episode. Yet it could go off the rails at any moment.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    It is a chillingly enjoyable whodunnit for a lazy summer evening. The biggest danger is that the ratings are good and CBS tries to extend it past the 13 episodes scheduled for this summer. There's a reason Agatha Christie never tried to turn Murder on the Orient Express into a TV series.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    If you prefer your crime dramas from the To Catch a Thief corner of the genre, The Catch has much to recommend it, including clever plotting and an elegant, witty cast. Enos, a long way from the bipolar ragamuffin detective she played in The Killing, shows that she can rock an evening gown.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    The 2000s does a reasonably good job of weaving a tapestry of the decade's highlights.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    The most interesting thing of all about The Exorcist is that it shares the hardball theology of Fox's Lucifer, AMC's Preacher and Cinemax's exorcism show Outcast. One renegade priest in The Exorcist even resolves his doctrinal disputes with Rome not with an encyclical but a .38. It seems television's era of amiable pseudo-Unitarian clergymen of the Touched by an Angel and Highway to Heaven stripe is officially dead.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    As the show unveils multiple conspiracies, all at cross-purposes, Limitless seems less like an exploitation of its movie namesake and more like a well-made and well-thought-out TV series of its own.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Lowlife though it may be, Twins is just plain funny.

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