For 689 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Scorpion: Season 1
Score distribution:
689 tv reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Hank Stuever
    A rare and probably untreatable case of a premise that comes off far more creepy than it intends.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 33 Hank Stuever
    It wants to be funny, it wants to be urbane, it wants to be human and it wants to nail every line. Where it fails miserably is in premise and character.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 33 Hank Stuever
    There’s probably an interesting show to be made about this line of work, but Bull quickly lapses into the standard prime-time bull.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 33 Hank Stuever
    It rapidly turns into a prolonged, nearly laughless sketch about domestic life in the Pac-Man era.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 33 Hank Stuever
    Like 'Vampire Diaries' (and so much else), The Originals lacks a sharp wit, preferring the heavy-velvet drapery of self-seriousness and pretend passion.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 33 Hank Stuever
    Blindspot is a textbook TV exercise in the preposterous.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Hank Stuever
    The concept in NBC’s The Player is lamentably simple and might have been better off as a video game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 33 Hank Stuever
    It’s hard to imagine something more tone deaf to the realities of sickness and suffering, but here, in the wake of “The Fault in Our Stars” and other doses of teen weepies, Red Band Society thrives on the same ballad-drenched idea that 500 mg of platitude and hollow uplift cures all.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 33 Hank Stuever
    It was too much like what you see in an afternoon at Tyson's Corner.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    Bombastic music cues and promises of excitement fail to persuade the viewer that Immortalized isn’t just a dead skunk in the middle of February’s road, stinkin’ up to high heaven.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    A deplorably dull two-night miniseries.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    You don’t have to take Crisis too seriously; it will happily do that for you, spreading its pompous misery evenly among a cast large enough to fill at least three or four mediocre TV shows, if you count all the teenagers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    Magic City suffers from endless predictability and a lack of creative storytelling.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    You can see Sagal and his premise coming from many miles away, making precisely the irritating jokes and wry asides you’d expect him to make. The effect--educational or otherwise--rests somewhere in a parched canyon between “Schoolhouse Rock” and a “Daily Show” segment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    This show is so bad, it’s beneath even MTV.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    Fact is, shows like this will never stop oozing out of Hollywood's groupthink writing rooms. "Perfect Couples," "Better With You," "Traffic Light" and now Happy Endings--each of them flat and mediocre in their own not-very-special way.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    ABC's feverishly dumb new drama Off the Map takes fans of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" on an arduous trip to a tiny village in the tropics, "somewhere in South America." It's echh in the time of cholera.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    The writing is clunky and often irritating. The acting is all over the place. The expository harangues are limitless.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    [A] somewhat violent and tepidly convoluted new thriller.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    This is one of those shows with some promise in some of the characters--and even potential chuckles at the better, weirder jokes--but so clearly emits the sad stench of yet another comedy that that’s been cooked too long in a network oven.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    Their ostentatiousness is more off-putting than aspirational and, frankly, it feels deliberately exaggerated for the camera's benefit.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    Once you strip down the predictable jokes (Will teaching Marcus about “the bro code of silence”; letting Marcus eat forbidden barbecue ribs), you’re left with a banal arrangement of gender and social stereotypes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    Sorkin's writing lapses into self-parody, leaving savvier viewers to marvel at how quickly the show goes awry.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    While animation liberates Napoleon and his world from the usual physical restrictions, it somehow lessens the overall appeal of the character and setting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    Bereft of better scripts, the cast goes through the motions, half-hearted and cheerfully dazed.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    Whatever was supposed to be funny here very plainly isn’t.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    There’s very little here to dissect or think about or, least of all, laugh at.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    Instead of moving on, Killing Kennedy is an exercise in standing so stiffly that you’ll wonder if it was produced by Madame Tussauds.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    A clumsily written and stultifyingly acted TV drama stocked with tired and terribly broad notions of Muslim culture in a make-believe nation on the brink.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Hank Stuever
    Although Allen Gregory might have worked as a sardonic, sideways blow to the gifted-child culture, it is so thoroughly coated in a single flavor of sourness that it is difficult to view it as anything but pointless and quickly repetitive.

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