For 744 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Catastrophe: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Scorpion: Season 1
Score distribution:
744 tv reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Hank Stuever
    As FX’s gripping, magnificent Cold War drama The Americans jumps into its fourth season Wednesday night with its usual hypertension, its makers are always quick to remind us that their show is first and foremost about a marriage.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Hank Stuever
    Once Upon a Time is a smartly-crafted reward for fans of light fantasy, with the right mix of cleverness, action and romance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    Though imbued with epic sweep, Hell on Wheels is a western at heart, even if that heart is cold.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    The Honorable Woman is a slow-building but gripping story, regardless of where you stand on Mideast politics; Gyllenhaal delivers a remarkably measured and moving performance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    A refreshingly taut and well-executed futuristic sci-fi series about a group of 100 jailed juvenile delinquents who are banished from an orbiting space-station colony and sent to live on Earth--97 years after a nuclear apocalypse.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    Greenleaf never once forgets that it is first and foremost a television show--and a soapy-sudsy one at that. But it is also an impeccably written and often beautifully envisioned family drama, reflecting a level of care and authenticity rarely seen in fictional stories about church life.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    Viewers will notice how skillfully Prime Suspect: Tennison reflects modern issues--such as workplace gender equity and police brutality--within a story that’s set 44 years ago. It has a subtle but effective sense of relevance that so many post-“Mad Men” dramas set in the ’70s and ’80s attempt but so often fumble.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    Snowfall is lean, mean and precise. Though it fictionalizes and chronicles a depressing (and violent) American crisis, it belongs on everyone’s must-watch list this summer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    [A] funny, highly profane but surprisingly poignant dramedy (originally a stage play) about a sexually compulsive woman in London.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    Insecure is simple, funny and authentic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    Everything about The Mindy Project is so very Kaling and happily spot-on, starting with the strength of the jokes and dialogue.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    A particularly taut and well-structured pilot episode lays out McCord’s essential struggles, while Leoni delivers a calm, cool and wry performance.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    With a “Homeland”-style mastery of momentum and a “Traffic”-esque multi-narrative premise, Odyssey passes the biggest test of all when it comes to trying out new TV shows in today’s glut of offerings: As soon as the first episode was over, I was eager to see more.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    Transparent is the best streaming-network pilot since Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.”
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    Supergirl is a cheerful and spot-on adaptation, skillfully accomplishing the difficult task of making a corny comic-book story seem not only believable but also welcoming to those who’ve tired (or never enjoyed) the genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    What makes Homeland rise above other post-9/11 dramas is Danes's stellar performance as Carrie--easily this season's strongest female character, who is also hiding some personal secrets of her own. The latter half of the first episode is exhilarating. I'm hooked.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Hank Stuever
    Virgin Territory isn’t lurid or easily embarrassed. That’s (sometimes) the wonderful thing about this social-network generation: They’ll talk openly about anything, everything.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    The Roosevelts delivers on its subtitle, drawing such a full and close portrait of the extended clan and their social and political circles that a viewer can’t help but feel connected to them, faults and all.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    With remarkable turnaround, the Kings and their collaborators have delivered a spinoff drama, The Good Fight, which, in its first two episodes, proves to be a more-than-worthy successor, with the potential to surpass the original. That’s the good news.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    Absorbing and deeply inspiring.... The film ably transitions to and from its parallel stories of uplift and defeat.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    Despite the pace, the show is a chilling, challenging and visually stunning piece of work.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    The People v. O.J. Simpson isn’t flawless, and it probably won’t stand up to the sort of factual scrutiny that still swirls around its subject matter, but it is ambitiously imagined, surprisingly responsible and practically unerring in tone and pace.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    Watching UnReal so ably slice up and serve all this topical relevance can be exhilarating--and also exhausting. Season 2 affirms that the series is not merely a fine and nasty piece of entertainment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    It’s an instantly engrossing show, made more tense by Sedgwick’s all-in performance of a woman losing a precarious grip on things.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    Quietly mesmerizing adaptation of her [Margaret Atwood's] 1996 novel.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    A powerful and unforgettably thorough HBO documentary, is not only an exploration of what happened (difficult questions linger, particularly about the response of the town’s police to the initial 911 call), it also invites a frank and remarkably even-handed discussion of what sort of punishment could ever fit the crime.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    Without ever being too on-the-nose, Insecure has something to tell its audience about the lived experience of seeking life and career successes while black.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    It’s a gloriously thoughtful wallow in the subtle and sometimes even insecure ways that families and friends relate to one another.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    Sadness and dread have settled in, handled with the same skill with which Catastrophe subverted the notion of a love story.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    American Crime is an intentionally exasperating viewing experience; sooner or later, every character does something that’s just flat-out wrong. And yet I can’t remember the last time a network drama had my rapt attention and respect on this many levels at once.

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