For 455 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Stalker: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 82 out of 455
455 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    By the third episode, Fargo confidently stretches in a direction that is uniquely satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Hank Stuever
    Though its central mystery may feel old hat to aficionados of the genre, The Missing seems to have a deep respect for its audience. Its red herrings are few and its emphasis on people and their feelings help elevate the series to another level.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    Overdoing things is one of Murphy's trademark flaws, but this show has a captivating style and giddy gross-outs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    It's a beautiful downer of a show that becomes more revealing and absorbing as it moves along.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    Elementary exhibits enough stylish wit in its mood and look to quickly distinguish itself from the latest British "Sherlock" series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    Bartha and Rannells's characters display yin/yang neuroses that keep their characters interesting, but as Goldie, the would-be surrogate, Georgia King is unfortunately bland.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    “House” comparisons will surely abound, but Rake is easily one of the more confident network dramas to come our way of late.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    Gotham respectfully riffs on the DC canon, but it’s a whole lot better when it experiments with--and even subverts--the oft-trod territory of Batworld.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    Depending on how far it’s willing to press and poke at the issues it raises, Black-ish displays a welcoming sense of humor that might be illuminating in the present context.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    Although Jane the Virgin could easily devolve into a frenetic sendup of telenovela cheesiness, it is a remarkably sure-footed, enjoyable dramedy full of strong performances, particularly from Rodriguez.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    Cristela resembles past attempts to graft multiculturalism onto the vanilla-fied vapidness of the American sitcom format. But Cristela wins the day with its easygoing attitude and superbly smooth cast. Alonzo has a bite to her wit that is reminiscent of the earliest, best days of “Roseanne.”
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    The pilot (the only episode made available to critics at press time) has some difficult scenes, including an act of marital rape (or something like it), yet the acting is strong and the story is compulsively intriguing. The first thing you want from The Affair is to see where it leads.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    The cast is terrific, and some of the lines are screamingly funny, but there’s also an empathetic, moral undercurrent to the story--the usual cautionary tale about having all your dreams come true.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Thanks to Adams and Kreskoff's delightfully wicked power struggle, Hung feels fresher now than it felt last summer and more textured.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Sons of Anarchy may be wild fantasy and melodrama, but it is tempered by a feeling of verity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Louie intelligently harnesses the dark cloud that follows a truly funny man everywhere he goes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Hawaii Five-0 is a big bag of dumb fun, with a story told as tautly and smoothly as the surface of a Polynesian drum.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Without feeling like it's leading us on, Rubicon is a tightly woven and urbanely acted tale for people who like to mull.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The first six episodes (which I've watched, dutifully at times) draw you in but sometimes feel overstuffed, overproduced and weirdly gauzy where the series means to be an exercise in crisp, razor-sharp filmmaking.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Effortlessly smart, easy to like and exciting to follow.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    There's exactly one hour left for a fall TV show that tells its tale in a deliberate, well-written and subtly acted way. That one hour belongs to Fox's Lone Star.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Buoyed by scalpel-sharp writing and even keener performances, The Big C (created by comedian and sitcom writer Darlene Hunt) walks a fine line of having it both ways. It's for people who are repelled by the warm-fuzzy, disease-o'-the-week dramas of cable television.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    There's a tender and no-nonsense tenor to it, which is a welcome switch from most of reality TV's junky tropes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    This is not an angry documentary; it's just such a downer--and necessary medicine for those who've remained personally unaffected by events of the last decade.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The show is point-blank, but somewhat brilliantly so.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Using the audio from the radio episodes and then supplying a sort of 1960s-style Hanna-Barbera wash of cheap animation to more fully illustrate the inanity of their conversations, Gervais has landed on something quite special that can be scorchingly funny.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    HBO's The Sunset Limited--faithfully adapted from Cormac McCarthy's 2006 play and directed by its co-star, Tommy Lee Jones--more than overcomes the challenge of getting a satisfying piece of theater to work on a TV screen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    I trust completely the template laid out for The Killing by the original "Forbrydelsen" (which I've not seen) and the artistic instincts evident in the first three episodes.

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