For 674 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 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Stalker: Season 1
Score distribution:
674 tv reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    A solid prime-time soap with a burnt-crisp soul.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    Like all shows set in Texas, Killer Women is cooked through with too much yee-haw sauce and a whole lot of urban-cowgirl chic, but Helfer ably carries off the assignment and keeps the momentum going.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    Nothing here feels particularly new, except for the compelling way the Duffers have put it all together--and even that can’t fix some plot holes and deliberate obfuscation that make Stranger Things a clumsier ride than it needs to be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    If you haven’t been reading Marvel Comics lately... then the show can feel somewhat exclusionary and, frankly, a little too cornball and cutesy about its own geekiness.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    Wolk provides just the sort of casting ingenuity The Crazy Ones needs, especially as a counterbalance to Williams, who, it goes without saying, will motormouth his way through any scene he can. ... But watching [Gellar] play Williams’s dutiful and comedy-challenged daughter is a dreary primer in the pitfalls of big-name casting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    No one will accuse 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' of too much authenticity, but it does have a confident breeziness in its banter that almost immediately locates a ['Barney Miller']-esque balance in the more absurd aspects of law enforcement.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    The earnestness comes in pretty strong doses, but it might be good for what ails you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    Frequency’s concept was mildly intriguing in theaters, and it’s mildly intriguing now, even with an extra layer or two of mushy TV-style goop on top of the story’s basic hokeyness. List and the other cast members give convincing enough performances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    It's an adrenalin-doused premise that is handsomely executed, but it feels like we get to Defcon 2 way too fast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    A large supporting cast helps Vegas appear to be compelling and classy. And then CBS lapses into its old habit, as Lamb and company squander all this intriguing potential trying to solve their first of many cases.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    It’s difficult to know whether Fortitude aims to be a “Broadchurch on Ice” or, at its most extreme, a riff on John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” In its favor, the show has an irresistible setting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    Fresh Off the Boat wants to be both “Black-ish” and “The Goldbergs”--and it works fairly okay as a companion piece to either--but it’s a lot better show when it occasionally stops going for just the easy jokes and aims for a subtler, sharper line of comment.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    Forever isn’t the freshest new show this fall, but its classiness is appreciated.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    Dracula shows a lot of skill when it comes to launching a swift-paced series and weaving together several taut story lines and characters; at times it even finds an undiscovered sweet spot between 'Downton Abbey' and Bela Lugosi. ... Only one crucial piece is missing: Dracula isn’t scary.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    There’s a caustic wit to Bad Judge that, with a little help, might still rise above its more shallow laughs.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    There is absolutely nothing new about anything seen here and yet Arrow has nice aim.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    It’ll take a few more zany diaper changes (you knew there had to be some) before we’ll know if there’s a stronger show here. If not, then Grandfathered is just a more flashy version of “Raising Hope.”
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    For those many millions of broadcast TV watchers who never saw Broadchurch ... Gracepoint still has plenty of potential to be a real treat; it’s clearly something different from the maxed-capacity morgues of prime time’s many procedural crime dramas. It’s a better quality of murder mystery all around.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    It might just do the trick, if its frantic doctors can save the first episode from a deadly case of hammy dialogue.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    Creator Moira Walley-Beckett’s eight-episode limited series about the depressing and excessively cruel world of professional ballet has moments that are sublime and engrossing but not always sustainable. Flesh and Bone can also be ham-handed in both narrative and dialogue.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Hank Stuever
    There’s a lack of conviction to Almost Royal’s premise that means the funniest parts are only just mildly funny.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    HBO’s mildly funny yet thematically redundant half-hour series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    The humor is smart-ish and has more bite and suggestive raunch than you’d expect.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    The Event is an intentional mess, daring you to go wherever it thinks it's going. Within the first five minutes, potential viewers will have to make their own personal choice: Am I up for this?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Though I do not begrudge Ray Donovan its sense of momentum or tension, I was immediately struck by a desire to simply see more of Ray doing his job for a few episodes rather than seeing him deal with his brothers’ various problems.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    The Show With Vinny, a contrived hybrid of a reality series and a talk show, is a surprisingly sweet exercise in hospitality and good cheer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Although no expense has been spared, House of Cards appears to suffer from the same ambitious but weighty seriousness that afflicted Starz's "Boss."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Perhaps Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will eventually find a way to be a show worthy of all this talk and expectation, rather than the B-/C+ attempt at a network show that Fey and Carlock have delivered. There’s not much special about it, so far, except the lucky circumstances of its survival.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    A sharply-made if slightly off-putting reality series that follows different advertising agencies each week as they compete for new accounts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    It’s hard to believe that Grease was once subversive; what viewers saw on television Sunday night seemed somehow cleaner and more perfunctory and cute. It was a fabulous, well-scrubbed and flawlessly executed show that could have been just a little bit greasier.

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