For 416 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Call The Midwife: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Mob Doctor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 416
416 tv reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    Despite its dour atmospherics and some attempts at higher-caliber acting from Kevin Bacon and a large ensemble cast, The Following is a trite, gratuitously violent exercise in still more stylishly imagined American horror stories. It is filled with melodramatic sleuthing that you've seen over and over. Enough is enough, isn't it?
    • 41 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    A stinkbomb sent to critics last summer that is now getting the burnoff it deserves at season’s end.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    Blood and Oil feels entirely concocted and embarrassingly shabby, resulting in a form of emotional pornography; no one in the family--particularly the hotheaded CJ--is a good enough actor to overcome all the obvious scripting.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    Black Box’s biggest flaw is that it has zero intuition for its own (apparently unintentional) acts of camp, attempting to say something meaningful about the stigma of mental illness when everything about the show is pure crackpot.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    Boy, has she pulled the bangs over everyone's eyes with this atrociously cutesy sitcom.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    Hart of Dixie is basically "Northern Exposure" dumbed down to a nanoscopic scale.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    They come off as interchangeable affirmative-action figures who make Farrah and company look like early suffragettes who fought for the jiggle rights we now take for granted.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    Welcome to this year's "$#!* My Dad Says."
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    The laughs could not be thinner.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    Reba McEntire stars in this unfortunately joyless sitcom about a woman who gave up her own singing career to support her husband's superstardom in country music.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    It's never good news when you start to watch a new show and can't get past quibbling with the whole concept.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    She's all pluck and stilettos, and when the day is done, she returns to her typical big Italian family--who might as well be cardboard cutouts eating Ragu out of the jar.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    Zero Hour was rancid when it got here. The dialogue is stilted and almost entirely expository. The plot is like receiving a coloring book that’s already been colored.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    What’s galling is the utter absence of originality, spirit or even new jokes. ... The poor actors look like they’re serving mandatory sentences for the creators’ crimes of laziness.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    My nominee for quickest and most punitive cancellation ... What a limp and unfunny show.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    Producers persist with this post-recessionary fixation on adult children who fall on hard times and move back in with a parent or two; it’s both the worst and funniest premise that marginally employed sitcom writers can currently conceive. And so far, it’s worked mainly as an indicator of quick cancellation.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    Once more we plunge into the unsettling, split-personality narrative of today’s post-feminist young women, whose theme song may as well be 'You Are 27 Going on 12.'
    • 62 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    Another dull example of the manufacturing of sci-fi factory goods with the (increasingly devalued) J.J. Abrams label slapped on.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Hank Stuever
    The number of penis jokes are but one indication that Saint George is only concerned with making sure that everyone in America has an equal opportunity at making terrible television.