For 444 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Orange is the New Black: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 New Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 82 out of 444
444 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Hank Stuever
    I thought "About a Boy" was bad, but then I watched Growing Up Fisher and realized that things can always get worse.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Hank Stuever
    Bad Teacher is a comedy--barely--that reinforces an unfortunate message that teaching is a career wasteland.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 16 Hank Stuever
    Based on a book series from the same author who ginned up The Vampire Diaries and drawing upon every market-tested trope the witchy-poo genre has to offer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 16 Hank Stuever
    Maria Bello was convinced to star as Det. Jane Timoney, bravely attempting to make up for a so-so script by donning a fedora and laying things on about 10 times too thick.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 16 Hank Stuever
    So far, there’s not much here you don’t see coming from many miles away, and there’s barely enough chemistry between Ware and Townsend to make things bubble.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    The show is so ludicrously dumb that your eyeballs will hurt from rolling so much.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    It is mean-spirited, painfully dumb and badly acted.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    It reeks so strongly of unintentional parody that it should make almost any Beatles fan wince with embarrassment. It's the perfect example of a bad script basing itself in reality (press clippings, collected lore) and yet still seeming so bizarrely wrong. Even the wigs deserve a laugh track.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    This is a series for people who found "Sex and the City" too quick-witted and "The Wendy Williams Show" too intellectually stimulating.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    Ryan & Tatum has an unsavory viscosity to it, making all this soul-baring seem all too calculated.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    It's less of a newly conceived comedy and more of a prime-time haunting.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    Even if you have a lasting grudge against all things Palin, there's no payoff here. It's a new low for anyone who makes the mistake of watching.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 10 Hank Stuever
    The real problem with the show--besides its exploitative and sad premise--is how slow it is.
    • 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.'