For 482 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 62% 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 Saint George: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 482
482 tv reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    There's perhaps the coppiest cop show of the century so far, the soppy and self-satirizing CBS melodrama Blue Bloods, about an entire family--"the Reagans" yet!--involved in the crime biz.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    As Russ, Faxon is a one-note.... but it’s Greer’s performance as Lina (as well as Jenny Slate’s supporting role as Russ’s friend, Jess) that keeps Married alive.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    Mad Men is that rare thing that can be as infuriating as it is perfect. I’ve gone back and forth (and hot and cold) on it as much as a critic can; I warmed to it last season but feel a familiar chill this time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    If Rectify was winnowed down to the length of a feature film and shown at a festival, we could better judge whether or not it accomplishes what it set out to do. Delivered this way, as a meandering, weekly TV show (with commercial breaks), it has spread itself too thin.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    No one can survive Surviving Jack’s hollow and formulaic dialogue, which is bursting with jokes that are half-funny at best.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    It's a handsome study in perfect mediocrity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    With the line between documentary and amusement-park ride now crossed, it's easy for a critic to start noticing Vietnam in HD's other narrative and technical shortcuts with filler and stock footage, splicing in wherever needed the images we have seen before, including those familiar payload-perspective views of bombs being dropped over the hills and villages.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    It's D'Elia and the other cast members who rescue the show from a wretched Whitney overload.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    Once assembled, Mob City has a slick sheen and a sure trigger finger that unleashes a stream of bullets. But the guns here are the kind that go “ho-hum” instead of “bang-bang.”
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    It's a whole lot of techno-hooey, relying on screenwriter-friendly leaps of logic. Emerson turns out to be a one-note actor, but Caviezel is appealing in a particle-board sort of way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    For the most part, Girls is still wickedly written and, for some viewers, the best hate-watch around. Yet it too easily runs on fumes from a hipster era (circa 2012) that is already ossifying.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    You'll vaguely remember several shows that went pretty much like this one.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    It’s difficult to escape the show’s plasticky veneer and misplaced exuberance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    The pilot episode is stylish and swiftly paced, but that’s all it is, and despite some intriguing plot twists, there’s not a lot of motivation to keep coming back.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    SyFy routinely demonstrates that today’s tricks have gotten too easy, which is why Dominion feels like it is unintentionally telling a separate story of a world in which humanity is held captive by quickie CGI.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    It prefers action at points where it could really stand to slow down and build out a slightly more creative story. It's the very definition of a guilty-pleasure series.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    It's precisely what the title says: just new iterations of the same spit-up and teething jokes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    It's strange how a show meant to generate excitement and promote thriftiness can leave one with a sense of remorse and shame.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    Where the original series had a clear through line and a strong sense of the grief that surrounds murder, the new Broadchurch unsuccessfully juggles several more plots and characters, grafting an older case onto the (surprisingly still ongoing) Latimer case.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    This new, more mild Upstairs Downstairs, which makes its American premiere on PBS on Sunday night, is a three-part epilogue that feels more like an unfinished afterthought.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    For sitcom's premise sake, Kat reluctantly offers Caroline a place to stay, and before you know it we're watching a lukewarm revamp of "The Odd Couple."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    An ambitious--yet disappointingly stiff--staging of the original musical.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    In some parts, Touch is pleasantly moving and even tightly woven, until it becomes too blunt in its purposeful yanking of heartstrings.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    For a while you can sense Hannibal’s noble urge to stick to a long story arc--why does there have to be a new case every episode?--but eventually it gives in to a proven formula.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    The cast is certainly talented enough to overcome We Are Men's shortcomings, if the writing improves.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    It’s all done with a cold efficiency and a gloomy, disinterested tone.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    It’s all good, clean fun that is not quite good, not quite clean and not quite fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    Future television and movie historians will know us mainly by our enjoyment of stories about sad sacks who further their own misery by trying to impress those around them. It’s a threadbare shtick, but Merchant... has mastered it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    Derivative of sci-fi and superhuman dramas we’ve seen plenty of times before, up to and including the slo-mo 'Matrix' bullets flying out of a gun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    Freak Show is certainly telling a weird story, but it’s not all that scary and, worse yet, the characters are already launching into tedious monologues about civil rights for geeks.

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