For 381 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 10.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Nashville (2012): Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Malibu Country: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 381
381 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Most of History of the Eagles is rich in detail and bemused reflection, perhaps because sobriety has worked wonders on some of the band members’ sense of recall. Frey, Walsh and Don Henley are wonderful storytellers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Bates Motel turns out to be a worthy reimagining of the Norman Bates story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    One girds oneself for some serious hammer time when an opening fight scene of History’s compelling and robust new drama series, Vikings, delivers all the expected gore and blood spatter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    In the Flesh skillfully navigates several genres at once, all of them heavy, none of them comic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    It’s mainly an intelligent crime drama, and a real step forward for Sundance, which is bringing more original programming to its slate. As slow as it seems to go at first, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you’re addicted.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    A fresh and even stirring reminiscence.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    A fascinating new PBS documentary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    It has a seamless and almost hypnotic quality to its narrative, and it’s easily one of the best debuts this year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    It is a uniquely rendered creepshow that specializes in meaningful silences, emotional stress and dour moods. In so doing, it takes its place among recent miniseries that artfully elude their genres.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    An engaging, hour-long documentary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    I think the show is a fitting document for our times, good or bad. Mostly (oddly) good.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    We have to take the good things about Boardwalk Empire (the acting, the authenticity in its exquisite details and most of the writing) along with the bad (the repetitiveness, the plodding).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Our Nixon is mainly a collage of images and sounds that tell a familiar story in an entirely new and mesmerizing way.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The Flag is precisely the sort of film we should be making and watching at this particular distance from the attacks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Burton and Taylor is intelligently winnowed down to a moment in time, firmly planting itself in the last days of disco.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The first five episodes of Season 2 are as good or better as what we saw in Season 1.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    I admit to being underwhelmed by some of Lilley’s previous efforts, but Ja’mie is an enjoyably sick wallow in the evil that lurks in adolescence, as well as a formidable exercise in extreme portraiture.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Weirdly enough, Getting On (adapted from the original BBC series) is a witheringly efficient work of satire, easily confident about the humanity and absurdity it’s trying to portray.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Vikings exceeds expectations, so long as those expectations aren’t up in “Game of Thrones” territory. What could be a silly exercise in quasi-historical swordplay is instead an earnest, tightly told family drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Review is one of Comedy Central’s most effortless and truly funny new shows in a while.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    Even with a lavish two-hour premiere, Terra Nova could stand to slow down and admire the world it has taken us to--Earth, 85 million years ago. Still and all, it's a dazzling debut, with a variety of compelling mysteries to get itself going.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    Suburgatory displays a polished sense of humor and a better cast than it deserves, which makes it worth a look.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    666 Park Avenue will have a little of what "American Horror Story" is having, obviously, even if its frights aren't nearly as jumpy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    The Neighbors means you no harm; it is merely offering buoyant, slightly creepy entertainment for anybody who doesn't take sci-fi or satire too seriously.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    There's an interesting psychological drama to explore here, if Ironside's writers and its seasoned cast can resist the easy, repetitive lure of cop-show pro-forma.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    I’m immediately impressed with Lucky 7's ensemble cast and how quickly the story drew me in and hinted at some further mysteries.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    Trophy Wife is the only new sitcom [this fall] that clears the double hurdles of cast chemistry and story pacing in the pilot episode.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Covert Affairs (could there be any title that sounds more like being stuck at the airport with nothing to read?) at least does us the favor of introducing storylines that transcend the usual case files.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Every detail has been attended to, every format and traditional segue honored; there is absolutely nothing to quibble over with the show's tone and pace. Which is, itself, a quibble.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Shows like those lean more toward seriousness and away from the colorfully ridiculous old comic books. Although this often strikes non-fanboys and non-fangirls as woefully atonal, it mostly works here, but it would be nice if No Ordinary Family had more humor about it.