For 17 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jace Lacob's Scores

Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Rectify: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 Zero Hour: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
17 tv reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jace Lacob
    A gorgeously realized and emotive thriller.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Jace Lacob
    While Season 3, like the novel on which it is based, takes a little while to get going, when it does pick up speed, it soars--particularly in the sensational third and fourth installments.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Jace Lacob
    A beautifully realized and dazzling re-creation of our collective past and a glimpse of the infinite and unknowable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Jace Lacob
    Numerous story strands--Robin’s dark past, the venomous Mitcham and his ne’er-do-well sons, a New Age women’s camp run by the mysterious guru GJ (Holly Hunter)--all coalesce into a taut and provocative thriller about damage, vengeance, and escape.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Jace Lacob
    Southland remains one of the most morally complex and insightful dramas on television today.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Jace Lacob
    The hotly anticipated second season of Girls, which returns to HBO on Sunday, builds on the strengths of its stellar first season and captures the quicksilver magic of Dunham at her best, with the first four episodes supplying a mighty kick to the heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jace Lacob
    The strength of Season 3 is marred somewhat by its relatively lackluster season finale.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jace Lacob
    It’s a breathtaking work of immense beauty and a thought-provoking meditation on the nature of crime and punishment, of identity and solitude, of guilt and absolution. It is, quite simply, the best new show of 2013.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Jace Lacob
    The Fall is a top-flight mystery that taps into political tensions in Northern Ireland and the troubling undercurrent of violence against women.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jace Lacob
    Overall, The Bridge is a taut thriller mystery that is compelling and thought-provoking, much as Broen was.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Jace Lacob
    The result is something extraordinary and compelling, a first-rate drama for Showtime.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Jace Lacob
    The television mockumentary format may be reaching oversaturation. But for Family Tree, the result is nonetheless appealing, what I like to call "tea-cozy television"--nothing too precious or too taxing, but comforting to watch all the same.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Jace Lacob
    Whereas the first three seasons were subtle, there is a decided lack of finesse here. Season 4 feels like an anvil being dropped on the heads of the viewers, one with a note attached that reads, “LOVE ME. PLEASE LOVE ME. LOVE ME,” all in caps.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jace Lacob
    Ultimately Baer and Vaughan’s efforts point toward Under the Dome offering an alternately effervescent and tense viewing experience, one that’s perfect for the long, hazy days of summer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jace Lacob
    As for the two episodes themselves, they are good, if perhaps missing the same levels of confidence that Community exhibited during its run thus far
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Jace Lacob
    The Roth-directed drama is an almost unwatchable muddle of horror tropes and painfully creaky dialogue.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Jace Lacob
    Zero Hour, like many of its fallen drama brethren, does the opposite, building layer after layer of false mystery around cardboard characters.

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