For 101 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeff Jensen's Scores

Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Hannibal: Season 2
Lowest review score: 33 The Odd Couple (2015): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 101
  2. Negative: 2 out of 101
101 tv reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    It's an engrossing meditation on the complexities of redemption.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    Each season of this anthology drama tells a new story with a new cast, but McConaughey and Harrelson are so good, you immediately begin grieving the prospect of getting only eight episodes with them. [10 Jan 2013, p.67]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    It sounds heavy, yet the premiere is as buoyant as it is deep, light as it is layered. It is many things at once, including absolutely fantastic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    A sprawl of engrossing setup. [4 Apr 2014, p.61]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    Going deep allows Armisen and Brownstein to really dig in--the duo deserve Emmy attention, IMHO--and enhances, not diminishes, Portlandia's winningly weird shine. [9 Jan 2015, p.74]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    You won't want to watch this, Yes, it will wreck you. But you'll be grateful you let it. [8 Nov 2013, p.61]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    Neither fully a comedy nor a drama, Transparent is simply transcendent. [19/26 Sep 2014, p.123]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    New Girl stokes comeback hopes with an inspired season 4 premiere.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    Slowly, a smartly constructed epic is taking shape.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    Hannibal captures your imagination with the prospect of Graham using his imagination to figure a way out. [28 Feb 2014, p.65]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    Cosmos captures the imagination anew by celebrating imagination itself as an essential tool for a deeper, more truthful understanding of life. [7 Mar 2014, p.60]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    MasterChef Junior exults in the joy of cooking, the joy of childhood, and the joy of treating people decently.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    If Team Forte can sustain the ingenuity, surprises, and craftsmanship, The Last Man on Earth, a profoundly funny comedy about the least funny of things--loneliness--might live long and prosper.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    Season 2 is just as brainy and twisty and kinky [as season 1], and it ratchets up the suspense by making the threats to our "heroes" even more personal.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The Game is next-level entertainment, courtesy of smart scripts and a cast of finely drawn characters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    A megawatt start to a show crackling with megaton ambition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    [Strong and Daniels} oversee the pilot with an unfussy style and attentiveness to nuanced characterizations. I hope they have enough imagination to nurture an ongoing series without pulling punches ... or going soap opera cray-cray.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    Hannibal takes our own fixation on psycho-pop and serves it back to us in a dish full of flavor. Bon app├ętit, horror freaks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The British import--which wraps its third season under writer Steven Moffat (Sherlock) on May 18--remains a riot of witty weirdness.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    Gritty-smart horror that nicely complements BBC America's sci-fi sensation Orphan Black. [9 May 2014, p.57]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    What makes it just plain good is the escapist fun of a romance told uncommonly well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    The result is formulaic but fun. [25 Jul/1 Aug 2014, p.105]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    If you're thinking about how long it'll be before this joke gets old, then you are not alone. Until then, Drunk History is a high-concept riot.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    It vibrates with big-picture vision and has smart fun with its premise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    The dramedy's first season is alternately nuanced and maudlin, wise and sentimental. You can pick-pick-pick at it--too many metaphors, easy foils, and musical montages--but the whole is greater than the parts, and builds to a reflective, stirring conclusion that is mostly earned.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    Not even a guilty pleasure, Black Sails is arrrrrr-estingly good. [24 Jan 2014, p.65]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    Fortunately, you don't have to take the former SNL star too seriously to roll with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a sitcom from the producers of Parks and Recreation that smartly pokes at police-show tropes and creates a promising comedy playground where the Motherlovin' jester can cut loose.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    The storytelling immediately recharges the Raylan vs. Boyd conflict.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    The sophomore-season premiere shows no signs of slumping.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    Dead's latest new showrunner, Scott Gimple, carefully attends to the vast supporting cast, but the premiere doesn't skimp on the splatter or tragedy.

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