For 97 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeff Jensen's Scores

Average review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Rectify: Season 2
Lowest review score: 33 Z Nation: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 97
  2. Negative: 1 out of 97
97 tv reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    Slowly, a smartly constructed epic is taking shape.
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    It's an engrossing meditation on the complexities of redemption.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    Neither fully a comedy nor a drama, Transparent is simply transcendent. [19/26 Sep 2014, p.123]
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    A megawatt start to a show crackling with megaton ambition.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    What makes it just plain good is the escapist fun of a romance told uncommonly well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    MasterChef Junior exults in the joy of cooking, the joy of childhood, and the joy of treating people decently.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The Game is next-level entertainment, courtesy of smart scripts and a cast of finely drawn characters.
    • 68 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    The individual alien races aren't all that fresh. Yet I am engaged by the show's lively metaphor for a polyglot culture fractured by tribalism and Otherness, for a world that can easily put aside past pain and present differences to tackle a common threat.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    Line for outrageous line, Veep is still a wickedly funny gut-buster. Yet while I could relate to Selina the perpetually marginalized chump, flailing to advance, Selina the stumping, power-grabbing candidate risks confusion.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    The Goodwin Games will have to consistently match the cleverness and poignancy of its pilot to win in the long run. Coming from the creators of How I Met Your Mother, there's reason to hope.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    Here and now, The Blacklist is top-of-the-list escapism.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    The show is best when it digs into the cosplay scene and the competitors bare their vanities and insecurities.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    The pilot--part of two night, two episode premiere event--is a slick, polished formulation of familiar dystopian future tropes elevated by an unusual and central relationship, well played by Urban and co-star Michael Ealy.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    Watching these two friends bond anew--and meeting a more empathetic. vulnerable Holmes--makes for warm and witty fun. [17 Jan 2014, p.61]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Jensen
    Looking's naturalism, resonant sexual themes, and winsome performances lead to wise, appealing entertainment that can get even better and more real the deeper the show digs into its characters. [17 Jan 2014, p.63]

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