For 195 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeff Jensen's Scores

Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Mr. Robot: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Wicked City: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 195
195 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]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    The show may not click with everyone, but it left me electrified.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    Exceptionally clever, cunning satire. [21/28 Aug 2015, p.95]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    A sprawl of engrossing setup. [4 Apr 2014, p.61]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    It's the riotous rhythms and bold attitude that drive the premiere, and it's fudging hysterical. [15 Apr 2016, p.48]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    Killing and sanctioned philandering aside, The Americans’ depiction of marriage is as profound as ever. Other developments augur more potential shift.
    • 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]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    I love how smart and snide Silicon Valley is about ambition, and I love how the show’s actors imbue their geeky cut-outs with winsomely flawed humanity that allows us to care about them even as they undercut each other and themselves in their pursuit of success and significance.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    It's rich with beautifully crafted scenes that capture the distance, anger, and confusion of a fragmenting family and souls in flux. [10/17 Jul 2015, p.101]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    An enthralling recollection of a tragic mess with a long legacy, The People v. O.J. Simpson fits our moment like a glove.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Jensen
    Fresh reporting and candid interviews make the trial newly compelling and illuminate its outcome. But it's the lesser-known players, including jurors and marketing agents, who provide provocative insights into the tragic saga of compounding historical injustices that implicate all of American culture. [3/10 June 2016, p.100]
    • 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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    A propulsive, plot-driven narrative and performances remarkable for their emotional depth and physicality keep you constantly engaged. A strong imagination for the slave experience—their ambivalence about the Revolutionary War; their attitudes about love, family, religion—yields dramatic richness and cultivates great empathy.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    Season 3 of Orange might be a slow peel with some sour bites, but its overwhelming richness reaffirms its standing as one of television’s ripest, zestiest shows.
    • 72 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    [An] edgy gem. [13 Nov 2015, p.55]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The dialogue is, as always, ribald and inspired. [10 Apr 2015, p.59]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    These powerfully acted investigations drive a narrative that meticulously tracks the procedures, language, and culture of the actors’ work. In doing so, The Night Of produces endless richness and sobering meanings about the degrading cost of a flawed justice system.

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