For 270 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeff Jensen's Scores

Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Catastrophe: Season 3
Lowest review score: 16 Wicked City: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 270
270 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The depth of Westworld lies not in asking questions about memory, free will, and what makes us human, but in whether we can become more human than what we let ourselves to be, whether our stories can be richer and more meaningful than what the culture allows.
    • 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
    • 60 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    In telling an increasingly engrossing, constantly evolving story about a wild election that pits stability against change, age versus youth, House of Cards spins a yarn that’s as much about its own durability and surprising dynamism than anything else.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The Keepers is addictive serial made for the post-Serial market. ... White’s narrative is a nesting doll of colorful characters giving way to more colorful characters--stories inside stories, mysteries within mysteries.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The always imperiled, always plucky Baudelaire children are well cast, and everything works to create a resonant saga about heroism in a world made mad and near meaningless by adult mismanagement. [13 Jan 2017, p.56]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The sharply scripted, crisply directed premiere hooks you with twists and turns, and Anderson and Sasse are crazy appealing. [7 Oct 2016, p.51]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The briskly paced humor is delightfully irreverent, taking aim at PC posturing and entitlements of all kinds.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    Season 2 shows every sign of being as inspired and resonant as season 1.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The Game is next-level entertainment, courtesy of smart scripts and a cast of finely drawn characters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    The season is peppered with great cameos and supporting players, but elevating and humanizing it all is a magnificent performance by Shawkat. She turns Dory into a funny, affecting, even profound cautionary tale about finding meaning in someone else’s life.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    Bateman's commanding performance powers a gripping, twisty, sometimes spotty yarn that plays like Breaking Bad in reverse, a darkly comic deconstruction of antihero fantasy about a man flailing to rediscover the value of human life. [21/28 July 2017, p.108]
    • 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.
    • 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 appétit, horror freaks.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    There's no romance of evil here, only soul-killing despair, yet you find yourself deeply invested in Ciro's survival and wishing for a glimmer of hope in a world devoid of it. [19/26 Aug 2016 p.100]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    Some might want a quicker pace from American Gods. Yo, po-mo Clash of the Titans, gets to the clashing! But I was consistently engrossed. The characters, the concept, the deeply considered filmmaking captured my imagination.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    Nothing is perfect, but the wise whimsy of The Good Place comes close.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    You wish The 100 had budget, time and talent to produce grander verisimilitude. Still, the vision shines through, and the cast works hard to serve increasingly complex characters and relationships.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    A riveting existential mystery. [22 Jan 2016, p.66]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    A clever fable of heroic renewal, The Night Manager gives us a redemptive journey into a heart of darkness and a portrait of a genre mired in shadow pining for daylight.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    Now in its third season, Hannibal remains the most engrossing (and gross) serial-killer drama on television, and the most beautiful. Here, the acid never stops kicking in.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Jensen
    It’s a powerful expression of his [Aziz Ansari's] perspective and range--and one of 2015’s best shows.

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