Jeff Korbelik
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For 65 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeff Korbelik's Scores

Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Penny Dreadful: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Secrets and Lies: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 65
  2. Negative: 6 out of 65
65 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    Just as Gilligan routinely did with “Breaking Bad,” the first episode ends with a cliffhanger of sorts, and another pleasant surprise. It’ll make you wish 9 p.m. Monday comes quickly.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    With the recent Ebola scare, the show’s premise is timely. Plus, it’s a trippy, roller coaster ride as we learn, along with Cole and Cassandra, who is responsible for killing 7 billion people.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    This one’s super funny, especially the scenes featuring Winters and Duhamel together. Talk about chemistry.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    Creator/executive producer Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods”) serves up a dark, edgy, violent and, at times, gruesome series that has some teeth to it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    The joy here is watching Crystal and Gad play off each other. Their scenes together are a hoot, with each having no problem lampooning the other, or themselves, for that matter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    These episodes will stick with you long after watching them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    This is the best new show of the summer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    The pilot is a trip, with Thornton’s character leaving four bodies in his wake--three of whom he dispatched himself. Each meets his end in an unusual, dramatic and somewhat humorous fashion. It’s just the kind of thing you’d expect from a Coen brothers' product.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    What makes Penny click is the chemistry among the characters, especially the psychic and the gunslinger, who end up seducing the viewer with their seductive encounters. They make you forget this is an action show
    • 44 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    The joy here is watching Grammer and Lawrence trade barbs (and there are a bunch of them).
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    It’s the kind of show that sits with you long after it’s over.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    The drama is quite riveting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    The good news is the limited series is just as entertaining.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    Bloodline unfolds like a good novel. It’s so well acted, that like a good book, it’s hard to stay away from it
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    This is over-the-top. And extremely fun. And here’s hoping Wyle recurs often.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    What Cuse and Tucker have done best is maintain the eerie tone and feel from the original.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    Like “Mars,” part of iZombie’s appeal is the banter among the characters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    It’s been a “24”-like thrill ride so far, with baddies coming at the ship right and left to get their hands on the doc and the in-the-works cure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    It has the look and feel of a sweeping “Game of Thrones” kind of epic filled with romance, intrigue and violence.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    The thrill comes not from the actual computer building, but the people doing the building. These characters are complex and well-developed, especially Pace’s fiery exec, who is a mesmerizing manipulator.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    The humor results from its realism and the blossoming relationship between father and son. Here's hoping this one sticks around.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    Turn is a heart-racer at times. That’s the sign of a thriller done well.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    What’s extremely effective is the relationship (and chemistry) between Sequoyah and McLaughlin. You will find yourself rooting for them and hoping nothing comes between them.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    The story is an edge-of-your-seat kind of thriller. Clues are dropped, but you never know what’s coming next.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    For those of us 40 and older, it’s a bit of a hoot watching Foster navigate these waters, from learning how to use Twitter to deciphering texts IRL (in real life) to explaining away those crow’s feet, among other things that aren’t mentionable in a family newspaper. But it’s the personal relationships--with the hunky Tortorella and with Duff--that hold the most interest here.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    We not only see how those stories [of her patients] play out, but how Black’s story does, too. We see how her ailment affects her relationships with her boyfriend (David Ajala) and her family, and what little control she has over her life.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    Wilson’s Backstrom is just downright rude and in-your-face belligerent, and, at times, it can be tough to swallow. That’s where the supporting cast comes in. Polaha and Rosen are particularly winsome characters, providing additional touches of humor and helping to soften Wilson’s hard edges. A little more of them and little less of Wilson will go a long way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    Viewers will get a kick out of how each character is portrayed from what we know today about them from history texts and biographies. Samuel Adams likes his beer, Benjamin Franklin his women and John Hancock his money.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    Of course, the first episode will leave you with more questions--which will make the drama one of the most compelling (or maddening) of the summer. Berry’s character drives the story. The Oscar winner is a good choice for the role.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    Procedurals work well when viewers like the characters, e.g., Mark Harmon on “NCIS” or Mariska Hargitay on “Law & Order: SVU.” It’s hard not to like Arquette, Van Der Beek and the other cast members on Cyber.

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