For 39 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joanna Weiss' Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 80 High School Confidential: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
39 tv reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Joanna Weiss
    The contestants are full-blown neurotics, and neophytes to boot: They're so young, inexperienced, and catty that they're difficult to like and even harder to watch.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Joanna Weiss
    If only the endeavor felt more worthy, and less prefabricated at some offshore factory where workers in mouse ears plug in the parts: the underconfident girl with a surprisingly pretty voice, the semi-bad boy with a sensitive side, the meticulously choreographed musical numbers, the heartfelt Disney lessons about self-love and self-expression.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Joanna Weiss
    For the most part, the show is content to be another study in the effects of fashion on self-esteem.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joanna Weiss
    There’s a fine line between wink-wink clever and desperately cheesy. Tonight’s story crosses into Kraft Singles territory more often than it should, with bleeding statues and bloodshot eyes, sacrificial fires and some poorly acted demonic possession.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joanna Weiss
    Samurai Girl takes up a lot of time and space, but manages to do only one surprising thing: prove that it's possible to be action-packed and dull at the same time.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joanna Weiss
    NBC sent the first hour of tonight's two-hour season premiere to critics, and it's sprinkled with some of the original fun: inventive special effects, a twist or two, some nifty gore. That doesn't stop it from being the same, familiar mess.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Joanna Weiss
    For a certain segment of the audience--men, boys, evil babies, talking bears--it’s likely to go over quite well.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Joanna Weiss
    Very little here feels original or even pregnancy-specific, from the farcically miserable boss (Chris Parnell, uncharacteristically unfunny, even when playing off a small dog) to the sassy best friend (Cheryl Hines, trying her best and smoking up a storm) to the see-it-from-a-mile-away office romance that threatens to unravel once the truth is revealed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Joanna Weiss
    Where "Scrubs'' managed to plumb some truth about medicine and camaraderie Cougar Town is less funny, and sometimes kind of creepy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Joanna Weiss
    This version of his story arrives in a world that has seen not only "Lost," but "The X-Files," "Armageddon," and every other sci-fi show or movie that melds disaster, conspiracy, and teamwork. By now, it takes a lot more than clever ideas to keep us hooked.

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