For 10 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John Doyle's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 90 Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 Joey: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
10 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 John Doyle
    Marvellous, goofy fun. [8 Jan 2000]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 John Doyle
    24 is its usual self - a terrific mix of doom-laden thriller and workplace drama. [7 Jan 2005]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 John Doyle
    As events unfold, they unfold with humour and, sometimes, extreme goofiness. This ain't a typical new TV drama of this season. There are no grim lawyers and cops muttering forensics babble. It's all about the women and their wit. With five juicy roles for women and all five leading ladies in top form, it's a lot of fun. [1 Oct 2004]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 John Doyle
    This third season promises to be delicious. The first episode is wickedly funny and warped. [22 Sep 2006]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 John Doyle
    The pilot is full of feel-good bounce, but it's more than froth. This is good American television drama. Lacking the clockwork precision of the contemporary American movie, it has nuance and allows for an emotional richness. Better, it does the audience a favour by introducing a sly sense of fun. [30 Sept 2000, p.10]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 John Doyle
    Medium is well-made, slick and, at times, achieves a sense of the macabre. [4 Jan 2005]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 John Doyle
    The Guardian is a chilling, state-of-America show, pointedly devoted to the question, "What is a meaningful life?" Simon Baker is galvanizing as the hero, intense and hard to read. This is what he's meant to be, but as to whether The Guardian and this tortured angel of a corporate lawyer will be a hit with viewers, it is impossible to say in these days of war and retribution. [25 Sept 2001, p.R2]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 John Doyle
    It's a strange blend of piety and precious family drama. [26 Sept 2003, p.R2]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 John Doyle
    It is enthralling if your thing is dizzying visuals, rapid-fire dialogue and overblown acting. It's the sort of show that makes people wonder about American network TV. It's empty-headed and flashy, and there's not much going on. It's terrific piffle, fascinating to watch as an example of the state of TV storytelling, even as it only feigns sizzle and sass. [22 Sept 2003, p.R2]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 John Doyle
    Joey Tribbiani is, incredibly, even more irritating when he's freed from his friends in New York and moves to L.A. ... Joey is a lame, hollow and utterly unoriginal show. [9 Sep 2004]