For 72 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John Leonard's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 90 Everybody Hates Chris: Season 1
Lowest review score: 30 Back to You: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 72
  2. Negative: 8 out of 72
72 tv reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 John Leonard
    This series feel like a fifties leftover, chock-full of unimportant secrets.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 John Leonard
    We go on watching because of Keaton.... Otherwise, The Company is both surprisingly slow and remarkably tendentious.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 John Leonard
    Except for a visit to a gay bar for hip-hop, most of the action (tantrums, blubberings) occurs either in the house or a sandwich shop at the mall. This is because the unappetizing Kath & Kim is fixated in the oral stage.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 John Leonard
    Although slickly made with a nod to noir between sermonettes, Crash features far too much Dennis Hopper as a drug-addled music producer.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    For anybody to care, college will have to make these crybaby characters a lot more interesting than they are now.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    Freddie... isn’t funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    Although not quite Northern Exposure for morons, Men in Trees makes you want to climb one, just to get out of the way of the smirks.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    When it isn’t slamming bedroom doors in a high-rise apartment house in ostensible Manhattan (just like Mad About You except without the charm) or meeting for heavy innuendos at the corner diner (just like Seinfeld except without the writers), Rules reiterates Til Death’s take on marriage.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    After twenty years of stalwart service, Kelsey Grammer should be allowed back on television whenever he likes. But on a show like this, why would he want to be?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    I don’t care whether Serena (Blake Lively) and Blair (Leighton Meester) can ever be best friends again after what happened with Blair’s boyfriend before Serena ran off to boarding school is not just because I’m an old fart.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    I’m tempted to suggest that Eleventh Hour will only be worth watching if it acquires a sorely needed sense of humor, but maybe I’m missing some laughter in the dark.

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