Jonathan Storm
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For 353 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Storm's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Inconceivable: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 353
353 tv reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    Among the most stimulating and entertaining series of the last 10 years and far and away the best new network show of the 1992-93 season.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    The [first episode], along with two other episodes sent to critics, dispels any of last year's feeling that The Sopranos was losing a little steam. They demonstrate a constant ability to surprise. [4 Mar 2001]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    TV's best sitcom. [3 Jan 2004]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    Foul-mouthed, violent and potentially depressing with its unvarnished characters, The Shield also shocks your heart with pounding action and tickles your brain by presenting a cops-and-robbers world where almost everyone is at least morally ambiguous, at worst corrupt. [12 Mar 2002]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    The best that the new season has to offer, an elegantly written, splendidly acted, spiritual and moving family drama. [25 Sept 2003, p.D01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    The perfect marriage of television and literature.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    A wonderfully complex drama, with plenty of sly humor, that showcases slick performances from its two stars, and magically straddles the parallel universes of film noir and high school high jinks, while generously tossing out amusing asides. [22 Sept 2004, p.D1]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    Rescue Me burns with authenticity, rising from the newly cluttered landscape of summer TV programming to become the No. 1 must-see. [21 July 2004, p.F01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    One of the best comedies in years.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    The best new TV show of the 2006-07 season.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    The Pacific groans with technically preposterous battle scenes, but it is the minute behavior of ordinary men both in and after those extraordinary circumstances that takes your breath away and helps put The Pacific in a class of its own among war movies.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    Boston Med operates at the edges of real life in a way scripted shows can only approach. It is the single must-see broadcast-TV show of the summer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    With the tormented Luther, it's sometimes tough even to identify who is the cat and who is the mouse. Writing and acting come together to produce characters, more than stories, who are powerful, surprising, ambiguous, and all that other stuff.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    In so many ways, it's as good as television gets.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    It's no lie to say you don't get this sort of stylish and challenging stuff very frequently on TV, adult subject matter treated maturely in a series that makes you squirm and think.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    Murder One is, hands down, the season's best new series. Others may be scarier or funnier, but tonight's pilot demonstrates that Murder One is an intense expression of television art.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    [A] brilliant, layered cops-and-robbers series -- the best since NYPD Blue. [27 Oct 1996]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    Angel is more straight-ahead action than Buffy, but it is a spin-off that twirls terrificly. Plunked behind Buffy, it completes the most joyously entertaining two hours on television. [5 Oct 1999, p.E01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    It's trying too hard, a rare and forgivable occurrence on TV. Still, the characters are crackerjack, the dialogue frequently poetic. [10 Oct 2000, p.E01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    It's a touching, funny, lively show that really does appeal to all ages.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    NewsRadio is, like Murphy Brown, a slightly sophisticated (it is television, after all) ensemble comedy set in the newsroom, in which each character blends a healthy portion of absurdity with a strong slice of reality. But NewsRadio is better than Murphy Brown ever was. [21 Mar 1995]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    Amy Brenneman, as Licalsi, is the dark-haired, more visceral contrast to Kelly's wife, Laura, played by Sherry Stringfield. Both women add depth to the drama, as do James McDaniel as the precinct commander, Nicholas Turturro as the new kid in the cop shop and Tom Towles as the guy from the Organized Crime Squad.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    The sweetest, funniest and most original family sitcom that has come to TV in a long time. [6 Jan 2000]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    One of the best new series of the season. [30 Sept 2001, p.H01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    One of the best new series this fall. [2 Oct 2001, p.C04]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    The Amazing Race... looks like The West Wing of reality, the first of the descendants of Survivor that may outshine its parent. [2 Sep 2001]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    An immensely satisfying - and immensely complicated - police drama. [31 May 2003]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    It's difficult to take your eyes off the screen, not just because it depicts events that are at once moving and puzzling, but also because the pictures themselves are visually commanding. [13 Sep 2003]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    The best traditional sitcom to arrive on the tube since "Everybody Loves Raymond." Perfectly cast, sharply written. [22 Sept 2003, p.E06]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    Another heart-stopping adventure show from "Alias"'s J.J. Abrams...Lost undertakes the ambitious assignment of developing 14 characters, including the usual tough guys and brave gals, as well as a rotund, lovable dolt, a 9-year-old boy, and a Korean couple who don't speak English, all suddenly thrust together to fight for survival. If anybody can meet the challenge, it's Abrams. [22 Sept 2004, p.D01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    This sparkling saga of an extended dysfunctional family has more laughs than regular characters.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    The best sitcom this year, and one of the best in a lot of years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    This season's best new show.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    This may be one of the most beautifully crafted and original TV shows ever to get fall consideration on a big network.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    The monumental production is worth bragging about.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, whose pilot is the first feature-length film made in Botswana--a movie that starts off one of the most glowingly original, kindhearted, and genuinely engaging TV series of this fading decade.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    The song and dance spills over everywhere, even onto the football field, in this season's best new TV show, Glee.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    Justified itself stays on target all the time, too, an instant entrant in the best-new-show sweepstakes in a TV season that already has several solid candidates.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    The Killing is also the least prepossessing, an eerily quiet, yet compelling and complex, tale of the way the murder of a teenager affects the lives of many people.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    More than any of Burns' documentaries except The Civil War, Prohibition provides viewers with a real feel for the times as well as new and surprising information.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    By opening up the drug world, transforming political constructs into complex, fascinating human beings as lovable (and hateful) as you and me, The Corner does compelling public service. It should be required viewing for public officials. [16 Apr 2000, p.101]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    In the hands of executive producer Judd Apatow, late of Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared is sublimely kindhearted and funny. [25 Sept 2001, p.C03]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    CSI doesn't shy from the less savory aspects of the business it covers. There are flashback cams that show the crime taking place and micro cams that look closely at the evidence...But it's kind of tasteful, if you can imagine, and contributes to a Friday night show that is not only entertaining, but might actually teach you a thing or two. [6 Oct 2000]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Touching and original. [8 Oct 2000]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Funny. The characters, even the hip comic star, become likable very quickly. Despite yourself, you'll be laughing before the first commercial. [31 May 1990, p.C11]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The production is so technically expert that it's agonizing to watch. And with the emphasis on authenticity, there's almost none of the tension that usually moves drama along. To get through it all, viewers will need to be almost as committed to Band of Brothers as the soldiers were to fighting the war. [9 Sept 2001, p.H01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Four sitcoms - two returning and two premiering - start new seasons between tonight and Sunday. The news: In a TV environment that has seen a handful of decent comedies in the last 10 years, they're all funny.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The predicaments of Jack and those unlucky enough to be associated with him are wholly preposterous. But the show's creators make it so much fun to watch that only the fussiest fussbudgets protest the fantasy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    It's well-made. [26 Sep 2002]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    As TV art, CSI: Miami has a fatal flaw. The spark of originality is missing. But who, besides a few critics and professors, is going to worry about such things? As a viewing experience, it's as good as any series on television. [23 Sep 2002]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Tenderfoot, when you mosey into Deadwood, HBO's latest breathtaking drama series, you should remember: An entirely new world takes a little getting used to. [21 Mar 2004, p.H01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The show's a keeper - daring, imaginative and provocative - but it must be careful not to overheat in the long haul and burn out its audience. [22 July 2003, p.F1]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Thief is in a different league, simultaneously intense and flamboyant, propelled by Braugher, who's even better here than in Homicide: Life on the Street.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    It's likely to startle you the way no show has since The X-Files.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    One of the best new TV shows this season.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Invasion has great production values and is tops among the three new alien series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Only an occasional over-spicing of melodrama keeps The Unit from TV's top echelon. Even so, it's the best new dramatic series of a TV season that started way back in September.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Frequently hilarious.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    How I Met Your Mother is that rare TV comedy that relies more on character than jokes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The laughs, as they should, come fast and hard from the characters, somehow likable in their social ineptitude. But if you can't see the situations - irreverent barely begins to describe them - as absurd, you might not have a lot of fun. [4 Aug 2005]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The language is offensive, the characters, in one light, reprehensible. But they and their show are a lot like puppies, too - incorrigible, yet lovable. You can't wait to see whose slipper they'll chew next. [29 Jun 2006]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Comics have been doing this sort of thing on TV since I Love Lucy and The Jackie Gleason Show in the '50s, but never with the hilarious depravity of Sunny.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Let's get this straight. Everybody Hates Chris is not the Second Coming. But it is one of the season's best new series.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    [Rollergirls] skillfully convey[s] the ups and downs of everyday life, man trouble, hard partying, athletic rivalry, in an unfamiliar culture. But the show adds a layer of visceral excitement, as superb camera work and editing bring the intensity of the competition into genteel living rooms.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    It demonstrates the potential of reality television to go beyond determining who can eat the most worms or scream the loudest, to illuminate important social and cultural issues.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    A well-made rocket ride that's closer to 24 than anything else on TV.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    It may not be a creative breakthrough, but it's lots funnier than the universal equation would predict.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The show is equal parts silliness and satire.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    [It] is sure to occupy a special place in Emmy voters' hearts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    A challenging and satisfying legal thriller.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    You've never seen anything quite like Ugly Betty.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    One of this season's best new series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    It's about the ultimate outcast and his efforts to become human. Like all good drama, it uses heightened characters to magnify struggles we all have.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Cane, at 10 p.m., stars ever-hunky Jimmy Smits and a huge cast that ranges from a 12-year-old to Hector Elizondo and Rita Moreno, in a tale of--what else?--lust, money, romance and family intrigue. We've seen it all before, but never this appealingly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Glau's the best part of Chronicles, playing the robot who seeks to understand human stuff with a beguiling bemusement reminiscent of Jeff Bridges in "Starman."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Aliens in America, a darling and delightful sitcom with a social conscience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Reaper is right up there with the best new shows of the season, better, actually, than NBC's "Chuck" because it dares to be more radical.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The Tudors is loads of addictive fun, filled with intrigue, the delicious papal stylings of Peter O'Toole, and that old stand-by, hot sex.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    It's a cornucopia of fanciful sets and costumes and more computer graphic imaging than you'll find anywhere else on TV, and a lot of it is pretty cool.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    It's unpredictable and stimulating, like the drug that White manufactures, but it produces a much safer high.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Breaking Bad is tougher to watch than Showtime's "Weeds," about a suburban-mom drug dealer, or "Dexter," whose serial killer wields his bloody blades with good intentions. But the rewards of Breaking are great.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The episodes, each supposedly one day in the life of America, should leave viewers squirming, not just with laughter at the failings they portray, but with anticipation that Ullman and Showtime will hurry up and make some more.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    It is a finely crafted serial about contemporary and supposedly representative people in the same decade of life.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The shows are fun and exciting, Mr. Blow, perfect for a stay-at-home Friday night, having a few guys over for beers, or recording and watching when you wake up Saturday afternoon, after all that hard partying.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Worst Week is a dandy confection, as slight and silly and flat-out hilarious as anything that's come along on TV in a few years.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The first episode is entertaining and promising enough that viewers may get excited about seeing the second one.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Valentine puts a modern twist on family drama that's edgy and fun without being overwrought or vulgar.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    You ain't seen this stuff on TV before, my friends, and if you're smart, you'll search it out and enjoy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Andrew Davies, who made 2006's Bleak House one of the best TV shows of the year, crafts another superb script, with characters and incidents squeezing out the sides, just the thing to satisfy close observers, which anyone joining this maxi mini-series should be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Insightful, smart and lyrical, Spectacle soars when so much of cable TV seems intent on locating the most distressing nadir of human culture.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    There's art aplenty in a film that elicits emotion as it slowly draws you into a place you've certainly never been before, even if it may leave you wondering why you made the journey.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The likable show has something for everyone: handsome young star, sympathetic "older" costar, pretty former TV hottie, easy-to-follow caper plots, a little humor.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Ted Danson recurs as a skewed version of himself on Curb, and on Bored to Death, he's a pot-addled cross between Seinfeld's Mr. Peterman and Donald Trump. What a pleasure to find some humor in a culture that makes that guy a hero.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Action and tight-squeeze situations outweigh eloquent pronouncements about 100 to 1 on this drama from ER's John Wells. It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but it's the most powerful cop drama in a few years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    That's a diverse enough crowd to interest almost anybody. Combine it with the fascinating plot and the action and emotional turmoil it promises, and you don't need to flash forward to see a show finally giving Survivor a Thursday-night ratings run for the money.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Of course she cracks the fascinating weekly case, but it will be her continued efforts to make it again in the world of work, now that she's so old and doddering, and deal with her family, that will make The Good Wife worth watching week after week.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Some viewers will wrongly believe they need this absorbing and thoroughly entertaining show like a hole in the head.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    A meaty drama in the same vein as The Shield, where some of the police are perps and there's no telling who's on the up-and-up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Ken Jeong plays the Spanish professor, Mr. Chang, the kind of quiet joke in the topsy-turvy world that characterizes this sweetly funny show.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    A lively show with no canned laughter, where love has no chance to conquer all the family deficiencies but does make them not only bearable, but fun.