Jonathan Storm

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For 361 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Storm's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Riches: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Family Guy: Season 4
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 86 out of 361
361 tv reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Greetings From Tucson tones things down a lot between its first episode, which airs tonight, and its second episode next Friday. Tonight, everybody just screams jokes at each other, but next week we learn that the people in the family - Mexican American, Irish American and half-and-half - might actually have some real emotions. [20 Sept 2002, p.D13]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Only two members of the core cast appear even slightly interesting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    If Wolf can keep his randy prosecutors focused on their work, he might have another modest success, but it doesn't look promising.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Hill is terribly hokey. Half-brother basketball wizards compete for hoops and girls, as their alienated parents battle. The West Wing's Moira Kelly, as mom to the poor boy, is the only actor who shows any scope on the show. [22 Sept 2003, p.C09]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    The twist ending of the first episode just might persuade remaining viewers to stick around for hour No. 2.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    I'm not saying the copycat comedy of The Paul Reiser Show isn't funny, but it doesn't compare favorably to the cracked originality of Community or 30 Rock.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    As with most of the Peacock's "reality" TV, The Apprentice offers some amusement, but not a whole lot, to recommend it. [8 Jan 2004]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    In the pilot tonight, one of the clues has nothing to do with the murder, and that hardly seems fair, though "fair" in another sense might be the best way to describe The Evidence. Unless you want to go for "poor."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    The concept is too contrived...Fallin's sentence is 1,500 hours. His show will be lucky to get much past six. [25 Sept 2001, p.C03]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Their recently divorced characters have all the stereotypical sitcom tsuris, plus she's engaged to their marriage counselor--ho, ho--who turns out to be Ed Begley Jr., who actually is a little funny. As is Ryan Malgarini, who plays Gary's son, who at 14 is more confused about females than his dad. He's the best part of the show.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    You have to admire Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton for holding up their end of the bargain, even if the material in their show, Back to You, is such a drop from "Frasier" and "Everybody Loves Raymond"
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    There is a twinge of fun every now and then in Kath & Kim, even if most critics are so apoplectic at its crass stupidity they can barely write a sentence.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    In the early going, it's tough to tell what, if anything, motivates the main character in Rubicon. There may be fine rewards as the journey progresses, but it will take a special sort of viewer to stick with Rubicon's amblings and get to them.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Confidential is a comedy hash - lots of heat, little taste.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    A marvelous cast, including Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Jessica Walter and Alia Shawkat. Offbeat situations and innovative direction. Your humble critic, however, finds one problem: It's not very funny. [2 Nov 2003, p.H01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    The show lacks important elements that have been available to storytellers for 2,000 years, most notably compelling character development.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    There's tons of trouble in Jericho, and that starts with T and that rhymes with D and that stands for dumb. Not flat-footedly, spectacularly dumb, just a little bit too dumb to live up to its premise.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    It delivers only a couple of brown bears and virtually no entertainment, but plenty of Palin, Palin, and more Palin.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    I counted 14 breast and genital jokes in the three episodes of 3d Rock From the Sun sent out to critics. Some of them (the jokes, that is) seemingly went on for hours. Most would make even a mature 13-year-old cringe. [9 Jan 1996]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Don't get this show mixed up with anything important on TV, though you may find it enjoyably diverting, if you can forgive the immorality of its premiere episode. I can't. [23 Sept 2003, p.C09]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    It seems more a collection of cliches than the revered semiautobiographical work of the first black woman playwright to land on Broadway, a woman whose father fought a restrictive racial covenant all the way to the Supreme Court to keep his family's home in a white Chicago neighborhood in the '30s.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    We've seen this before. TBS even goes to great lengths to demonstrate how much it resembles Sex and the City. Except not nearly enough.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    My Own Worst Enemy's worst enemy is all the murky mumbo-jumbo mechanics the writers have introduced to support their stupid split-personality thesis.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Just about everything that you would expect - money squandering, dope smoking, cruising, partying, practical jokes, petty jealousies, dim-bulb decisions, and talent-agent ire - is played out flatly in Entourage...There are few jokes and little action, but the show looks rich.[17 July 2004, p.E01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Hip TV heads may see strains of "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," a 2002-03 workplace quirk-a-thon that was seriously more amusing because its absurdity sprang from its central character's vivid fantasy life, not from a reviled institution.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Past Life has neither [heart nor energy] and leaves us only with hope that it will reincarnate next season into something better.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    All this adds up to $100 million worth of eye-popping bravura on the screen, but not a lot of cash to examine what goes on beneath the surface of the characters. One of the most extravagant soap operas in TV history doesn't even supply the fun of The Bold and the Beautiful. Though stuffed with stupid scenes, it lacks the stupid surprises that can make more traditional soaps so addictive. [28 Aug 2005, p.H01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Somber and uncompromising. ... Despite its high-powered actors (Adam Arkin and Hector Elizondo also work at this hospital) and highfalutin executive producer, David E. Kelley (Picket Fences, L.A. Law), the show's a storehouse of cliches. [15 Sep 1994]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    Except for Tom Wilkinson, who's extraordinary as Joe, most of the actors, especially poor Katie Holmes, even if she at least looks like Jackie Kennedy, seem like furniture, too.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    On Parenthood, a top-notch cast of veteran actors struggles to wrestle a mountain of cliches into submission.

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