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 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Inconceivable: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 353
353 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    An immensely satisfying - and immensely complicated - police drama. [31 May 2003]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    The perfect marriage of television and literature.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Storm
    Strangely theatrical and disappointingly hollow. [29 Sept 2002, p.H03]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Jonathan Storm
    The whole web would unravel if each character weren't so interesting all by his or her own lonesome self.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    In so many ways, it's as good as television gets.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    TV's best sitcom. [3 Jan 2004]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jonathan Storm
    The wonderful Weeds is back for its fourth season at 10 p.m. Monday, as our deliriously delightful dope dealers decamp to a beach town by the Mexican border. As illicit activities go, they prove definitively that, on Showtime at least, a little wacky tobbacky is way more fun than the things they do in Diary that can't be described here.
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Treme takes us beyond the tourists' view, beyond the canned performances and ersatz Big Easiness, into the soul of a uniquely fragile American city built on a bedrock of pride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Touching and original. [8 Oct 2000]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Felicity is phony. It presents a fantasy world, pretending it's real. A lot of people criticize Ally McBeal for the same thing, but there's a big difference. The people in their 20s who would take life cues from Ally should be old enough to know better. The people, many not even teenagers yet, who will be learning from Felicity may not be...Actually, there are two big differences. Ally McBeal is entertaining. [29 Sept 1998, p.F1]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Storm
    The show often goes to annoying extremes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Any one of these families has the potential to power a decent sitcom, but Modern Family manages to juggle all three in a balancing act that is not just funny, but heartwarming, and when was the last time you saw that on TV?
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Jonathan Storm
    Frequently wickedly humorous, it can also be as flat-footed as the tabloid topics that it dramatizes. Like them, however, it's usually juicily watchable and addictive.
    • 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.