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
    • 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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Filmed in New Orleans, the show does have an authentic look, but as a cop drama, it's so hackneyed and ham-handed, it's not even funny.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Storm
    The 1/2 Hour News Hour is slow torture all by itself.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    A disappointingly forced effort from Joss Whedon...the show lacks any trace of the humor and subtlety that makes Buffy so much fun. [20 Sept 2002, p.D13]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 Jonathan Storm
    The only fun is in trying to enumerate how many ways it's offensive. [30 Apr 2005]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Storm
    Elfman and Coleman do their best to inject some fun into the same old stuff.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Standard high school sports soap opera.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Without being paid to watch, this mean old critic wouldn't have left it on five minutes, but, in the confessional spirit that permeates this show, has to admit to an occasional welling of the tear ducts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Yet another chapter in the Law & Order franchise, fails simply because it comes nowhere close to the expectations established by its ancestor. [30 Sept 2001, p.H01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    With appalling canards about toilet training and the heftiness of Hillary Clinton's behind, it doesn't really matter if, like Raymond, the show focuses on a family in Queens, or that stars Kevin James and Leah Remini actually project a modicum of appeal. [21 Sept 1998, p.C05]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Storm
    Well, a lot of thought and money goes into advertising, and basing a show on characters that emerged from that effort and expense is no more bogus on its face than making up ridiculous excuses for human beings out of thin air, like the men in Carpoolers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Not only will reality-show fans be disappointed, so will anybody looking for a little humanity sprinkled in with the enormous overdose of pretentious claptrap. [16 Nov 2004, p.F1]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Storm
    The show is so bad, it might be gone anyway, quickly canceled as ABC scrambles to recover from an 0-for-2 comedy start on its new spring schedule.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Viewers should figure out pretty quickly that manure is the main ingredient here, and though it might help the corn crop grow high, it's unlikely to do much to boost ratings at the struggling CW network.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Accidentally's supposedly based on somebody's memoir, but it's as smarmy and contrived as the worst of them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    There's no intrigue, no entertainment, and the show's motion, when there is any, is so s-l-o-w, it's virtually undetectable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Storm
    The Farrellys finish in second place [of having the dumbest show this Sunday], directing a sitcom, Unhitched (Sunday 9:30 p.m., Fox 29), about four clowns who struggle stupidly with their newly single status.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Storm
    Everything's so shrill and flat, it's hard to tell when the writing stops and the improvisation begins.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Storm
    Executive producer Craig Wright sent a second episode out to critics "to give you an idea of where we're going," he said. The wrong direction, sadly, even after a disappointing pilot. I turned it off when the naked guy and girl in the bed started making big-banana jokes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 0 Jonathan Storm
    [An] infantile sleaze-a-thon. [30 Apr 2005]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    [Lopez would] be a lot more sympathetic if he didn't keep making weird bug-eyes...But that annoyance pales when George's mother, Benny (Belita Moreno), enters the scene. In addition to being shrill, demeaning and contemptuous of her son, she's unnaturally fixated on his manhood. There's something funny about their relationship, all right, but it sure doesn't generate laughs. [27 Mar 2002]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Family Guy's asinine asides are thuddingly predictable, inserted roughly into the thread of the cartoon sitcom narrative as a kind of cry for attention, in complete contrast to the organic satire that runs through The Simpsons. [28 Jan 1999]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Storm
    Astute observers may find no coincidence that it mimics the American soap The Bold and the Beautiful.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Storm
    Despite oodles of cool effects, it lands, splat, in a pile of nonsense and dim dialogue.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Jonathan Storm
    3 Lbs. is the most boring new show this season.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Storm
    I could make more fun of Life, but it probably wouldn't be too good for my karma.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Storm
    There's nothing inviting about the ponderous Threshold. Portentous music plays. Scared smart guys, rounded up by the government to figure out what's really happening, say smart-guy stupid stuff.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    An annoying voice constantly explains what he is thinking, things like "What am I?" "Where did I come from?" Surprisingly, he never asks, "What am I doing on this stupid show?" [20 Sept 2002, p.D13]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Storm
    The laughless Secret Diary is billed as a comedy, but it is hardly amusing to follow the spoiled, immoral and lazy Belle as she slinks around London doing this and that with and to a lineup of wealthy men.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Storm
    One of the lead characters is an evolutionary biologist, which makes sense, since there's not a lot of intelligent design here.