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 8.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Storm's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Bleak House: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 American Dad!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 86 out of 361
361 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    A tired old thing. That's usually a bad sign for a brand new show. Daniel Stern plays a single dad who runs the local rec center. CBS changed the original title, American Wreck, probably because it was too accurate. [27 Sept 2001, p.D01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Cupid seeks to lure thirtyish women, prized by advertisers, by reviving a supposedly romantic old show that, besides being poorly scheduled, was sappy and annoying, too. This time around, at least they've got the schedule fixed.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    [A] silly new soap.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    It's not the worst thing you've ever seen, innocuous entertainment (despite the inoculation controversy) that, like Boston Legal, includes the occasional entertaining musical number.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Williamson also wrote the "Scream" trilogy, but there's neither humor nor horror here, unless you count some of the acting and casting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    The whole place could use more lights so you could see what was going on.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Maybe they'll play up all the complicated marital undercurrents in future episodes, but given the emptiness of Bobby's character, it's hard to imagine that anybody would care.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    I'm already committed to Prison Break. One cockamamy chase show is all my unaddled brain can handle.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Parks and Recreation emerges a miscast mess.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Cable's FX, which has reliably churned out good watching for most of this decade, drives off a cliff tonight with an offensive and shockingly unfunny sitcom, The League.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    It could use a trip to the O.R. to remove some formulaic stories, and a visit to the clinic for an injection of originality. [27 March 2005, p.H03]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Laughable plot, wooden dialogue, cutout characters; stupid title appendage to make it more textable; usual cynical CW glorification of teen sexuality and substance abuse; mediocre acting.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    It's hardly bloodcurdling adventure, but it doesn't bite.
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Standard high school sports soap opera.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    The next time McKidd hits the time warp, he should take his producers with him. Maybe they'd bring back a better show.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Problem is, all the supposed 16-year-olds look like they're 25 (actors playing the sexy lead couple are both actually 24). Maybe it could be called Well-Muscled Smarmy Young Adults Try to Talk Dirty. [7 Oct 2004]
    • 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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    A genius idea so diluted by imitation that it becomes hard to watch.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Appalling or phony--one conclusion must be true, and either one underscores the fundamental question about these Real Housewives shows: Why would anyone want to watch them?
    • 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
    • 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
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    In a bad sitcom, everybody dies, as the laugh track gets louder and louder, and Hank, though it isn't a horror, has that loud laugh track and the slight, familiar scent of death.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    The better of the first pair [of soaps].

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