For 20 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joy Press' Scores

Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 90 Bleak House: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 The War at Home: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
20 tv reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Joy Press
    This spectacular six-part adaptation of the lit classic feels more like a plush Jane Austen tale than Dickens.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joy Press
    Big Love... is in no hurry to unfurl its plotlines or push its charms. Give it a couple of episodes, though, and you'll be snared.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joy Press
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus has finally slain the Seinfeld curse.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Joy Press
    Annette Bening is stunning in this smart biopic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Joy Press
    Hopefully this overkill of plot twists is just series finale syndrome in reverse--an opening-episode gambit to snag viewers--and the show will settle down to work on its more subtle elements.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Joy Press
    Black.White takes the reality subgenre to a whole new level, shining a beacon on American's most excruciating blind spot.
    • Village Voice
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Joy Press
    [A] pleasantly distracting drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Joy Press
    Unfortunately, Prison Break's dialogue is nowhere near as sharp as its plotting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Joy Press
    It yearns to be an HBO-worthy drama that reckons with heady moral issues, but it can't resist the temptation of prime-time gloss and melodrama.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Joy Press
    Gervais is a comic genius specializing in the art of discomfort, but this new character doesn't have the same compelling anti-charisma as The Office's David Brent--in part because Andy is such a peripheral figure in his workplace, but also because he's a more subtle creation, a mixed bag of the admirable and reprehensible.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Joy Press
    The real disappointment of the new Who isn't its use of (slightly) slick special effects, though. It's a structural problem: Instead of stretching a storyline across a whole season, each adventure is resolved within a single episode, making this closer to your average detective series.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Joy Press
    It works the cringe comedy formula reasonably well.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Joy Press
    It's not clear yet how well the show will balance the fertility doctor's high jinks with patient scenarios.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joy Press
    Everything about Free Ride is slightly exaggerated and artificial, including the odd facial expressions.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Joy Press
    Sleeper Cell moves way too slowly to get anyone's pulse racing—except maybe the Arab American community, which will almost certainly protest, despite the writers' awkward attempts to give equal screen time to "good" and "bad" Muslims.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Joy Press
    Has a few funny lines.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Joy Press
    Stacked feels like a '70s sitcom accidentally pulled out of some network's dusty vault. Its jiggle factor may be high, but the laugh levels are way too low.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Joy Press
    A transparent, if lame, vehicle for Freddie Prinze Jr.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Joy Press
    A template of clichés the writers don't even bother to fill in.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 10 Joy Press
    Another failed attempt to use rock as the backdrop for an insipid sitcom.