For 505 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 28% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ken Tucker's Scores

Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Alias: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Weird Science: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 505
505 tv reviews
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    No show this side of Seinfeld loves the language of conversation (the wisecrack, the pun, the withering retort, and the muttered aside) as much. ... Week in and week out, Buffy just slays me.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    A series with as much emotional punch as The Sopranos.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    A sparky new season.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    There are many ways in which Ed, the best new show of the season, could have been perfectly awful.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Roseanne remains endlessly watchable: startling, funny, and complicated.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Well into its third season, X-Files shows no sign of flagging inspiration; its ability to find paranoia in the paranormal appears to be limitless.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The X-Files is hitting the ground running—albeit knee-deep in murk and murder, conspiracy and cosmic confluences.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    One of the best things about the second season of Frasier is the way the series has come to mix its high and low humor.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    This series has become as dependably amusing as any show on television.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    It has the best tough-guy dialogue around and an acting ensemble that's ferociously effective. Face it: Homicide is a killer.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Homicide seems to have found just the right balance: Almost every week, it is as well acted and tough-minded as it ever was, while also offering the sort of snappy stories that can grab any viewer looking for merciful relief from the mannered eccentricity of that icky Picket Fences.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The terrific thing about the new season, starting with the introduction of Weaver [Laura Innes], is that personalities on ER have become as complicated and messy as brain surgery.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Quite aside from the fact that, snicker for snicker, belly laugh for belly laugh, it's probably the funniest show on television, Seinfeld is also one of the purest of all TV-viewing pleasures. This sitcom ... is blissfully free of creaky plots, trumped-up romances, and wise-mouthed kids. ... You get the feeling these days that Seinfeld, [Larry] David, and frequent director Tom Cherones are striving for a show in which the laughs flow with unceasing ease. Each week, they get a little closer; be there when it happens.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Seinfeld is now a revitalized show, snappy and gratifyingly complicated once more.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    It's becoming obvious that The Simpsons, now in its second season, isn't just a product of media hype: Matt Groening's cartoon family is one of the few current works of popular art that possess wit and integrity.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The Simpsons has never been better. At a time when half-hour TV comedy is reaching a new level of self-referential daring — you can't fully appreciate the intricate, in-joke pleasures of great shows like NBC's Seinfeld and HBO's The Larry Sanders Show unless you've also watched a lot of really bad TV — The Simpsons continues to emphasize that there's a big world out there that television barely touches upon.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    This is one of the sharpest, most purely pleasurable television series ever. ... What began in 1987 (as animated filler between sketches on The Tracey Ullman Show) has become one of the medium's most dependable entertainments, a cartoon that transcended cartoonishness a long time ago.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    thirtysomething has always been agreeably open-ended, full of rambling, shaggy-yuppie stories that never conclude decisively. That's what drives some viewers up the wall, and entrances others.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The Larry Sanders Show is all tension, cynicism, profound shallowness, and naughty-boy bonding — it's just the way you imagine life behind a big-time TV talk show to be, except infinitely funnier.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    After you watch a Larry Sanders show, the rest of television seems like it's on Prozac — smooth and edgeless, where Sanders is prickly and nervous.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    If you think Garry Shandling must be running out of ways to deconstruct show business, you're wrong. This will probably prove the most fearless half hour of comedy all year.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Larry Sanders has always contained an undercurrent of tragedy in its portrait of a pathetically insecure man whose work is his life, and whose life is one long, uncomfortable commercial break. Fearlessly, Shandling and his cowriters are pushing Larry to the edge.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    In the last third of the season, NYPD Blue was as good as it's ever been: more action to go with the already terrific dialogue; more unexpected twists from a show that could have easily let up on its twisting in its second season. ... If you tuned away from NYPD when [David] Caruso left, now's the time to catch up.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Right now, the show is probably as good as it's ever been.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    A terrific blastoff. ... Groening, deeply influenced by the paranoid fantasies of writer Philip K. Dick, the dystopian surrealism of the Firesign Theatre, and every cornball sci-fi movie, creates an airy atmosphere ripe for satirizing our love of computer technology.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    This season, the show's only gotten better — deeper, richer, more true to its guiding intention of presenting people with Texas twangs as something other than the media cliche of rubes with bad taste.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The series is full of surprises ... And as Tony, Gandolfini gives a magnificently shrewd, wary performance. If, like me, you thought you never wanted to watch another Mob story, be sure to check this out.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Miraculous ... One of the myriad greatnesses of The Sopranos is that, to paraphrase the Godfather paraphrase that Steven Van Zandt's Silvio frequently quotes, it keeps pulling you back in — back in on yourself, appealing to your basest instincts, to your fundamental urge to hear a bloody story well told.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The new Sopranos is as good as it's ever been -- ruthlessly emotional, cuttingly funny and frightening.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    This may be the first TV show since Pee-wee's Playhouse to treasure youth even as it embodies all of its contradictions, craziness, hopes, and fears (and I'd like to point out that Freaks is the only hour-long sitcom I've ever seen that sustains funniness for its full 60 minutes).
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The second season of Murphy Brown was even better than the first, expanding the parameters of its characters' behavior and providing lots of belly laughs.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The funniest sketch-comedy series since SCTV, In Living Color is also the hippest show on TV.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The most extraordinary show of the new TV season. ... It is a blessed relief that Life portrays things that have become 'issues' -- teenage drinking, unwanted sexual advances -- without turning them into moments of preachment. ... And I haven't even made it clear that this is also a really funny show. Just watch this thing, will you?
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    How pleasurable it is to really care about a TV series, to the point of (national) obsession.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Who killed Laura Palmer? Many viewers, tired of the hype, are saying, Who cares? I say it too, but as praise. Plot is irrelevant; moments are everything. Lynch and Frost have mastered a way to make a weekly series endlessly interesting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The whole show is complicated in a fun, brain-teasing way, and having seen the second episode, I can say it only gets funner. I know that's not a word, but I'm saying it anyway.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    In theory, it all sounds pretty corny and contrived. In practice, The Real World proves to be by far the most beguiling and involving piece of programming MTV has ever offered.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The first thing that watching new episodes of Fox's finally returning Andy Richter Controls the Universe does is confirm how utterly lame 98 percent of all other network sitcoms are. The next thing watching them does is make you laugh really hard.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The pleasure to be taken from 'Office' isn't merely that of laughter -- it's the pleasure of watching a piece of entertainment so perfectly made and so delicately acted.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Instantly addictive.
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    • 100 Ken Tucker
    It's this series' unique take on realism that can be positively transporting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    It's loose and rambling; its dramatic climaxes don't coincide neatly with the conclusion of any given episode. Its dialogue, overseen by creator David Simon ... is so good it often sounds improvised. One criticism of the show I've read is that it's repetitive (in showing the slow process of how the police bring down bad guys). But what those critics don't get is that those qualities are exactly what make 'The Wire' the funkiest cop show on TV.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    It's TV's richest, most satisfying experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Abrams and Lindelof have created one of only two new shows this season at the end of which I was yearning to see a second hour right away. (The other is ABC's "Desperate Housewives": It could be hoot heaven, could be labored camp.) I was tempted to hedge on my final grade, because Lost is the kind of show that could go anywhere. Then I realized that's exactly why I should commit to the ride.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Tremendously clever fun, Masterpiece Mystery! presents the first of three modernizations of the Sherlock Holmes tales.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    It possesses a different rhythm from any other show on TV. [13 Apr 2012, p.73]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    C.K. is writing, directing, and starring up a storm here, and his usual opening-segment stand-up routine, involving nearsightedness, is funnier than most sitcoms are in an entire season.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The arc of this character--series creator Vince Gilligan's invention of Walter White as a sick soul--is, it's clear now. one of the great narratives in Television histpory. [13 Jul 2012, p.62]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Outspoken yet charismatic, politically radical yet traditionalist in his love of family, the man is captured in all his complexity.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Laura Dern and Mike White continue their bold, hilarious, tremendously moving exploration of Amy Jellicoe's ongoing attempt to give meaning to her life. [18 Jan 2013, p.74]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    [A] beautifully crafted, tough-minded hour ... I'll Fly Away has already lived up to its hype as the season's strongest new drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    The best new series that few people in America are likely to watch. ... Stiller and his small cast of writer-players ... don't make fun of one thing at a time: They combine their subjects, creating rich layers of ridicule.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    There's a lot to love about Murder One, bless its parodically sleazy, shrewdly opportunistic, talent-engorged heart.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Tucker
    Six hours of raucous laughter, bone-rattling suspense, and god-awful tragedy. ... The Corner is a marvel of craft.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Its second season has so far been fabulous — even funnier and scarier than the first.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    The reason for CSI's success is that it combines a few time-tested TV elements in a fresh way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Such a nice surprise: A sharply written show about a mother-daughter relationship filled with vibrant emotions instead of cheap sarcasm.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Sherman-Palladino writes in such a distinctive 'voice' that denying her the same kind of artistic credit that, say, Aaron Sorkin or David Chase take as their due only hints at the unspoken sexism in the television industry and the press.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    All this tension turns out to be great for the show's pulse, which had been fluttering last season. In too many of season 7's adventures, Duchovny and Anderson looked as if they'd been asked to go investigate who shot J.R. Ewing; their boredom was showing. ... [This season's first two episodes discover] a new force field of energy.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Here is a show in which the supporting cast has taken over. ... [But] for a show without a center, Cheers is still awfully funny.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    At its best, Friends operates like a first-rate Broadway farce, complete with slamming doors, twisty plots, and intricately strung together jokes. And even when it's not at its best, the crack acting and piquant punchlines give Friends a momentum and charm that win you over even if you're not laughing.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    For such a determinedly lightweight show, there's something solid, even indomitable, about Friends; to paraphrase that insufferable song, it's there for us.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    This series has survived its 15 media minutes as The Hot New Show to become a dependably clever, sexy, sometimes even touching sitcom.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Inoculated against hype and its backlash on the strength of fortified plotting and unshowy acting, ER continues to make good on its initial stylistic breakthroughs. Which is to say, all the speedy razzle-dazzle hasn't gone lame yet.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    The show is fortunate to have stars willing to portray modest characters, as George Clooney and Julianna Margulies do; the low-key yet passionate romance between his Ross and her Hathaway has been the series' vital heartbeat.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    One of TV's few rock-solid sitcoms. ... The paradox of W&G -- its marvel and its trap -- is that it revolves endlessly around the same four people (Eric McCormack's Will, Messing's Grace, Hayes' Jack, and Megan Mullally's swizzle-stick-sarcastic Karen) in essentially the same locale: Will and Grace's apartment, with occasional visits to Grace's interior-design office.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    The show's energetic fearlessness in depicting someone who is fearful in her loneliness gives Ally McBeal an overriding purpose. The result is irresistible television, whether you experience it as a sexual-differences safari or as a blueprint for your own life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    It not only has all the classic sitcom ingredients but also adds a new, more refined aggression to the mix.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    [Its] quality has, if anything, improved in its second season.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    It's as fine a crime show as any that television has produced.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    L&O's been having a sleek, swift season.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    While pop-culture touchstones from Dallas to Twin Peaks shrivel up and die, L.A. Law just keeps getting juicier.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Sex and violence certainly have their place here, but they're placed in the context of a vivid city that, as dangerous, seamy, and profane as it can be, is a place you want to revisit every week.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    The Practice remains engrossing because it focuses on the theme that has most interested its creator since he quit being a lawyer to begin writing L.A. Law episodes: ethics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    There are times when you wish the jokes in this series were a little funnier, but right now its unique situations — there's comedy gold being mined from Malcolm's gifted-child class of awkward brainiacs — make it distinctive.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    This isn't your little sister's Felicity — it's a crackling comedy-drama, a caffeinated soap, and Russell is just one now-sleekly shorn member of a vivid, quick-witted ensemble.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Keri Russell's title character is one of the few interesting characters on television who's also purely good ... It is one of the great strengths of this series that sap and sentiment are explored with varying degrees of realism, humor, and seriousness that lesser shows shrink from even attempting.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    I find myself thinking, Oh, if only these Felicity kids could all go on to grad school together. They are the ensemble you never want to see break up.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    An immensely enjoyable, carefully crafted, well-performed creation. Take it from a viewer who has given every Trek incarnation a try and always come away admiring the concept but disappointed with the execution: Voyager hits pay dirt.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Smart, fast, and confident, Moesha sets a new standard for kid-friendly family entertainment.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    There's a sense in which the lag in time between the third and fourth seasons has resulted in scripts that have been too carefully crafted; the ironies and parallelisms are sometimes overworked, excessively neat. ... Still, 'The Sopranos' -- bursting with livid energy and daringly rotten at its core -- is full of scenes that'll leave you breathless in their audacity, goofball non sequiturs, and profound cynicism.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    In its pilot episode, Chicago Hope looked smart but trite — Trapper John, M.D. with book-learnin'. ... [But David E.] Kelley's writing in [the second] episode is worth any number of Picket Fences.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Ellen, now in its fifth season, keeps getting funnier.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Brooklyn Bridge is beguiling, simultaneously the warmest and most intelligent new show of the season. It's also a vindication of artistic control in the TV industry.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    If the joke is that these guys are deluded hacks, what makes the joke work is that Black (Mars Attacks!) and Gass (The Cable Guy) commit to their material with the demented vigor of true artistes, and they also write and perform really terrific 'bad' songs.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    As always, Saunders is heroic in her slapstick self-abasement, and Lumley is extraordinary as a pained, haughty beauty gone to glorious seed.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    A mighty sitcom bursting with juicy ideas and energy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    'Scrubs' is a TV rarity: a new sitcom with an original look and point of view, and the merciful absence of a familiar star attempting a comeback.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Last season, it took me a while to get used to the shambling pace imposed by the show's improv strategy, but by now, Curb's inventive riffing is like good jazz music.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    [Helen] Mirren is terrific — hard-boiled but never macho; always suggesting a sort of bitter humor. Some of the scenes between Mirren and her enlightened teddy bear of a boyfriend (Tom Wilkinson) are soggy, but most of the time, Prime Suspect ... is wonderfully tense entertainment.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    PS3, better than Prime Suspect 2 and just a cut below the superlative original, is the foreign import that gives our cop-show bests-NYPD Blue and Homicide—a lesson in toughness.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Sure, the new Real World is beating the dead horse of the old one, but its derivativeness carries a fresh sting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    The first season of Real World had a lot of momentum just because of its sheer novelty. The second season began to drag because the El Lay crew proved generally to be self-absorbed bores. But the current Real World benefits enormously from two ticking time bombs: Puck's outrageously boorish behavior, which is destined to set off explosive fights with his roommates; and, more profoundly, Pedro's HIV-positive status, which adds another layer of self-consciousness to this TV project.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    The result is thirtysomething crossed with The Waltons — and I mean that as a compliment.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Everwood ain't brain surgery, but that's also what helps make it an easygoing charmer.
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    • 91 Ken Tucker
    An utterly absorbing nighttime soap ... Really, if you're not watching 'Everwood,' you're not missing a guilty pleasure: You're missing pure pleasure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    If you're looking for the season's smartest, most comfy and engaging new thriller, 'Sisco' is it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    When the series premiered in July, 'Reno' looked like a one- or two-joke stunt, a smartly sustained 'Saturday Night Live' sketch. ... As this series has evolved, its format has proven remarkably expansive and emotionally rich, using parodic elements to explore these characters and place them precisely in a social environment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    As a profane peek into current showbiz, Entourage is excellent, dirty fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    This political satire operates at a level of sharpness that American television hasn't seen since Robert Altman's HBO miniseries Tanner '88.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    This portrait of a profane, low-down egomaniac--excuse me, he prefers "Christ figure"--continues to amaze. McBride's willingness to play depression, amorality, and selfishness for laughs is awesome.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Rubicon doesn't have the glossy panache of Mad Men or the in-your-face confrontations of Breaking Bad, but I think that's a good thing. It establishes Rubicon as its own distinct creation from AMC.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    This dark-tinged show is frequently very funny, never more so than when the pals gather for a diner meal, to whine and tease one another. The dialogue has a cutting crispness; the hour zips along, no matter how logy its antiheroes may become.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Giancarlo Esposito's Gus will prove once again that he is the most shockingly unknowable of villains. Yes, Breaking Bad is back, and bent on upending every expectation you bring to it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Stick with it. Free your eyes to take in the spectacle, and your brain will magically start following the intricate storytelling. And there's a magical realism to Game of Thrones.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Most TV series feel the need to up the ante in their second season, to prove the first one wasn't a fluke. Justified proceeds with such assurance, however, that it can maintain a cool, witty serenity that only enhances its tough-guy drama.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    This wonderful docudrama about its [An American Family] making, chronicles a loss of media innocence. [22/29 Apr 2011, p.92]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Juggling the themes of famine, fame, and family, Torchwood: Miracle Day--conceived by series creator Russell T Davies, with some episodes written by Buffy and Dollhouse vet Jane Espenson--makes a smooth transatlantic shift that will, I hope, broaden this marvelous, tense fantasy franchise's audience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    It's another level of pop culture wizardry to make such storytelling seem so vivid, so vital, and just plain fun.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    The new season pops with all the visual energy of the first. [4 May 2012, p.67]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    It's the fall season's most intriguing, tense puzzler.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Talking heads such as Daniel Okrent are eloquently pithy. And narrator Peter Coyote is as soothing as a tumbler of fine Scotch.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Mad Men offers a two-hour season premiere that commences with a muted tone and then explodes in different directions. [23 Mar 2012, p.62]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    I suspect Luck will need its own kind of good fortune to persuade HBO Subscribers to get on its wavelength--to go with the undulating rhythm of its storytelling. But it's worth the effort. [3/10 Feb 2012, p.104]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Danny McBride's Kenny Powers is back for a wild third season.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    The new Justified is so tightly plotted that it finds room for all these characters, as well as episodes shinning a spotlight on the series sterling supporting players. [27 Jan 2012, p.63]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    This peter Berg-produced show is filmed in a low-key style that makes Roach's life seem all the more dramatic. [27 Jan 2012, p.68]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Jay Roach, who directed the Austin Powers films and won an Emmy for the HBO political drama Recount, knows from parody and keeps his actors from slipping into it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    It's the suspense these two leads endure--a suspense Homeland dramatizes in a swift, sure manner and then transfers to the viewer--that makes this show so unnervingly terrific.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Both writers come off as passionate egomaniacs with literary gifts so undeniable, you can't help but enjoy them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Rarely does a pilot present a world as completely as Nashville does in its first hour.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Fringe seems to be going out as alt-world fantasy/sci-fi at its most tough-minded yet humanistic. [5 Oct 2012, p.73]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Against all odds, Sports Night is a home run, a hole in one, a touchdown — at once the most consistently funny, intelligent, and emotional of any new-season series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Paying close attention to SOA's array of outlaws makes the series an even more richly detailed portrait of self-righteous villainy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    About Face is raucous and lovely. [3 Aug 2012, p.69]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    As bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as it was in its first season, Girls may now be even spunkier, funnier, and riskier. [11 Jan 2013, p.80]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Here's a show that knows how to dive into its final season.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    It's grim but exhilarating: a portrait of an artist chronicling despair.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    Ken Burns' documentary about the "black blizzards" that swept across the Great Plains during the 1930s is at once rigorously sourced and heartbreakingly emotional.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    The series doesn't have a plot so much as a beautifully tangled web of deception, cruelty, and faded hopes. ... There are times when EZ Streets seems like the world's longest Bruce Springsteen video.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Ken Tucker
    In a recent interview, Apatow said that he cast Undeclared before writing the pilot, which may be a key reason why the show is so cohesive: Apatow and his staff had specific acting rhythms in mind, resulting in a show that, right from the pilot, radiates a sure sense of each character's quirks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Some weeks, the series works beautifully, moving along like the otherworldly detective show it's meant to be. ... But other times Angel can tip too far into jokiness—or, worse, come off like a supernatural version of hollow USA Network shows such as Silk Stalkings.
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    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The new season of Angel is both Batman-dark and sly fun. What began as an awkward Buffy spin-off now has, under the guidance of exec producer David Greenwalt, its own tone, embodied by Boreanaz's relaxed L.A.-hipster vampire-detective: He's become the Dean Martin of bloodsuckers, and I mean that as a compliment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    For a show with such superb acting -- all honor to Boreanaz, who's got macho vulnerability down to a smooth essence not achieved since James Garner in his 'Rockford Files' days, and to Amy Acker, who has gone from victim to sexpot to villain without ever hitting a false note – 'Angel' is surprisingly rife with leaden lines like 'Rules can be broken; all you have to do is push hard enough.'
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Recently, ... we've been treated to what we like best about 'CSI,' which is lots of novel deaths.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    This remains one of the most intriguing series on television.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The X-Files is the most paranoid, subversive show on TV right now...Filled with florid dialogue (''You've seen things that weren't meant to be seen!'') and not-bad special effects, X-Files is a hoot about hooey.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The X-Files' fourth season ... has been very uneven, with a few superb episodes propping up weak ones. ... Let's move the mythology along, shall we?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    So far, Martin and Daphne have been good for a few solid laughs per show,but the indispensable costar has proven to be Frasier's brother, Niles, played by David Hyde Pierce.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    One of the small miracles of Frasier is the way the show's high-strung, highbrow characters have managed to become mass-appeal favorites.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Frasier can be a beautifully written and acted farce. Yet, in its sixth season, the show is more often sliding into repetition.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Whenever it sticks closely with the Crane brothers ... this likely final season of 'Frasier' often ranks with some of the series' best work.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    In its portrayal of novice docs under pressure, ER may remind you of St. Elsewhere, but with less of the quirkiness that made Elsewhere both brilliant and annoying.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The weakest aspect of Seinfeld is a wacky next-door neighbor played by Michael Richards. Richards is doing little more than an impersonation of Christopher Lloyd's Jim on Taxi, and he ought to cut it out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Ignored by the rest of the media, Baywatch has become all things to all people. Younger viewers, for example, enjoy the sun-dappled rescue scenes and the capering monkeyshines of Hasselhoff's TV son, Hobie, played by Jeremy Jackson. Devotees of camp, on the other hand, love the way Hasselhoff, with the distinctive visual style of a television auteur, frequently stops the action to insert scenes that amount to full-length music videos.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Carey himself is a fidgety guy. He doesn't just deliver a line — he kind of dances around it, shifting his weight from one foot to the other. At first I found this, combined with his habit of looking down and grinning fixedly when he speaks to someone, pretty annoying. But his lines are so amusing and his timing so sharp that I've come to like Carey's anti-acting style.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The season's cleverest, most intricate sitcom.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick have overcome the dilemma of the show's debut season — how long could gay Will (Eric McCormack) and straight Grace (Debra Messing) go without romances in their lives? — with a couple of shrewdly funny solutions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Viewers who don't know a Trekker from a Tribble may nevertheless be drawn into the orbit of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the latest, darkest, and densest TV Star Trek yet. If the original Trek is the Old Testament of television science fiction and Star Trek: The Next Generation its New Testament, then Deep Space Nine is the Apocrypha — mysterious variations on Trek lore that work as ripping tales in their own right.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    It's a little gimmicky, but it works, primarily on the strength of the cast.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Orbach has restored to Law & Order the grit it was starting to lack at the end of its '92 season. As Det. Lennie Briscoe, Orbach displays a smoky voice, impatient manner, and perennial air of hangdog cynicism that adds some realistic rust to L&O's gleaming efficiency.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    I've noticed a drop in the quality of the writing. Too many cases derive their initial inspiration from real events (the Susan Smith case, and even, recently, that of Patty Hearst), with slight, facile alterations. Then too, the dialogue, once a model of hard-boiled terseness, is all too often now a jumble of gabby cliches. ... But you never know when L&O will let loose a corker.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The premiere episode of Dharma & Greg delivers rather more than you might expect; it has the zing of a '30s screwball comedy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    L.A. Law remains consistently, almost defiantly, entertaining.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    This comic-book show is the smartest, most human hour of programming that Sunday night now has to offer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    These days, L&C plays like a screwball comedy, with stolen kisses, cute banter, and constant comic misunderstandings. I'm not saying it's great screwball comedy, mind you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The Practice has the goods to be a don't-miss show.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The show's current season is its strongest, with [Kevin] James and costar Leah Remini sparking off each other's line readings like a veteran comedy team.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    While Everybody doesn't yet have top-notch writing, Romano manages to communicate something distinctive: He plays a beleaguered family man, but one who's happy about it. Not a dope and not a weasel, he's a fellow accepting his responsibilities. Ain't that unusual?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    That '70s Show is best when the volatility that truly characterized this period — the sense that the times they were a-changin', to a funky beat — seeps into its golden aura of fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Both extremely funny and intelligent.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Though marketed as staid all-ages fare, Heaven is, I would assert, actually The WB's most radical series stylistically, favoring a unique strategy of narrative slowness and stubborn irresolution. And I mean all that as a compliment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Some of the gags are predictable ... But Farquhar's series ... are distinctive for the way they aren't so much interested in what's said as in how it's said and what it means.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    No, 'The Sopranos' isn't the constant shock-of-the-new it once was; even its moments of abrupt, crazy violence are easily spotted. But there are still many scenes that are touching and devastatingly sincere.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    I stopped watching Chicago Hope early on last season; it had gotten too soapy, and I missed crazy boys Mandy Patinkin and Peter MacNicol. Compelled by critical duty to catch up this season, I've gotten hooked again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Martin has evolved into one of the most consistently amusing sitcoms in prime time, but not because the show itself is particularly original or well written. ... The best humor on Martin seems, whether it's true or not, to have been improvised by Lawrence and his costars, a quality which gives the show an enjoyably loose, anything-can-happen feel.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    What's clear about the current version of SNL is that the show has, to a large extent, sacrificed brilliance for consistency — you don't get extreme highs and lows, but you can watch comfortably, knowing that Hartman and company are giving you what David Letterman calls "solid, professional comedy."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The first two episodes of the third season are strong continuations of last season's revved-up pace and who-cares-if-they-get-the-Manhattan-references-in-the-boonies dialogue.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The first two episodes I've seen of season 5 stand among the best the series has produced, since they brazenly address nearly every complaint any viewer or critic has suggested about ''Sex'' after all these years.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Family Matters offers a picture of black family life that takes its middle-class ordinariness for granted, which is unusual for TV. Even more unusual, it's a show you can watch with your whole family, and chances are, everyone will get a few good laughs out of it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    At its weakest, Designing Women tends to be preachy, with Dixie Carter given five minutes for a show-stopping lecture about some Big Issue. But most of the time, it's raucously funny.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Designing Women's quandary is that its new characters are just variations on old ones. ... To date, the results have been extremely uneven — some weeks Allison is a whining drag; others, she's a sharp-tongued asset on a show that's gotten a little softheaded.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The debut episode isn't quite the laugh machine you'd expect from a guaranteed winner wedged between Seinfeld and ER. Clearly, what Veronica's Closet has going for it above all else is Alley's bleep-'em-all blitheness, her gift for turning a tantrum into operatic hilarity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Home Improvement isn't the best family sitcom — Roseanne still goes further and deeper — but Improvement may be the most comforting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    If I were a 10-year-old, I'd bite anyone who tried to keep me away from an episode of Xena. For non-10-year-olds, though, the dialogue in Xena is a stitch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Sometimes Dr. Katz is a little too early-period Woody Allen — more whines than jokes. But so far, Dr. Katz has proved capable of a brisk originality.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Its gimmicks are bolstered by vividly drawn protagonists and the show has a real understanding for the way L.A. can make you feel great — full of juice — while sucking you dry.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Although Millennium hasn't quite found its tone, it's got great visuals and a commanding performance by Henriksen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Here's an interesting, uneven, impudent comedy-drama that may well prove to be summer television's most likably eccentric series.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    [Vincent] D'Onofrio is so eccentrically entertaining, even his costar Kathryn Erbe seems fascinated. ... Add tight plotting, and CI is the L&O of the year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Extremely well acted, 'Six' is a show I'll keep watching; I'm just not convinced it'll be sucking up the same pop-culture air that 'The Sopranos' did.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Under, it turns out, is having a doozy of a sophomore outing. It's become a showcase for diverse acting styles that nonetheless mesh tightly. ... On the other hand, the writing quality is erratic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    You will feel guilty for laughing so hard, which is, I suspect, precisely the reaction David wants.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Although its style is novel, 24 hews to traditional crime-story conventions; you could plop this plot into a two-hour TV movie and be done with it. The advantage of the real-time hour becomes apparent, however, in the depth of characterization achieved by stretching things out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Really, my only significant complaint about the new '24' is an excessive use of its visual trademark: split-screen images. These are fine when they're used to let you know where major characters are in different subplots simultaneously, but in next week's episode, there's a split-screen shot that separates two characters talking in the same room together!
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Despite the fact that Prime Suspect II isn't as strong as the original, it's still comparable with the best cop shows on American TV.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Fascinating, frustrating, and a little frightening.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    If this third edition of 'BB' isn't as outlandishly amusing as its predecessor ... it's certainly had its moments.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Anyone who has worked in an office can identify with the tribalists' permanent state of exhaustion and paranoid mistrust, so Survivor's chief goal in the upcoming weeks is to make distinctive some of the initially rather bland-seeming participants.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The first season's episodes were, in a sense, edited backward: Knowing who was going to be voted off, each show's footage was cut in a way that demonstrated why the expulsion was inevitable. The tribes' motives were made clear, which ensured satisfying drama. In Outback [season 2], Burnett and his bunch are tossing us red herrings, to make the voting impossible to predict.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Watching Ellie is smart and likable -- it earns its gimmicky premise.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    'Firefly' benefits enormously from Whedon's ability to take the clichés of any genre and give them a good, hard yank.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    As uneven as it is, the series is now showcasing some of the best acting on television.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    'Trace' understands that people watch weekly dramas to become involved in characters' lives, yet exec producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Co. have caught on to the idea that although we'd like a few clues here and there -- something to connect us to the characters -- we don't want to know too much. The mysteries should extend to personalities as well as to how crimes have been committed.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Idol is a shamefully addictive cross between Ed McMahon's old "Star Search" and Chuck Barris' hoary, whore-y "The $1.98 Beauty Show."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    'Deadwood' creates from the git-go a villain for the ages in Al Swearengen. McShane's slicingly deep voice is like a bowie knife stuck in the series' heart, but instead of stopping its action, he brings the show to pumping, bloody life.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Lilly's first cold case is so TV predictable, there's no way to watch it other than as just an excuse to showcase Kathryn Morris -- to establish her as an indelible presence we'll want to return to every Sunday night.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Sometimes it takes a little while for a show to hit its stride, and watching Las Vegas for the first half of its first season was a crapshoot. ... So the series pumped up the guest-star quotient. That's when the fun began, around the turn of this year, when people as diverse as Paris Hilton, Sean Astin, Dennis Hopper, and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath began showing up.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Trump, with his perpetual scowl, petulantly thrust lower lip, and hoarse tirades ('I hate people to be late!'), is a surprisingly engaging -- and engaged -- host, managing to look genuinely puzzled by the contestants' bunglings, and airily refusing to remain neutral.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The throbbing red heart of The Vampire Diaries remains the tension between Damon and Paul Wesley's Stefan, and their mutual attraction to whomever Dobrev is embodying at the time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    So far, O'Loughlin has come most alive when he's engaged in the premiere's close-quarters, elbow-chopping fight scenes. But it's clear that, like other CBS shows from NCIS to CSI, the team byplay is going to be the heart of Hawaii Five-0. Thank goodness Caan is here to provide gruff humor, and Kim and Park play off each other nicely.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    What Buscemi brings to this production is his great gift for channeling neurotic self-consciousness into a man of action. He may fret about retaining his empire, but you believe Nucky Thompson is a lord of venality, right down to his immaculate spats.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Tone is everything in a detective show, and this one's is unique: easy-rolling yet prickly. [10 Sep 2010, p.82]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Dead is beautifully shot, but what it's shooting are former humans with rotting skin and bleating agonized groans. And like the comics, there's great, grim humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Devious Patty is still drinking like a fish, while wan Ellen is still seeking her advice (still, Ellen? Really?), and I still will not be able to resist watching every episode I possibly can.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    He's always making his audience come up to his level, instead of lowering himself to theirs. He's gonna do just fine. But more Andy, please.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    At its strongest, it freshens those themes without melodrama, opting instead for slow-boil tension. The challenge for this artful series is whether that boiling point is too slow for viewers raised on WWE Raw and mixed martial arts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    If you find the premiere poky, stick with it: Episodes gets funnier with each succeeding episode, and the acting is superb. Yes: Matt LeBlanc = superb.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Pope, and Cunningham's sardonic performance, provide Skies with some much-needed flashes of sharp humor. Ultimately, though, Falling Skies rises above any one performance; it's the spectacle of humans versus aliens that draws you in.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    With its debonair, jump-cut editing, Breaking In is a vigorously original, joke-packed bit of fun that could develop into something special. I'm serious, my Wookiee.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    By concentrating on what it means to practice polygamy in the 21st century, the series again comes close to achieving its goal of defining what it means to be a family.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Some viewers may find The Killing a little too cold and deliberate, but give it time. Its intensity builds steadily, giving the series unexpected power.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Blood creator Alan Ball knows how to juggle multiple pretty people and knotty, danger-stuffed story lines for the maximum amount of breathless romance and over-the-top action.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    If you buy the overwrought emotions so ornately expressed, you'll buy this TV movie's conviction. I was occasionally skeptical, but sold by the terrific performances.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Sound gaggy? It's not. Twain is incapable of treacle: She travels, talks, and even sings!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    There's all the slamming violence you might want in your gas-fumed escapism, mingled with real-world difficulties.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The sheer, cynical heartlessness of nearly everyone on-screen--from a wonderfully blunt Tony Shalhoub as Morgan Stanley's John Mack to Topher Grace as a calculating Paulson aide--is both dismaying and riveting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Despite all the repetition and longueurs, this Downton Abbey frequently works, as the first one did, as a peppery little trifle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Much of The Big C's unoriginal dramatization of cancer concerns is mitigated by the fresh, dynamic performances of Linney and Oliver Platt as husband Adam. [1 Jul 2011, p.67]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The show can simultaneously unsettle, comfort, excite, and amuse its viewers--something for everyone, if you, like Mr. Finch, like to watch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Work of Art remains TV's most enjoyable high/low, art/TV example of...cultural hybridity!
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    AHS is pretty much all scare, all the time: a whole lotta screams, sex, jolts, mashed faces, psychotic behavior, and dead babies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    By this third episode, the tone has become open, generous, and alert to every sort of character.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    If you can get past the notion of Nighy being irresistible to every woman he encounters (I almost did), you'll get caught up in the carefully modulated intrigue.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    More and more, this series is looking like a minor classic, which I mean as a major complement. [20 Jan 2012, p.70]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Bag of Bones is occasionally hokey, and Brosnan overworks his mad cackling, but the production is never less than creepily engaging. [19 Dec 2011, p.72]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    It's a measure of how absorbing Hell on Wheels is that each of these characters has evolved into someone we know and, in varying degrees,m root for. [10 Aug 2012, p.65]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The movie goes on a bit too long, but it makes up for it with finely tuned performances.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Smash is often enjoyable. [3/10 Feb 2012, p.101]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    What starts out lean and mean can grow flabby and sentimental, and flaws can turn into handsome plot twists. Which is one reason to just bite down hard and go with the show.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The performances are good but constrained by the parameters of scary-story acting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Creator Kyle Killen has set up a provocative, appealing puzzler, full of knottiness for the intellect and emotion for the heart. [2 Mar 2012, p.70]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    The show is a scrubbed-clean soap. [28 Sep 2012, p.66]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    We know that a guilty, defensive Jackie is the best Jackie to watch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    This eccentric romantic comedy deserves a chance to survive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ken Tucker
    Boss may be florid, but its peeks into backroom in-fighting, at favors promised and betrayed, remain strong elements in its favor.