For 33 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Fallon's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Fargo: Season 1
Lowest review score: 30 The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
33 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Fallon
    A perfectly mixed cocktail equally parts menacing and suspenseful, washed down with surprising notes of hilarious satire and pulpy violence, FX’s version of Fargo is most certainly not a pale imitation of the gruesome dark comedy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Fallon
    It’s better than the breakout first season, even, finally equalizing the wildly--though thrillingly--undulating tones and sprawling cast of characters into a streamlined and balanced, but just as original and bracing, mode of storytelling that makes the 13 episodes more bingeworthy than ever.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Fallon
    In a summer that’s offered new programs that pretty much all sit on the spectrum from “silly, but still curious” (Extant, The Strain) on one end to “just plain silly” (Dating Naked) on the other, Manhattan is the most grown up, worth-watching new series we have.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Fallon
    It uses the creative breathing room to dial up and embrace the show’s inherent weirdness--this is a comedy about a cult survivor, after all--and then have the luxury to bring things back to a relatable, human level again.... [Fey and Carlock] solidified themselves as not just bravura comedy writers--which we already knew they were--but industry risk-takers, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Fallon
    It's richer than ever. It's more nuanced. Whereas it used to be buzzy and contentious, it's now simply good.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Fallon
    Review is high concept, yes. But it’s also incredibly clever, and really funny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Fallon
    The Season 3 premiere of Girls is good. It isn’t brilliant and life-changing nor is it terrible trash. It’s not as profound as we force Girls to be, nor is it meaningless. It’s just good. Sometimes it’s very good. It’s certainly enjoyable. But it’s neither the best nor the worst thing ever.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Fallon
    As a comedy series, Man Seeking Woman is more inspired than it is flawlessly funny. But what it lacks in consistency of tone and laugh-out-loud one-liners it makes up for in sharp writing, acute cultural commentary, gleeful weirdness, and sheer creative balls.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Fallon
    Lindsay was the most stressful hour of television I’ve ever seen. And I loved every second of it. Credit Winfrey, first, with adding gravitas and objectivity to what is ultimately a blatant and shameless grab for ratings.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Fallon
    Red Band Society is by no means the perfect network drama. (That would be The Good Wife, for those who are keeping count.) But there is something admirable about what it is doing, and about the fact that it has no qualms about it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Fallon
    Forget everything you assumed about the lives of classic musicians. Turns out, they’re not so boring. Mozart in the Jungle, then, is like Girls meets Amadeus.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Fallon
    In its third season, Orphan Black is both falling victim to its complexity and is all the stronger for it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Fallon
    The show is, first and foremost, incredibly well written, with astute observations about pop culture, particularly as it relates to ethnic identity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Kevin Fallon
    For all that he would shamelessly borrow from them across the hour, he seemed markedly different from that pack he’s lumped in with. In fact, he was even refreshing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Kevin Fallon
    Once you commit yourself to the trashy abandon of The Royals, the one critique of the show might be that the abandon isn’t reckless or campy enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Kevin Fallon
    The bittersweet hilarity of all of this is where “Repilot” succeeds. Longtime fans of the series will delight in how it is just so Community. Newcomers there to watch a “pilot” of sorts of a series just won’t get it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Kevin Fallon
    Change is afoot at Downton, and with it a redirection back to the frenzied elegance that defined its first few surprisingly engrossing seasons. The progress is with a grain of salt, though. The plot development is back, but it’s more obtuse than ever.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Kevin Fallon
    Girl Meets World is a perfectly pleasant Disney Channel show.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Kevin Fallon
    It’s hardly [his crowning achievement], lacking the aggressive whimsy and emboldened storytelling that’s made him the pied piper to a nation of TV-watching weirdos, mocked and ignored. But there’s a seriousness with which he’s given this first Freak Show outing that actually piques more of a curiosity than trotting out the expected onslaught of spooks, one-liners, and cheekiness could’ve possibly be done at this point in the American Horror Story run.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Kevin Fallon
    The result was a TV special that felt every bit as dated, but also every bit as joyous, as those variety series, when the likes of Dinah Shore and Julie Andrews and Judy Garland and the Jacksons would serve up entertainment comfort food in the ’60s and ’70s. Rudolph, though, peppers the format with the necessary spice and quirky flavoring that, throwback as it is, keeps that comfort food from feeling stale.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Kevin Fallon
    This respectable, illuminating View was also--let’s face it--kind of boring.... It’s kind of a comfort, and even exciting, that these four very intelligent, very congenial women with an abundance of respect for each other are going to be the ones helming it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Kevin Fallon
    This respectable, illuminating View was also--let’s face it--kind of boring.... It’s kind of a comfort, and even exciting, that these four very intelligent, very congenial women with an abundance of respect for each other are going to be the ones helming it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Kevin Fallon
    Strong as the writing is--and it’s way smarter and has a stronger point of view than your typical web spoof aspires to be--it’s hard to shake the feeling that it’s a web spoof, something that’s in stark contrast to the lavish and extravagant production Netflix is putting forth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    Its characters are depressingly the same.... Pretty much everyone else is recycling their old plot points, too.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    When you suspend disbelief and watch Selfie through a prism where it’s a fantasy-world alternate reality, where people speak in self-aware, carefully crafted maxims and quotables, lines like this are actually really funny--exceptionally astute and observant about today’s culture. But if you look at Selfie as some sort of realistic meditation on a social media-obsessed, narcissistic generation--which it’s tempting to do, especially as some of Eliza’s self-serving transgressions hit closer to home than others--then you’ll likely find writing like this to be maddening.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    Paired together, Grace and Frankie doesn’t exactly work. But paired together, Fonda and Tomlin are brilliant.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    Whitney may be a largely inoffensive and competently executed biopic, but it also misses the point of its existence.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    With all of the hype leading up to Meyers's debut on Late Night, it was disappointing that his opening monologue was scrappy.... On his own, Meyers was merely OK, especially considering that Fred Armisen, who leads Late Night's house band, was such a nonentity. Then Amy Poehler came on and everything was just splendid.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Kevin Fallon
    Lazy, arguably, would be excusable if this new Odd Couple was funny. Though the Very Enthusiastic laugh track might suggest otherwise, this is not a funny show. It is antiquated and broad in a way that’s actively off-putting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Kevin Fallon
    The dialogue doubles as patronizing directives of what we’re supposed to be thinking, carefully dictating Resurrection’s themes.

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