For 80 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Fallon's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Fargo: Season 1
Lowest review score: 30 Resurrection: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 80
  2. Negative: 7 out of 80
80 tv reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Kevin Fallon
    It was overstuffed with some awkward introductions and anxiety over first impressions, and because of that sometimes a little boring. ... The premiere is often very fun, especially when Handler’s eye-roll-driven plain-talking sense of humor slips in off the cuff. (At one point she laughs directly into Pitbull’s face.) But it didn’t probe in the way we’ve been sold, and still expect from future episodes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Kevin Fallon
    That might be the crux of the problem with Jerry Before Seinfeld. It’s certainly pleasant, and anyone who is a fan of his will chuckle their way through it. But it’s unclear what we’re being sold here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Kevin Fallon
    My Roanoke Nightmare is a fascinating new direction in that mission. We’re not sure quite yet if we’re applauding the new direction; to be quite honest, we found the premiere to be so heavy on explanation that we were slightly bored.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Kevin Fallon
    That balance of gimmicky and profound undulates throughout the season. ... But the cuckoo is stitched together by the heft of Fonda and Tomlin’s performances and the intimacy of the writing when the show manages to take a step back and give the characters a beat for self-analysis.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Kevin Fallon
    The curious thing about Snowfall is how glaringly the ask it is making of its viewers is at odds with the tension rising between the various players in the complicated drug ring depicted onscreen: an assumption of patience, and blind trust that it will deliver. ... The performances rise to the ambition of the material, especially Idris in the lead role, Michael Hyatt as his protective mother, and Amin Joseph as his conflicted uncle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Kevin Fallon
    Baskets is so naturalistic it’s almost whimsical. Except it’s so definitely lacks any whimsy that all of its naturalism can actually be stale.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    The truth is, bold as this creative decision was--and executed quite successfully, too--it’s jarring, at best. At worst, it’s a bastardization.... All of that said, in a perverse way, this maturation of the franchise may be exactly what was needed if The Muppets has any hope of being the same lightning rod or have the same longevity as the original Muppet Show, which ran from 1976 to 1981.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    In addition to being OITNB’s riskiest season yet, this is also its messiest. The lows are pretty low. ... But the highs are the show at its best: profound and funny, and simultaneously spotlighting and elucidating the ways in which women and minorities are oppressed, villainized, and ignored, often all at once. Still, that surfaces the show’s most fatal and longest-running flaw. There are so many characters—too many, in fact.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    It’s all very big and bold, and boring.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    Whitney may be a largely inoffensive and competently executed biopic, but it also misses the point of its existence.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    Pick through that mess, and even the biggest Daniels skeptic will find a fierce commitment to progressive social issues; a knack for writing showcases for actresses of color that are so often slighted by Hollywood; and a kind of Shakespeare-meets-camp delight for dialogue that is as operatic as it is silly--though only effective about as often as you’d expect with that kind of ambition.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Fallon
    The Wiz Live! was certainly not transcendent, or even anything that I’d ever want to watch again. But it was Citizen Kane compared to the twin rancid garbage pile that were Sound of Music and Peter Pan.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Fallon
    The storytelling, clearly, isn’t the point. It’s about the feeling of Rocky Horror and, as the film took on this cult second life, the audience who is feeling it. But with this Fox production, it’s unclear who the intended audience is.

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