Kristi Turnquist
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For 76 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kristi Turnquist's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Orange is the New Black: Season 3
Lowest review score: 30 Scorpion: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 76
  2. Negative: 2 out of 76
76 tv reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Kristi Turnquist
    Adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge is an extraordinary character study, featuring a brilliant performance by Frances McDormand.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Kristi Turnquist
    Masters of Sex is better than ever.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Kristi Turnquist
    Season 3 is an utterly confident mix of gritty comedy and affecting, underplayed drama.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Kristi Turnquist
    Tambor's delicacy and sincerity as Maura are subtle and moving, though he never aims for sentimentality. The comedy and difficulty of what this all means for the Pfefferman family are beautifully balanced.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kristi Turnquist
    Black-ish is one of the best new shows of the season.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kristi Turnquist
    [The first 2] episodes are so solid and done with such polish, they're reason to think that Season 5 of Portlandia may be the best one yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Kristi Turnquist
    Burns and his frequent collaborator, writer Geoffrey C. Ward, plunge into the elements that make The Roosevelts so engrossing, enlightening and entertaining. In a seemingly effortless balancing act, Burns and Ward do justice to the massive mark these three individuals left on the country's history, while also keeping a tight focus on their inner lives.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kristi Turnquist
    With witty writing, a likable leading lady, and a terrific cast, iZombie is full of life, and one of the season's best new shows.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    Legends, which is based on a novel by Robert Littell and produced by a team that includes "Homeland" veterans Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary, has an unusual sense of melancholy, which seems to emanate from Bean's soulful performance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    The good news is that Wayward Pines is a creepy mystery that gets more compelling--and shocking--as it goes along.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    The mood and writing mix splashy comic book pulpiness with brooding film noir menace, sparked with bits of dark humor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    It's definitely a smart, clever spin on the old opposite-personalities buddy-cop formula, with a terrific ensemble cast and immensely likable characters.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    Brutal and intense, the season opener is an powerful blend of darkness and a few threads of light, as Rick again takes on the role of doing whatever it takes to protect those he cares for.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    Based on that limited sampling [of two episodes], the premise strikes me as both fresh and familiar enough to make me want to see more.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    The Slap has the complexity and subtlety that's hard to find in a lot of broadcast network programming, and it's to NBC's credit that they're taking a chance with a limited-run series we'd expect to find on cable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    When Ridley's narrative threatens to get too heavy-handed, the individual struggles and tragedies of the characters keep the story grounded.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    If the rest of the 13-episode Extant remains as compelling as its first episode, this will be the standout show of the summer season.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    For all its volatility and rough textures, after a few episodes, The Knick begins to draw you into its idiosyncratic rhythms.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    With an appealing cast, a relatively fresh setting and smart jokes ("Every party in Silicon Valley ends up like a Hasidic wedding," i.e., the men and women are always separated), Silicon Valley is definitely worth your time investment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    With its signature mixture of tiny details providing texture and easy storytelling flow, Mad Men lures us back into its final season with all the confidence in the world.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    The setting is convincingly snowy and wintry (it was filmed in Calgary, Canada), the writing is clever, and the actors are outstanding.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    Quibbles aside, watching this superb cast working together remains a pleasure, and it makes Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black an irresistible summer viewing choice.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    Downton Abbey Season 5 may cover some familiar ground, but its steps are so lively, the company so delightful, and the scenery so fine, it's a trip well worth taking.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    While Going Clear is unapologetically one-sided in its dim view of Scientology, the issues it raises--what is a religion? What motivates people to follow a faith, even when it comes under attack?--will make you think about the film long after it's over.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    True Detective Season 2 may not be subtle ("this is my least favorite life," a performer mournfully sings at the Vinci bar.) But the actors provide enough light to make it worth navigating the gloom.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    Poldark is juicy, romantic, melodramatic storytelling at its most enjoyable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    Aside from a few off-key moments, based on the instantly compelling performances, and the novelty of the his-and-hers storytelling, The Affair has an appeal that may be hard to resist.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    Severance gets the second half of Season 7 off to a brisk start.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Kristi Turnquist
    The good news is that Ballers has its own energy, humor and terrific performances, notably by Johnson.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    The Returned has the nightmarish quality of a ghost story, but could benefit from some of Norma Bates' frenzied energy.

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