Kristi Turnquist
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For 57 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kristi Turnquist's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Masters of Sex: Season 2
Lowest review score: 30 Scorpion: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 57
  2. Negative: 1 out of 57
57 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    The cast is stocked with solid actors--Leoni, Tim Daly as McCord's husband, Zeljko Ivanek as the President's chief of staff, Bebe Neuwirth as McCord's chief of staff--and the writing is fairly sharp, if a bit pretentious.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    A tedious flash-forward, flashback structure involving the students doing something that looks very, very bad in the woods hints that "Scandal"-style plot craziness may be right around the corner. [But] It's worth tuning in to see Davis display her versatility in the kind of multi-dimensional, non-stereotypical lead role she hasn't had an opportunity to play in movies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    It's a pleasant enough blend of travelogue and gentle humor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    The pilot has a propulsive pop energy, and melodramatic swagger.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    Odenkirk is a gifted comic actor, and the sadness in his eyes hints that he can fill in more dimensions to Jimmy McGill as time goes on. But the first two episodes of Better Call Saul take their own sweet time setting things up.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    In the first few episodes made available for preview, not every bit worked--it may always be too soon for jokes about Hitler, for example. But the tone never gets mean.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    Even with its first-night caution issues, his inaugural Tonight Show makes me think that Fallon is the perfect choice to take over a TV institution, giving it both tender loving care and a much-needed shake-up.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    As always, you can't judge a late-night host by a first show. But Meyers' debut indicates that his blend of intelligence and goofy humor will be a welcome addition to the crowded late-night neighborhood.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    Based on the first two episodes available for screening, Crisis is more promising than other recent network attempts to create a series that tells an ongoing story.

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