Kristi Turnquist
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For 43 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 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: 26 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
43 tv reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Kristi Turnquist
    Masters of Sex is better than ever.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kristi Turnquist
    Black-ish is one of the best new shows of the season.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    The fact that the show remains watchable, if challenging, is a testament to Perrotta and Lindelof's convincing portrait of how our society might respond to such an event. And Theroux's performance is a much-needed anchor to humanity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    It's a pleasant enough blend of travelogue and gentle humor.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    In a gimmicky touch, it's narrated by a boy in a coma. But despite the easy grabs at our heartstrings–-who in their right mind isn't rooting for young people to get well?–-the pilot benefits from the vivid, likable performances of the cast.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    Homeland shows signs of coming back to creative life.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Kristi Turnquist
    With a tone that swings between action and slapstick comedy, The Librarians isn't likely to show up on any end of 2014 Top 10 lists. But its high energy and good cheer are a comfortable fit for the holiday season.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Kristi Turnquist
    It's quite a story, but the pilot for Turn takes a long time to get going, and isn't all that compelling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Kristi Turnquist
    That broader scope may prove to be an improvement in terms of how much deeper The Bridge can go in its cross-cultural storytelling. But the first two episodes of Season 2 are a bit all over the map.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Kristi Turnquist
    The Strain gets off to a busy, icky, unpretentious start, mixing the vigor of a '50s Grade-B horror movie with a convoluted mythology about an ancient virus that turns victims into vampires.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Kristi Turnquist
    The cast has easy chemistry, the New Orleans setting is colorful, and Pounder lends class to anything she does. The CBS procedural formula works, but that doesn't make it feel any less formulaic.

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