For 30 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 20% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lesley Smith's Scores

Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 80 Lone Star: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 Almost Human: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
30 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Lesley Smith
    No such show has come even near to Glee's success. Nashville may be the exception, with its clever, even cynical, mix of middle-aged crises and youthful ambitions set in country music's Mecca.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Lesley Smith
    Summon your patience and settle in for the long haul. By its end, the series' exploration of how ordinary human fallibility is transformed into shocking human depravity is compellingly inventive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Lesley Smith
    Even the actors in the smallest roles are three-dimensional, a rich tribute to Britain’s theatrical talent. If these are, as Horowitz claims, the last episodes of Foyle he writes, both he and his longtime actor-collaborators are bowing out on a very high note indeed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Lesley Smith
    Despite the pleasures of these performances, the series drags. Inside each of Zen's 90-minute episodes lies, one suspects, a crisp hour.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Lesley Smith
    Amid this seeming disorder, Jason Isaacs breathes a wry life into Britten, as a man who slowly feels himself accessing levels of consciousness and perception he never imagined, even as his psychiatrists label them "illness" and his work partners question their relevance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Lesley Smith
    While the mystery genre has a rich history of incisive social commentary animating a compelling investigation, this series struggles to balance an examination of women’s place in post-war Britain and a classic race-against-time mystery.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Lesley Smith
    As it poses existential questions, the show benefits from the casting choice of newcomer Wolk and a supple, low-key naturalism in both performances and direction.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Lesley Smith
    The Escape Artist is unusually willing not to let the audience off the hook, and instead, to help us understand that the pursuit of substantive justice may prove as dangerous as the crimes it seeks to right.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Lesley Smith
    Still, the plot that sparks this dramatic energy, as happens too frequently with the ageing L&O franchise, is humdrum, trusting too much to fans' loyalty and anticipation of the closing spectacle, when Goren flays the murderer into confession.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Lesley Smith
    Even in the areas of its strength--the give-and-take between strong-minded friends, the camaraderie of colleagues, and the bonds of a multi-generational family—the show tends to probe lightly the critical issues it consistently raises.

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