Liz Shannon Miller

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For 109 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 82% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 12% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Liz Shannon Miller's Scores

Average review score: 82
Highest review score: 100 BoJack Horseman: Season 4
Lowest review score: 25 The Orville: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 109
109 tv reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    Poehler and Offerman’s off-screen friendship translates to a wonderful on-screen dynamic that lends itself well to the sort of off-the-cuff riffing that speaks to both a deep bond and strong improvisational skills. As hosts, they bring an irreverence that keeps the tone light, positive, and natural.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    While Season 6 never attained the operatic heights of years past, it was a relatively solid advancement of this story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Liz Shannon Miller
    The final moments of UnREAL bring with them an over-the-top, operatic feel, one that pushes every strain of believability but, in the grand scheme of things, feels pretty fitting. It’s a farewell that brings with it the satisfaction of slapping your toxic ex in the face, a knowledge that sometimes it’s not just enough for things to end. Sometimes, you just gotta burn it all down.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Liz Shannon Miller
    How have things changed in Season 4? The answer is simple: just more, but better, deeper, and more daring.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    There’s a light touch to the material, but a deceptive one, as the wit of the script and charm of the performances mask the real pain and trauma within lives ruined by deception and bigotry.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    The show is, to be clear, worth admiring for the way it deeply cares about its ensemble and their journeys--Misty (Simone Missick) in particular is well-served with plenty to do. But that’s where most of the bloat lies: long scenes, with pretty quick emotional conclusions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    Like most other Marvel shows these connections are likely to be only surface-level for the foreseeable future, but it still speaks to the tricky balancing act all these shows have to achieve: exist in their own universe, yet walk their own path. Cloak and Dagger hasn’t escaped the problems that plague its brethren, but it has introduced some fresh components that make the latter feel like a real possibility.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    Kimmy Schmidt does take one of its boldest narrative swings yet with Season 4, a format-breaking homage to the insane popularity of true crime narratives that lacks the breadth and depth of other parody series like “American Vandal,” but still nails down its own spin, while also using the concept to add new insight into the characters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    13 Reasons Why features no shortage of missteps. But it’s a show that so deeply feels for its characters, so deeply feels these scenarios, that it’s hard to be mad at it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    The complexity is lacking. As a story of survival, though, Colony remains the sort of engrossing television that gets lost in the mix, due to all the other captivating television out there.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    There is no way to recommend jumping into Badlands with Season 3-the season premiere makes no effort whatsoever to re-establish the characters or scenario for new audiences. But fans who either kept up with the series during its run on AMC or discovered it on Netflix can rest assured that the narrative continues on in a relatively seamless manner.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    Showrunner Bruce Miller has established the stakes for this world, and while it’d be nice if there was more focus, the series remains as unforgiving and unforgettable as ever. June’s anger and rage are ours as well, screaming out for those kept silent.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    The Expanse isn’t perfect television, but entering Season 3 it is confident in the story it’s telling and, more importantly, the kind of stories it wants to tell.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    Krypton is a show split between two different concepts, and that lack of commitment shows in the first five episodes. But those unfamiliar with the comics will find plenty to enjoy, as the plot gets twistier and twistier.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    At first the show does feel exactly like what might happen if the creator of a MTV dark comedy and the writers of a Tupac biopic teamed up together to make a show. It’s a combination that at first doesn’t really seem to click, but by the end of the season, On My Block does feel like a world unto itself, a universe with its own rules and logic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    Season 3 does manage to end on something of a transcendent moment while remaining as semi-sweet as what’s come before, and we’ll always remember the show with fondness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    Rage and fear aside, in the first three episodes screened for critics The Good Fight still also manages to be fun. The show retains all of the qualities that made “The Good Wife” so delightfully bingeable during its original CBS run while lobbing oddball choices into the mix.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    It’s the introduction of Janet McTeer as a mysterious figure connected with Jessica’s past who is the most dynamic element of these early episodes. While she has potential as a foil, there’s not enough of her to keep us hooked, not to mention the lack of the emotional hook that we had with Kilgrave in Season 1.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    The ending’s always pretty predictable, in the best way. ... The group as a whole embody a natural chemistry, though Jonathan Van Ness becomes a clear standout.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    There are a couple of narrative turns that aren’t all that shocking, but what keeps them compelling is the depth of emotion associated with them. Executive producers Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce have ensured that the best aspects of the multi-cam format play these scenes as pure theater, bending the rules of reality at times for the greatest emotional catharsis.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Liz Shannon Miller
    From the top down, this is a show that has such patience and empathy for its characters, even the most minute of roles, that it makes you want to get to know the people around you in real life better, open yourself up to their stories, discover their secrets within. Because while there might be unpleasant surprises, good things might also result.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    Season 11 so far isn’t flawless, but it’s a lively, character-focused affair that feels far more unified than we’d ever anticipated, a massive improvement over Season 10 that gives us genuine hope for the second half. For the first time in a while, we’re truly excited to see more.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    There are at least two episodes, “Arkangel” and “Crocodile,” which are very much identifiable as classic “Black Mirror” tales. But fortunately, creator Charlie Brooker has taken some big swings with other installments, and the result is proof that “Black Mirror,” as a series, has plenty of mileage left in it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    It’s off to an incredibly compelling start, thanks to Schwartz and Strange’s confident storytelling, and should it keep moving forward at its current pace, it could become a truly addictive hit. As it is, it’s one of Marvel’s most promising series to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    Bamford may go through some dark times, as Lady Dynamite does go to some dark places, but its emotions are so genuine that the end result is both cathartic and addictive.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    For a show which seemed, given the timing of its launch, to be so controversial, its most controversial element is its lack of controversy. Frank Castle does some bad things, but nothing as bad as what happens in America on a regular basis. As a narrative about veterans trying to find their place in the world, The Punisher has something to say. But it could have been so much shorter, and its placement in the Marvel universe feels tangential at best.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    More often than not, Mr. Robot is not a show which invites you to buy in. It’s standoffish, reticent, only willing to make you care when prodded to do so, and even then it will resist. Yet if you are willing to engage, willing to challenge yourself, it’s some of the most fascinating television happening right now.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Liz Shannon Miller
    Both Froggatt and Gruffudd prove equally matched, with Gruffudd’s blend of charm and confusion essential to selling the ambiguous nature of the premise. ... But when the big twists come--and oh, they do come--neither actor is able to escape the material, particularly the dense confessional monologues that completely contradict the grounded nature of earlier episodes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    Listen up, Star Trek fans: sign up for your CBS All Access account now, because the most exciting and daring take on the franchise is happening there, and even if you don’t love it right out of the gate, it’s going to create conversations you won’t want to miss.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Liz Shannon Miller
    The lack of creativity is clear, given how it takes the basic framework of a “Trek” series and files off the serial numbers. But morally, it’s hard to imagine how anyone involved with this project could be comfortable with walking onto that set, watching those episodes, and seeing how blatant the imitation is.

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