For 207 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lori Rackl's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Normal Heart: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Free Agents (2011): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 207
207 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    This is a show worth watching, and worth the effort it might take for newbies to get up to speed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    The beauty of this series is that it's so entertaining and so well-executed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    The 18th Amendment--that "Noble Experiment" that turned out to be one of the country's biggest civic failures--is the subject of a fascinating new documentary by Ken Burns.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    After a dark and often depressing season four, it's refreshing to start things off on a more jovial, lighter note. That's not to say the premiere is devoid of angst, disappointment and drama. It's just buoyed by an unusually high amount of humor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    Few television shows are as addictive as this pensive, wonderfully paced suspenser.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson should star in everything, always--that’s how mesmerizing they are as Louisiana criminal investigators in HBO’s new anthology True Detective.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    Overall, co-creator Steven Moffat and writer-actor Mark Gatiss have delivered a whip-smart follow-up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    It’s also an intimately personal tale of Kramer’s heartbreaking first-hand experience with the disease. Directed by Ryan Murphy, it’s bound to put Emmys in the hands of a remarkable cast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    This cult hit deserves mainstream success in its second season, which wastes no time diving back in to the heart-pounding action.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    The sharply written, slow-paced premiere ratchets up the tension on what’s reported to be the bloodiest 10-episode season yet.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    Creator Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”) continues to tell the fascinating stories of women rarely seen on “TV” in season two.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The show sometimes lays on the misogyny a bit thick, but Timoney's alienation feels painfully realistic, thanks to Bello.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The cable network's political drama even has my vote for the best new show of the season.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    Almost nothing about this series is conventional. That's part of the appeal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    After watching four episodes, I can say that Awake has an addictive quality to it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    Its distinctive voice makes it feel fresh and original, and the poignant comedy gets better with every episode.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    [Boss brings] back its intoxicating blend of soap-opera sudsiness, Shakespearean tragedy and scathing insight into big city politics, Chicago-style.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    [A] witty-but-poignant look at what it means to be a modern family.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    This third season is more in keeping with Downton's first [season].
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    Deliciously disturbing, Hannibal is bound to leave viewers hungry for more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The series has a cinematic feel, with plenty of stand-alone, poignant moments punctuating each episode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    Half the fun of Behind the Candelabra is watching these two Hollywood heavyweights deftly tackle roles that could have been career-enders not that long ago.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    It’s eerie, suspenseful and yes, subtitled, but give the premiere a chance and you’ll return for more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    [An] insightful sketch show.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    It makes the most of its pay-TV platform by showing plenty of skin, but the sex scenes service a bigger story made all the more compelling by a couple of strong leads in Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The premiere feels a bit slow coming on the heels of last season’s wild ride, but the second episode will leave you hungry for more
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    While no one will mistake Helena Bonham Carter for a twin of the legendary violet-eyed actress, she’s more than convincing alongside “The Wire’s” Dominic West, who brings a troubled Richard Burton to life.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    This thriller is a fast-paced ride through the minefields of domestic and international relations.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The cult favorite’s fifth season deftly hits the reset button and starts out strong with back-to-back episodes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    This outgrowth of a cult-hit web series is a lighter, wackier and often funnier version of HBO’s “Girls.”