For 243 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lori Rackl's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Sherlock: Season 3
Lowest review score: 25 Witches of East End: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 243
243 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    Few television shows are as addictive as this pensive, wonderfully paced suspenser.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    The beauty of this series is that it's so entertaining and so well-executed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    Having instant access to the entire first season is a blessing for viewers prone to bingeing because the more you learn about Transparent’s Pfefferman clan, the more you want to know.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    Creator Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”) continues to tell the fascinating stories of women rarely seen on “TV” in season two.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    These intimate, well-told stories become the ingredients for a new Foo Fighters song recorded at a local studio and performed at the end of each hourlong episode.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    Overall, co-creator Steven Moffat and writer-actor Mark Gatiss have delivered a whip-smart follow-up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    Bravo’s first original non-reality TV series is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking story about an L.A.-based self-help author.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    The best drama on broadcast TV hasn’t missed a beat since its universally praised fifth season.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    This is a show worth watching, and worth the effort it might take for newbies to get up to speed.
    • 89 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    Not only is it funny, it has an air of authenticity thanks to co-creator Mike Judge, who mines his previous experience as a Silicon Valley engineer for laughs.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    After watching four episodes, I can say that Awake has an addictive quality to it.
    • 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
    • 83 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.
    • 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.”
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    It’s a fast-moving trip down memory lane featuring lots of familiar faces, such as computer hacker Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) in full “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” mode, plus some intriguing new villains.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    It’s clear that C.K. made good use of the time off to recharge his creative batteries. The season’s third episode, “So Did the Fat Lady,” is his best yet.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    This time around Stuart has a vulnerability that makes him a lot more enjoyable to watch, even if the steps he makes toward maturity and genuine love feel a bit rushed in this home stretch.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    [A] witty-but-poignant look at what it means to be a modern family.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    This gritty, atmospheric “Batman” prequel ranks as the fall’s best new drama on broadcast television.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    Almost nothing about this series is conventional. That's part of the appeal.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    Deliciously disturbing, Hannibal is bound to leave viewers hungry for more.

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