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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lori Rackl's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 4
Lowest review score: 25 The Neighbors: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 243
243 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    It’s more of a slow burn, a psychological study in grief, guilt and what can happen to a marriage tested by tragedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The show sometimes lays on the misogyny a bit thick, but Timoney's alienation feels painfully realistic, thanks to Bello.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The show’s pace is slow in spots, but the dark humor and twisted tone make it oddly compelling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The premiere lacks the gravitas of last season’s heavily symbolic opener, but it sets the stage for what promises to be a tumultuous, enticing end run.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The cable network's political drama even has my vote for the best new show of the season.
    • 86 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The season premiere is The Newsroom at its best.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The intrigue escalates in the next episode where things are heating up in Chicago, home to a couple of this season’s compelling new players, Al Capone enforcer Mike D’Angelo (Louis Cancelmi) and crime fighter Eliot Ness (Jim True-Frost).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The series has a cinematic feel, with plenty of stand-alone, poignant moments punctuating each episode.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    We already know where he ends up, but it sure is fun watching him get dirty along the way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    Its distinctive voice makes it feel fresh and original, and the poignant comedy gets better with every episode.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    A mix of joyous wedding day flashbacks and sometimes painful present-day interviews results in a compelling narrative that should be required viewing for anyone about to walk down the aisle.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    This third season is more in keeping with Downton's first [season].
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    This haunting six-episode season explores the deep divide between a parochial community and a marginalized Native American tribe.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    [An] insightful sketch show.
    • 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
    It’s the thinking man’s serial-killer drama, a twisted tale that never trolls for cheap scares but is plenty terrifying.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The pilot is riveting but, like our protagonist Barry, a bit joyless. Here’s hoping the series doesn’t collapse under the weight of its own gravitas; it’s a compelling premise that plays out in a part of the world not often seen on TV.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    This thriller is a fast-paced ride through the minefields of domestic and international relations.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    It’s eerie, suspenseful and yes, subtitled, but give the premiere a chance and you’ll return for more.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Beneath these sometimes confusing layers lurks a promising show about a relatively unexplored chapter in U.S. military history.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Clever dialogue and an unmistakable sense of place still make the show worth watching, even when the narrative is spinning its wheels.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The show has a lot going on and it isn’t always easy to follow, but for the most part it’s stylish, sexy and smart.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The mythology is intriguing and so are the characters, who are as full of witty one-liners as their closets are bursting with black leather.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    It’s required viewing for fanboys. But it also holds broader appeal for anyone curious about the evolution of the comic book genre, its good and bad guys, and its lasting legacy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    It’s an educational, entertaining, warts-and-all look at something that deserves our better understanding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The refreshing way fellow contestants and judges rally around a young contender having a meltdown ultimately make this an inspirational series that’s more sweet than bitter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    While the latest interpretation doesn't live up to the British import, it's still more entertaining than your typical CBS procedural.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    This ranks among the best new comedies of the season.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    While politics come into play later, it is human emotions such as grief, regret and loss that fans can look forward to sinking their teeth into at the start of the season.

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