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 Game of Thrones: Season 2
Lowest review score: 25 The Neighbors: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 243
243 tv reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is a deliciously nasty comedy that takes a well-worn formula and whips it to life with clever writing and an engaging cast.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    It’s a cinematic story whose focus isn’t polar bears and receding glaciers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    In the premiere at least, the story unfolds nicely--and to the tune of a good soundtrack. When the episode ended, I wanted to know more about the Circle, both its history and where it's headed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    It’s the broader story of Briggs--is his hat white or black?--and his unfolding relationship Warren that elevates Graceland a cut above your dime-a-dozen crime dramas.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    If you can suspend your disbelief enough to get over the improbable premise (and overlook Nestor Carbonell's abuse of eyeliner as FBI agent Victor Machado), Ringer takes you on an exciting, suspenseful ride full of more twists and turns than Siobhan's hallmark hairdo.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The action is set to the beat of "Mack the Knife" and other swingin' songs that, along with some stunning production design, help the show deliver a hefty dose of '60s nostalgia.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Sumptuously shot and full of period detail, Mr. Selfridge is stocked with plenty of upstairs/downstairs drama, often with a little too much attention being lavished on the workers’ personal storylines.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Now that the premise of the show has been established, it would be nice to see more shades of gray and less black and white.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The Dust Bowl is more like eat-your-vegetables television than some of Burns' other endeavors, namely his last PBS documentary, "Prohibition." But it's still a worthwhile examination of an overlooked chapter from our past that holds plenty of lessons for our future.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    [A] weekly fix of justice and resolution while the overarching--and more intriguing--story line of McDeere's plight slowly unfolds.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The first episode unfolds nicely with plenty of suspense and tension. If they can keep it up week after week, they should have no problem holding viewers' interest.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    To McDormand’s credit, she lets us see through enough cracks in Olive’s gruff façade to reveal a vulnerable woman let down by life by ultimately unwilling to give up on it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    An eccentric kid (Benjamin Stockham, “1600 Penn”) looking for a father figure finds one in his man-child neighbor, Will, played with the right amount of humor and heart by David Walton (“Bent”).
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    What the 10-episode series lacks in originality it makes up for by piling on the creepy suspense.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The show’s pricey-looking pilot caters to both comic book geeks and mainstream viewers with its witty writing and special effects.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    A diverse assortment of teenagers--The Mean Girl (played by Glencoe native Zoe Levin), The Rebel, The Girl Next Door, The Player--try to cope with the challenges of life, not just their life-threatening illnesses, which keeps the series from falling into Debbie Downer territory.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Karl Urban is the main draw as an emotionally and physically damaged detective in Fox’s sci-fi police procedural with a heavy “Fringe” pedigree.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The well-executed drama is a welcome addition to the programming lineup for a network better known for non-scripted series like "Swamp People" and "Pawn Stars."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    An intriguing study in how regular Joes react to inexplicable events, the show demands a level of patience bound to result in its own “Sudden Departure” of at least some viewers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    It’s a shtick that could get old fast. Instead, it keeps getting better in the sophomore season of this hilarious series that will have you laughing and learning.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Despite this highly unoriginal setup, NBC's midseason rom-com Bent has its charms--most of which come from the laid-back, likable lothario Pete.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Luck can be maddeningly inscrutable but it becomes less so over time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    If the rest of the series is anything like the pilot, this is one party you don’t want to miss.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The stereotypes slow down in subsequent episodes, which grew more entertaining with each of the four I watched.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The show chronicles the more humorous than glamorous challenges encountered by Meyer, whose full-time job us self-preservation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    On the whole, Suburgatory delivers more hits than misses, largely thanks to its cast.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    They’ve basically taken that premise [of NBC's “Best Friends Forever”], switched up some of the details and reinvented that show for a new network, which isn’t a bad thing because the original concept was pretty humorous, and Parham and St. Clair play great besties.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    There’s an acerbic charm to Fox’s 1991-set sitcom that elevates it above similar newcomers “Growing Up Fisher” and “The Goldbergs.”
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The film noir touches are laid on a bit thick, but that’s also part of the appeal of this stylish limited series.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    It’s an interesting conceit rooted in real behavioral science.

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