For 241 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lori Rackl's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Orphan Black: Season 2
Lowest review score: 25 The Neighbors: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 241
241 tv reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Kudrow keeps us interested in her vain character by giving her an unflappable optimism that’s more humorous than pathetic. Fun cameos by Andy Cohen, Seth Rogan and RuPaul add to the Hollywood-insider vibe that makes room for a lot of HBO jokes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Lori Rackl
    The articulate comic whose charm is deftly walking the balance beam between cool guy and geek was at his best when he was simply conversing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Reality TV has blessed us with so many idiots to laugh at, it's overkill to have a couple of animated jackasses describe what a jackass Snooki is.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The bottom line is this isn't a show you tune into for sophisticated narrative, innovative plot twists and complex characters. It's a sexy, soapy period drama that's as fluffy as the tails on its buxom stars' backsides.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    There's plenty of guilty pleasure to be had in watching she-wolves in Chanel and their sugar daddies go down week after week. But be prepared to put up with cheesy dialogue and spotty acting along the way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    I don't see this fairy-tale fantasy having broad enough appeal to conjure up the kind of viewer numbers it will need to stick around.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Like the main character herself, the show is crude and rough around the edges, but you can see glimmers of potential.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Man Up! has potential, especially if it stops belaboring its premise with Will constantly harping about his masculinity feeling threatened.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Good Vibes delivered some good laughs in between crotch punches and penis punch lines.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    A lighthearted blend of action, drama and comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    At least season five starts better than Italy ended. The brood is back where they belong.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Not all of Unsupervised's jokes stick their landing, and the content is on the crude side. But I'm willing to check up on Gary and Joel every so often to see how they're acting out while growing up.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Drew Peterson: Untouchable isn't a terrible movie. But it is the victim of a bad casting decision that put Lowe in the loafers of this puffy, inexplicably cocky and occasionally charismatic cop.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The acting is solid, the scenery is appealing and Becca's quest to find her son provides a fair bit of dramatic tension. But what's really missing is credibility.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    It's a unique concept [public can purchase online that night or the next day], although that's where Fashion Star's originality ends.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    This female-skewing drama gets points for its actors' performances and its originality.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Television shows about advertising, like most professions, are generally more compelling as fiction, not fact. That's certainly the case here.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    This "Ghost"-meets-"A Gifted Man"-meets-"Grey's Anatomy" has some fun, clever and emotion-stirring moments, but they're handicapped by cheesy montages and one too many scenarios designed to remind us of the importance of having hope.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Dallas is full of implausibilities. So are a lot of soaps. But this one offers something the others don't: a nostalgic romp in a dysfunctional ranch that was a Friday night fixture on many a TV set.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    It's already clear, however, that the writing can be a bit corny, the action sequences a tad ridiculous and the plot prone to nit-picking.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The show should focus less on catty hospital politics and more on the inherently compelling conflict of a person who has good reason to do bad things.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The show isn't revolutionary, but it is sweet and relatable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    It's not ground-breaking or cutting-edge, and it's by no means the funniest show on TV. But it has the potential to get more lovable with time if viewers vote to give it a chance.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Monday Mornings spends a fair bit of time probing controversial and ethically complex issues like organ donation, informed consent, health insurance and advance directives. But that, coupled with a cast of characters who don't become all that compelling after three episodes, isn't enough to elevate the series above the rest of the pack.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The Brit does a toe-curling turn--almost to a fault--as a successful web designer who, when it comes to dating, crashes more often than shoddy software.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    If you’re into The Vampire Diaries (I’m not), you’ll get sucked into this sleek spinoff.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Bogged down by mundane subplots and generic characters, it lacks the atmosphere, tension and emotional pull that defined Sundance Channel’s recent “zombie” show, “The Returned.”
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    It’s sexy, pretty and fun, but don’t use it to cram for that European history exam. The show plays fast and loose with the facts.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The 13-part series feels like a G-rated version of that HBO hit, without the top-notch writing and production. Even so, it’s decent, family-friendly escapism for fans of supernatural TV.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Bonnie’s panic attacks and Clyde’s crystal-ball premonitions add hokeyness to an otherwise decent drama, whose biggest crime is being stretched over two nights instead of one.

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