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 Witches of East End: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 243
243 tv reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Rob Lowe does a respectable turn as JFK... [But] It’s the lesser-known story of Lee Harvey Oswald, expertly played with simmering anger by Will Rothhaar, that’s most interesting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The patchwork narrative covers Chicago’s murder epidemic, gang violence, public schools crisis, sports stuff--all familiar stories. But they’re packaged in an engaging, informative way.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The 13-episode Legit fits right in at the male-skewing cable network known for pushing the envelope with edgier, unconventional fare.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The series is highly relatable and, at times, pretty funny.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The story isn't brilliant or all that sophisticated, but the scripts are stocked with enough clever twists and turns to keep you guessing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    It's another welcome helping of "New Girl" adorkability.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    If you’re into The Vampire Diaries (I’m not), you’ll get sucked into this sleek spinoff.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The show isn't revolutionary, but it is sweet and relatable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Good Vibes delivered some good laughs in between crotch punches and penis punch lines.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    This pleasant enough rom-com would be better if it relied less on predictable sex jokes and focused more on the fish-out-of-water angle that will ring true to anyone who’s lived abroad.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Working the Engels is a decent little sitcom made more appealing by its likeable cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The mostly intriguing premiere raises many questions, not least of which is: Will the story be too out there for a mainstream audience?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    This female-skewing drama gets points for its actors' performances and its originality.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    A somewhat watered-down version of the gold standard can still be entertaining, especially during the slower summer TV season.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The pilot is a little light at bringing the funny, but the concept has promise--and Laurence Fishburne.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    A lighthearted blend of action, drama and comedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The show would benefit from easing up on the frenetic pace, taking a breath every now and then, and making its younger cast members seem like they’re actually in law school, not an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The pilot has a few funny moments, mostly courtesy of Metcalf. Ronny’s siblings come off less like real people and more like caricatures.

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