For 218 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 31% 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 Growing Up Fisher: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 218
218 tv reviews
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    Much of what passes for humor in Work It is mined from the same, quickly depleted vein: men awkwardly trying to pass for women.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    After watching two episodes, I'll admit to being mildly curious about what happened to Riley's husband. But I can't bring myself to sit through more of this silliness to find out if there's a happy ending.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    With the exception of the bull-ride-gone-bad scene, Bristol's day-to-day life isn't very interesting.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    [Liz & Dick] isn't offensively bad. But it is by no means good.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    So far Deception feels like one long TV crime drama where everyone takes turns standing under a cloud of suspicion.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    This overly ambitious series tries to do way too much and ends up doing nothing particularly well.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 37 Lori Rackl
    The actresses do a good job, too. It’s just a shame they have to do it in a largely dull, predictable show where it’s impossible for them to shine, no matter how hard they clean and scrub.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 37 Lori Rackl
    Neither pilot [Intelligence or Killer Women] left me with a desire for more.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 37 Lori Rackl
    Since just about every character is neurotic, cartoonish or annoying, you end up rooting for them to remain dateless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 37 Lori Rackl
    What started off last year as a promising sci-fi summer series quickly devolved into a silly mess.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    What follows is a silly, youth-oriented CW drama packaged as a fish-out-of-water yarn.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    We're supposed to believe that there's a nice guy lurking underneath that misogynistic, bigoted shell. But just like everything that's for sale at Outdoor Man, I'm not buying it.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    Charlie's Angels is proof that angels exist in hell, because that's where it felt like I was during most of this hourlong drivel.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    I hope Andrew (David Hornsby) has penned an etiquette column on how a gentleman handles getting canceled by a network, because he's going to need it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    Comedy is supposed to be funny, and Free Agents is not.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    The group's personalities and their exploits pale in comparison to the Ron Ron juice-chugging, Jersey Turnpike-dancing cast of the "Shore." And as those sunscreen-shunning, sloppy drunks will attest, pale is never good.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    Snooki & JWoww is further evidence that this gym-tan-laundry cult is more entertaining as a band than as a bunch of solo artists.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    I expect more from you [Jimmy Fallon] than this insipid sitcom.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    [A] ridiculous rendition of a plucky, working-class gal (Janet Montgomery) who shows 'em all how it's done at a fancy-pants Manhattan law firm.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    And that's me, faster than Usain Bolt, changing the channel.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    The show's humor is tepid at best. The characters are mostly annoying--and bereft of the vulnerability and honesty that make you want to root for the similarly self-involved twentysomethings in "Girls."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    The only thing hokier than the show's preposterous premise is the writing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    Her love-hate relationship with a local good ol’ boy lawyer (Cam Gigandet, “The O.C.”) is one of many predictable plot points in this instantly forgettable summer soap.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    While it’s better than getting stung by a bee, I’d rather watch fingernails dry.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    It’s more like Sad Downer Night watching the talented Wilson repeatedly exploit her own heft in a failed attempt for cheap laughs.
    • Chicago Sun-Times
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    [A] soapy, silly adaptation of Melissa de la Cruz’s best-seller.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    This miscast, tone-deaf family sitcom fails on multiple fronts, the biggest being J.K. Simmons’ nonsensical character: a lawyer and father of two who’s managed to hide his blindness from just about everyone.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    The unusual medical cases feel like a way of marking time until Dr. Black can once again go off her meds and turn into a sex fiend in a show that might as well be called “Fifty Shades of Grey Matter.”
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    The hodgepodge plot feels like an Obamacare ad rounded out with “Melrose Place” romance and “Untold Stories of the ER” weirdness. NBC would have been better off airing “Chicago Fire” repeats rather than fill this primetime slot with a summer burnoff series that’s D.O.A.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    Pardonne-moi, but car chases and creative cinematography aren’t enough to make up for lame jokes and hackneyed storylines.