Margaret Lyons

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For 95 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Margaret Lyons' Scores

Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Transparent: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Dr. Ken: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 95
  2. Negative: 23 out of 95
95 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    Royals is absent any thrill, any of that ticklish delight that makes shows like this pop.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    Fox's new sitcom Weird Loners hates its characters to an almost pathological degree. .... The show feels like bullying.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    The Player is flashy nonsense.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    It has all the things I'd like in a show but none of the energy to hold them together.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    Rosewood is a snooze and a half. The dialogue is awful, the series largely humorless, and every move that happens in the pilot is something you've seen done better elsewhere.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    The dialogue on Between is horrendous, and the performances are not much better.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    Scorpion tries to get action-heavy in its final act, with the brain trust preventing an aviation disaster at LAX, and for a brief interlude, the show has a glimmer of momentum--but it's undercut by how ludicrous the whole setup is, how unnatural the dialogue is, and how impossible it feels to care what happens to any of these people.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    While Fuller House is bad, it's endurable, and it works well when assessed on its own terms.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    I am not at all in the bag for Mind Games. There's no bag. Mind Games is an off-putting misfire.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    The show is vacant and uninspiring, so much so that I'd rather fill my imaginary home with ball utensils than watch Marco Polo.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    Bad Judge is a bad show, though it has a pretty solid cast.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    Westwick's sleazy preening is fun for a little while, and Farmiga's giving way more to her determined-reporter role than is written, but that does not an entire show make. The biggest sin here isn't blow-job murder. It's how boring that blow-job murder is.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    With shows like Those Who Kill, the reward for watching serial killing is just more serial killing. That doesn't feel like much of a prize.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Margaret Lyons
    In addition to being nowhere near as adorable as it thinks it is, Manhattan Love Story is also structurally off. The show relies very heavily on Peter and Dana's voice-overs, which is a real mistake.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Margaret Lyons
    The mystery is bad, the police work is bad, the home-life stories are bad, everything is bad. This is a bad, bad show.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Margaret Lyons
    I'm not lobbying for a show about suffering, necessarily. But Red Band makes hospital stays seem like a spread in an Urban Outfitters catalogue. Come for the osteosarcoma, stay for the funky vintage vinyl and artfully draped twinkle lights.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Margaret Lyons
    Chicago PD is a bad show. The dialogue is predictable, the acting is marginal, and the plots are the swept-up leftovers from the Dick Wolf Idea Factory.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Margaret Lyons
    While CSI: Cyber is functional, it's also a useless chore. I have no idea what you could get out of CSI: Cyber that you couldn't get out of Scorpion.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Margaret Lyons
    The oddest thing about The Odd Couple is that it took Perry, Lennon, Bibb, Lindsay Sloane, Dave Foley, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Wendell Pierce and wasted every molecule of their combined talents.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 10 Margaret Lyons
    ABC's new comedy Mixology is vile.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Margaret Lyons
    We're exploiting [the struggle of the poor] a lot. The Briefcase does it in a clear and methodical way.... The Briefcase plays into this class anxiety by setting up the classic American pastime of figuring out in what ways these people are being poor wrong.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Margaret Lyons
    Not a single scene feels authentic, even if we excuse the overexplanations we often see in comedy pilots. This show is not provocative. It is not a conversation-starter, it is not thoughtful, it is not sharp, it is not enlightening.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Margaret Lyons
    It's a show that confuses loudness with funniness. Jeong himself screams every line, and the studio audience howls back, particularly when Jeong does his faux-rapper voice. It's crass and phony, and everything people say they hate about multi-camera comedies.

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