For 747 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Downton Abbey: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Zero Hour: Season 1
Score distribution:
747 tv reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Downton Abbey is like British catnip, a dazzling entertainment where saucy always trumps stuffy. It's popcorn TV with a champagne aftertaste.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    For the next four Fridays, PBS's Great Performances lives up to its billing with a spectacular and dazzlingly acted mega-miniseries titled The Hollow Crown.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    [Silicon Valley is] paired with the third season of the savagely hilarious Veep, this combo promises to be HBO's most robust and certainly most entertaining comedy hour in years.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    In BBC America's shattering and brilliantly paced eight-episode Broadchurch, a high point of a summer already teeming with terrific drama, you'll get a solution in a lot less time than it took The Killing to reveal the murderer of Rosie Larsen, and with considerably more cumulative emotional impact.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    There is no more fascinating, or entertaining, new series this fall season.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Three episodes are never enough to satisfy our appetite for the dazzling BBC/Masterpiece Mystery! version of Sherlock, which thanks to its stars' busy movie careers, made us wait two long years for the latest trilogy of 90-minute delights. Was it worth the wait? The answer is (to borrow the title of TV's other enjoyable contemporary Holmes series) elementary: Did you ever doubt it?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Its intensity, intelligence and dark power are the equal of anything on cable, with riveting performances led by Mikkelsen as the dapper, sinister fiend-in-plain-sight and Hugh Dancy as his tormented patsy, FBI profiler Will Graham.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    The deft, resonant satire that helped make Judge's Office Space a cult hit takes on farcical new dimension in Silicon Valley.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    It's sexy, violent, witty, emotionally devastating and visually spectacular--those dragons are bigger and more unruly than ever--delivering an experience not unlike how the glorious Diana Rigg (as Lady Olenna, Queen of Thorns) responds when she first lays eyes on the Amazonian warrior Lady Brienne (Gwendoline Christie): "Aren't you just marvelous, absolutely singular!" Yes, she is, and so's the show.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Fargo's compelling, powerfully entertaining story is as strong as its great performances.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Matt Roush
    As leaps of faith go, yes. And faith--in visions both magical and musical--has everything to do with Eli Stone's divine appeal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Matt Roush
    AMC's dazzling Mad Men, returning this weekend for a third season of rich and provocative drama poised at the brink of cataclysmic cultural change.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    I can attest there’s no such thing as too much Larry. Or, more to the point, too much Curb. Weak with laughter, I couldn’t be happier to welcome it back.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    I didn’t know how 24 could top last season, but so far it’s working. And the edge of my seat is already frayed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    It lacks the star power (Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet) of Ang Lee's 1995 Oscar winner. But Austen's characters are so enduring and endearing in their virtues, vanities and passionate follies that they don't require movie stars to bring them to life.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    HBO's brilliant and bleak The Wire may have saved the best for last.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Simply put, the journey of Battlestar Galactica is one long, exhilarating headtrip.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The only bleak aspect to this miniseries is that it doesn't last forever.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The second season... crackles with high drama, suspenseful twists, unexpected humor and emotion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Finally, cable's hit design show is back, still the best and most flamboyantly entertaining of TV's skill-based competitions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Animation has rarely felt so explosively, hilariously defiant.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    When a new comedy shows up as fresh, original and painfully hilarious as Sons & Daughters, at first I want to cheer. And then I start to worry if it can survive. Call it Arrested Development syndrome.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Surreal and harrowing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This show delivers the dramatic goods with painstaking authenticity each week, and even when it isn’t trying to make you cry, you can’t help but get emotionally involved in the lives of these instantly recognizable and compelling characters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    A show and a heroine larger than life, twice as colorful and infinitely more adorable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Dexter is real, all right. Real good.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Nobody said the creative process was pretty, but rarely has it made such electrifying TV.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This Technicolored kaleidoscope fable of life, love and perpetual whimsy restores my faith in TV's ability to amuse, enchant and entertain with endless invention and eye-popping style.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This sleek, sexy, smartly cynical drama about selling everything from cigarettes to Nixon also nails the era's attitudes of casual prejudice and sexual manipulation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Graphically sexy and scary, and often wildly funny, True Blood, from Six Feet Under’s Alan Ball, turns Charlaine Harris’ rollicking mystery novels into a broadly entertaining, deliciously twisted slice of modern Southern Gothic.