For 919 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Downton Abbey: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Does Someone Have To Go: Season 1
Score distribution:
919 tv reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    So far (judging from the first four episodes), it's living up to our highest expectations.
    • 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.
    • 91 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.
    • 86 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Fargo's compelling, powerfully entertaining story is as strong as its great performances.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Teeming with anger, sorrow, passion and purpose, this powerful and harrowing movie is part tragic love story in plague times, part agitprop manifesto and tribute to tireless activism.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Masters and Johnson's work was all about bringing sex in its infinite varieties out into the open. The psychological richness of Masters of Sex positions it to be a worthy successor to the fast-fading (except in Emmy voters' eyes) Mad Men.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    This demanding and deliberately paced thriller (written and directed with ruthless intelligence by Hugo Blick) stands apart and above the glut of original programming. With its urgently compelling mysteries and shocking reveals, it's the equal of last summer's brilliant Broadchurch.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    [Ken Burns] triumphs again with PBS's seven-night, 14-hour The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, which, as its subtitle suggests, never loses sight of the poignant human drama unfolding against a tide of national and world turmoil.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    A show that's every bit the equal of the best of cable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    As you watch the smart, sophisticated, sharply written and slickly directed Spin City strut its stuff, memories of Murphy Brown's early days may come to mind. Dominating a volatile, high-profile workplace and supported by a crackerjack cast, Fox demonstrates superb and crafty comic timing in a tailor-made role. [17 Sept 1996, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    The funniest family ever. [11 Oct 1990]
    • USA Today
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Laugh-out-loud and sad all at once, The Larry Sanders Show shines merciless light in the heartless dark night of TV. [14 Aug 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    [A] brilliant and acid satire of late-night TV that scores its bitter points with the zing of a Variety headline. [2 Jun 1993]
    • USA Today
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    A darkly hilarious look at the neurotic personalities and duplicitous machinations of late-night talk shows, it's the smartest and most ruthless show about TV ever on TV. [22 Jun 1994]
    • USA Today
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Brilliant. [18 Jul 1995]
    • USA Today
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Brooklyn Bridge is a show to love, not merely to watch. A sentimental knockout, it's a valentine rooted in the warm glow of a specific place and bygone time, yet oddly universal and relevant. [20 Sep 1991]
    • USA Today
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    An oasis of becalmed eccentricity, this backwoods burg is a serene paradise of quirky humor and offbeat pathos. Here, using that old city-boy- meets-country-sages routine, is a show where intelligence, not ignorance, is bliss. [12 July 1990, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    In theory and practice, Murder One is everything that's best about TV. [19 Sept 1995, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Animation has rarely felt so explosively, hilariously defiant.
    • TV Guide
    • 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.
    • TV Guide
    • 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.
    • TV Guide
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Surreal and harrowing.

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