For 1,214 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Fargo: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Does Someone Have To Go: Season 1
Score distribution:
1214 tv reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    You really don't know what Being Human is like until you've seen this version of it. Can't recommend it highly enough.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The Flash is comic-book heroism perfectly scaled for TV. [20 Sept 1990, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Everything about New Girl, from her goofy costars to the distinctively quirky writing, is irresistible.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The show's hilarious screwball spirit is so infectiously appealing, even at it's most appalling, that all 10 episodes fly by in a wacky, icky rush. [30 Jan - 12 Feb 2017, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Anyone pining for an honest-to-God Western with vividly mythic characters, soaring vistas and thrilling showdowns will find the seven episodes of Godless a heaven-sent, rip-roaring Thanksgiving-week feast. [13-26 Nov 2017, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    One of the best new comedies of the season, and an instant bright light in NBC’s much-honored lineup.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The second season... crackles with high drama, suspenseful twists, unexpected humor and emotion.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Brooding in tone yet laced with mordant wit and tinged with sinister inference, The Game keeps us wondering what the Russian sleepers' end game might be. Having seen only the first half of the series in advance, I can only say that unraveling that mystery is so far darkly compelling fun.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The most self-absorbed and overwrought - and absolutely fascinating - minimalist TV drama since the same producers put a tribe of yuppie icons under the entertaining microscope of thirtysomething. [25 Aug 1994, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 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 Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This is sleek, sexy, smart, densely written and deliberately paced adult entertainment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Occupying familiar anti-hero territory with grim and often outrageous resolve, Ray Donovan is a sun-bleached noir and a character actor's paradise.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    It’s all very rude and often tremendously grotesque, but it’s a belly laugh a minute.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Dexter's quality has ebbed and flowed over the years (peaking in the John Lithgow season), but so far, this season is looking like a riveting winner.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    HBO's brilliant and bleak The Wire may have saved the best for last.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Bold and darkly funny. [26 Sep 2016-2 Oct 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    ABC's Toy Story of Terror! is a delightful half-hour vignette of gags, action and self-empowerment, couching its never-give-up message in terrific non-stop entertainment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Excellent questions propel us back into the world of one of TV's most uncompromising dark comedies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Happily, our love affair continues. [24 Oct-6 Nov 2016, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    An endlessly fascinating seven-part foray into the most remote and unforgiving regions of the Arctic and Antarctic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Elegant and erotic in its savage yet sordid beauty, the third season of John Logan's stylishly literate monster mashup never loses focus despite being, quite literally, all over the map. [9-22 May 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    A trauma-rama that opens on an adrenaline rush and pretty much stays there, with timeouts for pathos and sex and dark hilarity, ER launches a surgical strike on the emotions that could make it the medical drama for the '90s. [19 Sep 1994]
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Netflix finally achieves its eureka moment with a terrifically entertaining piece of original programming that's truly and bracingly original.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    For Fringe's small but loyal following, resistance is truly futile. We'll stick with this remarkable series to the end.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Community is undimmed in its marvelously inventive wackiness. Trippy as ever as it continues to send up sitcom conventions with surreal zeal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The River is a terrifying heart-stopper, a cleverly cinematic supernatural adventure that takes us on a wild ride into an exotic heart of darkness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    No matter the language, or the decade, AbFab lives up to its title, and its reputation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Boston Med reminds us that truth is often much more compelling and affecting than recycled fiction. Nothing is heightened or cheapened with newsmag-style manipulation on this series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Like St. Elsewhere grafted onto L.A. Law, this is in the slick but endangered tradition of ensemble dramas showing heroes on the cutting edge of their vocation while personal lives entangle and unravel. [16 Sep 1994]
    • USA Today
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Four seasons in, The Good Wife remains a marvel of clever plotting and tremendously witty ensemble acting.

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