For 1,102 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Fargo: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
1102 tv reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    One of TV's truest, finest and deepest dives into pure character drama. [24 Oct-6 Nov 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Brilliant. [18 Jul 1995]
    • 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
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    The first half of the final season gets underway for AMC's masterpiece of intensity Breaking Bad.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    This is TV as great modern literature, a shattering and heartbreaking urban epic about a city (Baltimore) rotting from within.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    From the edge of your seat, you wonder if they can possibly keep topping themselves. Based on the first two episodes, the answer is a resounding and brilliant yes.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    A troubling, provocative, and insightful masterwork of psychology and sociology. [6-19 Jun 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    For those who prefer a more riveting, nail-biting variety of TV, one of cable's darkest masterpieces of mayhem is back after a long absence, having lost none of its sinister allure in its fourth season.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Was it worth the wait? Was it ever!
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Fargo casts a mesmerizing spell of suspenseful whimsy in its second year. [12-25 Oct 2015, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    You'd be insane to miss The Americans, operating at its highest level of dramatic intensity. [21 Mar-3 Apr 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    One of TV’s boldest and best dramas.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Tambor's revelatory, Emmy-winning performance as Maura has only deepened in its doleful and wry dignity, and if there's any complaint about the 10-episode sophomore season, it's that quite often there's just not enough Maura. [7-20 Dec 2015, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Louie isn't exactly what you'd call a joy ride, but there's joy to be had in its pungent authenticity, the element so sorely lacking in Anger Management.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Embracing with raw, unsettling honesty the random absurdities that regularly befall this urban dweller, Louie brilliantly mines the all-too-human comedy of anxiety, insecurity and disappointment--in himself and others.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The only bleak aspect to this miniseries is that it doesn't last forever.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    The return of the two-time Emmy winning best drama instantly eclipses the rest of summer TV with its dazzling wit, its posh mid-'60s style and its timelessly provocative substance.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    The funniest family ever. [11 Oct 1990]
    • USA Today
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    The juxtaposition of domestic banality with covert, often erotic peril has never been more unsettling. [19 Jan-1 Feb 2015, p.14]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    It's hard not to be moved by Rectify's unique approach to a redemption story, with an aching tenderness cloaked in a suffocating sadness.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Shows like Homeland have a way of keeping us deliciously off balance. Can't think of a place I'd rather be or a show I'd more highly recommend.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Transparent's transcendent empathy and wry, raw realism make most of this fall season's new batch of network sitcoms seem even emptier than usual.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    [A] quietly creepy and profoundly unsettling supernatural mystery.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    It's a lot to digest but well worth the effort. [20 Apr - 3 May 2015, p.13]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Buoyed by the effortless charisma of Timothy Olyphant's star turn as the laconic but lethal Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, this series is a twisted triumph.

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