For 1,120 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 Orange is the New Black: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Liz & Dick
Score distribution:
1120 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 90 Matt Roush
    An endlessly fascinating seven-part foray into the most remote and unforgiving regions of the Arctic and Antarctic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Three scintillating new Sherlock brain-teasers.
    • 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
    So far (judging from the first four episodes), it's living up to our highest expectations.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Watching Downton Abbey is like curling up with a really satisfying book, and I can't think of a better way to get through one of the crueler months of winter. This is one of those shows that after finishing it, I immediately began to envy those who had yet to experience the pleasure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Spiritual and emotional epiphanies abound in these 10 episodes, about as close as TV comes to living art. [3-9 Oct 2016, p.23]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    A fourth season of wryly amusing but often shockingly brutal backwoods mayhem.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    As complicated and layered as life itself, The Night Of is an instant classic. [11-24 Jul 2016, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Danny Glover's Atlanta is steeped in an urban hard-knocks authenticity. [5-18 Sep 2016, p.22]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Though the verdict polarized the country, most will agree on the merits of The People v. O.J. Simpson as terrific TV. [1-14 Feb 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Satire doesn't get more satisfying. [2-8 May 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Once you get back in the rhythm of this enthrallingly sprawling, lusty and brutal saga, flaunting enough sex and violence to make a Hobbit faint, it's impossible not to succumb to Thrones' visceral, dark magic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The circuitous plot is challenging, but the true glory of Deadwood is in its vivid creation of a volatile world where scoundrels, wretches and tormented heroes coexist in an unvarnished time capsule of Wild West history.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Incredibly timely and powerful drama. [6-19 Mar 2017, p.21]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    A show that's every bit the equal of the best of cable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The stakes couldn’t be higher, or the drama more compelling. Breaking Bad is back, badder and better than ever.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) and Emmy-winning writer Jane Anderson (The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom) take their time, over four engrossing episodic hours, to create a full, believable world around Olive.... McDormand is wondrous, matched by a splendid supporting cast.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Raylan's endgame, targeting childhood buddy-turned-criminal nemesis Boyd Crowder with the reluctant help of Boyd's jailbird fiancee, Ava is especially taut and entertaining. [19 Jan-1 Feb 2015, p.14]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    It raises its emotional game almost instantly, as Alicia (the enigmatic and compellingly subtle Julianna Margulies) makes a fateful choice between her disgraced husband Peter (Chris Noth) and amorous boss Will (Josh Charles), though the decision is clouded by another character's manipulative deceit.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    That's Mad Men in a woozy nutshell: intoxicating, sophisticated, demanding, uncompromising and always seductively satisfying. Even after a stupefying 17-month absence that somehow hasn't dampened our ardor for this one-of-a-kind series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    HBO's brilliant and bleak The Wire may have saved the best for last.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Surreal and harrowing.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The Americans redefines domestic espionage with its multiple layers of emotionally charged suspense.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    This instantly captivating period piece feels thrillingly modern as it captures with remarkable detail a chaotic time of invention and re-invention, of social progress and prosperity upstaged by the gaudy corruption and jazzy debauchery of the Prohibition era.

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