For 1,032 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: 62
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1
Score distribution:
1032 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    John Adams, based on David McCullough's acclaimed biography, is as sumptuous and satisfying as TV gets: gorgeously produced, marvelously acted and written with a sense of high drama amid generous displays of wit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Trust me, Damages is worth it. And for those without access to DirecTV, worth the wait.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is smart, satisfying entertainment that brings new life to ancient history. [28 Sep - 11 Oct 2015, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Some of the episode is forced--Sarah's babbling job tryout with Hank, for instance--but in those universal moments of family togetherness and transition, as these grown-ups who sometimes still feel like kids marvel at the mystery of parenthood, Parenthood is worth its weight in sentimental angst.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Intensely stirring.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    If your taste runs toward the appallingly crass, then you’ll probably want to end the night with a new season of the incorrigibly amusing It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    A robust adaptation of Robert Schenkkan's Tony-winning docudrama. [9-22 May 2016, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Glee finally presents its second act tonight. And yes, it was worth the wait.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The juxtaposition of surface banality and the high-octane spy intrigue of their shadow identities gives The Americans a suspenseful kick.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The comic relief we have come to rely on in the macho camaraderie has more of a tinge of gallows humor this season, which isn't to say that Rescue Me feels like a show on its last legs, more like it's nearing its natural (or, given the frequency of Tommy's post-traumatic hallucinations, unnatural) end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    I find I’m even more enthralled by Showtime’s costume melodrama The Tudors than I was a year ago.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Top Chef: Las Vegas gets off to a strong start in its opening round, introducing an impressive number of contestants who are already on top of their game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The world may have changed, but Foyle has lost none of his brusque appeal, even though he appears sulkier than usual to be drawn back into the shadows to protect pawns in an increasingly deadly conflict. It's great to have him back.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Even richer and spookier in its second season, this inspired creep show plays like a Hammer horror film rendered by a poet consumed by a fatal romanticism. [4-17 May 2015, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Earl is unashamedly crude, at times downright stupid in its lowlife caricatures, yet it's all so cheerfully endearing that you can't help but be won over by its lowbrow high jinks.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Appropriate Adult is a psychologically harrowing character study of emotional manipulation against a backdrop of utter depravity.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Even in a better season, ABC's provocative and very funny Black-ish would stand out for its broad and biting satire of an uneasily post racial society seen through a very modern-family prism.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Vikings has a primitive grandeur, with generous helpings of sex and savagery. Missing Spartacus this winter? Give these warriors a look.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [A] macabre gem.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    In this clever series of politically and sexually charged Masterpiece Mystery! movies based on books by Michael Dibdin, and beautifully filmed on location, lone wolf Zen finds his reputation for integrity challenged on all sides.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    While Kruger's performance is convincing and intriguing, her character begs the question of how someone so unable to communicate could ever be promoted to a position where nuanced interrogation and interaction with suspects is a must. Thankfully, Bichir grounds the show with a sheepish, weary tenacity.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    House is already shopping for a new mate. The situation is comic yet dramatic, as House is almost dangerously distracted from his medical-sleuth work. Some powerful stuff, but many of us are even more impatient for House to reunite his old team (the marginalized Cameron and Chase). The newbies just aren’t cutting it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Magic Johnson narrates much of this astonishing story in a trademark genial manner, giving a storybook quality to the early chapters of instant fame, glory and goodwill.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    With warmth and gravity, [David Bradley's] the heart and soul of this grand Adventure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Homeland has its own rebuilding to do, and while some may miss the faster pace of last season, these are dark times, and the show is better for dealing with that reality in uncompromising terms.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Moving the story ahead five years didn't so much reinvent the show as it recharged and refreshed the scintillating mix of domestic comedy and sudsy intrigue that we've always enjoyed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Even the bits that backfire--like the ridiculous stunt casting of Chris Rock as a supposedly menacing prison drug lord00rarely diminish the glee with which we ride along on each hairpin curve. [28 Sep - 11 Oct 2015, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    An eclectic and enthralling documentary travelogue that follows the band on a musical journey to explore the rich cultural heritage of eight iconic music meccas.
    • 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

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