For 1,138 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 Game of Thrones: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Liz & Dick
Score distribution:
1138 tv reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Archer, meanwhile, is all about the funny, and kicks off its fourth season of deranged spy parody.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The characters, like the show, send off an ingratiatingly kooky vibe, and I look forward to getting to know them better.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Glee finally presents its second act tonight. And yes, it was worth the wait.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Nerdy sweetness and deep silliness flow effortlessly from Andy Richter.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The scenes in which the older and younger versions interact, with Hamm counseling and cajoling the panicked and miserable Radcliffe as a Ghost of Torment to Come, crackle with a surreal bite.... Not for the squeamish, Notebook is worth bookmarking if you've an adventurous streak.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    He [David Walton] and About a Boy are at its best in those disarming moments when Will lets down his guard and faces his grown-up responsibilities to teach Marcus how to enjoy the "total exuberance" of boyhood.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The new setting and a fresh, swank look help restore energy and a sense of freakish fun to what had become a morose melodrama.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The high concept of this buddy mystery-comedy is as familiar as it is inviting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Its third macabre season magnifies every succulent image and sound to its creepiest potential. [1 Jun 2015, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The spirit of John Hughes lives on in this rowdy ensemble of insecure spazzes and delightfully fresh mean girls (yes, we're talking about you, Sadie).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is one of those potboilers where the good guys (Madfadyen as a pious friar, Sewell as a master builder) are impossibly noble, suffering in a lawless time through the murderous machinations of the endlessly scheming villains (most notably McShane hamming it up as a cunningly ambitious church official).
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    If Around the World doesn't exactly reinvent the genre, it still manages to refine the familiar bits with sumptuous location shooting and a sense of adventure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    BBC America delivers a satirical treat in the uncannily topical Twenty Twelve.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It would all be terribly sad it if it weren't so incredibly funny.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Who's a villain and who's a hero here? Can you tell the pawns from the players? All excellent questions as we become absorbed in FX's latest thrill ride.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's an awfully good [documentary].
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Well, Talking Funny is certainly addictive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    An endlessly curious and unexpectedly intelligent social experiment.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Engrossing six-hour docudrama.... Nick's decline, grounded in a somber, unflashy realism by director Paul Haggis plays out within a parable of race and class schisms, wit serialized subplots humanizing the disadvantaged citizens from the projects. [10-23 Aug 2015, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is one fabulous ride.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A searing, sizzlingly well acted docudrama.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Insecure is brazenly confident in its comic, profane authenticity. [3-9 Oct 2016, p.23]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Manhunt goes beyond the actual raid to explore the CIA's culture of intelligence gathering, including the internal debates on Bush-era "enhanced interrogation techniques." Even though we all know how it turns out, this is as gripping an account as you're likely to find.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [A] macabre gem.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    As fables go, Bountiful is fairly uneventful yet unexpectedly affecting, thanks to Tyson's unsparing honesty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This show is shocking in all the right ways. It's monstrously entertaining.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Crude in execution, harsh by design, South Park is deliciously deranged. Don't bite unless you have a taste for the tasteless. [13 Aug 1997]
    • USA Today
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Wonderfully anecdotal and bursting with classic music of many eras, this has a great beat and you can learn from it. [7 - 20 Nov 2016, p.13]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [An] important but hard-to-watch film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A treat for armchair travelers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    How grim and gripping is life in the valley? Very. [21 Mar-3 Apr 2016, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    You'd never accuse Suburgatory of subtlety, but it's a fun place to visit, even if you'd never want to live there. It's also a hoot.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Top Chef is the best-produced of TV's many cooking competitions (with Emmy nominations to attest to that fact), and the D.C. edition is already capital entertainment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Emma's diagnosis, reflecting St. Clair's own successful battle with cancer, is handled with a graceful balance of raw emotion and wry irreverence that bodes well for the remainder of the season. The initial episodes reacquaint us with the merrily mess-up lives of these proudly silly "sisters for life." [12-25 Jun 2017, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Walking Dead will leave you hungry for more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Even if the bitch leaves you cold, something happening in and around Apartment 23 ought to make you laugh.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    I hung on and laughed at nearly every word.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    As Shrek wishes "A smelly Christmas to all and to all a gross night," you may be appallingly charmed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Seriously, everyone, Luther is no joke.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Elementary brings edgy new life to CBS' procedural formula, and is just different enough from the Masterpiece Mystery! version (and Benedict Cumberbatch's Emmy-nominated spin) to prove yet again just how versatile this legendary character is.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [A] taut fifth season. [6-19 Mar 2017, p.21]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    In an effort to (one hopes) broaden the show's appeal, Human Target immediately welcomes two new regular female characters, a rare example of tweaking a formula and making it even more fun to watch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    An artfully engrossing remake. [9-16 Mar 2015, p.13]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A near-perfect companion piece to the similarly creepy-quirky Grimm, this lavish adaptation of the DC Comics Hellblazer series is the freakiest and most stylized fantasy pilot since Sleepy Hollow, and Ryan's instant grasp of this cocky but battered hero will make it easy to forget that Keanu Reeves ever went there.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Top of the Lake is reminiscent of AMC's The Killing in ways both good (its moodiness) and unfortunate--Robin has a fiancé back home who keeps pleading for her to return--but its world is so specific and transcendently trippy, haunted by mythic legends rooted in this unforgiving geography, that it feels wondrously fresh, alien and unforgettable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Rescue Me is going into its twilight fully locked and loaded.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Brodie's cases tend to dwell as much on mysteries of the heart as on the usual blood-and-guts. It's a nice change and a great start to a delightful franchise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The women are the main event here, including the wonderful Audra McDonald (also a Tony winner) as Walter Lee's long-suffering wife and Sanaa Lathan as his spunky sister. It would take a hard heart not to root for this family, to cry with them or to rejoice when they finally get their moment in the sun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Sunny gets its ninth season off to a strong start with a typically perverse episode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Night Manager has been adapted and updated into a thrillingly suspenseful Mission: Impossible playing out on a grand international canvas. [18 Apr-1 May 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    ABC has done well in filling the time period with a show that's both sassy and smart, singing a tune we can name in three words: It's a winner.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This dishy delight is a guilt-free pleasure. [6-19 Jun 2016, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's a treat for anyone who loves a good call-back to classic sitcoms.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The randomness of the action and the sense of futility (most notable in Lydia's dealings with a male rape victim) distinguish Southland from run-of-the-mill cop dramas.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    When resting between thrilling action scenes, it's all very earnest, never campy or cheesy--but not particularly sophisticated or deep, either. It doesn't really have to be as long as it's entertaining. By those standards, Falling Skies succeeds.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There's gorgeous fun to be had here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    So generous in its jolts that you barely have time to dwell on the plot holes, The Strain may not be the most original thrill ride, but it's among the summer's most enjoyable, elevating its genre clichés with a pulp urgency that, like the monster's icky wormy offspring, gets under your skin and stays there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Whether riffing on the show's past, unruly present ("re-piloting" as an act of reinvention) or unpredictable future, Abed is always hilariously self-aware of the TV and sitcom clichés Community excels in upending.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Killing is deliberately paced, but creepily engrossing in a way that may take the audience by surprise.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    In these quieter moments, Dead reinforces its claim as TV's greatest horror drama by making us care so desperately about the characters' humanity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Worth the price of admission? Absolutely.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    As enjoyable and exciting as the pilot is, it’s undeniably more simplistic than either Lost or FlashForward in its us-vs.-them setup. But I was instantly seduced and hooked by its lavish production values, the immediately gripping storyline and a strong cast.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is the rare crime drama that revels in actual mystery, its dark, paranoid tone embodied by two damaged heroes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A treat for the faithful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Bloom is both hilarious and kind of scary as she cavorts in lavishly absurd imaginary production numbers--like Smash on acid.... Recklessly enjoyable. [12-25 Oct 2015, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Mars is an entertaining collision of bare-knuckled police-procedural realism and mind-blowing surrealism.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Jane is [not] playing it safe, with subplots in the second season opener about a kidnapped infant, a stolen sperm sample and a drunken Vegas wedding officiated by a Cher impersonator.... Recklessly enjoyable. [12-25 Oct 2015, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Extras captures the stifling boredom and raging egotism of life behind the camera.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Klondike delivers its dramatic bounty more effectively and compactly [than Black Sails], capitalizing on some of Discovery's favorite obsessions: dangerous vocations, gold prospecting and harsh Alaska-adjacent terrain, in a fictionalized account of the 1897 gold rush.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is the sort of classy entertainment we used to find on A&E before that channel got bit by the reality bug.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This darkly engrossing and quietly suspenseful six-hour miniseries packages its chilly, cynical overview of international Cold War espionage in a brisk parade of sumptuously produced historical set pieces.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The first few episodes after tonight's sensational pilot struggle to find the right balance between the musical and the dramatic, but by the fourth hour, as the new leading lady makes things difficult for the also-ran during the tense rehearsal process, Smash finds its footing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The competition element is an intriguing twist, but what makes The Chair so compelling, beyond the usual monetary and production crises you'd expect during a four-week shoot in wintry Pittsburgh on a $600,000 budget, is watching two distinct personalities shape the material in such thoroughly different ways.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    In its mix of the caustic and the compassionate, Jackie is as electrifying as its star.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Intensely stirring.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    An infectiously enjoyable confection of outlandish telenovela-inspired soap opera (think Ugly Betty) grounded in lovably fractious family dynamics.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A revealing and entertaining career retrospective.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's sexy, funny, hip and heartfelt.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The channel may have hit pay dirt with a gritty project that feels like the real McCoy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A creepier, freakier Resurrection, in which the returned are almost human but just "other" enough to cause problems, Flesh aims high as an allegory of social prejudice and political extremism.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Even if you're not as crazy about Psycho as I am, Bates Motel has a delirious allure, and its name is Vera Farmiga.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    WGN America's bold new period drama Manhattan goes even further [than AMC's Mad Men], eschewing the romantic veneer altogether in a gritty story of scientific mavericks operating in extreme circumstances.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is how you honor show-biz legends, by hiring authentic actors to deliver sensitive interpretations (not caricatures), evoking the essence and burden of stardom without becoming a voyeuristic sideshow.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's Broadbent as Longford, made an outcast for his empathy, whom you'll not forget.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Chuck is a terrifically appealing, super-slick mix of comedy, action and (often thwarted) romance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The first five episodes propel the story with so many surprises and calamitous cliffhangers that even nonbelievers might want to check the out-of-this-world Place out. [26 Sep 2016-2 Oct 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's an awfully attractive cast, and while the pilot has an often grim tone, it's enjoyable to watch and should fit comfortably into the NCIS network's schedule.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This Fleabag will make you squirm between laughs. [26 Sep 2016-2 Oct 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    With its scenic photography, slick editing and relentless pop-rock soundtrack, Carrier has the feel of a movie, or maybe the world's longest recruitment video. It's also an engrossing, rewarding and addictive study of personal endurance and sacrifice.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Knick is compulsively, crudely riveting, even when your natural instinct is to avert your eyes and demand to be released from this hellhole, stat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This could and should be the season when Orphan Black graduates from cult curiosity and is adopted by the pop culture at large as the watercooler sensation it deserves to be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Collision is a terrific example of an unconventional and original story, weaving suspense, irony, mystery and emotional turmoil in the aftermath of a deadly multicar freeway pileup.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    White Collar is among the most enjoyable shows ever to employ the USA formula of breezy, humor-laced intrigue.... If the first two episodes are any indication, it's going out with typical panache.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    No show of this sort scores only home runs, but mirror's batting average is very high. [24 Oct-6 Nov 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's also a pungent, harrowing and thoroughly captivating entertainment, a welcome reminder of the power of the classic miniseries, which the networks have shunned for far too long.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This disarming winner has you instantly rooting for basketball prodigy Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher).
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    HBO’s crisply told, colorfully acted Recount wants to be both legal thriller and nightmare farce as it recounts, with news footage and dramatic re-creation, the cliff-hanger aftermath in Florida of the 2000 “squeaker” election between George W. Bush and Al Gore (both mostly off camera).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Their [Courteney Cox & Jennifer Aniston's] scenes are enjoyable enough, but pale next to the wine-sodden antics of Jules' circle of friends as they play a hilarious "movie mash-up" drinking game that Jules somehow can't get the hang of. Cougar Town developed in its first season from a crude and rather desperate sex farce to a terrifically enjoyable ensemble piece that doesn't need big guest stars to zing. (Although if it brings more eyeballs to the show, all the better.)
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There is traumatic yet necessary catharsis along the way as Henrietta (a luminous Renee Elise Goldsberry) comes into focus, finally getting the respect and thanks she deserves. [17-30 Apr 2017, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    As this glutton for self-punishment bumbles through bizarre misadventures, celebrity cameos by the likes of Chris Rock and Jon Stewart remind us that Gaffigan is more a player than a loser. His show's definitely a winner. [13-26 Jul 2015, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    I got many more sustained belly laughs out of the show that follows Sunny in an under-the-radar sneak preview.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [The] one-night movie comeback is as psychologically intense and disturbingly nerve-racking as fans could hope for (or dread).... taut urban thriller. [7-20 Dec 2015, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    What Creature Shop may lack in originality it makes up for in creative energy, with the contestants further challenged in mentoring sessions by being made to focus on having the full-body costumes be fully functional for the skilled Henson puppeteers within.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's a brash, enjoyable hour that doesn't take itself very seriously, though fighting for their underdog clients is very serious business.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Far a more escapist and pleasurable time, look to Starz, which travels the high (or Highlander) road of historical-romantic fantasy in the appealing and gorgeously filmed Outlander.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    While the device seems pasted on, its cleverness and occasional shock value gives Dream On the distinction it otherwise lacks. [6 July 1990]
    • USA Today
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Circus is a series with an abundance of life, and reality. If you decide to run away from the regular network fare to join this company for the next few weeks, can't say I blame you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [A] snarky-yet-heartfelt sitcom.... It helps that these barbs are delivered by authentically endearing pros.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Once again, PBS delivers the goods--and while it may be too harrowing at times to describe as a bundle of joy, the heart-tugging Call the Midwife is a delight to watch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The heightened tone, pungent dialogue, extreme characters, twisty plotting and dizzying pace reflect the Shonda philosophy of entertain-at-all-costs, providing a sizzling showcase for Viola Davis as Annalise Keating
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Fringe return in fine form, with Fringe possibly taking top honors as the Show of the Night. It's that good.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Neverland adds clever new twists to the origin story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook while remaining unpretentiously faithful to the adventurous spirit of the original.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This engrossing and unnerving nail-biter is a rare treat: a thriller with a brain and a soul.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It is intensely serious, and seriously well done.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There's an awful lot of tragedy to process, but if you can get past all of what happened off camera between seasons, what's happening on camera is as powerfully, provocatively entertaining as ever.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Murky ethics in business, politics and relationships are what fuels The Good Wife, and Margulies in particular is at the top of her game as this emotionally perilous new chapter begins.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    As Carrie ruthlessly, recklessly pursues answers to how they got into this mess, at peace only when she's at war, Homeland regains much of its dramatic power by taking us far from home and making us wonder that if someone like Carrie is our best hope, should we just abandon hope?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This isn't an easy movie to watch, but even at its most bleak, the scenes between the long-estranged mother and daughter are beyond poignant as they find common purpose.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    I'm already sold. Plimpton is sensational as Jimmy's tough-as-nails mom, who'd just as soon drop the baby at the fire station, but we soon learn she has a way with a lullaby. Leachman is a riot, Garret Dillahunt scores as Jimmy's proudly immature dad, and special props go to the stunt babies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Bones reunites its team of squints after a 7-month break, and as is often the case, the mystery that brings them back together takes a back seat to the enjoyable interplay of these eccentric, lovable characters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Whitechapel is like a British Criminal Minds, albeit with a much more appealing sense of macabre wit in its appreciation for the history of Grand Guignol.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    As a pitiless, biting satire of the debauched state of American big business, it's no lie to call this one of the smartest, funniest shows of the new year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The writing in Episodes, by sitcom vets David Crane (Friends, The Class) and Jeffrey Klarik (The Class), is sharp and merciless, and, except for a trite jealousy subplot, on point.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    You might think you can't possibly fit one more crime-solving procedural onto an overcrowded calendar, but consider giving Bones a break.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    I’m just as tickled to have Project Runway back on any network, and the move to Lifetime, change of locale and long wait between seasons don’t appear to have dimmed its bitchy allure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Much more conventional than Girls in its savagely profane workplace humor, its bad behavior recalls Curb Your Enthusiasm while the setting is reminiscent of The Larry Sanders Show in its hysterical behind-the-curtain peek at dysfunction and incompetence in high places.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Political Animals is a welcome escape from the current campaign grind, leaving us already hoping for a second term.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    So far, so good.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Duchovny is as rakishly appealing as any cad can be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Fans who feared they'd seen the last of Matt Groening's cult classic will be thrilled to see the show return in good form.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This performance was the spectacular centerpiece of a confident opening night for the boyish Fallon. He quickly reminded us how different of a host he'll be from his immediate predecessor, Jay Leno.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Terriers has license to entertain, and this fall, that's saying something.
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's like watching Nancy Drew grow up into Wonder Woman.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Throughout, Spies delivers the vicarious pleasures of old-fashioned spy movies with the bold contemporary frankness of the best of cable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Ted is a seriously wacky show and deserves to be seen.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Witty and wacky--but emphasizing the wacky above all--this sharp-tongued, sweet-souled sitcom picks up without losing a (heart)beat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Heartfelt and rarely schmaltzy, call this one a winner.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The actresses' chemistry makes up for an earnest predictability in the storytelling.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Even though it was starting to feel a bit threadbare in recent years, its classy departure is likely to leave its legion of fans pining for more. [4-17 Jan 2015, p.14]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Bear in mind that if Men were any more low-key, it might evaporate in front of you. This seriocomic slice of life is best when we're at the diner or on a hike with these superbly acted smaller-than-life not-quite-heroes (Braugher, Ray Romano and Scott Bakula).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Mirren... hits a dazzling career high.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    While things invariably and hilariously go wrong, Party Down’s appeal comes from the interplay of these endearingly delusional wannabes—now including Megan Mullally, replacing the irreplaceable Jane Lynch as a perky single-mom new recruit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Powerful new season. [4-17 Jan 2015, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This tribute to the pioneering comic's life and legacy, with TV clips and audio excerpts (enhanced with crude animation) from her many comedy albums hold up surprisingly well. A rich roster of admiring celebrities weighs in.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Inside Amy Schumer is triumphantly raunchy as it toggles between stand-up vignettes, person-on-the-street interviews and barbed sketches with a gamy sting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    While prolonging the inevitable, and potentially blunting whatever narrative momentum still exists in a most inelegant and desperate-seeming way, it's no wonder the often dazzling opening episode--titled Time Zones, in a nod to the firm's now-bicoastal focus--is so preoccupied with time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This show lives up to its franchise's reputation for suspenseful action.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    If the season premiere is heavier on atmosphere than plot, by the second week, stories begin to kick into full gear, and you’re caught up again in the turbulent marriages, personal secrets and caustic office politics that make Mad Men so madly, marvelously mesmerizing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is a very special, terribly fragile, series. [7 Oct 1991]
    • USA Today
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The emotions, tears and laughter ring true in this small but deeply moving and entertaining gem. [11-24 Jul 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    By the time the sing-along version of High School Musical 2 airs Sunday (8/19, 8/7c), two nights after the first screening, many kids already will have memorized the lyrics--and probably many of the dance moves. It's going to be that addictive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A wafer-thin but bonbon-yummy romantic sitcom that sweeps you off your feet and deposits you in a gale of giddy laughter. [24 Sept 1997, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Tension runs high throughout this densely layered story, which is well worth your time. Hope all the Super Bowl exposure pays off for this one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Hostages piles on twists upon complications upon secrets with enough breathless zeal to keep us wondering what will happen next, even when it challenges our disbelief.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The CW's The Flash is one of the most enjoyable, agreeable and infectiously exuberant new shows of the fall, a welcome respite from the angst-heavy gloom that burdens so many comics-inspired superhero action shows these days.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Richly plotted and totally absorbing, one of summer TV's best surprises.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The show has found its footing again after a scattershot second season. The dramatic focus is very tight, not to mention topical
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Hit & Miss, the fun is just beginning, and I can't wait to see where this twisted but strangely affecting story goes next.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    These young Chicagoans are seriously, but amusingly, Underemployed--the title of a disarmingly scruffy new MTV hour-long dramedy from Six Feet Under's Craig Wright that nails the confusion (sometimes sexual) and disappointment (usually economic) of a generation raised to expect more than today's society is offering.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The best parts of the occasionally overwrought Vinyl depict the whirlwind of hustling required to keep American Century solvent and relevant, with funky, sometimes funny subplots. [15-28 Feb 2016, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This movie comes most alive in those scenes when all the well-cast women (including Jill Scott as an unusually reserved Truvy) are bouncing off each other, biting but never drawing blood.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Primeval mixes elements of "Jurassic Park” and "Stargate," rarely taking itself seriously while also warning of the consequences of not confronting these threats to mankind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Damages' endgame is on, and so far it's a doozy--with a fatalistic framework suggesting not everyone emerges alive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This appealing and emotionally engaging series about life in a weight-loss summer camp comes with high expectations
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Don't expect the new or revolutionary. There's nothing the least bit special about this ensemble drama, set at a barely-scraping-by Boston law firm, except that it's all done so well. [4 Mar 1997]
    • USA Today
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    An unsparing and sobering documentary by Marina Zenovich.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The first two episodes feel like the rebirth of a recharged series, with Dobrev taking the reins with gusto as she emotes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This subversive dark fantasy feels too real to ignore. [9-22 Nov 2015, p.13]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Law revels in reckless, rude antiheroics. But Margulies also excels in giving her character emotional depth, with a tragic backstory and a rocky personal life involving a long-suffering husband (Aidan Quinn) and a hot private eye (James McCaffrey) on the side.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Office gets off to a good start with an episode about office gossip... And what about the latest Jim-Pam rumor? You’ll have to watch to see how that plays out. It’s a terrific payoff.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    No complaints from this corner after attending an advance screening a week ago of the gorgeously entertaining premiere.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is a find for anyone who likes their thrills and chills laced with ribald irreverence.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    You're The Worst finds hilarity in Season 3 in the unstable fault lines of [Gretchen's] passionate but perversely ambivalent relationship with struggling author Jimmy. [22 Aug - 4 Sep 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    No one saves face in director Steven Soderbergh's ghoulishly entertaining, opulently produced Behind the Candelabra, HBO's grandest, gaudiest and most fascinating movie in quite a long while.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [A] tantalizing quasi-mock-documentary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Lights Out has its work cut out for it to find and hold an audience and deliver the proverbial TKO, but on the basis of the work alone, it's a triumph.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Grisly and wacky, suspenseful and sorrowful, this darkly compelling cautionary fable of very abnormal chemistry is infused with a Coen Brothers-like flavor of macabre humor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There's considerable cast chemistry, but also nice touches as the cops go about their business, when in the middle of tense stand-offs and perp pursuits they encounter stubborn Brooklyn-ites who refuse to get out of their way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Doesn't really matter if hip-hop is your musical genre of choice, because the beat the deliciously entertaining Empire grooves to echoes the more traditional and timeless rhythms of grand soap operas. [5-18 Jan 2015, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There's so much, and so many, to love in This IS Us, which even at its corniest somehow becomes four-hanky popcorn TV. [10-23 Oct 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's refreshing to watch an interview in which the guest needn't worry about sharing the spotlight.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Rob Smith's wildly original five-part London Spy is an emotional tour de force for rising star Ben Whishaw. [18-31 Jan 2016, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Darwinians, take note. Even the fittest don’t have it easy on this show, which is down-to-earth sci-fi at its gritty best.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A compulsively gripping drama that could be thought of as My So-Called Suicide. [20 Mar - 2 Apr 2017, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There are myriad pleasures to be had on the grace notes. [5-18 Dec 2016, p.22]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Divorced at 42, with two young daughters he dotes on, Louie is too sour and smart to be a true sad sack, but his ambling acid-laced misadventures have a raw and revealingly witty electricity, especially when he's sparring with his comedian buddies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Skepticism turns to pleasure as Greg reveals himself to be a wide-eyed charmer (think a less smarmy Greg Kinnear) and Sweden becomes an unexpectedly welcome and disarming diversion in a summer cluttered with noisy mediocrity.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Even if they're barely keeping hope alive through mordant laughter, Mom is oddly uplifting in its portrayal of scrappy survival against the economic odds.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Exacerbating the estrangement is the presence of Sherlock's abrasive and mysterious new protégée from across the pond, Kitty (the vividly spunky Ophelia Lovibond), whose first encounter with Watson is promising only if baton-wielding catfights are your idea of a good time. Their slow, tentative bonding over the next few episodes is one of the most intriguing elements of Elementary's unusual and potentially risky new direction.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Torchwood, a cheeky and often startlingly adult spin-off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Every frame of this beautifully filmed living-ghost fable is suffused with mystery and the alluring dread of the unknown. There are very few hard scares in the story, more like sustained and hypnotic tingle of unease. [26 Oct - 8 Nov 2015, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    With relative rookies Jeremy Sisto and Anthony Anderson solving the crimes and scrappy Linus Roache leading the prosecution (with Alana de la Garza) and butting heads with his boss, Law & Order rarely feels like a show entering its 19th season.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    A funny/sad Office-style mockumentary depicting a year in the life of an Australian public high school, this wildly talented writer-star loves making you squirm (à la Gervais) while submerging himself inside the skin of characters so diverse (à la Ullman) you can hardly believe it's the same guy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    The whodunit isn't bad, satisfying enough in an old-hat way, but what sets JAG apart is its crisp, sleek tone. [22 Sep 1995]
    • USA Today
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    Too often, the writing stretches for cheap shock -- gags about phallic-shaped food and not wearing undies -- when the shock of Neil's culture clash already makes perfectly audacious comedy. [11 Sep 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    There are times when you don’t whether to scream with fear or laughter. Being Human is frighteningly good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    It's sometimes lyrical, other times cruel, provocatively adult and often profane. The downside: a suffocating ambiguity that may smother its hopes for commercial success. [25 Oct 1996]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    So little of Raymond is actually new, yet almost all of it feels absolutely fresh. It reminds you how long it has been since we've seen a non-gimmicky, neither cutesy nor smutty, multigenerational family sitcom anchored by strong personalities with distinctly rib-tickling identities. [13 Sep 1996]
    • USA Today
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    Though it has its share of irritating characters and moronic moments - especially in the pilot - this is far and away the best of this season's so-called Gen X comedies. [22 Sept 1994, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    Watching Nick (Peter Krause), family lawyer and honorary Darling, struggle to preserve his soul while fixing the family's messes is such fun you can almost forget the show's such a gaudy anachronism.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    It's too early yet to know if the writing can avoid the pitfalls of the "Who Killed Rosie Larsen?" story, but this is off to a promising start.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    The pilot is enjoyable, but it's hard to know where it's heading.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Effective as a thriller until its predictably over-the-top climax, Thirteen is even better as a character study of an emotionally fragile, needy and enigmatic young woman trying to regain her sense of self as she tests all of the relationships in her new world. [20-26 Jun 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    The pilot is such a mixed bag it's hard to predict. Often very entertaining as it piles on the mysteries and cliffhanger climaxes, it's also hopelessly and almost comically convoluted, presenting scenes with a "23 minutes earlier" or "13 months earlier" or "11 days earlier" tag with such frequency you end up barely knowing, let alone caring, when and where you are at any given time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Comedy isn't pretty, but in the Short run, it can be painfully hilarious, even when it feels like Gervais is retreading some awfully familiar material here.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Better than the movie...How often can you say that about a network knockoff? [30 Sept 1996, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Work of Art itself manages to elevate this often schlocky genre into an entertaining celebration of the process of creation, with some startling and visionary (and occasionally disturbing) pieces produced under intense pressure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    What Mob City may lack in originality it compensates for in atmosphere and sharp characterizations.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    It's a little cheesy, but never takes itself very seriously.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Silverman performs her proudly raunchy set before an intimate 39-seat audience, which is only fitting for someone who is so defiantly in-your-face.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    There is nothing heightened or cheapened by contrivance as the detectives and patrol cops go about their often sordid business.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    The unsettling juxtaposition of Yankees fever with Son of Sam's reign of terror is intriguing, but could have used a stronger authorial voice to tie it together.... Still, even non-Yankees fans should enjoy this one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    This remake achieves an Avengers-like balance of cheeky wit amid the cheesiness.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Even when the show gets a bit silly, there's a healthy sense of wonder at the origin of the artifacts our heroes regularly track down.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Jack's "surrounded by idiots" misanthropy and drill-sergeant parenting threatens to wear thin, but Meloni sells it with an underlying intelligence and empathetic warmth.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    The twists are solid, if never as electrifying as on Showtime's Homeland, while George clearly learned her lessons well at the feet of Sydney Bristow.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Bent is the sort of funky offbeat comedy that grows on you, so watching more than one episode at a sitting turns out to be a good thing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Dexter's scenes with Vogel and Deb are so electrifying and morbidly juicy that the subplots involving Dexter's co-workers in Miami Metro Homicide seem more than ever like dreary padding.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    [A] compellingly extreme thriller. [5-18 Sep 2016, p.23]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    His easy camaraderie with these women [in prison] forms the core of the film, HBO's eighth collaboration with filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, and their mutual affection and hope for a better future is genuinely inspiring.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Sarah isn't easy to warm up to, and neither is The Killing, though I respect its moody insistence at depicting even the most sympathetic figures in the worst possible light.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Much of the casting is disappointingly flat, and the character development as shallow as in any video game.... Still, ambition counts for a lot in this expansive genre, and Defiance gets better with each episode.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Downton is on much firmer and more satisfying ground when charting the new romantic possibilities for Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) or spinning sentimental morality tales among the colorful servants below stairs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    A slickly streamlined and impeccably cast reinterpretation. [23 May-3 Jun 2016, p.14]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    It is satisfying in its own low-key way, a solid companion piece to the laid-back charms of The Glades
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    At just 90 minutes, The Girl can feel rushed and only occasionally convinces us that an actual movie is being made--this is so focused on Hitch-and-Tippi you'd think The Birds was a one-woman show.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    There's enough to enjoy in Weeds that you could get a contact high just by tuning in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    UnReal is most enjoyable when its nasty and least convincing when its doling out soap-opera subplots. [8 Jun 2015, p.13]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Lean in, don't over think it, and go along for the hectic ride. [13-26 Feb 2017, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    The show's a little frantic and more than a little crude, but the jokes keep coming and many of them score in this depiction of Courteney Cox as a newly divorced and woefully insecure mom of a teenager.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    While this Little League comedy doesn't quite measure up to the big leagues, we shouldn't be surprised if family audiences rally around the team, turning a solid base hit into something potentially worthy of extra innings.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    There's some lovely Jazz Age music (by Adrian Johnston), charismatic performances and a story worth telling in Starz's evocative but languorous five-part miniseries.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    These runaways aren't shown to be saints, but their treacherous quest for liberation has an almost biblical quality of deliverance. [7-10 Mar 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Harry Bosch knows who he is, and it's a pleasure getting to know him better. [7-10 Mar 2016, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    A breezy new keepsake documentary that relives the Academy Awards' 85-year history.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    [Touch is] emotionally compelling but wildly fantastical and undeniably manipulative.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    It may lack the emotional depth of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but like that modern classic, Teen Wolf isn't joking about friendship and loyalty in the gnarly face of terror.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    This warm and fuzzy show could grow on you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    It’s all very sweet and tuneful, and took me back to my days as a Hayley Mills groupie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    So far, this seems a very promising ride. Maybe not one for the ages like BSG, but for the next few weeks, I’ll be curious to see how these space castaways cope.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    American Crime unfolds its troubling and gripping story over a broad urban canvas of racial disharmony, class animosity and familial dysfunction. [2 Mar 2015, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    An efficient if predictable procedural that arrives on the scene after last spring’s two-part “backdoor pilot” with plenty of fistfights and gunfights and the sort of jovial camaraderie that endears classic NCIS to its millions of fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Adapted from three overlapping page-turners by the prolific Philippa Gregory, this enjoyably propulsive high melodrama replays the classic Wars of the Roses family feud (York vs. Lancaster) from the perspective of the women who are both pawns and players in a violent, turbulent game of claiming and keeping the English throne.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    It may be formula, but one where all the elements reliably click. [16 Sep 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    The dumb-laugh ratio is surprisingly high. Much of the credit goes to pros like Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    It's a solid premise executed with the usual CBS professionalism.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Syfy's best new show in ages. [16 Feb-1 Mar 2015, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Three seasons in, Cinemax's Strike Back is the ultimate shoot-first think-later exercise in outrageous mayhem and explosively over-the-top buddy heroics.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Falling Skies has amped up the dramatic stakes this season, even offering a glimmer of hope when an unexpected visitor drops into their midst, balancing the earnest family values with a visceral survival saga that keeps the hokum mostly at bay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Executive producer Graham Yost sustains a tone of suspenseful and offbeat humor in this well-cast, smartly written sleeper. [16-29 Jan 2017, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    With only three hours to develop character and story, it can't help but suffer by comparison to the Emmy-winning '70s series that helped put Masterpiece Theater on the map, as well as to the recent Masterpiece triumph of the similarly themed Downton Abbey. But there are considerable pleasures.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    The visuals help distract from the hokey sampler-ready dialogue: "When you really love someone, you don't need proof. You can feel it."... but I'd be happy to follow this White Rabbit just about anywhere. On a less busy night.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    This agreeable, though hardly groundbreaking, hour-long buddy comedy-with-music is almost as catchy as the cover tunes these wedding (and occasional Bar Mitzvah) singer/musicians specialize in.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Mostly, despite a title that sounds like a roofie, this is good harmless fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    On a much higher plane, Bravo wastes no time between its various versions of Top Chef by serving up a new and improved twist on the venerable Top Chef Masters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Rise is at its most striking as the real-life characters awaken to their sexuality and purpose, and crushingly sad when dramatizing the devastation of AIDS. [27 Feb - 5 Mar 2017, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine

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