For 940 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Desperate Housewives: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
940 tv reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Suspenseful, tragic yet also uplifting in its audacious collision of fantasy and emotional realism, this haunting gem reminds us that we shouldn't speak ill of the dead.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This show delivers the dramatic goods with painstaking authenticity each week, and even when it isn’t trying to make you cry, you can’t help but get emotionally involved in the lives of these instantly recognizable and compelling characters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Finally, cable's hit design show is back, still the best and most flamboyantly entertaining of TV's skill-based competitions.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Vulgar and noisy, and often disgustingly hilarious, Dead Set is the perfect pop-culture poison for those of us convinced the world of Big Brother and its spawn is an endless night of the living dead, turning participants and fans alike into craven zombies.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    A fourth season of wryly amusing but often shockingly brutal backwoods mayhem.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    An electrifying military-gone-amok thriller that bridges the macho hardware of Tom Clancy with the suspense of paranoid Cold War classics from the '60s like Fail Safe and Seven Days in May.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    It operates on such a high frequency of inspired lunacy, it instantly renders this busy midseason's other hopefuls just so much sitcom static to be tuned out. [21 Mar 1995]
    • USA Today
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Dexter is real, all right. Real good.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Simply put, the journey of Battlestar Galactica is one long, exhilarating headtrip.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Graphically sexy and scary, and often wildly funny, True Blood, from Six Feet Under’s Alan Ball, turns Charlaine Harris’ rollicking mystery novels into a broadly entertaining, deliciously twisted slice of modern Southern Gothic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This is a fascinating experiment that feels like first-rate TV, and for subscribers old and (I'm betting quite a few) new, Cards is a great deal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    With deft detail, and the usual sparkling mix of vivid archival footage and jazzy period music, we're treated to an evocative portrait of a young nation wracked by alcoholism and a debauched saloon culture, taking drastic measures to ban the manufacture and sale of alcohol.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Critical without being overtly political, with stretches of boredom punctuated by the sudden chaos of firefights where it’s impossible to distinguish innocent bystanders from insurgents, Generation Kill is both timely and timeless.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Animation has rarely felt so explosively, hilariously defiant.
    • TV Guide
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The crime they're investigating often takes such a back seat to the show's tricky structure and the all-pervasive angst you may once again wonder what exactly HBO has against the notion of narrative urgency. But be patient with this slow-burner of a disturbing, demanding drama. These detectives are truly fascinating.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Trust me, Damages is worth it. And for those without access to DirecTV, worth the wait.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    A hilarious holiday package. [15 Dec 1989, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    An excellent eight-part British mystery reminiscent of The Killing and Broadchurch in its brooding anguish.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is science non-fiction at its most accessible and enjoyable.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Everything about New Girl, from her goofy costars to the distinctively quirky writing, is irresistible.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.

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