For 747 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Battlestar Galactica (2003): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
747 tv reviews
    • 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
    Watching Pan Am is like getting a free upgrade to escapist class.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Walking Dead will leave you hungry for more.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is the rare crime drama that revels in actual mystery, its dark, paranoid tone embodied by two damaged heroes.
    • 70 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is a find for anyone who likes their thrills and chills laced with ribald irreverence.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A quietly absorbing elegy for old-school spooks, Page Eight bristles with jazzy intelligence.
    • 58 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Appropriate Adult is a psychologically harrowing character study of emotional manipulation against a backdrop of utter depravity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A revealing and entertaining career retrospective.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A treat for the faithful.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    True Blood is well on its way to staking its claim yet again as the summer guilty pleasure with TV's bawdiest bite.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Even if the bitch leaves you cold, something happening in and around Apartment 23 ought to make you laugh.
    • 80 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A searing, sizzlingly well acted docudrama.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The channel may have hit pay dirt with a gritty project that feels like the real McCoy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There's no question The Newsroom is eye-rollingly full of itself. But it's also recklessly full of wit, passion, anger and humor--and timely purpose.
    • 84 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Political Animals is a welcome escape from the current campaign grind, leaving us already hoping for a second term.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Kaling makes for an unconventional sitcom heroine, to put it mildly.