For 883 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maureen Ryan's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Broadchurch: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Marvel's Inhumans: Season 1
Score distribution:
883 tv reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    With its young, often winning cast and its sparky, humorous dialogue, Reaper pays homage to the memorable shows created by Joss Whedon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    Mirren, a true virtuoso at the height of her powers, is what makes this excellent two-part film worth watching, but there are many other pluses as well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    This promising drama often has ambiguous and even sad things on its mind, and the familiar contours of its plot are most effective when they serve as a cover for somewhat deeper explorations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    Though it’s kid-friendly, there are things for adults to enjoy. Henshall is a quietly appealing actor, the pace is crackling and the dialogue has its share of witty asides.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    Thanks in part to a uniformly phenomenal cast, it makes intelligent and unsentimental observations about the costs of fame and the routine concessions made to celebrity.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    The show’s ensemble cast is rock-solid, and makes you instantly root for this goofball gang.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    Occasionally the dialogue veers toward the kind of TV patter that has a slightly contrived sheen, but so much of the show steers clear of unnecessary exposition that it usually has a streamlined feel, and much of what occurs in the first hour simply flies by.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    The focus is never far from the very talented quartet at the show’s core: The assured second season offers the cast plenty of opportunities to demonstrate that they’ve got some of the best reaction faces in the business. There’s just enough plot to force the characters to glance at each other and alternately avoid each other’s glares and curiosity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    Reliably entertaining and wise new season.... What’s readily apparent on Girls nowadays is that the show doesn’t even need Hannah front and center to achieve narrative momentum. Dunham and her writers and cast have done a terrific job of creating an array of characters fully capable of carrying their own solo storylines.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    Going by the first two hours, this new incarnation of the show exactly as 24-ish as you'd want it to be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    It moves along with purpose and energy, but it's often at its best when finding colorful details and or allowing small, telling moments to breathe.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    A taut, enjoyable second season.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    Though it uses Browder’s experiences to indict a whole system, to its credit, Time never loses sight of the man at the center of this case, who endured a tragedy as unforgettable as it is American.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    There are some bumps in the road as the show lays out its premise, but Supergirl has a number of things going for it: Melissa Benoist is convincing and charming in the lead role; the supporting cast, which features the likes of Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks and David Harewood, is very good; and the leaders of the writing team behind it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    Witness captures that ambiguity and thoughtfulness [in Christie’s works], and Phelps’ smart and entertaining adaptations will continue to garner my full attention, whenever they arrive and wherever they end up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    Mismatched cops forced to work together is one of the oldest TV tropes in the book, but The Bridge builds such a realistic, detailed world around the detectives here that the dynamic is often fresh.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Maureen Ryan
    In a dreary winter TV landscape in which smart, witty escapism is in short supply, Torchwood stands out.

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