Melanie McFarland
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For 198 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Melanie McFarland's Scores

Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Brotherhood: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The War at Home: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 198
  2. Negative: 59 out of 198
198 tv reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Melanie McFarland
    The only thing dull, disappointing Journeyman can do is lower our pulse rates to ready us for beddy-bye.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    This is comedian Louis C.K.'s attempt to lampoon the classic half-hour sitcom, if by lampoon you mean drown it in toxic failure.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    An absolute mess.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    The imaginations behind "Painkiller Jane" are so thin, and each hour's progression so randomly executed, that one imagines the scripts were written using the Mad Libs method.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    [A] stupid, stupid nighttime soap.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    The problem is a lack of depth; "Joan of Arcadia," the series this is replacing, had heartfelt moments and significant emotion behind its storylines. Whereas this has Love telling ghosties to head for the light.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    Worst of all is the writing's low-bar comedy; it's so weak that the laugh track doesn't just sound forced, it sounds as if the audience has a gun to its head.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    Largely worthless.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    The joke goes from bad to grim within minutes.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    [A] laugh-free comedy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    "Hidden Palms"... starts out feeling like it could be a guilty pleasure but ends up being something you want to hold face down in a full kiddie pool.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    "Dynasty" plays like Tennessee Williams in comparison.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    OK, it could be better. A lot better.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Melanie McFarland
    There's no reason to sugarcoat this: Watching Williams made me want to nod off.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Melanie McFarland
    Awful doesn't begin to accurately describe this sitcom.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Melanie McFarland
    This is awful.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Melanie McFarland
    To put it mildly, and succinctly, it's appalling.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Melanie McFarland
    This vampire detective show (sorry, can't resist this) is one that first bites, then sucks. Hard.

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