Melissa Maerz

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For 146 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Melissa Maerz's Scores

Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Inside Amy Schumer: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Anna Nicole
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 146
146 tv reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Melissa Maerz
    Even though she’s been given a get-out-of-jail-free pass from Netflix, Handler still chooses the same conventional structure that everyone else has. There are pre-recorded bits. There are interviews. Handler plays games with guests and stages silly moments meant to create memes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Melissa Maerz
    In the aftermath of Breaking Bad, which revolutionized the crime drama, Battle Creek still feels today like a procedural from 2002.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Melissa Maerz
    It's a teen soap opera but the hacky dialogue sounds like it was written by somebody's mother. [15 Jun 2012, p.77]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Melissa Maerz
    It's getting harder to remember that this blood-leeching drama used to be a whole lot of fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Melissa Maerz
    You can't have young, dumb fun without the fun part, and the good times are increasingly rare this season. [2 Sep 2011, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Melissa Maerz
    Manhattan Love Story (ABC) makes the male lead feel almost irrelevant. He's not essential to the fantasy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Melissa Maerz
    The gore is inventive, but after the billionth bloodbath, there are still as many narrative loose ends as ever. When the story doesn't hold, even the jugular geysers feel boring.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Melissa Maerz
    The tone changes so abruptly, what's meant to be funny comes off as bitter. [5 Dec 2015, p.65]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Melissa Maerz
    The pilot is a slog. ... Watching them drive around in a Back in the Future-style DeLorean is a cute way to illustrate how space-time works, but the lessons are basic high school physics. [20 May 2016, p.55]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Melissa Maerz
    The world-building is imaginative and impressive, but the mythology is exhausting to keep up with, especially when the reward is basically just a romance-novel version of The Lord of the Rings.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Melissa Maerz
    There's a strong cast, including Ana Ortiz and Judy Reyes, but there are too many bad stereotypes. [21 Jun 2013, p.60]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 42 Melissa Maerz
    Blindspot really only works if you don’t think about it too hard.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 42 Melissa Maerz
    At a time when series like Transparent and Getting On have explored later-in-life identity crises with greater depth, it’s hard to watch these women’s serious problems defused with sad spinster humor. Vin Diesel aside, the problem isn’t that Grace and Frankie are old and out of touch. It’s that the show is.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 42 Melissa Maerz
    It's the male Sex and the City, with more shirtless scenes (courtesy of Jerry O'Connell) and way less wit.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 42 Melissa Maerz
    Petals isn't good enough to satisfy anyone's nostalgia, and it's not bad enough to be awesome. [30 May/6 Jun 2014, p.111]

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