For 10 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 10% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 90% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 22.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Abernethy's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 43
Highest review score: 60 Mike and Molly: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
10 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Abernethy
    Frankly, the premiere's funniest don't focus on weight (these are also the lines featured most frequently in trailers, suggesting that someone is aware of the line the fat jokes are walking). Let's hope for a time-soon-when Mike & Molly runs out of fat jokes and moves on to explore the dynamics of two people falling in love while working to overcome personal demons.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Abernethy
    Structural laziness detracts from what's good about Lost Girl, its witty dialogue and evolving relationships among Bo and her new friends.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Abernethy
    All this worries Fiona, of course, and her compassion keeps Shameless--a remake of a hit British show--from being a glib mockery of poverty. She is the yin to Frank's yang, organized, focused, and efficient.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Abernethy
    Why is Charlie here? He doesn’t get involved in the action, only generates equations that are truly unexciting.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Abernethy
    Save for Sheila, the parents are likable and their circumstances familiar, but Guys with Kids relies too often on predictable jokes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Michael Abernethy
    In another series on another network, Kate might have stood out. Stuck on USA, though, she's an extraordinary woman on an ordinary show.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Michael Abernethy
    With more time, this Coma might have provided more thrills and chills, and also explored some of the monumental issues raised by changing technologies, corporate interests, and political frameworks. Unfortunately, it doesn't do any of this.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Abernethy
    I Hate My Teenage Daughter offers precious few chuckles and lots of angst and argument.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Abernethy
    It isn't just the concept that's unoriginal, but also the scripting. The show has an abundance of jokes, but few elicit more than a grin.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Michael Abernethy
    It will most likely be remembered for years to come, alongside My Mother, the Car and Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire, as one of TV's truly bad ideas.