Michael Landweber

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For 31 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Landweber's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 80 Madam Secretary: Season 1
Lowest review score: 40 Better With You: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
31 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Landweber
    The problem is that the story in between the songs is still inconsistent and muddled.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Landweber
    If the plot is thin, the show does offer other pleasures, including the actors’ improv skills, revealed in subtle and hilarious flashes of genius.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Landweber
    Ari's misfortunes and an event at the end of this season's third episode hint that Entourage may yet drift back to Season Seven's darker and potentially more cathartic territory, a conclusion for the series that tells us something new about the industry, perhaps. Another possibility is that the show's makers are preparing for a future movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Landweber
    It seems a missed opportunity: the premise of the spoiled rich kid and the sassy poor kid forced to team up is an old story that often works. But both Caroline and Max come across as prep school students who are slumming.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Landweber
    Maybe ABC’s social media strategy should include posting only the last scene of this episode and pretend the rest of it never happened. That, and changing the title.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Landweber
    Unfortunately, the pilot doesn't suggest that there is anything more interesting at work here than a weak attempt to wring laughs out of aliens who are buffoons.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Landweber
    The only thing connecting how Franklin and Bash act inside and outside the courtroom is a general willingness to wing it and hope for the best. But they're not as charming as the show thinks they are, and their triumphs don't seem so great.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Landweber
    With the subtlety of a sledgehammer, the show right away telegraphs that there is more to Kaan than meets the eye, that he's not just a con. We're just not inclined to believe him.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Landweber
    A joint effort between Showtime and the BBC, it features British humor and American humor. These don't always play nice together, and Episodes appears unsure of how to make them merge or which to privilege.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Landweber
    Cole is good and Price is evil. And neither one of them is remotely interesting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Landweber
    They've done very funny work in other shows and movies, from Scrubs to Saving Silverman to 13 Going on 30. If the show would deemphasize its already tired premise, it might be another decent comedy about four quirky friends in the city
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Landweber
    Trapped in the hour-long drama structure, the half-hour sitcom that The Mysteries of Laura might long to be never finds its footing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Michael Landweber
    Better With You might try to be a straight-up joke/punchline/laughtrack sitcom. But that dooms it to comparisons with the other ABC shows such as Modern Family and The Middle that bookend it on Wednesday night. Those shows both have more distinct attitudes toward institutions like families and, particularly, marriage, than Better With You seems likely to find.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Michael Landweber
    Some celebrities will surely offer better material to edit than Hasselhoff, famous and not. Future episodes promise encounters with Reggie Bush, Kathy Griffin, and Mike Tyson. Tyson in particular may bring just enough crazy to the table to tip the genre scales back to train wreck.

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