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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Landweber's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 80 Touch: 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
    • 80 Michael Landweber
    So far, its mix of spirituality and science, familial and global struggles, is galvanizing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Landweber
    The jokes fly furiously during the first episode, and the delivery is impeccable all around.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Landweber
    The season opener, "Transilience Thought Modifier Unit-11," is so incomprehensible that it suggests a no-compromise posture for the remaining episodes. Which is exactly what the loyal fans want and deserve.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Landweber
    The show is becoming more complex along with its characters, and as a result, the viewer feels a greater investment.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Landweber
    Like King of the Hill, Bob's Burgers makes comedy of daily frustrations, without resorting to cheap gags or surreal asides. With the Belchers, Fox may have found another great family to move in next door to the Simpsons, Hills, and Griffins.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Landweber
    Unlike their previous show [24], Homeland takes its time: it doesn't make clear right away who's trustworthy and who's a traitor. Based on the first episode's strong script and performances, it looks as though the reveal will be worth the wait.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Landweber
    This is not a show that wants to be analyzed. Rather, it demands that you enjoy it. And there is plenty of humor to mine in the premise.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Landweber
    1600 Penn's tone may be apolitical, but it is also very funny.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Landweber
    As fascinating as Madam Secretary can be regarding its global focuses, it’s so far less detailed when it comes to McCord, her family, and her colleagues.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Landweber
    As each individual seeks his or her limits, the group is coming together, sharing their difference and their secret. No Ordinary Family is set up to develop these relationships. It is off to a promising start, tweaking a lot of superhero conventions without seeming like a parody.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Landweber
    The general integrity of the first episode offers some hope that it won't become a Procedure of the Week melodrama.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Landweber
    If Smash lacks the benefit of Aaron Sorkin's hyper-literate and unmistakable dialogue, it follows Studio 60's format, observing the producers, writers, and actors who collaborate on a show, particularly what happens backstage.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Landweber
    The River plainly evokes Lost.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Landweber
    While Keating is immediately a compelling character, it is unfortunate that so much of the pilot episode requires the viewer to suspend disbelief, starting with the idea that a top-notch defense attorney would allow a class of newbie law students unfettered access to all documents in a case that she is currently defending.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Landweber
    Everything in the first episode suggests that Forever has a better shot at successfully combining procedural conventions and a high-concept than, say, Intelligence or Almost Human.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Landweber
    While Grace must seek to do right, The Mob Doctor is most compelling when she has to sort out what that is, and also when she has to justify what she does wrong.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Landweber
    An intriguing twist suggests her involvement in his scheme is more complicated than the setup suggests, but we knew that. Moreover, she may also be more complicated than Red anticipates, which might make the introduction of this so familiar dynamic more a point of departure than a retread. That will be helpful because, based on the first episode, The Blacklist‘s plot makes little sense.

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