For 260 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Duffy's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Pushing Daisies: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Category 7: The End of the World: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 260
260 tv reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Duffy
    A sly, witty step up from the boorish "Becker."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Duffy
    "Wedding Wars" tries to do a lot, with moderate success.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Duffy
    The opening episode is solidly done and pretty entertaining. But a fifth season of "Everwood" would have been a much better fit in the time slot following "7th Heaven."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    The series rarely soars beyond the predictable. [4 Apr 2000]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    [It has] just enough funny, semi-improvised moments to make you wish it was better.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    There are moments of dizzy, semisweet fun to be had on the premiere. But the honeymoon could be short.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    So MacLachlan's enjoyable. The supporting cast is OK. And the unconventional premise is rather promising. Now it's up to the producers to give "In Justice" a more distinctive dramatic zing.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    A haphazard farce that fails to find a consistently funny groove.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    A cast of eager unknowns and prime-time newcomers gleefully skewers pop-culture celebrities from Britney Spears to Regis Philbin with acid, fast-paced irreverence. And sometimes -- but only sometimes -- Hype is laugh-out-loud hilarious. [6 Oct 2000, p.12D]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    A blast of blahs from the past. [27 Sept 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    During its opening two episodes, Popular is basically content to be just another jaunty, semi-"Clueless" spoke on WB's glossy teen entertainment wheel. Great to look at, yes, but short on emotional depth. [29 Sept 1999, p.5E]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Far, far away from the cutting edge, Life in the Wild offers a family-drama walk on the mild side.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Like Zuiker's first two installments of the series, "CSI: NY" is well made and well cast. But there's also something coldly understated and ordinary about it as well. [22 Sep 2004]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    In between the sardonic wisecracks and tangled storytelling, it's easy to lose interest.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Maybe they all graduated from the Melrose Place College of Law.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    [A] bland, formulaic family comedy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    A breezy summertime soap opera.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Lame storytelling and dialogue.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    There's nothing remotely fresh or original about "3 Lbs." But it is well made, reasonably diverting and lucky to be on CBS.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    With too many hints of recycled stock characters and formula thriller cliches, "Drive" sputters off the starting line.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Though the glossily well-made "Vanished" may prove intermittently diverting, it lacks any of the original serial thriller zing of far better shows like "24," "Lost" or "Prison Break."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    "Run's House" seems to be the reality sitcom flip side of "Being Bobby Brown."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Despite her extreme makeover, this new Bionic Woman is mostly slick, dull and portentously sullen.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Yes, the show's glossily generic. But the attractive cast clicks.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Imperfect but promising. [14 Apr 2003]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Two and a Half Men manages to generate some smiles. Series creator Chuck Lorre ("Dharma & Greg") has scrounged up a few funny moments for the series premiere. But not enough of them. [22 Sept 2003, p.6E]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Slick, predictably convoluted and pumped up on conspiratorial dread, "Day Break" may be a trifle late to the serial thriller party.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Even with Blackthorne's occasionally engaging portrayal of Harry Dresden, this whodunit lacks the wit and imagination that might transform it into something special.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    The sex scenes -- yes, there's plenty of bare skin and rising erotic temperatures -- alternate between sensitive and slightly cheesy, a la "Red Shoe Diaries." [16 Jan 2004, p.6H]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Despite the dependably daft charms of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, all the tinkering that's been done to "Watching Ellie" may leave you feeling like something funny has been lost. [15 Apr 2003]
    • Detroit Free Press

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