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 Longford
Lowest review score: 0 Category 7: The End of the World: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 260
260 tv reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Duffy
    A masterful series finale. [21 Oct 2004]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Duffy
    Blends Rock's signature, whip-smart irreverence with richly humorous, character-driven stories of his own adolescence to create the rare family comedy that is both hilariously honest and filled with heart.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Duffy
    Sharp, sophisticated and laugh-out-loud funny. [3 Mar 1997]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Duffy
    Boomtown, created by Graham Yost, who wrote "Band of Brothers" and "Speed," has the potential to be NBC's best crime drama since "Homicide: Life on the Street." [27 Sept 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Duffy
    The fall season's most beguiling and innovative newcomer, a visually playful and fetching desert noir in which an intrepid IRS agent is actually our hero. Hero!? You bet. [17 Sept 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Duffy
    "Without a Trace" matches and sometimes surpasses "CSI" for stylish visual storytelling as it builds a time line that pieces together details of the 24 hours prior to the subject's disappearance. [26 Sep 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Duffy
    The stylish, fast-moving series premiere is filled with surprising twists, witty repartee and some revved-up, well-choreographed action sequences. But the real star of Alias is, well, the star: athletic Jennifer Garner, who portrays Sydney with intelligence and graceful, hard-bodied charisma. [29 Sept 2001]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Duffy
    The first two episodes this season get the crisis-fueled day rolling in superb fashion. [29 Oct 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Duffy
    Caruso is terrific as ex-homicide detective Caine, the red-haired actor's comfortable, moodily soulful new crime drama alter ego. He's the charismatic point man in CBS's superlative, tautly crafted "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" spin-off. [22 Sep 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Duffy
    Rescue Me has the feel of real. It talks tough and packs a volatile working class wallop while exploring the stress-fueled world of men in a very dangerous job. [21 July 2004, p.1D]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Duffy
    This smart, imaginative romantic drama about a female attorney has quickly established itself as one of the most interesting new series in years. [29 Sep 1997]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Duffy
    One tasty comic treat.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Duffy
    An instant chucklehead classic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    The ensemble cast, including David Oyelowo, Edward Woodward ("The Equalizer") and Janet McTeer, is first rate. A winner.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    Monk isn't perfect. The show's comic moments often work better than some of the dramatic elements. And it's too soon to tell if Shalhoub will have the benefit of consistently sharp writing, something that will be essential to sustain the series over the long haul. But if first impressions count for anything, both Adrian Monk and Tony Shalhoub earn gold stars for delivering wry, beguiling pop entertainment. There's also a fizzy, engaging chemistry between Monk and Sharona, as well as Shalhoub and Schram. [12 July 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    A spiffy new version.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    Thanks mostly to the acting intelligence and talent of Lili Taylor, State of Mind is the more interesting, entertaining newcomer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    As a witty social history viewed through the tempestuous prism of office and sexual politics, Mad Men is big fun ... classy entertainment with a brain.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    A wild and funny thing. [22 Jan 2003]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    [James Spader's] raffishly amoral Shore is the most enjoyable thing to happen to courtroom drama in years. [1 Oct 2004]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    A terrific, six-hour miniseries, beautifully written and sharply directed.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    Feels like a hit show about to happen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    Though it's extremely well done, The Wire lacks the signature HBO kick of discovering something brand new, that giddy feeling of freshness that immediately attached itself to "The Sopranos" and "Six Feet Under." With The Wire, there's a less-exciting echo: Same old, same old. Been there, done that. [31 May 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    Rome delivers high-quality television bursting with grimy, down-to-earth life. [26 Aug 2005]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    And you don't have to be a sci-fi fanatic to get a kick out of Firefly, which brandishes playful bits of Whedon's signature wit and snappy repartee. [20 Sept 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Duffy
    Duchovny possesses the engaging comic empathy skills to make his Left Coast libertine decidedly witty and likable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Thanks to Corddry's social misfit charisma, Ricky Blitt's affable lowbrow lunacy flashes with a sharp, dizzy wit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Whether it eventually runs out of storytelling steam or becomes a surprise hit like former hot-weather rookie "Northern Exposure," the engagingly bodacious Maximum Bob sure beats another numb summer rerun. Here comes the jive-talking judge! [3 Aug 1998, p.1D]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    "Eureka" is clever paranormal escapism that sometimes teeters on the edge of whimsical excess. But that doesn't mean you won't find plenty of affable, oddball entertainment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Grim, stylish, smart and gripping. [26 Sept 2003, p.8E]
    • Detroit Free Press

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