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 My Name Is Earl: 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
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    "Big Day" just doesn't deliver many big laughs.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    "Saved" is a sometimes entertaining, often predictable trauma drama.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    From start to finish, "Standoff" is slickly contrived, formulaic crime drama nonsense.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Duffy
    There are occasional funny moments amid the raging comic mediocrity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Duffy
    Screwloose, occasionally amusing...Yeah, Beavis and Butt-head would make fun of this show. Heh-heh-heh. [20 Jan 2003]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    A decent, potentially appealing cast -- one that includes Fred Goss ("Sons and Daughters"), Faith Ford and Jerry O'Connell--has to make do with ho-hum storylines and writing that lacks anything resembling real snap and imagination.
    • 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    That morbid premise -- in addition to the so-so storytelling, devolving badly by the second episode -- sure feels morosely overwrought for 8 o'clock.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Despite the presence of a capable cast of bumbling Robin Hood wanna-bes... "The Knights of Prosperity" quickly devolves into tepid, overwrought whimsy and struggles to sustain its premise.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Though Doherty's return to prime time is only occasionally bewitching, Charmed, on first encounter, isn't without promise. [7 Oct 1998, p.5G]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Duffy
    "Wedding Wars" tries to do a lot, with moderate success.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Yes, the show's glossily generic. But the attractive cast clicks.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    A sometimes clever twist on the overly familiar crime drama format ... is ultimately bogged down in the same old gory homicidal cliches and whodunit solutions. [23 Jan 2005]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Some will find it appalling. Others just may find it appallingly addictive.
    • 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
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    It's unfortunate that while Clueless looks fabulous, much of the fizzy comic energy of the film's bright teenybopper satire has been lost. [20 Sept 1996, p.9D]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 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
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    [It has] just enough funny, semi-improvised moments to make you wish it was better.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Duffy
    Lopez loses because he's caught in the middle of a ho-hum sitcom with few real laughs -- much like ABC's very similar "My Wife and Kids" and "According to Jim." Oops. [27 Mar 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    There are moments of dizzy, semisweet fun to be had on the premiere. But the honeymoon could be short.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    With too many hints of recycled stock characters and formula thriller cliches, "Drive" sputters off the starting line.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    A glossy hunk of over-the-top, sleaze 'n' tease melodrama.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Maybe they all graduated from the Melrose Place College of Law.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Shepherd scores in a so-so docudrama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    If you like watching culinary train wrecks, this is your show.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Imperfect but promising. [14 Apr 2003]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    "Justice" offers slick, efficiently produced whodunit escapism without a whit of real originality or dramatic spontaneity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Mr. Know-It-All can be rather irritating. [20 Sept 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press

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