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: 66
Highest review score: 100 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 Category 7: The End of the World: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 260
260 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Fortunately, this sci-fi rookie, which aims for the younger, testosterone-tilting Fox audience, has a playful sense of humor to go along with its visually hyper sensibility. [6 Oct 2000, p.12D]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    "Big Day" just doesn't deliver many big laughs.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Even with its erratic start, "Inconceivable" still manages to deliver a fair share of escapist, bun-in-the-oven fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    A gimmicky, cliched legal drama that seems to have been unearthed from 20 years ago.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    If you like watching culinary train wrecks, this is your show.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    You'll never regret missing Navy NCIS if you forget to watch. [23 Sept 2003, p.1F]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Alternately engaging and annoying.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    From start to finish, "Standoff" is slickly contrived, formulaic crime drama nonsense.
    • 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
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Shepherd scores in a so-so docudrama.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Big Shots isn't brilliant. And despite that attractive, well-matched male ensemble, the so-so series premiere lacks sufficient creative zing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    "Saved" is a sometimes entertaining, often predictable trauma drama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    It's escapist sci- fi hooey that is simultaneously slick and tacky. In other words, a breath of fresh air compared to the average tabloid newsmagzine. [26 Jan 1994, p.6D]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Doesn't quite rise to the cheerful, sweetly clever quality level of WB's "Beauty and the Geek."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Moonlight falls somewhere in the middle of the new paranormal pack. It's neither great nor awful.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Some will find it appalling. Others just may find it appallingly addictive.
    • 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
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    McKidd's a fine actor and there's promise here for an engaging romantic drama. But it's a bit too tangled, confusing and erratic in the opening weeks.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    The Old Testament just shouldn't be this dull.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    It's greasy, it's cheesy, it's a big heapin' platter of B-movie hokum. Now if only Tremors: The Series were as much clever fun as "Tremors," the witty, wild 'n' woolly 1990 monster flick it was inspired by. But it's not. Not even close. [28 Mar 2003, p.6D]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Even with Walsh's star sizzle and an attractive, talented supporting cast that includes Tim Daly, Amy Brenneman, Taye Diggs and Audra McDonald, Rhimes still hasn't found her spinoff's storytelling groove
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Luis retains the creaky, cliched feel of a laugh track relic from another time. Even in the '70s, this ethnic comedy cartoon wouldn't have seemed all that funny. With manic Luis, more is less. [19 Sept 2003, p.6H]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    A glossy hunk of over-the-top, sleaze 'n' tease melodrama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    Mr. Know-It-All can be rather irritating. [20 Sept 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    With its attractive cast and the Emmy Award-winning talent behind-the-scenes... "Related" should be a lot more fizzy, witty fun than it is.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Duffy
    "Modern Men" feels anything but, well, modern. But in its own goofy, good-natured retro way, this old-school comedy... generates some lighthearted, if predictable grins.

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