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

Mike Duffy's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: 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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Despite its almost giddily provocative tone and the hanky-panky tunnel vision of its teenage protagonists, "life as we know it" displays some real promise with refreshing twists of wit, imagination and an offbeat style. [7 Oct 2004]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    A richly entertaining winner, a saga that both stirs the emotions and whips up vivid outbursts of satisfying, varmint-vanquishing action.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Tell those Tinseltown pixies to go grab that big jar of cosmic stardust off the shelf. The magic show biz thing is happening again. [29 Sept 1998, p.1D]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Yeah, sounds sappy. But it's just the opposite -- a charming mix of rambunctious wit, honest emotion and interesting characters. Lots of smarts and a generous heart. A winner. [16 Sept 2002]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Besides the nifty, repressed romantic dynamic between Brennan and Booth, "Bones" has some fun with snazzy hologram visualizations of the murder victims in each case.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    An instant cult classic will be born when The Tick arrives at 8:30 tonight on Fox, a rambunctiously clever human cartoon rarin' to tickle your funnybone with unhinged satiric glee. [8 Nov 2001, p.4G]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    "The Nine" unfolds with an abundance of emotion-charged imagination.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Make no mistake, Dharma & Greg has been built for Elfman's coming out party as a high-voltage comic lollapalooza. And she doesn't disappoint. She's one very likable and amusing looney tune. [24 Sept 1997, p.6C]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Has some genuinely funny moments despite its laugh track and conventional sitcom framework.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Welcome to Smallville. Check your cynicism at the city limits. [16 Oct 2001, p.6E]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    It's styled as a sort of laid-back Gen X updating of "thirtysomething," replacing that show's neuroses-fueled, East Coast edge with a more casual, lighthearted California vibe.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Although it's not quite as much smart, trashy fun as "Rome," it is still an engaging romp that moves along at a stylish pace.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    "Sleeper Cell" works as a smart, sharply styled thriller about a very serious subject.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    On a simple quality drama level, it's the best network miniseries in several years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Smart, well- written, lots of potential. [3 Mar 1997]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    A terrific series pilot that gives off little echoes of everything from "GoodFellas" to "The Departed."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    The gracefully gonzo result is funny and affecting, and sometimes it is downright insightful. Good grief. [1 June 2001, p.1E]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    It's headed in the right direction ... fast, loose and fun.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    With fun, familiar faces like Field, Flockhart and Griffiths on board, attending a family reunion with the Walkers every Sunday could be a lively, entertaining way to end the weekend.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    A compelling tale of ordinary people ensnared in extraordinary circumstances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    It makes a smart, charmingly irreverent first impression, thanks to its pleasantly warped, deadpan writing and performing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    For those willing to take the plunge, a chilling, hypnotic tale awaits. [12 Sep 2003]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    It's a fresh, darkly comic workplace/social life farce peppered with good laughs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    A dark, bruisingly intense medical drama. ... Delivers smart, pugnacious television that takes a real chance. [30 Mar 2000]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    An ambitiously moody exploration of moral ambiguity. [27 Oct 1996]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    "Family Guy" isn't for everyone. Obviously. It's also not as fully-realized or intelligent as "The Simpsons." It's extremely fast-paced and obsessed with a nonstop stream of jokes, jokes, jokes. And the humor is often hit and miss. But when it hits, look out. [29 Jan 1999]
    • Detroit Free Press
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    High School Musical 2 is pretty much a total tuneful blast.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    With its sharp writing, wonderful cast and wacko spirit, Reaper is one helluva good time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    Fey's humor possesses a sly, literate snap. And like NBC's recent cool comedies, "The Office" and "My Name Is Earl," her rollicking "30 Rock" has a surplus of nutty imagination.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Duffy
    It sure looks like '24' executive producers Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran are ready to give America more anxiety-amped razzle dazzle with one of television's most original and compelling drama series. [28 Oct 2003]
    • Detroit Free Press

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