For 33 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Molly Eichel's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 5
Lowest review score: 33 The Gabby Douglas Story
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
33 tv reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Molly Eichel
    Where The Comedians feels forced, Louie is at once more natural and more surreal--and one of the best comedies on television.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Molly Eichel
    There’s something soapy and delicious about Empire.... But it’s a double-edged sword: Empire will either continue to be fun and splashy, while staying grounded and engaging, or it will flame out as so many primetime sudsers have before it, becoming too ridiculous for its own good.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Molly Eichel
    As impressive as Sam is--a teenager trapped inside an old man’s body who never seems bothered by his circumstances--when the documentary focuses on his mother, it easy to see where he gets it from.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Molly Eichel
    Generation Cryo separates itself from the likes of Catfish and Teen Mom by not treating its subjects as spectacle. They’re portrayed as people dealing with issues that affect their everyday lives, recalling some of the better installments of the True Life series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Molly Eichel
    Though UnReal's purpose is to skewer the fakeness and calculation behind reality shows like The Bachelor, it really does something more important: It humanizes these archetypes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Molly Eichel
    The dialog is sharp and not always nice. It means Catastrophe has to earn its sentiment, which it does with aplomb.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Molly Eichel
    Gibney's doc is a punishing amendment to Wright's book, illustrating how this modern religion has stayed alive and well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    The surface bromides of meritocracy are each artist’s main talking points, but the real fun comes in smaller moments, like watching Jay Z rehearse or Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons nervously pace around the stage, worried that not everything will go as planned.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    A To Z has the potential to be a sweet romantic comedy—if it doesn’t get caught up in its own quirks first.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Forte can certainly handle the darkness, the lack of contact weighing down his heavily bearded face, but his attempts to compensate for that lack of connection make for some strange turns of events.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    With such a complicated subject matter, The Messengers certainly has its work cut out for it to stay coherent while still staying accessible. But the pilot moves briskly enough, keeping up the desire to learn how these people deal with their newfound powers and identities, and how they will react when The Man comes a-calling.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    It’s focused on Mrs. Watts’ personal journey home, her escape from the small bubble she’s come to know. As it is, it’s wonderful to watch Tyson make that escape.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    While that loving relationship between these two women is Playing House’s strength, to unlock its potential, and go beyond delightful sitcom, it needs to be about more than that, and there’s certainly potential for that growth.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Goldberg whets the appetite for what Mabley can do, but it’s Mabley, not Goldberg-as-director, who delivers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Molly Eichel
    Like Entourage, it boasts an affable cast. Johnson is the real draw, able to flex dramatic muscles he's not often given the opportunity to use.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Molly Eichel
    Each episode is chock-full of the events that made it into American history textbooks--in addition to the Boston Tea Party, the second episode features Paul Revere’s ride and the battle at Lexington and Concord--but in between those scenes of warfare, Sons Of Liberty loses its momentum, especially as plots of personal intrigue are shoehorned in for salacious measure.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Molly Eichel
    There’s still enough of the scandal inherent to the story to keep the film from squandering its Lifetime potential. But in the hands of director Gabriel Range (Death Of A President) and the film’s team of writers (basing their work on When Gods Become Men by true-crime writer Stephen Singular), it becomes more of a character study, ambling along without any true momentum to the story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Molly Eichel
    Knight recalls how Berry’s mother kept her room exactly as it was before she was abducted. Knight’s mother, assuming her daughter had left home, moved to Florida. It’s one of the more heartbreaking aspects of Cleveland Abduction, although that feeling of isolation is largely psychological.... Cleveland Abduction’s ending seems particularly truncated, with the likes of Pam Grier and Joe Morton showing up to ultimately do very little.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Molly Eichel
    The Goldbergs is far from terrible—it just needs to learn how to mix the quirky dysfunction with the heartwarming moments in the style of shows like Malcolm In The Middle or Raising Hope.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Molly Eichel
    Matador has the potential to be really fun, once the place-setting of the first episode is out of the way. But the show won’t unlock that potential unless it fully buys into how ridiculous it can truly be.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    The true goal of Grace and Frankie is laughs, gained sometimes at the expense of genuine feeling but, hey, funny is funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    The playfulness associated with these familial moments is where Wahlburgers hits its sweet spot.... The show is derailed by subplots that have no momentum or little drama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    It has its moments of comedy that land, but the entire show, which is going for a Dr. Strangelove vibe, feels off. As political satire, it lacks the bite needed to really work.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    The second season's central mystery is enough to keep you watching, but you can say the same thing about Law & Order. The ordinariness is a quality that weighs heavily on True Detective because its cop-show genre is all over TV.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    The presentation of mythology and backstory, such an important aspect of a show like Bitten, is handled in a laughably inelegant way.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    The wives never feel like fully drawn people. Instead, they feel like takeoffs on what the press latched onto about them in the first place.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    Flavius Josephus’ position in The Dovekeepers would perhaps be even more egregious if any of the other characters were fully drawn, but they aren’t.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 42 Molly Eichel
    Questionable taste aside, there are major narrative issues at work in Faking It that go beyond sustaining the faux relationship between Amy and Karma. Tonally, it can never decide to satirize the type of über-tolerance on display at Hester High—as 21 Jump Street did—or hold it in high esteem.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Molly Eichel
    Put stand-up comedians in the confines of this fake reality and their material feels labored as well. That’s exactly what Oxygen has done with Funny Girls.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Molly Eichel
    Even in Medium, Arquette was able to to tap into something deeper than she does in Cyber’s outset. MacNicol and Van Der Beek have proven themselves as solid comedians in Ally McBeal and Don’t Trust The B---- In Apartment 23, respectively, yet here they carry the dour weight of investigators saddled with iron-laden lines.

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