Nancy DeWolf Smith

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For 300 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nancy DeWolf Smith's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Night Of
Lowest review score: 10 The Black Donnellys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 300
300 tv reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    So far--although Glee may be creeping closer to the edge--it remains nearly as delightful as it was when everything about the show seemed shiny and new.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    It consistently pokes fun at our culture and foibles in ways that are clever and sometimes sharp but never mean.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Strong writing and acting ensure that we soon become so sensitive to the characters that we feel for them the way they feel for their horses.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Even without the Hollywood glamour, though, the New York series may turn out to be the superior product, grounded as it is in Mr. Greenberg's compelling, layered character, with a strong mind and vulnerable heart.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    This new PBS Masterpiece series written by Andrew Davies is plenty addicting without the lords and ladies, opening a treasure box of tales about love, loss, ambition and the spirit of a new age.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    The amusing Odd Mom Out is a sweet, frothy surprise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    The glory of this particular adaptation, intentional or not, is that what we bring to it with today's sensibilities can actually enhance the experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    The underlying theme here, once the fantastic elements are stripped away, is loneliness. That (plus the interesting face of its star) gives New Amsterdam a true and very tender heart.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Thankfully, Caprica can be enjoyed without any reference to the literal past or the figurative future.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    [A] handsome and well acted period piece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    As charming as all that is amid the macabre, Pushing Daisies is a show that only a grown-up can fully enjoy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    All of us have common memories of that time. Yet this quiet but affecting program is Mr. Bush's story, told as only the man who was president on Sept. 11, 2001 could tell it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    It is the small things that can elevate Mad Men above the level of ambitious soap opera.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    An atmospheric thriller wrapped around a nugget of social commentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    The first episode of Under the Dome is so intriguing that you may be tempted to Wiki the Stephen King novel on which it's based to find out what will happen next. Don't do that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    There's enough room left in the genre for another modern pairing, and Mr. Miller and Ms. Liu bring something memorably new to each character.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    While the documentary doesn't view the day through rose-colored glasses, it lets us approach that time in a new, less painful way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    There is a little less suspense about some of the baddies here, one of whom is easy to guess early on. Yet it is never tiring to watch Marcus run and leap and limp and dodge the police cars and foot-chasers that seem to turn up every place he tries to take refuge in or search for clues.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    What makes this a standout family show is not the absence of dirty words. Who needs those when there's an abundance of eccentric humor and bright writing?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    It's far more beautiful than its predecessors.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    It has cinematic production values that give it the heft of a movie, and the lead characters are so natural and believable that the alien angle is less ludicrous than usual.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    No sooner has Upstairs veered toward farce than it redeems itself, again and again.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    We may have seen film of migrating wildebeest and zebras on the Serengeti before. But Great Migrations looks at everything from new and spectacularly beautiful angles.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    There is enough lively (if sometimes explicit) dialogue and reliable sexual appeal in all this to keep intuitive male viewers interested.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    All good stuff, plus a brief but powerful moment at the end that will leave longtime "Morse" fans in an agony of nostalgia
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    This being a made-for-television environment, no one perishes, but there are no happy endings here, either.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    TNT's cop drama Southland is like a hot date on a Saturday night. Just waiting for another episode to begin each week is a thrill, and once the show gets going the rush is like nothing else on TV.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    While the series is not without humor--including the occasional sexual witticism--it is never camp, a huge plus for devotees of genuine drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Magnificent cinematography, abundant animal life and lovely music that may contain harmonies unique to Botswana--all these make The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency a distinctly foreign affair. In the end, though, what comes through most strongly is not what's different, but how easily we recognize it all.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    That these actors can make us care about their characters, or at least feel their pain so acutely, is what elevates Getting On above the miasma of its material.

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