Nancy Franklin
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For 43 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nancy Franklin's Scores

Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 90 Rescue Me: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 Ghost Whisperer: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 43
  2. Negative: 9 out of 43
43 tv reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Nancy Franklin
    There’s no question that the creators of The Pacific set out to honor the marines’ experience; they haven’t exactly failed to do that, but neither have they succeeded in leading viewers to a deeper appreciation of this--then and now--faraway war.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Nancy Franklin
    While the ideas behind “The Riches” are often satisfyingly satirical, Izzard’s role—he plays Wayne Malloy, a husband and a father of three, eager to escape the marginal life that he and his family have been living—is stagy and overblown.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Nancy Franklin
    Colbert is very skillful at parodying people who are already parodies of themselves, and his show is a lot sharper than most of what passes for comedy on TV. At the end of the day, though--a day, say, on which a President says something foolish, or a Supreme Court nominee has to step aside, or a White House aide is indicted--the voice you’ll most want to hear is still Jon Stewart’s.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Nancy Franklin
    In general, there's a pat, familiar quirkiness to The Big C that keeps you at a remove from it, and too many easy appeals to your emotions.... Still, with Linney at the heart of The Big C, there's reason to think that the series will improve.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Nancy Franklin
    There are many of them [good moments] in Parks and Recreation, in fact; virtually every scene in the first two episodes contains good bits, with quotable quotes, twists of language that viewers feel smart for getting, and visual gags. But the minutes don’t flow; they merely accrete, one bit on top of another.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Nancy Franklin
    It's a big production-the first episode alone cost nearly twenty million dollars-and it looks authentic in a way that, paradoxically, seems lifeless. You're constantly aware that you're watching a period piece, albeit one with some vivid scenes and interesting details.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Nancy Franklin
    The new shows are more concerned with hitting their marks and getting the sociology right than with character, but Pan Am has a bit of style to it, and a note of darkness, and the formula might just work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Nancy Franklin
    A sitcom doesn’t have to break new ground to be good, but it does have to make you feel that it isn’t just going through the motions. "Christine" satisfies on that score to some extent, but you just want more from it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Nancy Franklin
    Despite the mostly awful dialogue, “Sleeper Cell” succeeds on the strength of its plot.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy Franklin
    It’s not that much fun to watch an actress who, except for the occasional times when she lets loose one of her charmingly loud second-soprano laughs, seems always to be asking more of us than she’s giving, but Secret Diary of a Call Girl does get better as it goes along, although it doesn’t greatly distinguish itself from most other shows you’ve seen about young single women in the big city
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy Franklin
    Over all, the show has a little something, but it doesn’t have outstanding curb appeal, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a foreclosure notice in the window sooner rather than later.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy Franklin
    If we got to know any of the characters in Generation Kill, the show might be more interesting, or, at least, more memorable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy Franklin
    In Treatment, while offering viewers a seemingly intimate look at this process, doesn't capture the emotional mise en scène: the characters on the show have all too easy a time expressing themselves, and the element of suspense is mostly absent.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy Franklin
    Their take on human nature may develop, but right now it's cartoonish in the worst way and too reminiscent of similar shows.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy Franklin
    We come away with a new understanding of the extent of the Kennedys' dysfunction but without a sense of what made them special or of how they harnessed their talents. But what you see in Wilkinson's eyes--they're black holes, devouring everyone in sight--almost makes up for what's missing from the writing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy Franklin
    The characterizations in The Beast show very little imagination; as for the plots, haven’t we seen enough shows in which agents reveal their sterling natures by freeing Eastern European sex slaves?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy Franklin
    Oprah’s Big Give stands out as a weird, misbegotten creature that perhaps shouldn’t have been taken out in public.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy Franklin
    Mental, a new drama on Fox, starting May 26th, is solidly mediocre; it’s not good, it’s not terrible, and there’s no reason for it to exist.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy Franklin
    What's most puzzling about Californication is that much of the time it resembles a soft-porn film.... This kind of cheesiness is all about what the camera sees, rather than about the story and what the characters are feeling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy Franklin
    Roday doesn’t quite have the chops to back up his Carreyisms. Shawn is a first-draft version of Jason Lee’s title character in "My Name Is Earl"--a lovable goof, but with little ability to gain traction in your heart.

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