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

Nancy Franklin's Scores

Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 90 Deadwood: Season 3
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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Nancy Franklin
    A gorgeously living thing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy Franklin
    Rock is able to find humor in every aspect of his childhood.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Nancy Franklin
    Rescue Me is a daring, unflinching show—a worthy companion to FX’s dark-hearted police drama “The Shield”—and it is unafraid to expose the not always pretty particulars of firehouse culture and the more fallible side of those we count on to save us.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy Franklin
    Men of a Certain Age is bound to attract attention, because its co-creator, and one of its co-stars, is Ray Romano; what shouldn’t be overlooked, however, is the fact that the show is also good. Surprisingly good.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy Franklin
    Mad Men is smart and tremendously attractive, and it stirs you more than it probably should.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy Franklin
    The result, with its strong, complex, funny, flawed central character, feels truer to life than the zillions of one-dimensional (or no-dimensional) nurses on television.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Nancy Franklin
    The plot is difficult to follow - shot sequences, at least in the first two episodes, often pair sex and death (an FX trademark, practically; it’s the network that looks our animal selves in the eye), whether or not their pairing helps the story--but you’re strung along deftly enough so that you do want to know how it’s all going to play out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Nancy Franklin
    Breaking Bad is very well done, but it has a bleakness that seems to be manufactured for no good reason. In its spiral down toward nothingness, Breaking Bad pulls viewers down with it, just because it can.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Nancy Franklin
    For a lot of viewers “Big Love” is going to need time to settle in; it doesn’t have much dramatic texture until about the fifth episode.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Nancy Franklin
    Compelling, if not quite riveting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Nancy Franklin
    The three alters are broad stereotypes, but Collette makes the moments of transition surprisingly touching, and sometimes subtly comic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Nancy Franklin
    Not all the tweaks in the plot work well, but most of the series’ flaws are masked by the excellent casting and the good writing for three central characters.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Nancy Franklin
    McBride is comfortable improvising, and in Eastbound there’s a lot of pleasurable tension in watching Kenny create difficult situations with his poor judgment and get out of them with his escape artist’s quick brain.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Nancy Franklin
    It is probably too soon in the series to expect to see more complexity, or some sense of the grinding difficulty of the job of President, and the number of no-win situations that present themselves every day in the Oval Office. But “Commander in Chief” really does make things look too easy.

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