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

Nancy Franklin's Scores

Average review score: 54
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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Nancy Franklin
    We do meet her parents, but nearly every other moment comes across as calculated--including, in the first episode, the absence of her daughter Bristol--and we find out nothing about Alaska that we didn't learn in elementary school. I know that some Americans think Palin is stupid, but I never realized that she thinks we're stupid.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Nancy Franklin
    Swingtown is a little too fond of the seventies to reveal anything about them that we don’t already know.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Nancy Franklin
    I said that The Playboy Club might be promising. Guess what? I lied.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Nancy Franklin
    There's also more of Maher in the new show, and it's no big surprise that more Maher is less. He's a jerk of the old school, full of unexamined anxiety and arrogance, with a habit of using sexual stereotypes from half a century ago both to put down and to compliment people. [17 Mar 2003, p.152]
    • The New Yorker
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Nancy Franklin
    [A] lump of lead.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Nancy Franklin
    So “Jersey Shore” is itself an amusement on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights, a Ferris wheel of quotation marks, and yet it really isn’t fun to watch. It just goes around and around.

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