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 11.2 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
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Nancy Franklin
    There is not a single fresh moment in the three episodes that have run so far; it turns out you can be controversial without being the least bit interesting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Nancy Franklin
    Almost a parody of itself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Nancy Franklin
    I said that The Playboy Club might be promising. Guess what? I lied.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 20 Nancy Franklin
    The show is charmless and patronizing, and as refreshing as dust.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Nancy Franklin
    [A] lump of lead.

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