For 163 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Genzlinger's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 90 The Flag: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 Friends with Better Lives: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 163
  2. Negative: 15 out of 163
163 tv reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    An able cast led by Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal makes it stand out from the stream of interchangeable Hallmark movies that aim for the same tone and audience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Cold Justice picks up considerably in its second episode and seems as if it might be a worthy addition to the genre.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Plenty of places for this series to take its engaging leads, one of the odder crime-fighting pairs on TV, doing battle against one of TV’s creepier-looking if expressionless bad guys.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Though the show is a drama, it is served up with a droll comic sensibility that is a refreshing change.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    If you are reaching the saturation point with this type of sketch work, The Birthday Boys may cause you to sigh at the sameness of it all. But if you’ve stayed away from those other yucksters, these ones provide fairly consistent midlevel laughs.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Ground Floor doesn’t make much of an impression initially. But stick with it for three or four episodes and it grows on you.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    Billy Campbell anchors the cast admirably as Dr. Alan Farragut.... Mr. Sanada is always intriguing to watch. And some of the show’s support players bring welcome spunk to the claustrophobic world of the research center, especially Catherine Lemieux as Dr. Doreen Boyle, a smart pathologist with a smart mouth.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s good for some dumb laughs, and--important in this age when complex television dramas consume so many of our brain cells--it doesn’t demand much of a mental commitment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s all served up with a pulpy prurience.... And the back stories are doled out slowly, so viewers who haven’t read the show’s source material, a book by Kelley Armstrong, should expect to feel pleasantly teased.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The series ... is full of the same brutal weather and dubious quests as Discovery’s reality shows, but professional actors ... make it a much more compelling attraction than any of that other fare.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Neil Genzlinger
    The premise sets it apart, the premiere promises a lot of plot wrinkles and a fast pace, and the acting (with a few exceptions) is decent.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    The language is supposed to be realistic and maybe it is realistic, but it often feels self-conscious, like an overly thick Southern accent. That's too bad, because when Mr. Simon and Edward Burns, who are credited with the writing of the first five episodes, pull back a bit, they sometimes achieve a rough eloquence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    The revisiting of Ripper lore, though, is relatively painless, especially since the most interesting character in this series is Edward Buchan (Steve Pemberton), the Ripperologist who tips Chandler to the similarities between the then and the now.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    Sure, it all makes for pretty filmmaking, but isn't not having to risk your life for a simple meal one of the benefits of civilization? There's something unsettling about glorifying subsistence living for the sake of our high-definition televisions.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    It may turn into one of those crime shows that are competent enough but, well, forgettable, despite Ms. Montgomery's charms.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    If the various kinks work themselves out, The Finder will at the least be a medium-strength entry in the increasingly crowded field of comedy-dramas featuring eccentric characters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    There are interesting tidbits about the history of fashion photography--the racism, the drugs--but not much serious discussion about the cultural consequences of the evolution of the business.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    Ms. Kreuk and Nina Lisandrello, as her police force partner, are unconvincing as detectives. But the pilot's hint of a connection between the beast's condition and the murder of Catherine's mother offers the promise of future depth.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    The details of those bargains and interrelationships among the inhabitants of the Drake will no doubt be fleshed out in subsequent episodes. But the premiere, at least, hasn't found a way to make this odd mix of high-end real estate and B-movie occultism compelling enough that you're eager for more.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    It's a drama that takes the wretched New Jersey caricature created by trashy shows like "Jersey Shore" and uses it as a force for good, or at least for reasonably good courtroom tales.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    Hunted ends up being a competent addition to the high-stakes-snooping genre but not a very surprising one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    The competitors may not be all that amusing, but some of the show's gimmicks are.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    The question is whether it has any depth or insight to offer once it [raises your eyebrows]. The evidence provided by the first three episodes is inconclusive.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    It has lots of stunning images, but if there’s a unifying concept, it is apparently going to emerge more gradually than a single episode allows.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    This may be a case where a little more violence would help make the stakes seem more real. The main issues for these royals and would-be royals are when to bow and to whom.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    It’s a solid start, and were this the first series of its kind, King & Maxwell would seem like a sure hit. That it’s working the same territory as various other well-made shows costs it some luster, but it could still settle in as a reliable schedule filler.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    Where Sagan’s narrative often approached poetry, Dr. Tyson’s can sound like an overwrought, overamplified planetarium show.... The animation used to present his story resembles low-budget anime and isn’t terribly absorbing. Bruno deserves better. Nit-picking aside, if the new Cosmos doesn’t deliver quite the punch of the original, it’s because this isn’t 1980.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Genzlinger
    John Oliver, a graduate of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” didn’t exactly break the mold when he rolled out his new show, Last Week Tonight, late on Sunday on HBO; he just tugged at it a bit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    By the end of this documentary, yes, you're convinced that Mr. Lewis was a much larger figure than is generally acknowledged. But you still don't feel as if you know him.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Genzlinger
    The scripts are efficient. The acting is decent. But you're likely to find yourself just waiting for the familiar crises and character complications to come along, and sure enough, they do.