For 27 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Randee Dawn's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 90 Law & Order: UK: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 Big Lake: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
27 tv reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Randee Dawn
    UK remakes the script in its own, veddy British image and comes up with a vibrant, layered, insightful look at how the system breaks down no matter what the metropolis.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Randee Dawn
    The pervasive "what about the children" atmosphere we live in might be exactly what makes Greg Garcia's new Fox sitcom "Raising Hope" so wryly, delightfully, honestly hilarious.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Randee Dawn
    Life is a cut above the rest because Michaels is facing major health issues every day. It might be that a near-death experience isn't enough to totally slow him down, but watching him try to apply the brakes while simultaneously revving his engine is a reality worth tuning into.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Randee Dawn
    Huge gets the details right, but the bigger picture can seem forced, with coincidence and pat resolutions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Randee Dawn
    This is a show that will benefit from some fine-tuning. What it lacks in originality it should make up for in content, and in the end we all know that this is a franchise (of sorts) that has very good bones.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Randee Dawn
    Such soft areas, and a feeling of forced quirkiness, keep Big C from being a Class A series. Still, it's a show that, like Cathy, almost certainly will find its footing as time goes on and, like terminal illness, undoubtedly will provide a few surprises before the end.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Randee Dawn
    There are intriguing elements amid the clutter: Policeman Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas) is a beefy, moral man of the people who in the process of rallying the troops becomes a target for the police brass.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Randee Dawn
    It's perfect summer television--just turn off the excess brain cells and let Agent Walker do the seduction, and the shooting, for you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Randee Dawn
    In the end, the series itself is something fresh, welcome and a little tart -- and just like a nice citrus fruit, it'll be hard to stop with just one of these.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Randee Dawn
    There is hope that Better might turn into a solid series: the writing is smart and patient, and dialogue wed to Casey's good-guy dopiness lands well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Randee Dawn
    So far, sort of good: twists in the tale, the doink-doink sound, few if any establishing shots. But the series takes a truly unfortunate turn when it follows the villains around, giving away the whodunit and scattering the tension to the Santa Ana winds.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Randee Dawn
    Here, the mix of schadenfreude and reductionism coming from the writers makes Mike & Molly cold and calculating, despite its likable leads and cast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Randee Dawn
    The static nature of three talking heads (even in cartoon form) is dull, and the intermittent non-studio interstitials used to illustrate the discussion fail to provide enough of a change. Watching cartoon characters laugh at one another feels recursively silly, and not in a good way.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Randee Dawn
    An inspiring show all around, though perhaps not in the way Syfy wants it to be because the moment the credits roll, viewers will switch off the TV and start re-evaluating every single item in their basement.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Randee Dawn
    It jolts along with humor, suspense, insight and a fair amount of oozing blood.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Randee Dawn
    There's nothing really wrong with Scoundrels, but it's just hard to see what's special about it, either.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Randee Dawn
    Sure, there's a lot here that sustains more eye-rolling than interested stares, but a little patience might be warranted. Only with future episodes can Liars prove whether it's "Desperate Housewives" for tweens or just another trashy, pretty little error.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Randee Dawn
    Such a winning cast of characters and sharp dialogue deserved better than a midshow derailment, however.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Randee Dawn
    It's far from unwatchable, and there's potential in its leads, if they're left to their own devices. It's also possible that this middle-of-the-road sitcom will hit nostalgic buttons in former "Sabrina" and "Blossom" fans.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Randee Dawn
    At its core, Rookie is a terrible show.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Randee Dawn
    That's a lot of potential gothic soap, but fortunately Gates presents a surprisingly well-written, intriguing scenario with a head-swimmingly large ensemble cast.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Randee Dawn
    Yes, audiences should beware not to let their eyes roll too far back in their heads at the fantasy concept of a) swapping scholarships midsemester and b) a protagonist who wows everyone in sight (known as the "Mary Sue" character in fan fiction parlance). But once the concept is firmly established, Hellcats makes a graceful backflip, with multilayered characters that defy expectations.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Randee Dawn
    For now, "Persons" is delightfully weird and foreboding.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Randee Dawn
    Wilde is a fast-paced grab bag; it's hard not to like a character who dunderheadedly imports an Amazon tribe to a five-star hotel rather than tell his dad not to drill on their land, all to prove he's a decent guy. But for now, audiences will have to sort through the good stuff and toss aside the lumps of coal that keep "Wilde" from being a truly wild ride.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Randee Dawn
    In the end, "Are We There Yet?" is a harmless little family comedy, and that's about the best that can be said. The traveling Kingston-Persons have come home, but it's not necessarily the best place of all.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Randee Dawn
    Eventually, perhaps things will jell and Generation can evolve into the primetime soap it so badly needs to be. Until then, it's about as insufferable as wine-sniffing yuppies and carries an odor like day-old deli meat.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Randee Dawn
    With this much bad acting and writing, this body of water should be declared a Superfund site.

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