For 85 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 15% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Rahman's Scores

Average review score: 75
Lowest review score: 25 Undateable (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 85
  2. Negative: 1 out of 85
85 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Rahman
    Burns' illuminating series turns the Roosevelt clan into a colorful Wes Anderson movie, albeit one in black and white. [12 Sep 2014, p.56]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Rahman
    The best friends double down with absurd antics that would make even their season 1 selves blush. [16 Jan 2015, p.70]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 100 Ray Rahman
    Thankfully, it gets a deeply satisfying last hurrah here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Ray Rahman
    With fewer constraints, the show has more room to breathe, making it feel less rushed and chaotic. [11 Sep 2015, p.56]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Ray Rahman
    This excellent six-part series brings the statesman's [Thomas Cromwell's] shady story to light with wit, empathy, and even surprise. [3 Apr 2015, p.59]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 91 Ray Rahman
    The duo's hilariously awkward chemistry get even stronger abroad... and in prison. [26 Dec 2014/2 Jan 2015, p.112]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 91 Ray Rahman
    Showrunner/star Josh Thomas has only gotten better at mixing mordant one-liners with nuanced emotional drama. [16 Oct 2015]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Ray Rahman
    Like a James Brown show, the result is both generously proportioned and extremely tight.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Ray Rahman
    Vargas' special may not be perfect or groundbreaking, but it is meaningful and, at times, eye-opening. [24 Jul 2015, p.54]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    We can confirm that it boasts a string of crackerjack performances from the likes of Stephen Rea as a hangdog spy, Janet McTeer as his spook boss, Lubna Azabal as the housekeeper of Nessa's brother (Andrew Buchan), and Gyllenhaal herself. [25 Jul/1 Aug 2014, p.105]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    The story is a little sweet, a little uncomfortable, and very Chuck Lorre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Big Time is still good for a solid slack humor a la Workaholics and the Wrong Mans. [20/27 Mar 2015, p.94]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson begin their third just how you'd expect. [19/26 Feb 2016, p.109]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Arthur is a gripping, even frightful detective tale. [4 Sep 2015, p.58]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    One of the best things about Mom is that it isn't always funny. That's a compliment of course..... The darkly comedic season 3 premiere us a perfect example. [6 Nov 2015, p.57]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Nathan Fielder can get people to believe in all sorts of stuff, but his show works best when he gets them to believe in themselves. [30 Oct 2015, p.58]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 83 Ray Rahman
    The semi-procedural widen its scope, bringing in more civic intrigue without losing any of that Law & Order: Historical Stabbing Unit grime. [21 Jun 2013, p.60]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    What follows isn't just a satire of the ESPN lifestyle but a smart, savvy depiction of the camaraderie people of color sometimes develop when they find themselves in lily-white environs. [21/28 Aug 2015, p.95]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    All that commotion sets the season on a compelling path, hitting the road with a purpose. This is when Dead is at its best: journeying through postapocalyptic, fun-house-mirror America.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    A lot of these scenes hit the mark, others hit the floor with a thud. But, much like last summer’s The Carmichael Show, it’s an admirable exercise either way.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Thanks to clever writing and smart pacing, everyone from Work gets a chance to shine. [14 Aug 2015, p.56]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    A stunningly shot wildlife series. [1 Jul 2016]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    A pretty spry police procedural. A lot of the credit goes to the chemistry between stars Chyler Leigh (the Brooklyn-raised detective) and Jacky Ido (the French-born cabbie). [27 Jun 2014, p.57]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    The high-energy group's smart, counterintuitive brand of absurdism is especially reminiscent of The State. [18 Oct 2013, p.61]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    As usual with TWD, it's hard to say where the season will go next. But judging by the premiere, it'll be worth the walk. [9 Oct 2015]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Episodes is still the same great, low-key delight. [9 Jan 2015, p.75]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Fascinating...Think Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos, but for stuff that's on your block.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Whether lampooning political cartoonists or mocking indie-rock tropes, the team continues to shine at silly, Mr. Show-style comedy. [17 Oct 2014, p.63]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Touching and intimate, the movie provides a fascinating portrait of a scion. [1/8 Apr 2016, p.101]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 83 Ray Rahman
    It's got a solid, if not original, premise (a Western with aliens); relatively impressive effects and makeup; and reliably interesting characters such as Doc Yewll (Trenna Keating)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas probably won't become a classic, but it's a fun break from the usual standards.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Tribeca is the kind of easy, lightweight fun that never gets old. [8/15 Jan 2016, p.96]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    It’s all just an excuse for creators David Wain and Michael Showalter to craft more hilariously absurd, endlessly quotable moments (plus a ridiculous Reagan impression) that will more than satisfy fans of the movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    With fast and witty line, strong physical comedy, and old-fashioned fun, Telenovela could be NBC's guiding light. [11 Dec 2015, p.54]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Ray Rahman
    Top comic talent like Casey Wilson, Tymberlee Hill, and Andrea Savage digging into the fun-house-mirror America we see on cable TV every day. Not sold? The first episode weaves together Weird Al, puppets, and a wedding. Brava.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    A lot of it is funny, for sure, but probably not funny enough to justify what's essentially a second Archer. [11 Sep 2015, p.56]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    There are many things to enjoy about this special-effects-makeup competition. [25 Jul/1 Aug 2014, p.106]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    An intriguing historical drama. [11 Mar 2016, p.77]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    As offended as some may be, the show's stoner-friendly humor is innocuous.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    In short, picture MST3K fab club putting on a play written by Community's Abed in a no-parents-allowed tree house. [17/24 Apr 2015, p.104]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    As Wilfred begins its final season, the premiere hints it's almost ready to answer the first [question of why Ryan is the only one who can understand Wilfred). [27 Jun 2014, p.57]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    Gloss aside, Morals can be impressive in its slow-burn storytelling, and scenes are often visually stunning. [21/28 Aug 2015, p.96]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    The lush narrative style is alluring, but when Adolf Hitler starts to feel like a pulpy Batman villain, you'll suspect this isn't the most insightful ­account available. [30 May/6 Jun 2014, p.111]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    After a couple years of slow farm-to-cheese-table maneuvering, the Revolutionary War drama's season three premiere gets heads to roll, literally. [22/29 Apr 2016, p.104]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    The twist here is that on top of the jokes, Cristela has things to say, and it says them in English and Spanish. Fortunately, it's pretty funny in both languages.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    Borrowing from the best (scary shower scene, humiliated school-dance queen splattered in red liquid), the horror-mystery series sets the table for solid YA thrills. [25 Oct/1 Nov 2013, p.94]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    It'll make cyberthrillers like Black Mirror and Mr. Robot feel all too real. [29 Jan/5 Feb 2016, p.104]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    Shifting allegiances and unpredictable motives are what keeps this sometimes hoary show compelling. [9 Oct 2015]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    With his one-note revenge plot behind him, Bohannon teams up with Ferguson to work on a new railroading venture, and thankfully their opponents are much more interesting this time around. [16/23 Aug 2013, p.104]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    The premiere not only hits familiar beats but also resolves them in predictable ways. What the show does have, however, are solid lead performers in Nat Faxon and, particularly, Judy Greer. [10/17 Jul 2015, p.103]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    Somehow, all of this turns out to be pretty watchable. [31 Dec 2015, p.55]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    P.D. is as straightforward and meat-and-potatoes as police dramas get--Dick Wolf comfort food.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    Your overall enjoyment will still depend on how much patience you have with railroad building in general. But otherwise, things are finally on track. [24 Jul 2015, p.55]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    All this goes a bit too smoothly. Seeing future guest Tom Arnold trying to run wild will surely make for a more entertaining watch [than first celeb Zac Efron].
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    Each antic frame is stuffed with cheap gross-out gags--but there are high points.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    The show's strengths [are] quirky workplace comedy, goofy throwaway lines, and best as always, Andre Braugher's superb Captain Holt. [19/26 Sep 2014, p.127]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    The story is getting more interesting as we get an on-the-ground sense of how the pandemic-ravaged US has fared. [3 Jul 2015]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    The war crimes scares off potential friends like France and China, and gives the show an absorbing current-events sheen. [3 Jul 2015]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ray Rahman
    Not every joke in the pilot is worthy of a gold star, but they deserve some extra credit for effort. [8/15 Jan 2016, p.98]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 75 Ray Rahman
    It may not be as deft as South Park, but Brickleberry has the same off-color spirit and enthusiasm.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Ray Rahman
    The show has never left a lasting impression, and the third season does little to change that. [11 Sep 2015, p.54]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 34 Metascore
    • 67 Ray Rahman
    The conspiracy thickens without ever grabbing you--mostly because Flynn is so, so boring. The show tries to add some juice to his story line by hinting that Abby might be an alien herself, but good luck trying to muster up the energy for caring about that. ... Hunters does have some things going for it: Britne Oldford, who steals scenes as the conflicted agent. ... Speaking of watchable aliens, the main baddie McCarthy is another treat. Julian McMahon plays him with a deranged sense of fun.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 67 Ray Rahman
    While this by-the-numbers adaptation doesn't have the quirk or emotion that made the original so memorable, it boasts a key building block in Mike Epps. [17 Jun 2016]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 67 Ray Rahman
    Too many of the cast members are insufferable to the point of undateable.... But there are some bright spots. [16 Jan 2015, p.69]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 67 Ray Rahman
    Worse than the food is this year's pool of contestants, which doesn’t seem to contain any cooks compelling enough to keep us interested for an entire season. [12 Sep 2014, p.57]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Ray Rahman
    Those Who Can't is no top student, but the show definitely has potential to grow. [12 Feb 2016, p.61]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Ray Rahman
    The action is so saddled with laughable dialogue and dreadful pacing that not even Paxton's always entertaining scene-chewing can make this inherently interesting tale pop as it should. [29 May/5 Jun 2015, p.98]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Ray Rahman
    Outsiders is a decent addition to the [bearded strongmen struggling for power] field, with just enough peculiar intrigue, world-building, and acting heft to make its existence--sorry--justified. [29 Jan/5 Feb 2016, p.103]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Ray Rahman
    Things get wonky but not always interesting--middlebrow, really.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Ray Rahman
    Mostly his adventuress result in stray one-liners and stilted semi-riffs. Imagine a less nourishing Louie or Curb Your Enthusiasm, full of empty calories. [24 Jul 2015, p.54]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Ray Rahman
    While the "Aren't Southern people crazy?" bits are stale, there are entertaining glimpses of what it takes (other than permits) to produce a no-budget movie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Ray Rahman
    It's pretty ridiculous, but also oddly compelling at moments. [8/15 Jan 2016, p.98]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Ray Rahman
    Some [single-camera semiautobiographical comedies] were bad (The Paul Reiser Show), others were not so bad (The Jim Gaffigan Showe). I wish I could say George Lopez's effort is on the higher end of things. [1/8 Apr 2016, p.99]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Ray Rahman
    Everyone seems too busy delivering hokey lines to focus on being, you know, funny. [21/28 Aug 2015, p.96]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Ray Rahman
    The plots aren't strong.... Yet there are bright spots, mostly in the form of ol' George Wendt, as the shop's (gay) owner, and Lauren Lapkus, who bring some quirk to this stale comedy. [26 Jun 2015, p.55]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Ray Rahman
    It's all a little too familiar to be interesting, despite some solid work from the cast. [31 Dec 2015, p.55]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Ray Rahman
    Tut
    It's all a little bland; even the battle scenes are uninspired. [10/17 Jul 2015, p.103]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 58 Ray Rahman
    There's still some actual catfishing, but you have to get past all the Nev first. [27 Feb 2015, p.65]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 50 Ray Rahman
    The show lasts an hour, but don't feel bad about prematurely evacuating.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Rahman
    Odyssey is bland and soulless, with too many threads offering too little wallop. [3 Apr 2015, p.59]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Rahman
    You're left with a glossy summary of events that leaps from point to point with all the drama of a Wikipedia page. [29 Jan/5 Feb 2016, p.104]
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    • 50 Ray Rahman
    Being the third wheel on a date is always awkward, but when it's as boring as this first episode, it's simply unbearable. [12 Sep 2014, p.62]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Rahman
    Given the times, TV is overdue for a clever hacker thriller. This is not it. [19/26 Sep 2014, p.127]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ray Rahman
    Thanks to its cheap jokes and tired premises--it’s begging to be declared Unwatchable. [30 May/6 Jun 2014, p.113]

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