For 119 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Richmond's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Gilmore Girls: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Sons Of Hollywood: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 119
  2. Negative: 31 out of 119
119 tv reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Richmond
    Gilmore Girls is a genuine gem in the making, a family-friendly hour burdened by neither trite cliche nor precocious pablum. It is as fresh and real as "Dawson's Creek" is stale and contrived. In the process, it re-energizes the 8 o'clock hour with a bracing burst of heart. [5 Oct 2000]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Ray Richmond
    The first four installments supplied for review have moments of artsy overindulgence, to be sure, but largely remain true to the show's roots in darkness and absurdity while carving out fresh story arcs that are as compelling as any the writers have ever crafted. It's like peering at a series of train wrecks as rendered by da Vinci.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    The show gets back to where it belongs: under Larry's expansive roof and inside his incessantly neurotic, disgracefully tactless and unerringly heartless skin.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    It's simply a great idea that, if early indications are accurate, could stand as a horror classic for a television genre that's been inconsistent at best over the years.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    Brilliantly original but wise and low-key.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    Forget everything I ever wrote about "Mad Men." This is the best drama series on television.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    Think of "The Office," "Larry Sanders," "Spin City" and "Yes Minister" rolled into one delirious stew.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    A rip-roaring thriller... that pulls off the rare trick of being both massively intelligent and unbearably intense.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    This mini holds you in its thrall from beginning to end, and the twists along the way are seemingly endless. A riveting ride, indeed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    Far from devolving into soapy Madison Avenue pablum, Mad Men is painstakingly building its way to genuine greatness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    Breaking Bad is indeed so flat-out superb it appears to be operating at a different level than just about everybody else save AMC's own "Mad Men" and maybe a couple of shows over at FX.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    Bolstered by superb acting and first-rate direction and cinematography, Kill delivers the goods in ways both unexpected and rewarding.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    The actors, including the charismatic William Petersen and the exquisite Marg Helgenberger, lend credibility to the portrayals that might be indistinct in lesser hands. There's also a compelling, pulsating edge at the outset of CSI that commands instant attention, thanks in part to dynamic work from director Danny Cannon. [5 Oct 2000]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    The show hits the ground in midseason form after eight months and one change of venue, integrating a new crop of interns with seamless aplomb and again demonstrating how to fuse dramatic elements into a sitcom without breaking a sweat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Fortunately for the audience, the show on which he struggles to save the republic is back on track after a season of misdirection followed by a year away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    It's always been well-acted and crafted with surprising restraint. But as the dawn of this new campaign underscores, the production team looks to be taking things to another level beyond serialized contrivance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    It makes mincemeat of conventional TV taboos and has, in Parker, a star whom the camera adores.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    It embodies many of the same elements that made Star's HBO half-hour a winner. That means an energetic blend of sex, sophistication, outlandishness and rat-a-tat-tat dialogue spilling from the mouths of effortlessly attractive characters in a sleek setting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    A new BBC America sci-fi/thriller that's so good and unsettling and creepy that even grumps like myself can't help but be in its thrall.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    This show goes in for neither cheap gags nor easy stereotypes, crafting a thought-provoking narrative that embodies genuine sociological heft without transforming its subjects into buffoons.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Outrageous, bizarre, effortlessly hip and unsubtle in magically edgy ways.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Powerfully acted, artfully produced and shot like a truly riveting page-turner.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Dinosaurs are certainly alive and well in Primeval, a crackling-good new BBC America sci-fi series thriller that's packed with vivid CGI prehistoric predators galore and a story line that's almost plausible.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    WMC--that's what the hip people will no doubt soon be calling it--sprints energetically from the gate carrying genuine qualitative heft: charismatic leads, snappy dialogue and an agreeable blend of lighthearted and dramatic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    The performances of the players are so uniformly terrific that you could do worse than to bring these deeply flawed characters into your living room on a regular basis, as this is a series for which TiVo was invented if ever there was one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    The acting here is first-rate, the details sharp and the cinematography superb. In other words, Tudors hasn't lost a step.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    This new NBC time-travel drama is fairly mind-blowing and harrowing, laying out a preposterous scenario that it makes feel nonetheless believable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    A very un-Lifetime-like drama with sharp comedic overtones, one so well-constructed that dudes won't even feel the need to check their gender at the door.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    We get the feeling Grier is much more concerned with scoring a laugh than raising an issue, which makes his well-placed jabs all the more clever.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Although no half-hour TV series is going to capture the visual splendor and sophisticated sound of the big-screen experience, it's surprising how well this series reflects the style, attitude, ideals and spirit of the six "Star Wars" films.