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 9.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Richmond's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 Unan1mous: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 119
  2. Negative: 31 out of 119
119 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    Think of "The Office," "Larry Sanders," "Spin City" and "Yes Minister" rolled into one delirious stew.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    It isn't that "Death" is terrible. It's just too broad to be taken seriously.
    • 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]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Ray Richmond
    Forget everything I ever wrote about "Mad Men." This is the best drama series on television.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Ray Richmond
    Here is the equation: privilege + TV cameras x 2 = unwatchability.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    Big on style but more challenged in terms of substance, Seeker demonstrates much production savvy but at the same time too little provocative/evocative interaction aside from the ultra-violent kind.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    It makes mincemeat of conventional TV taboos and has, in Parker, a star whom the camera adores.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    As a follow-up to the groundbreaking summer series "Hopkins 24/7" that ran nearly eight years ago, this revisit to the medical center is, if anything, even more grounded in authenticity and honesty, even if it sometimes feels compelled to pile on the soapy elements.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    A slick and earnest soap about rival families in South Florida.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    IFC's new 10-episode, late-night original comedy Z Rock is effortlessly, genuinely hilarious.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Richmond
    The show isn't particularly funny.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    There have been far nastier hidden-camera efforts than this. Better ones, too. Yet to be sure, in the opening hour, Howie Do It at least delivers laughs more often than it inspires groans.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Ray Richmond
    Creepily watchable almost in spite of itself through at least the first two nights, the miniseries embodies a veritable symphony of implausibility.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    So it turns out that being cowboys isn't so romantic after all. It's also mighty slow-moving from an entertainment standpoint.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    This new ABC Family effort from Brenda Hampton (“7th Heaven”) works feverishly to make an educational institution look like the equivalent of a Nevada brothel but succeeds mostly in transforming high school to high camp. Were these stereotypes any more simplistic, they’d need to come with their own parental warning label.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Richmond
    Sutter packs the early episodes with colorful dialogue but at the same time so much random violence that it crosses the line to gratuitous.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    The creatures are essentially designed as bowling pins for our protagonists to knock over with a well-placed shot and a quip, and Keeslar and Morales’ interaction is nothing if not playful and lively. But you’re left not really knowing if you want to come return and spend a whole lot more time with this quarrelsome twosome.
    • 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.