For 139 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Richmond's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Gilmore Girls: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Sons Of Hollywood: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 139
  2. Negative: 33 out of 139
139 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Anyone who makes it past the pilot is in for a pleasant surprise: Things greatly improve as the show settles into a comfortable rhythm through Episodes 2, 3 and 4. United States of Tara breaks new ground when it comes to warped dramatic family comedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    What further elevates the half-hour is the deadpan, deer-in-the-headlights fashion in which his co-stars orbit around McBride, who seems instinctively to understand that being a delirious bastard means never having to say you're sorry.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    There's a thriller aspect to it that dovetails nicely with the sassier elements. But the show never devolves into wanton erotica. And all I know is through each of the first four screened episodes, I couldn't wait to get to the next installment.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Doesn't sound like the formula for compelling, consequential drama, but quarterlife manages to take these typically narcissistic young adults and make them legitimately interesting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    The Ex List is one of those rare new season surprises that consistently charms straight out of the box, boasting a clever premise (borrowed from Israeli television) and a disarmingly appealing lead in Elizabeth Reaser (a recurring player on "Grey's Anatomy").
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    The first pair of episodes augur a breezily entertaining addition to the TNT stable of dramatic originals.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    IFC's new 10-episode, late-night original comedy Z Rock is effortlessly, genuinely hilarious.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    It's the clever satire for which we've all been waiting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Bette is full of good-natured mischief and proves a surprisingly easy fit for Midler. The weaknesses are obvious enough: a need to ease up on the fat jokes and the broad physical farce that's a little too obvious. But the screen loves Midler, which is never more apparent than during a scene that finds her turning a Kid Rock rap-rock tune into a jazzy swing number. You can't write that into a script; it's pure magic. [11 Oct 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Mostly succeeds with cynically outlandish gusto, blurring the reality lines while rendering a fresh new antihero for the '90s in superagent Arliss Michaels. [5 Aug 1996, p.34]
    • Variety
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    A show that has smarts, guts, style and attitude to spare. [14 Apr 2003]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    Charmed has an entertaining little way about it, with Spelling and company mostly striking a solid balance between escapist slap-schtick and mild horror. If the opening hour isn't terribly concerned with issues of believability, relatability and self-parody (pilot is notably short on humor), it's likely a saucy enough brew for the WB's target 12-24 demo to swallow. [7 Oct 1998, p.5]
    • Variety
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    It remains a wholly impressive piece of work, stylish and graphic and bold in equal measure while at the same time greatly lacking a cohesive focus.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    While "Bones" has too much "X-Files" and "CSI" going in the pilot to feel completely original, it's nonetheless a taut, well-constructed, character-rich procedural with genuine potential.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    It takes itself seriously pretty much not at all, which is precisely what we want at 10 p.m. on a summer Friday.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    The visual style is nothing terribly special, but the hues are rich, the writing reasonably clever and the premise a healthy cut above the often lame-o material that passes for creativity in the kiddie toon universe.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    A slick and earnest soap about rival families in South Florida.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    The premiere teleplay from Christian Taylor does a capable, if slightly workmanlike, job of setting the stage for what's to follow, while Coster-Waldau paints a beguiling portrait of a brooding, conflicted, undeniably charismatic soul.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    Here we have another of those twisted, hit-and-miss, 10 o'clock-hour romps from Comedy Central that travel boldly and unapologetically over the top.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    It's clear that this new Fox original series has its class act together as it follows singers both on the verge or stardom and just starting out as they chase their dreams in the capital of country music.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    Although Whedon infuses Dollhouse with an impressively detailed story line and social structure as well as nifty production values, the show lacks something for viewers to grab onto.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    My Own Worst Enemy holds our interest despite its utter preposterousness because if there is anything Slater knows how to do, it's present a believable head case.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    The single-camera Somebodies concept is gentle and easygoing and character-driven, which potentially makes it a pleasant, earnest little outpost, if not necessarily anything that's going to push primetime in bold new directions.

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