For 29 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rick Kogan's Scores

Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Brooklyn Bridge: Season 1
Lowest review score: 30 Working Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
29 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Rick Kogan
    If it is possible to experience love at first TV show sight, I'm smitten. [20 Sep 1991]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Rick Kogan
    Spectacular...You have never seen educational value so imaginatively and colorfully packaged. [4 Mar 1992, p.C1]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Rick Kogan
    an original, quirky and wonderful half-hour comedy series that is both innovative and entertaining. [6 July 1990, p.2]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kogan
    Shandling adeptly bends the line between reality and TV's make-believe. [14 Aug 1992]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kogan
    Shandling is perfect in a role he created, skillfully balancing arrogance and insecurity; Torn, always exasperated, and Tambor, forever fawning, are spectacular foils in a show that is stunningly quick-witted. [2 Jun 1993]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kogan
    What elevates "Mad About You" is that it twists the reality of marriage in the '90s with restraint and wit. It is not going for the big laughs, or those based on insults, but rather for laughs of recognition. In that, it succeeds quite well. And it doesn't hurt that the two stars are charmers. [23 Sep 1992]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kogan
    Although some may find this creation of David E. Kelley, the wizard behind "L.A. Law," too weird, I think it's wonderful. [18 Sept 1992, p.1]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kogan
    For all of its frolic and delight, its social observations and conflict make it the television progeny of such substantive sitcoms as "All in the Family." [10 Sept 1990, p.1C]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kogan
    The show's quirkiness is neatly mixed with a familiar fish-out-of-water theme, and its sensibilities are nicely in touch with soft humanity. It's delightful. [12 July 1990, p.17]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kogan
    Northern Exposure returns with its comic sensibilities hilariously and charmingly intact...This is a show that has the potential - with its near-perfect ensemble and engaging style - to join the ranks of TV's best comedies.[8 Apr 1991, p.5]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kogan
    They are disarming in the most pleasant extreme...It is fresh, hip and frank. It could prove - especially given the stars' proclivity to perform in drag - America's "Monty Python." [21 July 1989, p.1]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kogan
    It's affectionate and cute without being coy. In translating their own real-life experiences to the screen, the members of the creative team know that parenthood is filled with tensions and travail. But they are smart enough to allow the tenderness of the experience to shadow every encounter. [20 Aug 1990, p.C1]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kogan
    This is a "Masterpiece Theatre" of unexpected thrills, biting humor and pointed satire. [29 Mar 1991]
    • Chicago Tribune