For 851 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Goodman's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Last Man on Earth: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Do No Harm: Season 1
Score distribution:
851 tv reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    The pilot is not especially funny. But it has potential.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Goodman
    The Finder is as agreeable as a contract on onion paper that says you, the viewer, will not question implausible moments or snicker when is limp and the acting staged.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    You might not remember to record it every week, but if you stumble upon it, you might stay.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Goodman
    Power is a paint-by-numbers effort when Starz could really do itself a favor by putting a masterpiece in the market.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Goodman
    It's a new kind of plodding--so slow, you are almost begging her to stay retired so you don't have to witness her gifts in action again.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Goodman
    Allegiance is a broadcast network series that doesn't have the writing or the acting chops to compete with its FX counterpart. The series is, however, entertaining on its own merits.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    Joss Whedon is one of television's most talented visionaries, but his latest series--the highly anticipated midseason drama Dollhouse--is a major disappointment.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Goodman
    All of the obvious self-awareness jokes are glaring and irritating. But here’s the hope: Both Cho and Gillan are very likable actors and even manage to nail what is asked of them in the pilot, playing Eliza and Henry.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    Ryan seems too inert, not nearly aggressive enough for the role.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Goodman
    Maybe there’s an audience for this kind of thing--even though that audience would be better served watching Almost Human on Fox.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    The Whole Truth, which airs opposite "The Defenders" on ABC, is less lousy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Goodman
    Much of the history is spoken, not seen, and though Campbell does the best he can with his role, the docudrama seems thin and disconnected--as if the scripted, acted parts are merely in service of Hanks’ narration.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Goodman
    Body of Proof doesn't break any new ground as a procedural and has more than enough hokey moments to make you look elsewhere. But as a case study of how and why star vehicles get made, this is textbook.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    Ascension has tons of potential and meets a little more than half of it in this early going.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Goodman
    For a moment, it feels like a big screen action flick. Then the plot unfolds and it’s back to Familiarville.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    In Plain Sight, in addition to some of the worst character names you'll ever see, has deeper problems in the writing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    "The Dresden Files" is currently mediocre, a series searching for the right tone, seemingly unsure of itself and all the while not quite selling itself to the non sci-fi crowd.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Goodman
    There are few likable characters here, the centerpiece M&M meetings should be what sets the series apart but is actually bogging it down into nonsense.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    If you're a fan of "Family Guy," this is an easy sell....The guess here is that if you don't know anything about "Family Guy," you'll be watching another network anyway.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    There’s nothing overtly bad about the first two episodes of Dracula but neither was there anything compelling.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    Forever is an easy hour because Gruffudd (Horatio Hornblower) is a fine, quite likeable actor, and the mystery-of-the-week procedural continues to be candy for views.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    Until the writers figure out how to better serve Dickens and Curtis--who are reduced to passively reacting to things around them--there's a vacuum on Fear the Walking Dead that's undercutting its forward momentum, just as it has solved its lack of action issue with the zombies.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Goodman
    Part of the hedging about Mr. Sunshine stems from her role. In the pilot, it's a wildly over-the-top portrayal that's simultaneously fun to witness but worrisome as to whether Janney can pull it off every week.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Goodman
    The pilot is strong and closes with a cliffhanger element that should bring back a sizeable chunk of the tune-in audience.... but having no other episodes to find out in what direction the series wants to go--not just with Barry/Bassam, but where the core of its stories will come from (family or politics), means it’s too early to give a definitive endorsement to Tyrant, despite its potential.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    Not nearly as ambitious as "Life on Mars" but entertaining nonetheless.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    As is the case with a lot of animated shows based in a very alternate reality, you really have to be in the mood for Animals, a hit-or-miss series that weaves a couple of disparate stories of the animals into a half-hour set against the background of a perpetually rainy New York City.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    When Bob's Burgers gets rolling and hints at the smarts that made Home Movies and Dr. Katz so good, it only makes you long for a distancing on the inane, easy-joke riffs that try to be "edgy."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Goodman
    It's a testament to Hirsch, who keeps Bonnie and Clyde grounded--plus a solid script, for the most part--that allows this movie to defy the odds. That doesn't make it great or even necessary, but wow, it could have been a lot worse.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    Simmons does his usual solid work in this role, and he's got all the physical comedy in the playing blind (and faking sight) bits. Elfman makes another solid statement that she should be in something much better (this coming off her fine work in 1600 Penn; she hasn't lost any comedy chops). Together they're just undermined by, well, syrup.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    By no means is "Just Legal" a top-notch drama as yet, but it certainly has potential to be agreeable lighter fare.

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