For 768 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Goodman's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 The Beautiful Life: Season 1
Score distribution:
768 tv reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    In FX's Testees, viewers get a good premise gone sophomorically sideways.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    Told mainly from the perspective of the criminal, L&O:CI has a superb cast (Vincent D'Onofrio, Courtney B. Vance, Jamey Sheridan). But you can't get past the fact that you've seen this all before, just assembled differently.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Tim Goodman
    Bringing [Saul and Carrie] to the forefront and giving them a lot of scenes in the first two episodes has strengthened the series. The writing and acting in the first two episodes are exceptional. Let’s hope this continues, because it’s once again thrilling to watch this show.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    There's a lot to be gained from Sonic Highways, but it probably won't appeal to those outside of hardcore music appreciation circles, or those who are out on Friday nights.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    All your favorites are back in force, with a few twists, but the allure of the series always has been and always will be Hall, who manages to make a killer (who kills only people who deserve it, mostly) likable, believable, engaging and funny, as he works his job as a blood splatter expert at Miami Metro Homicide.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    It's slightly unpolished in some areas but funny and charming and a perfect companion series to "Chris."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Tim Goodman
    It's a heavyweight new contender in the drama category, just as Netflix now is as a content provider.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    An argument could be made that so much attention to the history-making World Series runs of both of their favorite teams - which happened after the original documentary aired - is excessive, particularly with the Yankees. But that's a minor quibble in an otherwise superb, informative account.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    Still a wondrous thing to watch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Even at a commercial-free 30 minutes, Last Week Tonight felt rushed and jam-packed with information, heightened by Oliver's tendency to get excited and/or yell. Those are all good traits (and, historically, pretty funny traits of his), but the entire concept might work better at an hour so he could at least breathe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    Elba has been fantastic at every step, taking Cross' wonderful writing it and giving it even more dimensions. Pretty much every character that walks into this miniseries has given a virtuoso performance.... Season three never disappoints even when you kind of recoil, as a viewer, at the evil that has landed in Luther’s already complicated life.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Tim Goodman
    This is probably the worst sitcom of the fall.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    Ultimately, everybody's affable in this series. There are no sharp right angles, no emotional elbows.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Tim Goodman
    Mainly Carpoolers uses the cheap conceit of four guys sharing time in the car (confiding in each other, getting away from their troubles at home) to distract you from the fact this is merely another unfunny comedy of forced antics, cliched jokes and unbelievable characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    In what must be considered something of a stunner on several levels, Two and a Half Men, a new sitcom, is actually funny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    Going into its third season, Girls is as refreshing and audacious as ever and one of the few half-hour dramedies where you can feel its heart pounding and see its belly ripple with laughter.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    Glenister is still riveting, naturally, and Hawes is a real gift. Maybe that's enough to offset the smaller issues, like the cartoonish hero worship of Hunt (three quarters of the way through the pilot, there's a moment where you half expect a laugh track to kick in).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    If last season tended toward painful self-evaluation -- it made for great drama but a head full of bleakness -- Season 3 hints not so much at a more clearly defined, lighter tone but perhaps more living life out loud than living it in the head.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    The workaday mysteries of Jackie and the phenomenal performance of Falco are more than enough to hold down the series while the rest of the characters find their niche.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    The joy of this series really comes down to two things: lots of action and some babelicious butt-kicking. Not something to be proud of for enjoying it, but true. Pass the chips and ale -- and down in front!
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    It's solid for what it is, despite the worrisome gimmick and sometimes obvious story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    After all the cream-puff politicians and supposedly brilliant strategists that the Underwoods have fooled all too easily in the first two seasons, a little payback and a little failure plays well for House of Cards.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    The show succeeds by spreading out the story lines. By the second episode, everyone is surprisingly well developed.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tim Goodman
    Discerning viewers -- and anyone who's hooked on "Lost" -- will realize that "Jericho" is doling out hints to a very large mystery at a very slow pace, which is never a good combination.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Code is not a game-changer in a genre that likely won't be changed again for some time, but judging by the first three episodes it's already gripping television and Fox has found a competitive new drama.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    "Ugly Betty" is worth checking out. It retains a charm that far outstrips expectations. And Ferrera's performances are small wonders to behold.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    Raising Hope works on two levels, the absurdist gags about dysfunctional families and lower-class values that populated "Earl," and the never-too-saccharine sweetness that Jimmy brings to the world. If Garcia can keep up this mix, Fox may have itself a non-animated comedy hit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    It's Close who makes "Damages" a series to contend with.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It’s a serious work of television that is angling to dramatize numerous weighty subjects, and isn’t overly concerned with distracting the audience with shiny objects in the process.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    Logue and Raymond-James are, straight out of the gate, the two most believable and funny buddies you'll see on the screen.

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