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 Glee: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Bedford Diaries: Season 1
Score distribution:
768 tv reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    While it’s clear that Vikings isn’t going to be Game of Thrones, it’s a series that increases its entertainment value and interest level as it goes along.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It takes what's great about the WTF podcast--Maron's smarts, his profound love of and understanding of comedy and the people who perform it--and adds a scripted, fictional element where Sally Kellerman can play his mother and Judd Hirsch can play his father and a bevy of real-life comics and friends can stop by to mingle the two worlds and it all works out marvelously and hilariously.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Suburgatory is an interesting little sitcom in that all on its own the show deserves your attention for the merits [nuance, snark, sweetness] mentioned above.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    Making a film is kind of a nightmare, but a riveting one. And Project Greenlight is in itself a riveting documentary. It's got a hero, it's got stars, it's got drama. In 12 parts, we'll find out if there's a happy ending.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Obviously Legit isn't yet in the realm of Louie, one of the best comedies on television, but like Wilfred before it, the show is setting its tone early and hitting that aforementioned sweet spot impressively.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 0 Tim Goodman
    The cheesiest reality show yet. ... It's hysterically bad. Honestly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It's broad, but funny because it's broad--you get the tone immediately and go with it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    There's a lot to love in Californication, from the blowtorch-keen dialogue of creator and writer Tom Kapinos to the way that Duchovny's ever-so-slightly-fading good looks perfectly encapsulate the character's downturn in Hollywood, to a multitude of standout performances in the ensemble cast.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    The vote here is to not only give Torchwood: Miracle Day a chance, but to ride out the bumpy parts and put some faith in Davies' unique take on storytelling.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Tim Goodman
    The trouble with Castle is that it's just so completely fluffy - which is annoying.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Logan, who has written each of the eight episodes, and director J.A. Bayona (who cements the overall look and feel of the series) keep things intriguing and fresh, fearful and entertaining. The characters are so vastly different from one another but mix well.
    • 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).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Tim Goodman
    The entertainment value and suspense of Falling Skies is paced just right. You get the sense that we'll get those answers eventually. And yet, you want to devour the next episode immediately.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    At some point, however -- and that point is the first episode in this fourth season -- it all becomes too much, too arch, too ridiculous and trying and forced. Worse, perhaps, is the sense that not enough effort has been put in, not enough of the tightrope-walking brilliance of the first three seasons shines through.
    • 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!
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    It's a nice gimmick, actually. Too bad the results seem so childishly undeveloped.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    The pilot of Miss Guided suffers a bit from being too cute with a device where the actors talk into the camera for narration and expository purposes.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Tim Goodman
    Please say this is entertainment--and nothing more. That might not make it all right, but it would restore a whole lot of faith.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    Dirty Sexy Money is compelling even when it's not, funny when you're not quite sure it should be, ridiculous in the strangest spots and ultimately addictive if, for no other reason, you want to watch more episodes to find out what kind of beast it is.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    It's a rote cop show, but in the last five minutes or so, it hints at something deeper.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    24: Live Another Day can and should only be judged on one metric--is it entertaining. And that, happily, is a real no brainer. Of course it’s entertaining.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    Laden with laugh-out-loud moments. ... Just as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" so boldly and brilliantly attacks taboo subjects, so does "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," though the humor is spread from one clueless, self-centered ass to four, clueless, self-centered slackers. [4 Aug 2005]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" has lost none of its giddy sharp edges. [28 Jun 2006]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    It's slightly unpolished in some areas but funny and charming and a perfect companion series to "Chris."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    There's a little "Everybody Loves Raymond" here, and that's not a bad thing.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    "Reunion" has more dishonest heartstring tugs than a John Hughes movie sliced up on AMC and filled with Hallmark ads. And the emotional heavy lifting makes people forget that the actual writing -- in this case, an overdose of voice-over narration -- is sleight, cloying and transparent.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    The pilot looks dangerously flawed and seriously underwhelming.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    It's traditional sitcom fodder. But what makes The Middle a pleasant surprise is that the series itself is eccentric and funny in unexpected ways, not just the kids.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    Who knew that the mom in "Spy Kids" would get one of the best female character roles on TV and helm one of the season's biggest dramatic surprises.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    It's nothing David Lynch hasn't crossed out and done better, but at least it's different. Most viewers won't play the game, but if you're interested, write down every number you see, call phone numbers you notice and pay attention to things that mysteriously change.

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