For 922 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Goodman's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Wire: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Season 1
Score distribution:
922 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    Lost is a different genre, one that may infuriate even the loyalists, but there's something impressive and rewarding in its density.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Jokes are plentiful and original and the show hums along delivering a lot of welcome joy. It might not be fall-on-the-ground funny, but you can definitely see a strong hand here in the creative writing and spot-on performances.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Tim Goodman
    "Friday Night Lights" is not good. It's great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    Glee, one of the season's best and most anticipated new series, delivers on both counts - and more. It's a quirky, sweet, humorous, nonpartisan funfest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Tim Goodman
    It's too early to really judge Americans against Homeland, but if the latter is getting away from what hooked you in the first place, then you might find what you're missing on Americans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The good news is that Kimmy is already really good; in the first six episodes, each one gets better as it goes (though the pilot is particularly strong).
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Goodman
    "Raines" is one of those shows that are enjoyable time wasters if you don't know what else is available.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    Hirst, Rhys Meyers and the rest of the cast (and Bergin's costumes) make it all somehow meatier but no less entertaining in Season 2.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Goodman
    They are gods, sure, but initially many are just caricatures of abstract tics and traits. That is either going to be maddening to viewers or, given the right level of entertainment and oddness (which American Gods has in spades), a story worth waiting for.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    The fall's funniest sitcom.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Tim Goodman
    Sneaky Pete struts with confidence as Shore, Cranston and Yost (who took over showrunning duties on the second episode) take us on the roller-coaster ride of Marius/Pete's dubious idea in all of its broken but hopeful glory. There's a palpable sense of forward motion in the con itself and then, as the episodes unfold, the ensemble cast beyond Ribisi, Martindale and Cranston gets to really shine as characters begin spinning out in new directions.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It's not a perfect pilot; most sitcoms aren't. But, like a precious few others, you can see that everyone involved is funny and connected to the concept.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It's funny, strongly realized, self-assured and a joy to watch. You want another when the last episode is over.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    It's a big soapy epic that allows you to turn off your brain late at night, but it ultimately carries no gravitas, minority hiring or not. As long as we're clear on that, there's nothing wrong for applauding what the series gets right, given the constraints of the genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    Daring and original.
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    • 75 Tim Goodman
    "The Surreal Life" is so bad it's good. Really bad. And really good.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    The Bridge is mandatory viewing for drama lovers, but it will be interesting to see where the writers take it and whether they have the big-league ability to make the evident potential materialize. One thing they’ve hopefully learned is that sometimes holding back information isn’t mysterious, it’s just confusing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Goodman
    The acting (from a mostly unknown cast), cinematography (you can just stare at this series) and especially Weiner's writing carry the series to exceptional heights.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    The jaded will have a field day, but so what? In the end, if lives are changed like they are on "Three Wishes" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," then who cares what corporate names are flashed or how many manufactured "reveals" there are?
    • 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
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The series begins to find its pacing not long after, and we see the strength of Moura’s acting, which to his credit never races, in the early going, toward over-the-top menace or the drug-lord cliches we're all used to at this point. Credit also the fact that Padilha brings a documentary feel to Narcos.
    • 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
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Even past the halfway point (Amazon made the first six episodes available to critics), The Man in the High Castle is still refreshingly intriguing and worth the investment.
    • 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
    Gomorrah is dark--both in tone and how it was shot--and it requires concentration on the subtitles, but it's also completely riveting and worth the effort as Italy steps up, via Sundance TV, to prove we don't have a lock on quality dramas.
    • 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.

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