For 728 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Goodman's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Alias: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Til Death: Season 1
Score distribution:
728 tv reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    It's quip-heavy, doesn't complicate things with too much plot, keeps the pacing brisk and litters the TV screen with beautiful people.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Mostly Against the Wall is a pleasant surprise, with Carpani being a much bigger surprise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Both Emerson and Caviezel are compelling and the way Nolan and Abrams have constructed the look (lots of nourish far-away shots in crowded streets, a sense of contained doom in an urban city) bodes well. That alone is worth the investment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Viewers should try to connect with Touch. There's something intriguing about it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    A solid if unspectacular story about one of the most unlucky lawyers ever depicted on television.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    You have a series that cobbles together a pretty strong rooting interest.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    For people looking for the next Housewives, GCB could be the perfect replacement.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Early on, there's enough intrigue and style in Magic City to keep the viewer wanting more, but it's not as fully realized from the get-go as shows like Mad Men, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Maybe a solid Western-ish offering like Longmire will be good enough.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    If you're not put off by some of those Sorkin traits--and honestly, they are ever-present--then The Newsroom might be a drama that hooks you with what it's ultimately trying to say about some complicated issues.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    If you like Brand, you'll love BrandX, but you might be left wanting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Ultimately, Go On is about a group with quirks and heart, stirred up by Perry, and the pilot is largely appealing until the final minutes, which are as broad as the 405.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Does that make sense? If not, well, Revolution doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's a lot of fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Ramsay naturally creates drama wherever he goes, and despite a few forced scenarios, the fly-on-the-wall editing smoothly and engagingly creates narratives amid the chaos.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    If, like most sitcoms, Mindy still is in a growth phase, it's clear the writing and acting are there to be developed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Arrow, proves to be both on-brand and entertaining--if you turn off the snark detector and downplay the need for plausibility or logic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Rote but entertaining, Chicago Fire can't be ruled out as perhaps one of NBC's best chances for a hit.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Yes, it can often sound like a pulp setup bound to go sideways, but Banshee ends up being taut, entertaining and smart enough, and you won't completely turn your brain off.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    There's a lot of genre-bending in this one but some real entertainment value, dramatic potential and, hell, if it can be half of what Battlestar Galactica was, that's a winning combination.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    They are real people with plausible emotions. And in the hands of Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl, The O.C.), Amy Harris (Gossip Girl), Bushnell and two other executive producers from the CW's Hart of Dixie, the storytelling has a chance to be handled maturely.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Zero Hour has lots of twists and turns that could be worth following. It also has the DNA to be laughably bad.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Stoppard's storytelling structure has an odd rhythm to it, and White's direction can be both majestically beautiful and transitionally jarring. But combined, their choices allow Parade's End to achieve an exquisiteness, a sense of high art.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    There’s a lot of material to mine here and Goyer, Starz and Da Vinci’s Demons are off to an entertaining start.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    While it's not exactly Breaking Bad, stepping away from the too-pat world of "blue sky" TV into something edgier is a welcome diversion.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Season two at least appears stronger than last year but this all comes with a caveat, which is pretty much everything before this sentence. That is, Newsroom is the show we’re getting from Sorkin even if it might not, for some of us, be quite the show we wanted.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    The pilot is one of those good-not-great propositions that many pilots are, particularly those trying to establish a complex world.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Goodman
    Back In the Game doesn't really scream long-term storytelling beyond the family dynamic, which is precisely why it's wedged between The Middle and Modern Family on ABC. ... But this is a series that would seem to need, at minimum, four episodes before the audience could begin to get a real feel for it. Even smushed between two high-caliber comedies, there might not be enough lift to let all the charms of Back in the Game play out.

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