For 661 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Goodman's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 The Bedford Diaries: Season 1
Score distribution:
661 tv reviews
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    • 80 Tim Goodman
    A superb little series. ... The acting and writing is top-notch. There's a witty undertone that's much appreciated and enough pop culture asides to keep you going through the arcane structure.
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    • 80 Tim Goodman
    If you're thinking that "TV Funhouse" makes "South Park" look like "Masterpiece Theatre," well, you're pretty close. The laughs here often are scatological, sexual or just plain childish and silly. Which, of course, is the whole reason for watching.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Darabont uses the TV-series format to break convention not only by defying the predictabilities of the horror genre (boo!) but also by infusing the recipe with more storytelling elan.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The escapism is sky high. Valley remains as charismatic as ever, with McBride's disdainful asides and Haley's chilly creepiness intact. It would be unfortunate if Human Target somehow got soapy or dumber, because good popcorn is rare.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    So, during the course of three episodes, there's not much sucking up, enough dissing to keep the whole thing honest, tons of magnificent cars, fast driving and enough goofiness to make this Top Gear get off the line without any mishaps.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Seriously, one day, NBC will be run like a real network--and bask in the fact that our Pawnee pals have returned, and there are plenty of excellent episodes in store.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It could be argued that Fox has pulled off something even more remarkable with the debut of the less-than-thrillingly titled Traffic Light, a romantic comedy whose concept was imported from Israel: because it is both funny and remarkably realistic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Beers and his crew are old hands at this, and they wring the drama out of Coal very quickly and compellingly. They get beyond the danger into the emotional territory, and that's where the gold is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The good news for Sons Of Anarchy fans is that series creator Kurt Sutter leaves no doubt that he's put the series back on solid ground in Season 4 and, in turn, delivers all of the larger-than-life storytelling that viewers mop up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    HBO's Too Big to Fail is mesmerizing and, if you can call watching an economics lesson from hell entertaining, then yes, it's entertaining.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Creator Elizabeth Meriwether manages to make the situations funny and lets Deschanel channel her charm--a winning combination.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Intriguing and genuinely fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    While all the philosophical, existential and surprisingly intimate moments of their friendship are the wonderfully surprising backbone to Wilfred, the hook is the absurdist situations and brilliant humor.
    • 70 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It has chills and humor and the ability to take a procedural story and twist it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Dern, Wilson, Ladd, White and Sharp are excellent in this strange little vehicle.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    She is all over the map and that's precisely what's refreshing about her. What the world needs now is not another over-stylized, super-slick talk show.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    With Life's Too Short, he [Ricky Gervais] again delivers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Luck is a smart and ambitious series that looks to truly pay off in the home stretch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    House of Lies is giving him (and the rest of the actors) something fresh and different to devour, which makes it a show you need to consult with.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The Borgias retains the intrigue and conniving family politics that made season one such a pleasure ride, but it all has more snap now, with Jordan spinning the plates with aplomb.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The show from creator Nahnatchka Khan is fresh and funny, with fast-paced jokes and witty cynicism in abundance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    If people stay with it, what they'll find are exceptional performances, some truly fine writing and a premise, by virtue of being complicated, that could unspool some really interesting plotlines.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The film isn't trying to break ground with revelations, so what it comes down to is whether Game Change is a good movie, as opposed to a balanced documentary. For the most part, it is.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Going into Season 2, the acting performances are the primary reason to tune in.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Your eyes are in for a treat, and Judd grows on you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Along the way, Elementary should prove rather conclusively that it's a solid cousin to Sherlock and will give fans of the character more chances to see him solve crimes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Khouri's strong writing and sense of character prove the show is no mere soap--does an excellent job of identifying them [storylines] without spending too much time on them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    CBS has managed to create a period piece without relying solely on that factor as the cool conceit.