For 773 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 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Goodman's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
773 tv reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It's broad, but funny because it's broad--you get the tone immediately and go with it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Some of the character are so impressively conceived and fleshed out that they ignite the material. Brown’s work proves that Ridley’s material can be generationally spot-on and gender-specific.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Creator Elizabeth Meriwether manages to make the situations funny and lets Deschanel channel her charm--a winning combination.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    CBS has managed to create a period piece without relying solely on that factor as the cool conceit.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Talented, magnetic, sexy and above all else extremely likable, Rodriguez is the glue that holds together the tonally difficult-to-pull-off Jane the Virgin series.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Even though the movie is loaded with enough to satisfy those who believe Spector did it, as Mirren’s role is written and Pacino’s performance hints at, the film seems eager to suggest Spector was found guilty mostly of being a freak. That have-it-both-ways storytelling doesn’t make Phil Spector a great legal movie, but it allows two exceptional actors and a talented writer a chance to play with reality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The first two hours go at a brisk, thrilling pace that allows for character development as well. A lot happens and there's a desire for more.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Created by Kevin Biegel, Enlisted comes out of the gates almost fully formed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    First, the series is completely on point with what the network is doing elsewhere (Arrow, etc.). Second, it's actually very well done. And third, it's wholly entertaining.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It's about characters and their slow unraveling along with the mystery at hand. Whithouse has assembled a superb cast of relative unknowns who support the main Hughes-Cox tandem and add layers (mother Hester, for example).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Created and written by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex), and directed superbly by veteran Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing), Manhattan kicks off with two gripping episodes that highlight a strong cast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    With Life's Too Short, he [Ricky Gervais] again delivers.
    • 74 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.
    • 73 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The good news is that Halt and Catch Fire is a triumphant pilot with excellent writing, impressive acting and a noteworthy cinematic visual style. ... But ultimately that means nothing until we see the next episode. And the one after that. And the one after that. So take this early praise with that caveat.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Credit Anfanger and Jacobson with quickly establishing a connection as the clueless brothers with big cinematic dreams. And, of course, credit Comedy Central with keeping up its streak.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    If the first two episodes are any indication, not only is the series not missing a beat, it's actually growing into itself to allow new storytelling possibilitie
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The pilot is funny, Meloni holds the whole thing together and even the voice over works--despite there needing to be, at the very least, a five season moratorium on that little conceit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The real attraction is seeing some of the best work yet from Cross and Arnett, which is truly saying something given their resumes.
    • 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).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It was comforting to see that Masters of Sex has depth of vision and plenty of dramatic material to delve into without taking the easy way out with a nipple and a romp every 10 minutes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The cast, and Star’s breezy but never dumb writing, makes Younger an entertaining half-hour comedy that feels far more mature than most rookies out there.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It never flags in pace, and all the performances, even the smaller ones (like Gambon's), are enthralling.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Dern, Wilson, Ladd, White and Sharp are excellent in this strange little vehicle.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    You want to watch more episodes of this series not just because it’s funny, but because it understands that the emotionally complex elements of loving someone, marrying them and having kids with them are probably the reasons marriage tears two people apart over time.

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