For 742 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 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Goodman's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Dinotopia: Season 1
Score distribution:
742 tv reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    In tone, Alpha House tacks much more closely to Veep but it shares certain elements with House of Cards as well, most notably the superb camerawork and smart writing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The Challenger Disaster adeptly uses its story time by leaning on Hurt to at once capture Feynman’s brilliance and captivating personality while also showing that Feynman’s own sense of compressed mortality and his adherence to scientific truth helped stop what could have been a whitewash.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Created by Kevin Biegel, Enlisted comes out of the gates almost fully formed.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    There's a nice balance of humor (Groff in particular gets to milk the comedy) and emotional drama coursing through it (like Girls, which makes a fine pair for it on Sundays).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Over the course of six hours it delivers bold, cinematic on-location action, announces itself with sweeping, dramatic dialogue (admittedly, not for everyone) and scatters excellent acting across the small screen.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Directed with aplomb by Mat Whitecross, who periodically decides, in the course of this four-hour feast, to stop making a movie about a man and instead make a Bond movie, Fleming is the kind of movie that winks at you constantly and you never get annoyed by the intimations.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    House of Cards is pretty much the same show it settled into less than midway through its first run. It's entertaining and cruises along with a strong pulse.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    This very first episode has so much information in it that the first 15 or so minutes seem like a study course and might prove slow to some folks as Tyson diligently starts explaining the solar system piece by piece. But Cosmos picks up with the help of executive producer Brannon Braga’s sci-fi touches and some early animation that follows the plight of Giordana Bruno.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    If Lindelof and Perrotta can somehow strike a balance of the human, emotional fallout while also delving into an explanation of the oddities involved in "the sudden departure," then The Leftovers could be one of the more riveting new series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Welcome to Sweden knows the story it wants to tell, and it does so in tightly crafted half-hour blocks that are fjords full of charm.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It’s a serious work of television that is angling to dramatize numerous weighty subjects, and isn’t overly concerned with distracting the audience with shiny objects in the process.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Credit Morgan, the original source material of the book (there is some deviation, according to Morgan) and BBC America for crafting an instantaneously addictive piece of television.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Coppola and Schwartzman, who has a great cameo about a reporter doing a podcast, dole out just enough in these half-hour episodes to keep it light, funny and (by the fourth episode) a bit more brazenly quirky, while also not losing touch with the story's core--which is the music.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    As it stands after two entertaining episodes, there's a lot that Agent Carter can do going forward. It already feels like a series, and if it can keep that up--plus highlight the hell out of Hayley Atwell--then a second season should come easy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    A pretty gritty and compelling drama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Some of [the often simple but absurd comedy] was lighter in spots than others, but the series has a very distinctive comedic voice and a striking visual approach that it keeps up through the episodes
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    Deschanel, who's believable either serious or perplexed -- and adorable in her quirkiness -- immediately becomes this series' most important ingredient.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    Ackles and Padalecki are good-looking, yes, get to drive a '67 Chevy and will undoubtedly run into a lot of really hot women in peril, but "Supernatural" works. It's just serious enough, just hip enough and, as advertised, more scary than imagined.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    Dinklage is particularly good here and the whole idea of trying to hide from the public the fact we've been invaded is intriguing fare.
    • 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?

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