For 765 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Goodman's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Lost: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Charlie's Angels: Season 1
Score distribution:
765 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    By the end of the first hour, it has managed to make Dancy, Fishburne and Mikkelsen a formidable trio of characters, and each actor responds in kind with strong, engaging performances. Another sign of a good series is the fact that beyond the main three, the supporting cast is filled with solid actors and--more important--strong, vivid characters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Luckily, nobody overdoes the modernity angle in their acting and so Almost Human feels grounded -- dark, dirty and lived-in, almost like Blade Runner.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It’s a pretty great first hour and if they can keep up the suspense before changing direction, it might be a feat worth watching every week.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    By the second episode, 1600 Penn neatly has found its compass on how to be a show about the first family and how to define the ensemble.
    • 85 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It takes what's great about the WTF podcast--Maron's smarts, his profound love of and understanding of comedy and the people who perform it--and adds a scripted, fictional element where Sally Kellerman can play his mother and Judd Hirsch can play his father and a bevy of real-life comics and friends can stop by to mingle the two worlds and it all works out marvelously and hilariously.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    A pretty gritty and compelling drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    Right now it's an action-packed drama that entertains with ease. That's plenty good enough.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    The workaday mysteries of Jackie and the phenomenal performance of Falco are more than enough to hold down the series while the rest of the characters find their niche.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    There are moments when events become too pat or get too cute. Occasionally the show mysteriously falls into a rut of old cop-show cliches. But those times are few, fading from memory because there's enough potential and quality elsewhere to make you forgive and forget.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    One thing is certain -- Kathryn Morris is going to be a star. Whether her starring vehicle ever catches up to or captures her potential is another thing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    It's all light, good fun. Yes, there's a heavy dose of syrup, but Cannavale should be able to cut that to satisfactory levels. Paulson is perfect as the love guru who believes in rationality while Cupid believes in passion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Goodman
    Screenwriter Amanda Coe is to be credited not only for developing such rich characterizations, but also for the delicacy of the show's satiric point of view.

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