For 899 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Goodman's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Reaper: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Season 1
Score distribution:
899 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Expect a slow(ish) rollout for Bates Motel, as the first couple of episodes establish character and location, before things take an uptick during episode three. But there’s more than enough intrigue and entertainment--on top of Farmiga’s outstanding turn--to keep viewers wanting more of this new-style nonhomage to Psycho.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    [A] gripping, smartly written, dark and beautifully directed new French series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Jokes are plentiful and original and the show hums along delivering a lot of welcome joy. It might not be fall-on-the-ground funny, but you can definitely see a strong hand here in the creative writing and spot-on performances.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Your eyes are in for a treat, and Judd grows on you.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    Victoria delivers precisely on two of the most essential elements of making historical fiction work: Is the cast--and particularly the lead--a group you want to spend hours with and does the plot move at a brisk, entertaining clip? That's an emphatic "yes" to both.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It's a promising pilot that gets the balance right on humor and heart, and that's enough reason to give it a chance going forward.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The show from creator Nahnatchka Khan is fresh and funny, with fast-paced jokes and witty cynicism in abundance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    There is a slightly claustrophobic feel to some of the pilot--reminiscent of the feeling the revamped Battlestar Galactica gave--but you can't help but feel that on a submarine. Despite that, Last Resort manages to move at a feverish pace, with pulse-pounding twists and turns.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    There's a corollary here to Louis CK and his FX series Louie, though Ansari and Master of None are not yet on that level.... What he's proving, with each episode of Master of None, is that he was the right choice for a fresh vision of a TV show.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    The combined performances here are exceptional. That work is helpful in glossing over some of the character flaws.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    It's broad, but funny because it's broad--you get the tone immediately and go with it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    At its best, the series is wholly original in its pursuit of telling a dramatic espionage story while leavening it with inspired doses of quirk and a refreshing, even lovely look at existential crises. It is, all told, a hugely ambitious undertaking that probably won't get the attention it deserves, and that's a real shame.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Goodman
    In season two, much of the same goofiness that killed you in season one is back.
    • 85 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.

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