Tirdad Derakhshani

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For 155 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Lowest review score: 10 Grace of Monaco: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 155
  2. Negative: 21 out of 155
155 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Over the top, utterly crazy, but always fun, the second season follows James and Angela as they awaken to each other's secrets.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Red Road may not be SundanceTV's strongest drama, but it has a hypnotic power, a strange rhythm of dread that makes it far more interesting than most network dramas.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Carmichael Show, which co-stars Lil Rel Howery as Jerrod's brother Bobby and Tiffany Haddish as Bobby's ex-wife, relies on far too many cliches, but Carmichael manages to take hackneyed situations and turn them into something unexpected and fresh.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Secrets & Lies pits Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis in an intense if sometimes overboiled battle of wills over the murder of a 4-year-old boy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The overall picture is just a little too busy, too dense. The first episode of Hotel--the only one available to critics--is so busy trying to set up its divergent cast of characters it ends up being confusing and exhausting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Jacobi and Reid are brilliant, but the show... has lost its novelty.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A remarkably intelligent if sometimes flat six-part mini-series, Show Me a Hero concerns the housing desegregation scandal that engulfed Yonkers, N.Y., in the 1980s.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Grandfathered is a nicely written and well-acted charmer - but it threatens to get old fast.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Documentary Now! may not match the genius that possesses Blunt Talk and its stars, but it's still one of the best laughers on cable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Richly textured and enjoyable if wildly uneven, the star-studded series tries to marry the hard-nosed, brutally violent realism of modern TV to an antique--some would say antiquated--aesthetic of genteel mannerisms and off-the-wall humor prevalent during the first golden age of TV in the 1950s and '60s.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Tut
    A largely enjoyable, if uneven three-night epic about one of the best-known rulers from Ancient Egypt: Tutankhamun.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The drama really piles it on: Catherine's only hobbies seem to be cutting herself on her tummy and hips with a razor and collecting paintings of famous serial killers' childhood homes. Midway through, the pilot improves considerably--and gets even stranger.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    [A] fascinating, if uneven, new drama,
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Even though the first two installments seem like the unfocused, muddled ramblings of a drunken storyteller, The Bastard Executioner eventually takes us to a place so dark, shocking, and surprising that one feels compelled to keep watching.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    South of Hell is an easily digestible piece of horror froth that's totally enjoyable, if entirely facile.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An uneven, if promising, period drama set during the American Revolution.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Likable, if sometimes flat.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's a terrific idea. But it doesn't quite measure up to its potential.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An enjoyable if inflated and overwrought four-part mini-series.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Stitchers is cute and so slight in dramatic gravitas that it floats away into the ether.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The writers fill Chicago Med with just enough character work to make the players interesting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An otherwise run-of-the-mill mystery with a big twist.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Hardcore Evil Dead fans may find Starz's TV series disappointing. The series betrays the film's DYI legacy by using a great deal of digital animation for the fight scenes and gore. And as the CGI effects aren't particularly sophisticated, they give the action sequences a cheesy feel. Given the half-hour format, there is little space to develop the secondary characters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Strain has a single narrative line stretching across both seasons, but it is composed of numerous subplots that are fed to us in really brief dribs and drabs. It lacks the epic weight and scope such an ambitious premise needs.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Agent X has very little that's new. It goes pretty much where every spy show has gone before, including the wry mid-1960s dramedy The Wild Wild West. I admit, Agent X offers boatloads of fun. It's a pleasant diversion filled with great eye candy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Fortitude has a lot going for it, but it lacks a unifying focus or center of gravity. Scenes seem slapped together without much forethought and with little connective tissue.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    [A] well-executed, edge-of-your-seat drama.... It reduces a unique story to a typical genre entry.... [Shaw's] characters are ruinous, emotionally stunted creatures.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    [Minority Report] is on the whole competent, watchable and frequently fun--if entirely predictable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    This season disappoints when it comes to Mary's story arc.... When Downton ends in March, it will end as it began, quietly, politely, and most certainly not with a bang or narrative flourish.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has the sort of kooky, off-kilter, off-the-wall energy of such true TV originals as Pushing Daisies and Eli Stone. The musical productions are wonderfully surreal, if slightly grotesque. But the songs themselves are merely adequate. And judging from the pilot alone--the only episode the CW made available--the characterizations are shallow and the humor far too broad. Bloom is impressive as the title character, Rebecca Bunch.

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