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

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Orange is the New Black: Season 3
Lowest review score: 10 Donny!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 155
  2. Negative: 21 out of 155
155 tv reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Wicked City probably is a tired genre piece. (How's that for critical certitude?) But it's just possible that in future episodes, the flirtation between Kent and Betty may yield worthwhile television.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's a moving program when it's in rom-com mode, but the series is weak as a workplace story, with too many stock characters and lame jokes.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The opening episode is wildly uneven, at times downright irritating. But it's equally intriguing, compelling, and full of potential.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The production values are mediocre, much of the acting rough around the edges, and some of the plotlines contrived. Its faith-based family-friendly message feels forced. That said, there's a solid heart at the core of this drama. Maybe it's hokey, but the show grows on you.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's sure to make for addictive viewing for the Dan Brown faithful. The rest of us will make a lot of snack runs.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Yet, for all its exciting twists, Red Widow recycles too many gangster-movie cliches.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It suffers from hyperbole-exhaustion. Piven's performance is too broad. One wishes Ira would show up and give Harry a slap.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Vicious is Two and a Half Men for pensioners. Some of the jokes admittedly are very funny, but they are ruined by a hideous laugh track.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Powers will be sure to appeal to hard-core gamers, but it's not likely to attract a wider audience. The dialogue, for one thing, is likely to rub serious drama fans the wrong way with its mix of cheap one-liners, bad metaphors, and a stunning amount of epithets and four-letter words--anatomical, sexual, scatological, it's all there.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Both pics [Grace of Monaco and The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe] are dreadful, badly written, and badly produced.... The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is far more watchable, due to a fine turn by Garner and author Taraborrelli's unique approach, which focuses on an aspect of Monroe's life usually ignored: Her complex relationship with her mother, Gladys (Susan Sarandon).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Second Chance is preposterous, silly, and forgettable. But it never takes itself too seriously and it flows along at a good pace. Take it or leave it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The derivative Code Black takes elements from every medical drama before it, puts those aspects into a blender, and throws the results at the audience at high speed.... I'm not sure what Code Black is supposed to be about. It's a collection of rapidly moving medical cases with no real center.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Reign is a bit of forgettable froth that might amuse you for a few minutes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The series is well made and features a fine performance by Melissa Benoist (Glee, Danny Collins) as Kara Danvers, a Kryptonian woman who drops to earth a few years after her more famous cousin, Clark Kent. But it also has a patronizing, paternalistic--if not downright reactionary--attitude to gender equality.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    There's no character work here, no interesting reinterpretations of a classic text, no inspired acting. Just cardboard characters surrounded by CGI frippery.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Tatau at times is diverting. Visually, it's simply gorgeous. But the story? Give me a break.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Over-boiled, over-violent, and overly abundant with sex scenes, Rogue is sure to click with hardcore cop-thriller fans who care less about plotting and characterization than the bang . . . bang . . . bang.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Admittedly, the actors have a few terrific scenes. But the show--and I say this with much rue-- just doesn't work.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The series pretends to stay true to tradition, yet seems to care very little about presenting Jesus with due dignity, if not reverence.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    There's no real chemistry among the cast--or much of a plot.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A dull YA fantasy adventure that takes itself so excruciatingly seriously it invites mockery.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    CSI: Cyber is as dull, repetitive, and unimaginative as its sister shows and as facile when it comes to its definition of the nature of criminality.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Farmiga and Highmore give solid performances as Norma and Norman Bates. But they're working with inferior material.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A derivative procedural with uninteresting, annoying characters and boring plots, it has little to recommend, save for its glorious shots of Miami nightlife.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Whether it's the unfunny, raunchy jokes, the acting, the writing, or the awful blocking, nothing in Sullivan & Son seems to jell. And no laugh track can change that.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It tries too hard to get down and dirty in the messy mire where crime happens. It just ends up messy, but without any real grit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    BBC America misses wide of the mark with Almost Royal.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Dracula features solid performances from the principals, lovely lighting, and evocative cinematography. Shame it's so thoroughly, utterly, irredeemably potty.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Superstore is an unimaginative, run-of-the-mill network affair full of stock characters, flat dialogue, and too many poop references.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    King & Maxwell is all lazy writing, clumsy plotting, and somnambulistic acting.

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