For 47 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Broadchurch: Season 1
Lowest review score: 30 The Bible : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 47
  2. Negative: 10 out of 47
47 tv reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An otherwise run-of-the-mill mystery with a big twist.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Yet, for all its exciting twists, Red Widow recycles too many gangster-movie cliches.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Reign is a bit of forgettable froth that might amuse you for a few minutes.
    • 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.
    • 47 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    There's no real chemistry among the cast--or much of a plot.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Farmiga and Highmore give solid performances as Norma and Norman Bates. But they're working with inferior material.
    • 44 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    King & Maxwell is all lazy writing, clumsy plotting, and somnambulistic acting.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Supplied by Cross with poetic, Shakespearean dialogue, Coyle and Malkovich play off each other brilliantly. It's clear they're having great fun on-set, and it is infectious. But their relationship can't quite save this aimless story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    BBC America misses wide of the mark with Almost Royal.