For 682 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Mad Men: Season 4
Lowest review score: 25 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 682
682 tv reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It takes awhile to adjust to the dissonance, but the muted naturalism of the superb cast draws us in. [9 May 2011, p.40]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The comedy here, as with Elaine, comes from watching Louis-Dreyfus's sophisticated, furiously sharp timing applied to a character who has the intelligence of a finch. [30 Apr 2012, p.35]
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    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    In such grossness is greatness. [19 Sep 2011, p.65]
    • People Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    This BBC hit is the soppily tender story of '50s midwives in London's East End. [1 Oct 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Matthew Weiner has advanced the show far enough into the '60s that its fundamental philosophical question begins to generate its own oppressive suspense. [15 Apr 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    [Driver's] tone gets under the skin. As does the show. [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show's many subplots are handled clumsily, but these two [Grammer & Nielsen] are too good to pass up. 25 Oct 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Given the amounts of sumptuous scenery to chew on, the acting is restrained, even if the gore and sex are not. [28 May 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Luckily Blood is still buoyed by its weird, Gothic zest and the performers all operate with the same vibe of ripe sexuality and restrained camp. [4 Jul 2011, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Olyphant plays this laconic, loping lawman with a smiling minimalism that makes Givens both iconic and contemporary.
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    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The 90-minute premiere sets up what could be a very good--by which I mean crassly turbulent--season 3. [23 May 2011, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    This late entry in the fall season is one of the best. [25 Nov 2013, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Andy's humiliations as a minor celebrity aren't quite as funny as was his earlier shame at being a nobody, but as a satire of showbiz vanity, Extras can still be described as (what else?) stellar. [29 Jan 2007, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The first episodes are very promising, full of feints, fibs, and a big, fat shock. [16 Jul 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show has the makings of great--what else can I say?--escapist entertainment. [23 Jan 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show's tone [is] vulgar, jolly and winning. [16 Jul 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    What hasn't changed and what matters, is Mireille Enos's sodden, unshakable integrity as a detective who could outlast a pack of bloodhounds. [10 Jun 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Challenging but engrossing.
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Louis-Dreyfus's performance--which, like Congress, can be divided into two houses, Crackling Charm and Hysterical Ego--still drives the show, but we're getting more realistic sense of political gamesmanship. [22 Apr 2013, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The girls' chemistry should keep the show breakdown free. [19 Sep 2011, p.59]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    One of the fall's best new dramas. [26 Nov 2012, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Entourage remains supremely good-natured. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    [A] fascinating reality hit. [28 Mar 2011, p.57]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    [A] highly satisfying update. [8 Oct 2012, p.57]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's very entertaining in its low-key, waist-widening ways. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Co-created by David Simon and Eric Over­myer, the team behind The Wire, this is a lovingly textured, slowly unfolding series set in post-Katrina New Orleans. [26 Apr 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    In its second season, the high school musical comedy occasionally flies off the rails...But maybe that's to be expected from this aggressively inventive pop fantasy, where mundane details like homework never matter. [1 Nov 2010, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Mad Men has both the greatness of execution and inscrutability of artistic intent, and it won't be until the show actually ends that I'll know which one won out. [21 Apr 2014, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's just suspenseful and clever enough to keep you happily intrigued. [3 Sep 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    An intricate mystery confidently spun out with dark, unsettling shocks. [15 Jul 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The Walking Dead has managed to work fresh morsels into television's grimmest stew. [22 Oct 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Therapist Paul Weston a human-shaped cloud who grumbles with the low thunder of the maladjusted, has drifted back for a gripping new season of HBO's In Treatment. Gabriel Byrne plays the part flawlessly, and he's up against two especially rewarding talents. [1 Nov 2010, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Edie Falco makes the stakes scarily real. [21 Apr 2014, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The animated duo have returned, as dumb--and hilarious--as ever. [31 Oct 2011, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    [It] remains a nervily ambiguous concept. [18 Jun 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Johnson is the find of the season: She's the sunbeam that doesn't filter out dust motes. [29 Oct 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    This drive for revenge is what makes the pilot spark, smoke and go chug-a-chug-chug. [14 Nov 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    What's surprising and even touching is that Fergie may not be a hot mess, but she's an appealingly human one. [20 Jun 2011, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    This could all pay off spectacularly. [8 Jul 2013, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Mad Love [is] a relationship sitcom with real chemistry. [21 Feb 2011, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The pace sags, but the accumulation of sacrificed lives gives it all a haunting sorrow. [4 Jun 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    In its second season, the spy parody remains my favorite animated series, thanks to its retro visual design--this is a cartoon for the age of Mad Men--and the vicious, dead-aim put-downs that make up most of the dialogue. [14 Mar 2011, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Comparisons to The Iron Lady, a sloppy movie that has Meryl Streep in roaring good form, are inevitable. Is Game Change better? You betcha. [5 Mar 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    After two flabby seasons, the Fox action series is back in bang-up shape. [25 Jan 2010, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The only disappointment is the werewolf makeup, minimal enough that Posey could still blend in at the mall. [13 Jun 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show fades away like a Mari Gras parade drifting out of range. But it's a potent memory. [16 Dec 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The first few nights showed O'Brien settling in with his charmingly original humor, which is sophisticated yet twerpily silly. [29 Nov 2010, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Watching Nucky's frenemies thrive like poison toadstools ringing a tree--that's a grim, gripping spectacle in its own right. [9 Sep 2013, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The series' grim tone and overall look of a grimy world in perpetual need of dusting or wiping is a long way from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and closer to Japanese movies like The Grudge. [12 Sep 2005, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The CW's best show since Gossip Girl.... it has a forthright narrative seriousness, a respect for the gobbledy-gook that makes up any superhero's backstory--and a game cast performing with the correct degree of seriousness. [19 Nov 2012, p.35]
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    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    In it's second season, Endings has clicked as one of prime-time's most sophisticated ensemble comedies. [28 Nov 2011, p.58]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's the best new sitcom of the fall. [16 Oct 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The high school musical comedy occasionally flies off the rails. But maybe that's to be expected from this aggressively inventive pop fantasy. [1 Nov 2010, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It is still a distinctly Guest production: often poky, always charmingly whimsical and, from time to time, so astoundingly funny you seem to have shot into a distant stratosphere of pure comedy. [13 May 2013, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It might be unwatchable if Dern, who's excellent, didn't allow Amy's laughable obtuseness to be pierced by glimmers of empathy and acceptance. [ 17 Oct 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Red Band Society, which could turn out to be one of the best new shows of the fall, is like that, constantly catching you unexpectedly.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell star in a sweet, old-fashioned sitcom. [Sep 27 2010, p.55]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's both old and new, a comfy piece of nostalgia that doubles as a fresh guilty pleasure. [18 Jun 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Reubens is getting a bit old for this, but Pee-wee's innocence, infantilism and camp haven't dated--there's a rebel in the ridiculousness. [21 Mar 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Gabriel Byrne plays the part flawlessly, and he's up against tow especially rewarding talents. [1 Nov 2010, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's funny and moves blindingly fast, barely giving you time to blink or gulp--Dark Shadows for the PlayStation age. [10 Oct 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    [It] looks like Sex and the City relocated to Northern Exposure. [18 Sep 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    West Wing politico Bradley Whitford reinvents himself for this entertaining free-for-all, a loose blend of buddy comedy and police action that's also an affectionate nod to series like Starsky & Hutch.
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    • 83 Tom Gliatto
    Is there an audience out there for a sweet, modest ensemble comedy about the staff of a Pittsburgh radio station, WENN, in 1939? Let's hope so.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Tom Gliatto
    There are a few weak jokes, but in its substance, look (fly fashions), and sound, this could be a real trendsetter.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Tom Gliatto
    Peta Wilson, an Australian actress with the harsh blonde hair, snub nose and oversize, depthless blue eyes of your average mass-produced doll, makes a sexy, amusing Nikita.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Tom Gliatto
    All in all, this looks like one of the brightest new shows of the season.
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show's dependable high point finds him banishing everyone from the cooking area and screaming so many bleeped words that it;s hard to track a whole sentence. [27 Sep 2012, p.43]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    On Masterchef, he's more considerate.... The true terror is fellow judge Joe Bastianich. [27 Aug 2012, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The high school stories are tighter-focused, and the Manhattan ones breathe with Broadway romanticism. [5 Nov 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    As lead detective, Mireille Enos is terrific and makes up for the sense that we're revisiting terrain already covered--and reduced to parody--by Twin Peaks. [11 Apr 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Boardwalk is still solid, but it's sacrificed some of its nervy power. [10 Oct 2011, p.40]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's the usual stupid fun. [11 Apr 2011, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In the show's best moments, this moral pickle (being a mole vs. being a cop) leaves Ryan scrambling to improvise ways to prevent gang crimes without really catching anyone. [26 May 2014, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Kane's visions aren't done with originality, but Grammer's performance is still powerful. [27 Aug 2012, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Petals doesn't have the same smothering intensity but it's compellingly crazy, the TV equivalent of outsider art. [26 May 2014, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    His delivery, which falls between Monty Python and Austin Powers, explodes with enjoyable little pips of indignation. [26 May 2014, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Intelligence is nicely done. [20 Jan 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a birdhouse full of woodpeckers. [24 Sep 2012, p.54]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    None of these results will rock a viewer's world, but it's unexpectedly satisfying to see stars in a reality project that's more relatable than ballroom dancing or a temporary work detail for Donald Trump.
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The wives are overwhelmed by the prospect of an addition, but this group ]is as comfortable with the camera as the early-era Gosselins. [4 Oct 2010, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Lindsay pulls us into her space and makes us feel protective. [31 Mar 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It takes a few half-hour episodes before the tone gels. [16 Jan 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A solid, well-done series. [19 Jan 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The one great redemptive asset--and it's significant--is Kiefer Sutherland. [26 Mar 2012, p.41]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is the best "family" reality series since Honey Boo Boo or even The Osbournes from several centuries ago. [31 Mar 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Rivers scarcely pretends any of the setups are real--it's just more material for her. [7 Feb 2011, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Flowers, both the book and the new movie, is completely absurd--if you want to gauge the absurdity, just know that one of the darkest secrets in the narrative involves a doughnut--but somehow also psychologically coherent. It has a grip.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This TLC series has hit a cultural nerve, partly because it offers practical, price-cutting tips in an era in which people are jittery about inflation. Also because it's bonkers. [26 May 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    I found 1 vs. 100 much more enjoyable [than Deal Or No Deal]. [23 Oct 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is gentle, winning and sympathetic. [7 May 2012, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Jack is back, and he's still a lot of fun. [12 May 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Hot Properties has a loose, engaging silliness. [31 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Luckily the characters are so fully formed, and so fully inhabited by the cast, that the whole mess staggers up out of the trenches and keeps going. [9 Jan 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's tense, engrossing, mildly ludicrous--and worth checking out before the Cold War melts. [11 Feb 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    We'll see how season 10 holds up once the chosen contestants move on to Hollywood, but for now Idol remains firmly on its pedestal. [14 Feb 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In her enjoyably ridiculous reality show, she's self-consciously restrained, perhaps trying to project old-fashioned noblesse oblige-even while goosing her Google profile with this project in self-exposure. She just ends up neutralizing herself. The show is dominated instead by a supporting group of rich kids who take the reverse tactic of whole-hog shamelessness.
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The Class doesn't necessarily generate more laughs than other sitcoms, but it has more charm--like a kinder, gentler How I Met Your Mother--and that's incentive enough to stick with it. [16 Oct 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It wouldn't hurt to pick up the pace, but Graceland is a successful move toward true grittiness. [3 Jun 2013, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The anecdotes slam into each other with a punch-drunk indifference--but director Spike Lee's style is a series of swift jabs. [18 Nov 2013, p.47]
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