For 681 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Dexter: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Charlie's Angels: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 681
681 tv reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    At a full, commercial-free hour, this can all start to drag a bit. But L.A. is strongly evoked as a casually sensual backdrop and-thank you!-that awful L Word theme music is gone.
    • People Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Their interaction is friendly, if mildly teasing, professional and catfight-free. This allows the show to have the relaxing, unchallenging pleasures of good fluff even when the premiere is actually going a bit heavy on the gore.
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is a carefully assembled, emotionally attuned drama about obese teens stuck in a summer weight-loss camp.
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This makeover series isn't breaking any new ground: A wallflower, repotted and pruned, blooms overnight into an assured woman willing to tackle her dream date. The real asset here is its charming British host, style adviser Louise Roe.
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    O'Loughlin's an impressively taciturn, tense presence" You get the sense that McGarrett could go to a luau and still experience it as a hurt locker. As McGarrett's sidekick Danno, Scott Caan is the opposite: all quick, bantam energy. He steals scenes as coolly as surfers catch waves. [27 Sep 2010, p.53]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The tenuousness of the situation, and the underlying hope for emotional growth by all, makes for a touching hour. [25 Jan 2010, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    While the show's humor can be raunchy or even cruel, the voice work is pure unruffled deadpan. [18 Jan 2010, p.42]
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The cast plays out the adjustment with the right touch of pleased humor. [4 Oct 2010, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This doesn't have the stiletto kick of the CW's Nikita, but it's frothy, sexy, relaxed--a brief, all-expense-paid vacation. [27 Sep 2010, p.55]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Bloods isn't groundbreaking, but there are hints of a deeper scandal woven into the solid plot. Worth checking out. [25 Oct 2010, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is Dallas with out all the barbecue sauce, a soap about dynastic Texans that feels closer to Friday Night Lights in its understated leanness. [27 Sep 2010, p.54]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The series has developed its own original rhythm, each week breaking cases down into unexpectedly punchy vignettes. The cast is excellent. [6 Dec 2010, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Defenders at least has a sure grip on its tone. [8 Nov 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    I look forward to The Payoff. [27 Sep 2010, p.54]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The interplay of the sexes has been used to better effect on other action vehicles--including FX's animated Archer--but the actresses lighten the tone, adding zip to a show that thrives on speed. [29 Nov 2010. p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The poisoned relationship of attorneys Ellen Parsons and Patty Hewes has gone slack. But The supporting cast is superb. [8 Aug 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Grey has been on long enough now that it has lost much of its erotic sizzle--McDreamy is edging toward Mcnappy--but the satisfyingly steady seventh season is a model of a hit that keeps fitting nee characters into the blueprint. [20 Dec 2010, p.41]
    • 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    With the second episode, though, the whole tone improves: Delany's performance seems to have caught some of the coppery warmth of her hair, and we spend more time with a good ensemble. [4 Apr 2011, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The girls, who keep breathlessly repeating the phrase "high fashion" as if it were a mantra, nonetheless behave as they always do, which is most of the fun. [13 Sep 2010, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Girl has a surprisingly casual sense of humor and Anna Silk is physically just right in the lead role. [13 Feb 2012, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is cornball, but I'm willing to grant him this small, soft lob toward career rehab.
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This enjoyable series from the Grey's Anatomy team is sort of Doctors Without Borders--who are also without too many clothes. [24 Jan 2011, p.41]
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    She's at her best mapping out the messy web of relationships that come with being the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and the late Eddie Fisher. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show doesn't have the sinister intelligence of ABC's short-lived Invasion, but it's good family entertainment. [27 Jun 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    What keeps it from being exploitative--just--is the sense that these kids know such dangerous exhilaration won't, can't, lead to the happiness they're looking for. [31 Jan 2011, p.40]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    An odd but involving concept--Raging Birds. [14 Mar 2011, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    What really matters on Apprentice, though, are the celebs: This season's B- and (let's face it) C-listers are a good, volatile mix. [14 Mar 2011, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [A] sure-footed legal drama. [2 Sep 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Set on the eve of the 1936 abdication crisis, it has melodramatic bustle and tender affection for its characters--of all classes. [18 Apr 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    At least Endings has something fresh at it's core....Even better, the well-cast ensemble includes Casey Wilson. [25 Apr 2011, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is sloppy, vulgar fun, even if it's hard to detect much likability under the layers of lacquer. [9 May 2011, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Katie Leclerc is instantly, sunnily appealing as Daphne....Vanessa Marano is fine as the other misplaced kid, except she's a sulker and sort of a drag. [13 Jun 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In the premiere of this likably preposterous new show, [Chloe] learns that these changes are embedded in her DNA and can be traced back millennia. [20 Jun 2011, p.58]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    She discusses her problems with a warm directness that makes them sound as if they could be anyone's. The show is less authentic when she learns about recovery from non-celebrities blindsided by tragedy. [16 May 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Collar's odd-couple tension tugs the show in entertaining directions. [13 Jun 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The talent is good, and on the long road to announcing a top 16, the show expertly milking every drop of pathos. [24 Oct 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The acting is flat, but the show casts a hokey spell. [19 Sep 2011, p.65]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show works on its own undemanding terms. [6 Jun 2011, p.45]
    • 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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In season 2 this fluffy spy caper about gorgeous CIA operative Annie Walker is starting to deliver on the seductive fun promised by Piper Perabo's sly, flirtatious smile in the opening credits. [25 Jul 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Very few reality shows generate real suspense and sadness at the moment of elimination, but this one does. [20 Jun 2011, p.53]
    • People Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The fun comes in watching the uncynical Adams learn to undercut everyone else's cunning. [27 Jun 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    VanCamp goes about her business with a purse-lipped Jodie Foster earnestness that makes her hard to root for. But Stowe coos, scowls, flirts and thunders. She roils Revenge. [26 sep 2011, p.56]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a bit of a junk heap--Fringe, Mission:Impossible and Death Becomes Her are in the pile--but it's a real adventure. [11 Jul 2011, p.34]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This eighth season finds him spending time in New York City, and the trip rejuvenates him. [18 Jul 2011, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The series is unmatched as a portrait of the entertainment industry. [8 Aug 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The arbitrary leap overseas moves the show that much closer to pure sitcom--an improvement. [22 Aug 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    If it doesn't have the ABC sitcom's [Suburgatory's] satiric sheen, it captures some of those glum patches that strike in adolescence. [2 Jul 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is fueled with so much soap-operatic hot air that it takes off. [26 Sep 2011, p.54]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [Bello's] sour, tough intelligence is right on the money. [3 Oct 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This could grow into a show of more than ordinary interest. [28 Nov 2011, p.57]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Up All Night is adorable without being cute. [3 Oct 2011, p.41]
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The humor is so lighthearted, the show practically skips. [20 Feb 2012, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a quietly intriguing, informative study of assimilation, identity and community. [21 Nov 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This Victorian-era prequel to Peter Pan works. [12 Dec 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly

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