For 699 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Damages: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 699
699 tv reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    It's horrible, horrible, horrible, and you will hate yourself for laughing--although I'm afraid you will.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    It's lackadaisical, weary, bland and off-center.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    A sweet, gentle, good-natured trifle that is (nonetheless) surprisingly airless and only rarely funny, if that.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    A slight, cartoonish, and terribly, terribly obvious dramedy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    The pilot was so uneven that the whole affair nearly veers into "Reefer Madness" territory--the kind of over-the-top cautionary fable that subverts honorable intentions through hysteria or cliche. Despite its pedigree, Teenager doesn't appear to have ever stepped inside a high school, either.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Sit Down is raw, vulgar and blithely offensive, with so many triple and quadruple entendres for so many sexual acts, I lost count.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    "Donnellys" creaks and sighs, moans and slumps, and ambles along like a world-weary cliche, unable or unwilling to lift its head above the humdrum banality to which it has been consigned.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Verne Gay
    It is awful. It is truly awful. It is awful in ways that make the word "awful" seem inadequate.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    All this feels dutiful and rote - the CliffsNotes version.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Unfortunately, they've settled on far-too-easy and facile answers for the most part.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    it's a clanking, clattering collection of collagenous clinkers--of dialogue so inept, of acting performances so preposterous, of plot points so cliched that the only question worth posing is why someone of Weaver's stature would be caught anywhere near a turkey like this.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    Call Girl is a dreary London day. A pass.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    Airing five nights a week and featuring 10 strangers - not to mention insufferable hosts Julie Chen and Ian O'Malley - this will fill our screens for the next three months. Unless we happen to leave the set turned off. Which, judging from last night, might be advisable. [6 Jul 2000]
    • Newsday
    • 55 Metascore
    • 10 Verne Gay
    It's as if we've all passed this way (many times) before and could write the dialogue, act the scenes, predict the outcome all in our sleep.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    Why, then, this debacle, with bad jokes, listless lines and a parade of cliches? Beats me.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    It's bland, tired, listless, and if the show isn't having much fun, how can it expect viewers to?
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Unadulterated rubbish, and exactly what fans expect. Bravo, Starz.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 0 Verne Gay
    Finally, the best new comedy of the 2005-06 TV season is here... What's that, you say? This is a drama and not a comedy? Oh, dear.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 10 Verne Gay
    If you expect the worst, your expectations will probably be met.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    Jersey Shore is appalling, which is mostly its appeal, but it can also be funny, irreverent and breezily dimwitted--which is the rest of the appeal.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Leaden, dull, flat, tone deaf. Any reason to go on? Sure. This replaces another ex-"Friends" vehicle (Courteney Cox's "Cougar Town," which returns mid-April) that launched with both left feet, then dramatically improved. With all the on-screen talent here, this ex-"Friends" star could eventually shine, too.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    It's slow. It's dull. It's listless.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    A thorough whitewashing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    What's missing here, besides laughs? Chemistry.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    As expected, the transition from big screen to small doesn't exactly work. What this Bad Teacher really needed to do was outsmart the source material--make this version more clever, or sharper, or funnier, or (above all) make it for adults.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 10 Verne Gay
    "Help Me" is a Gobi Desert of laughs... There's a strong odor of desperation on-screen, as if the competent and seasoned actors here know they're in this for a short ride. Indeed, they are.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    This is a show that can't escape the shackles of that old mismatched-buddy-cop formula, even if one of them does happen to drive a cab.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    As the woebegone divorcee with an antic streak and a full-blown need to get down, Cox is not believable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    The oldest trope in the TV kingdom dies hard, and in fact dies not at all on Chicago PD, the latest from "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf, who sleepwalks through this show, or at least doesn't bother to wake up long enough to rewrite any of the rules he's established over the past 30 years.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    The worst new show of 2014 can take solace that there are still 358 days left for another one to exceed it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    What is missing here is heart, drama, and - most inexcusably - horror.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    When you start doodling on the Internet instead of watching the show you are supposed to review, then either you, or the show, has a problem. I'm going with the latter.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    We get some slightly bent soccer moms and dads debriefed by an impossibly cheery, cheesy, chummy game-show host. Showtime must have thought there would be great humor and irony in the mundane exchanges recorded here. But it miscalculated. Badly.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Gary is a throwback to a time when laugh tracks were provided by evidently demented studio audiences; when one-liners were stoked with double entendres about sexual functions; when sitcoms had a beat, pace and predictability so primitive that they engaged only the reptilian part of our brains. To some viewers, this may be comfort food. To others: Hell.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    The appealing cast valiantly tries to hack its way through the dense underbrush of jokes about frats and testicles and cannabis. But the harder they hack, the hackier it all becomes. Before long, the jungle has won. The show, and viewer, have lost.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    Based on the 22 irredeemably painful minutes TV Land offered for review, this show is clunky, sodden, cliched, drab, bland and terribly (terribly) weary.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    The show proceeds at gale force, demolishing logic, plot, meaning and (most of all) pleasure in its path.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    Private Practice is hugely disappointing, and in so many ways that a mere review can't even begin to do all the problems injustice.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Dim, dumb, dull, daffy and dippy, Discovery should know better.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    The strange alt-reality of Sean Saves the World, where a hundred bits of TV past--floating aimlessly in our memories--have coalesced into a cultural artifact that feels as antediluvian as a Walkman.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 0 Verne Gay
    Get past the genuine awfulness of this--and it is awful--and a strange melancholy begins to settle in.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    "What About Brian"... wants to be "thirtysomething" for twentysomethings, but it is clichesomething.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    There's no reason to pile on here, but this show needed many more months of gestation before getting thrown to the wolves.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    Because so many viewers will have seen this kind of reality show before, their minds may start to wander by the second commercial break.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    With Tools, there is no discernible style, or point of view, or voice, or humor that ever rises to the level of originality.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Verne Gay
    Dreadful.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Part Dr. Jekyll, part Mr. Hyde and all dumb.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    You have a life--live it, and don't watch this.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    A little too raw, especially in this hour.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Snooki & JWoww reeks of the end-times--the end-times for "Jersey Shore."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    Absent a compelling core romance, and absent a passably beast-like beast, you're left with a sodden police procedural.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Grim, sad, painful.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    Dreadful. Or to use a more manly phrase, aaarrgggh, awful.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    This wanna-be's as dumb as dirt, and, as a consequence, even makes Hollywood seem more toxic than it probably is.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Yeah, Brooklyn 11223 is awful, and awful not because it's inauthentic--it isn't necessarily to those being portrayed here--but because it's hugely phony.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 Verne Gay
    Utterly vacuous and incompetent.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Verne Gay
    "Awful" doesn't begin to do The Choice justice, not that it deserves justice.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    It is so ancient - in approach, tone, style and energy - that you can almost see the dust bunnies tumble across the set.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Verne Gay
    "American Inventor," ... is unspeakably awful, and makes not just a travesty of the type of television that "American Idol" so dramatically popularized, but an unintentional parody of it as well.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Yup, pretty awful.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    As awful as $#*! My Dad Says is, you almost detect an ember of promise here. Maybe it's Shatner--whom we will always love, no matter what--or maybe it's an illusion. But CBS needs to blow some life into that ember before it's too late. Maybe it already is.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    "Emergency" is sodden, forbidding, a waste of 22 good minutes.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Verne Gay
    Problem is, the show is more comfortable with cliché than subtlety.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Knight Rider is a disaster, a remake so deliriously and delectably bad that you have to watch just to tell your grandchildren that you were there.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Verne Gay
    Momma's Boys is so dreadful that it effectively neuters critical disembowelment before the operation even begins.