For 657 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 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 657
657 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    Dreadful. Or to use a more manly phrase, aaarrgggh, awful.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    You have a life--live it, and don't watch this.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    A thorough whitewashing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    The show proceeds at gale force, demolishing logic, plot, meaning and (most of all) pleasure in its path.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    What is missing here is heart, drama, and - most inexcusably - horror.
    • 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?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    All this feels dutiful and rote - the CliffsNotes version.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    A sweet, gentle, good-natured trifle that is (nonetheless) surprisingly airless and only rarely funny, if that.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    Call Girl is a dreary London day. A pass.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    It's lackadaisical, weary, bland and off-center.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Unfortunately, they've settled on far-too-easy and facile answers for the most part.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Unadulterated rubbish, and exactly what fans expect. Bravo, Starz.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    What's missing here, besides laughs? Chemistry.