For 811 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Behind the Candelabra
Lowest review score: 0 The Wedding Bells: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 811
811 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 46 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.
    • 41 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Grim, sad, painful.
    • 42 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Because this [Manhattan-cetric romcoms where self-absorption ultimately gives way to romance] is such an overly familiar TV trope, it demands great chemistry among all the leads and sharply funny dialogue to match. I wandered through this purgatory for three episodes and found zilch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Snooki & JWoww reeks of the end-times--the end-times for "Jersey Shore."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    It's lackadaisical, weary, bland and off-center.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    The Brink is a grim would-be comedy grindhouse full of half-baked one-liners propping up an overbaked plot.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    It's slow. It's dull. It's listless.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    "Emergency" is sodden, forbidding, a waste of 22 good minutes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    A slight, cartoonish, and terribly, terribly obvious dramedy.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 20 Verne Gay
    "What About Brian"... wants to be "thirtysomething" for twentysomethings, but it is clichesomething.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    Sex Box is bad. It's also hackneyed, dull, derivative and surprisingly windy.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    A little too raw, especially in this hour.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    It's horrible, horrible, horrible, and you will hate yourself for laughing--although I'm afraid you will.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    Why, then, this debacle, with bad jokes, listless lines and a parade of cliches? Beats me.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Verne Gay
    Dreadful.
    • 50 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 10 Verne Gay
    If you expect the worst, your expectations will probably be met.
    • 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.

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