For 783 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 31% 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 The Affair: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 783
783 tv reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    It could easily be mean and cynical, but manages to avoid both fatal pitfalls because the finalists are so genuinely enthusiastic and so blissfully uncomprehending of their shortcomings.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Yes, this is all very familiar--Sundance's "The Returned" was better, by the way--but there are still solid hints of an engaging series.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    There's plenty of heart here--and some very sharp writing and acting, too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The problem with Jackie is that split personality--drama or comedy. What's funny here is funny, like last season's final seconds. There aren't enough moments that remind you when to laugh.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The show can be messy and confusing--a headlong rush to who-knows- where-or-why at times. But those clones keep it grounded.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good, cleanly told newcomer that can be a bit pokey.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Often profane and occasionally offensive, Louie won't be to every viewer's taste, but it's a more interesting show than many with a definitive point of view.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Intelligent adaptation absent the dark humor, satire--or horror--of the original.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The formula's a little too familiar, the pilot a tad dull. But Michalka's a big talent and for that reason, Hellcats has potential.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The Girl is getting older, but there's still pleasure to be had on the final lap.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    All dark shadows and gloom, there's a comic-book vigor to the series, and the narrative contortion of a soap.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good performances, good period details, good payoff. But Restless would've worked better as a two-hour film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    As indictments go, Going Clear is relentless and effective. But fair and balanced? That's another question--or maybe that's an issue.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Can Rescue Me wrap all this up in the short time left? I hope so, but this episode feels like so much temporizing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A breath of cold, bracing and - bless it - fresh air. Eisner's fable is dark, almost impenetrably so, though skillfully rendered. Best of all, nothing here has ever been performed on reality TV, the best I can tell.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Lacks the hard, uncomfortable edges of [FX's also premiering] "Starved," but it's clear this show wants and intends to do a little damage, too. [4 Aug 2005]
    • Newsday
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Far and away the best new pilot on NBC this season.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Even for sitcoms, "Sunny" is often a vile, twisted beast that crosses the line of acceptable taste. But it can also be highly amusing, and the addition of DeVito and Archer does nothing to diminish that. [29 Jun 2006]
    • Newsday
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Could... become a very pleasant surprise.
    • Newsday
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Underwood, in the role of Maria, didn't entirely succeed--acting is part of the bargain, after all. But NBC's live version of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein's beloved musical, staged at Grumman Studios in Bethpage, largely did.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Anyone who wants to take a walk on the wild side and lose an appetite in the process, your show has arrived.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "Raines" is both thoroughly conventional and thoroughly unconventional; in fact, it often revels in its conventionality.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "Crumbs" is surprisingly good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Yes, there have been some valid questions about TV's recent embrace of the serial. (Too many? Will people stay tuned?) "Kidnapped" feels so fresh that viewers won't even care.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A show that is so achingly familiar - in content, tone, stars, everything - that it's actually funny.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Gossip Girl actually isn't bad by the standards of the medium--with "The Hills" pretty much being the standard--and it's even surprisingly competent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "Sleeper Cell" is nicely acted, produced, written, directed, but is still so deeply rooted in the conventions of the medium, that no matter how hard it tries, or how hard it wants to be something else, this still ends up Just TV.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Congenial.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    The pilot still is often clever and engaging, but confusing too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "The Nine" may well be the best of the crop - smart, clever and especially wise to the ways of this genre - but the challenge remains the same. This is work - admittedly often pleasurable work, but come 10 p.m. next Wednesday, we've got to do it all over again.

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