For 786 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 Justified: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 786
786 tv reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    The overall production--good, mostly efficient, and certainly not perfect.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    An effective and well-wrought drama, with enough cinematic flair and energy to paper over some of its more obvious faults.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Just about everything worked, and worked well, from the opening credits to the final ones. The energy and beauty of New York City was incorporated in a way that exceeded even my expectations--happily exceeded them. Meanwhile, The host: A bit nervous, understandably, he nonetheless reminded fans and people who have never heard of him why he's here.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Yes, "The Loop's" a winner, although let us be the first to admit that the usual attributes associated with "winning" are probably stretched beyond all recognition in this context.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A flawed if promising start for a tough old veteran that proved it's still got some fight--and talk--left.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    You see no skepticism in Beyond. No analysis. No thinking. Just a lot of truly scary people yelling at very young kids.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The pilot is flawed (most pilots are), not particularly funny and even--bizarrely--deploys two bland jokes from the "Weeds" premiere at 10 (did the writers trade notes?). But Falco is good, proving that she can transcend Carmela Soprano.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Tatum seems genuine and almost desperate to forget the past; Ryan affects the pose that he couldn't care less. Over this is draped a weird "only-in-Hollywood" vibe--and a particularly sad one, too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    It's all vaguely familiar and spirited enough to look like shiny summer fare. Just don't scratch the surface.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Maybe just crazy enough to be engaging in the early going. It's the long run that looks questionable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Clear away the soap bubbles, and you'll find ... more soap bubbles. But you won't be bored.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Get past the languor and absence of urgency of any kind and you quickly realize what Royal Pains is all about--TV's version of a nice easy beach read. The fifth season promises more of the same.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    As a team, they [Billy Crystal and Josh Gad] are better than the shows--both the real one and the fake one--they're in.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    This three-parter often lacks finesse and sophistication. The story is rushed or clumsily told, and the tone discordant....Watch for Atkins only. She's brilliant.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Powerful story. A shame Bessie rarely conveys the story's emotional wallop.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Everything fans loved about the first season--which improved dramatically over its course, by the way--is here. Everyone is not. McIntyre is good, but he's not Whitfield, either.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Where is this headed? Who knows? But it's heading there slowly. Nevertheless, the cast--Common, Meaney, Heyerdahl and Mount--is good, while the Old West still feels especially beautiful and perilous.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Kaling's good (and always is), but the pilot is just not all that funny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Above-average newcomer with a great actor in the leading role and frosty grace notes throughout.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    There's a glimmer of hope here, and her name is Rebel Wilson. Now, the show needs to match her talents.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    In the end, don't much like Ray Donovan.... [But] Donovan ultimately succeeds on the little things--some very good performances by some very good actors and sharp dialogue by Biderman, who knows how to write Tough Guy talk with the best of them.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    If you love Zooey Deschanel, this one's for you. If not, a pass.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Watch for any length of time and you may--as I did--have the eerie if not unpleasant feeling that you've been teleported to a decent network cop show from the 1970s.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Like opening a time capsule. The boys remain the same. At least their snark has been updated for contemporary targets.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Mostly this show belongs to Harmon, once a key member of the "Law & Order" ensemble. She's likable and intriguing. That salvages an otherwise average cop show.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Not terrible--really--but not yet remotely the winner NBC so badly needs either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Rubicon unfolds at a languid pace, dispensing information at the rate a not-quite-broken kitchen faucet dispenses drops. You want it to speed up. You want some urgency. You want a few more thrills in this thriller. At least this average TV viewer does.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Hot in Cleveland is a by-the-numbers sitcom with a couple of laughs, an inoffensive premise and four seasoned actresses who make the material much better than it is.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Unfortunately, one show's a classic, the other a near knockoff. Nevertheless, Poehler's still got plenty of appeal here.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    [Bakula and Pounder] should make the process of watching--or chore of watching, depending on your appetite for more of this formula--just a little more agreeable.

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