For 1,065 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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
1065 tv reviews
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    • 83 Verne Gay
    ThunderCats fanboys and girls will approve, although the story does feel a lot darker and more violent.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Terrifically hard to love, but some superb performances indicate that at least it's worth the effort to try.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    All charisma and command, [Idris Elb] blasts through the screen in every shot while his performance is a constant reminder that the craft, at its best, is a gossamer of countless little details that add up to something magical.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The Young Pope is a fascinating mess with a puckish sense of humor and an outsized goal--to know the mind of God.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    One little gripe---Pioneers needed to give a tip of the space helmet to some '50s pioneers, such as "Captain Video" and "Flash Gordon." Otherwise, it's all pleasure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    [The stories] mostly do stand on their own. Some are better than others.... a winning cast.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Fans will be pleased, though they shouldn't be too surprised by the major plot development Sunday--it's obvious by half.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    It's silly, ridiculous, fun, outrageous and absurd. Plus, there's Brad.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Entertaining newcomer full of energy, passion and baloney--the ideal summer diversion.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Easily one of fall's better new comedies, but don't expect to be blown away yet. The pilot offers just a taste of what's to come, which is plenty good enough.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Modern Family is good. Better than good. Really good. O'Neil--dry and wonderful as ever--and Vergara (considerably less dry) are a winning combination.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    You have plain old smashmouth elemental TV story devices--good guys, bad guys, evil corporations, a family unit, and a headlong rush toward the Truth, whatever that may be. Plus this special bonus: Intimations of Jack Bauer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Silly, gross, soapy, mysterious, intriguing, exotic, erotic True Blood is fun. Even more fun this season.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The cast is good, even excellent. But Perry's the one who sells Go On.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Linc’s still tough and impulsive. Michael still has that lonely middle-distance stare. Tuesday’s opener suggests there’s plenty of action ahead, some real-world parallels, and a shaggy dog that could lead us to an interesting place. Hopefully that place will finally be closure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    McKinley and its denizens feel just a little too cliched, the emerging romantic entanglements a little too forced, the female characters--notably Terri and Sue Sylvester--just a little too mean-spirited. Still, it's a great cast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    White Collar is not original. But White Collar is enjoyable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The real pleasure of this series is watching them peel away the layers to this particular onion, often on long car drives across a vast, wet, undifferentiated Louisiana landscape.... The real problem with True Detective are those flash-forwards to the present day: Younger Cohle, at least, is interesting. The older version is gaseous and his maunderings often stop the show cold.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Fun, colorful, lively--but is there a real show here, or just a good joke?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The parsing of detail is effective because by the end of Monday's pilot, I was surprised by an unexpected reaction: I actually wanted to know what happens next week.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Trade press has labeled this "'Easy Rider' Meets 'The Sopranos,'" which seems apt. Show comes from Kurt Sutter, longtime co-executive producer of "The Shield" (and married to Sagal) so that should give you a sense of tone and texture - violent, taut, well written.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Marred by the usual hospital prime-time melodramatics, Pure Genius is still a compelling idea matched to a superior cast.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The well-written pilot has a couple of brazenly vulgar sight gags, but nothing that will shock "Two and a Half Men" fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Some wild twists, but you've seen a variation before on one of them. Nevertheless, the Patty Hewes story is almost over, and in Close's hands, it's still compulsively watchable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Will this be a good season? Undoubtedly, yes, and blood will be spilled. But if this opener is any indication, there's not enough fake blood in Hollywood to sate the fifth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    At times, Luke Cage feels like a series in search of a story, or a series intent on drawing one out, scene by chatty scene, over 13 episodes. (Six were available for review; I watched the first two, sampled the rest.) A cast this good, especially a Luke Cage this good, should compensate.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    OK, caution dispensed, tonight's episode is a good start. But wait till the baby comes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Nesbitt forcibly conveys the sense of a man who can't stop moving, even to sleep, until he finds his son. At least in the first hour--sorry, the only one I sampled--this feels like the kind of performance that just bought Starz a winner.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A good--OK, often very good--comedy that’s a little too much like “Silicon Valley.”
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A big fat wink to fans. The fifth season looks like a winner.

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