For 1,003 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Boardwalk Empire: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Wedding Bells: Season 1
Score distribution:
1003 tv reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    It's horrible, horrible, horrible, and you will hate yourself for laughing--although I'm afraid you will.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    It's lackadaisical, weary, bland and off-center.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    A sweet, gentle, good-natured trifle that is (nonetheless) surprisingly airless and only rarely funny, if that.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    A slight, cartoonish, and terribly, terribly obvious dramedy.
    • 48 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Verne Gay
    It is awful. It is truly awful. It is awful in ways that make the word "awful" seem inadequate.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    All this feels dutiful and rote - the CliffsNotes version.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    it's a clanking, clattering collection of collagenous clinkers--of dialogue so inept, of acting performances so preposterous, of plot points so cliched that the only question worth posing is why someone of Weaver's stature would be caught anywhere near a turkey like this.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Unfortunately, they've settled on far-too-easy and facile answers for the most part.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    Call Girl is a dreary London day. A pass.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    Why, then, this debacle, with bad jokes, listless lines and a parade of cliches? Beats me.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 56 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    The show is bad, the star a bit sad, his shtick as old as a rock.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 0 Verne Gay
    Finally, the best new comedy of the 2005-06 TV season is here... What's that, you say? This is a drama and not a comedy? Oh, dear.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Unadulterated rubbish, and exactly what fans expect. Bravo, Starz.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 10 Verne Gay
    If you expect the worst, your expectations will probably be met.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    It's slow. It's dull. It's listless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    A thorough whitewashing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    This is a show that can't escape the shackles of that old mismatched-buddy-cop formula, even if one of them does happen to drive a cab.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    What's missing here, besides laughs? Chemistry.
    • 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.

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