For 658 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 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Veep: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 658
658 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.
    • 47 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.
    • 42 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    All this feels dutiful and rote - the CliffsNotes version.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Unfortunately, they've settled on far-too-easy and facile answers for the most part.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 16 Verne Gay
    Why, then, this debacle, with bad jokes, listless lines and a parade of cliches? Beats me.
    • 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?
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Unadulterated rubbish, and exactly what fans expect. Bravo, Starz.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    A thorough whitewashing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    What's missing here, besides laughs? Chemistry.
    • 51 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Verne Gay
    The oldest trope in the TV kingdom dies hard, and in fact dies not at all on Chicago PD, the latest from "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf, who sleepwalks through this show, or at least doesn't bother to wake up long enough to rewrite any of the rules he's established over the past 30 years.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    What is missing here is heart, drama, and - most inexcusably - horror.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    When you start doodling on the Internet instead of watching the show you are supposed to review, then either you, or the show, has a problem. I'm going with the latter.