For 1,154 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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Donny!: Season 1
Score distribution:
1154 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Africa convincingly, emphatically, establishes that you ain't seen nothing yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    The Shield (this season and every season) is an intoxicating head-gamer of a show that grabs you by the throat.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    The hype is justified. Nashville's terrific.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Of course there are dozens of loose ends in need of tying, but you do get the sense that some will actually get tied, and in a satisfying way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The Jamie and Claire show moves to Paris--and in a sense, Frank and Jack do as well. A nice change of locale, and tone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    There’s a sense that we’ve traveled down this road paved with silicon once or twice before, but the ride is still smart, engaging and highly informative.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    DWP does want to be provocative, just not too provocative. Mostly it just wants to keep an open mind and open heart. Mostly, it succeeds.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A beauty that will mostly make you laugh and, of course, cry.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Much grimmer, grayer and (gasp) dowdier. Still mostly wonderful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    The cast succeeds, and in the end, so does Heart.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    The Affair might be an exercise in literary gamesmanship if the acting and writing weren't so strong, or the setting so evocative.... Engrossing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    This still very much feels like a journey worth taking if only because--in the process--Hamm deftly continues to locate some heroic facet in TV's reigning anti-hero.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Byrne is brilliant and--for the most part--so is this fine and absorbing show.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    This is often a stirring and deeply felt portrait of people in an extended state of crisis.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Like the first season, there’s a “Crash”-like flavor to the storytelling, but it feels more organic this time around.... Excellent, all around.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Smart new cop show that takes time to build, but will reward patience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    It was last year, and remains so this year--one of TV's very best.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Like all love affairs, this one needs the time to develop and gets it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Breaking Bad is extraordinary, and if the rest of the season matches Sunday, an Emmy nomination for best drama seems certain.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Sharper, smarter, more richly layered, detailed (and acted), Girls has improved upon its first season.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    In the third season, the song remains the same. Biblical themes of fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, honor and dishonor, Cain and Abel are all baked under that pitiless California sun. Brace yourselves.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Who is the real Issa? Neither... or more likely both. That’s the series, and also the wellspring of the humor, which tends to be fleeting, subtle or, in a few instances, flat-out funny.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    This is TV's best comedy. And there's nothing in the first two episodes that would suggest otherwise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Ok so Better Off Ted can be oxygen-deprived. This is still one of the funniest shows on TV, and the cast sparkles with vets like Harington, Barrett and de Rossi...Anders and Slavin, too.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    [Producer John] Maggio has discovered the unfamiliar in something some of us thought was already familiar, and by doing so, does help dispel embedded stereotypes while enriching an already rich heritage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    In the three episodes Comedy Central offered for review, most of the sketches work, some don't. But the best of the lot is next week.... just might be that breakout season.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Judge has a keen eye for the absurdities of human behavior and speech, but he's not the kind of guy to waste that on subtle inside jokes or wordplay. He's not someone to waste it on farce, either: Silicon Valley also happens to be sly and smart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    One of TV's bleakest shows is also one of TV's best comedies. What a marvel.

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