For 783 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 Southland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Choice: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 783
783 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Saul is lighter and brighter than "Bad," and--particularly with Sunday's launch--often very funny.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    All very much and happily remains the same--and unless you are an absolute die-hard insane fan who will find something to complain about here ... there really isn't all that much to complain about whatsoever.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    At turns it's sad, poignant, bitter and funny (yes, more than enough turns in that direction).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Verne Gay
    The best unscripted show on commercial television this season, which you may correctly point out is faint praise; but in this case, it's not.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Smart newcomer with a pair of leads that turns The Americans into a likely winner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Yes, "black-ish" can be fiercely funny, sharply observed, and unfailingly good-humored about the racial divide. But just beyond that glossy surface is a serious and even compelling undercurrent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The Bridge is highly absorbing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    It's wonderful stuff, and we all seem to be on a voyage of discovery.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Foremost, getting Brody off-screen turns out to be an inspired move. In his absence, there's a new world order, or disorder, with a lot of people left to assemble the pieces, including Saul, Carrie, and most of all, Dana.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Fun, lively, interesting, but also tends to lose focus at times.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Here's to a long and fruitful run in the new home. Tuesday night proves exactly why Southland deserves one.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Based on most of the first five episodes sent out for review, Boardwalk Empire easily establishes its claim as one of the three or four best dramas on TV.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Manhunt isn't out to settle scores, but explain the laborious process of intelligence gathering. No one here is looking for a citation, but understanding, and that's what "Manhunt" does best, as well as--yes--connect some dots.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A re-energized and immensely entertaining start to the third season.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Not a single minute seems superfluous. This is all-engrossing, and all-informative.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    This is a gentle, good-hearted series and Scott was pretty much born to play Precious. But LDA can also be willfully, stubbornly languid.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Still fun, but the innocent first moments last season were better.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The Jinx does channel that we're-all-on-this-ride-together thrill that hooked so many listeners of last fall's NPR podcast, "Serial," about a murder of a Maryland teen. This may be a high-gloss treatment that utilizes all the tricks of the TV trade, including dramatic re-creations, and a way-over-baked credit sequence, but that sense of unfolding discovery remains.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Fascinating and deeply troubling.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Sunday's episode is a necessary decompression episode after last season's intense finale.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The result is often funny, ridiculous, bathetic and silly. Plus, watchable. Against all odds, this might actually be a good closing season.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A few new faces from last season are back, but the formula remains ironclad, right down to the soaring courtroom rhetoric and McCoy's somewhat suspect ethical calculus. This comfort food remains comfortable, indeed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Can a bad person become a good president? The answer may be self-evident--or maybe not. Nevertheless, therein lies a compelling new season. We may still have a lot more to learn about Frank Underwood after all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Girls is as Girls always was--sharply observed, intensely self-aware and very funny.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    No relaxing allowed with Boss. Sorry about that, and sorry for this series, which remains smart, absorbing and particularly well done.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    It's homage of the highest form, but comedy of the highest form, too. Cos quite obviously is far from finished.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Soderbergh has created a vibrant, dark and above all alluring Gotham. Owen's Thackery is its bracing human counterpart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Disgusting--but in a good way.

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