For 730 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Damages: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 730
730 tv reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Get beyond that preposterous premise outlined above, and you've got a solid piece of prime-time entertainment. This show knows what it is, and knows exactly what the core audience expects.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    The writers have great ears for "real" dialogue, and, in fact, not a single line here feels like a dead ball. The characters, too, arrive fully formed and believable. First impressions are absolutely vital in TV, and The Middle makes an excellent one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Still defiantly Community, still good and still uninterested in adding new viewers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Good, compelling, creepy start.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Community can be fresh, funny, smart and extremely aware of its own cleverness; it also can be terrifically odd--odd good, or odd bad, or sometimes odd-good-bad-strange all at once.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    [An] entertaining, engaging start.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Target is pure, utter, ridiculous, over-the-top-into-the-ravine entertainment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Whom to vote for--Dot or Bette? Or will Paulson end up splitting the vote? The special effects are so seamless and Paulson's performance so memorable that it's not a completely incidental question. Then, of course, there's Lange.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Leverage's pilot is particularly entertaining. The cast is fine, direction is expert, writing above average, and Hutton's Ford is almost convincing. But the payoff feels laden with cheese of another sort.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A loving portrait of a lady--but who probably would be just as happy not to have this or any portrait at all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The pilot is ingenious but at moments maybe a little too smart for its own good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The judging process seems arbitrary - a couple of artists are penalized for being too abstract; someone who is even more abstract (let's just say this one likes cats) goes to the next round. Otherwise, a winner.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    A gorgeous production, though the story sometimes keeps it on the tarmac.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    The opener is absolutely superlative--a thing of real beauty, even elegance.... Berry delivers a performance that's surprisingly layered and nuanced.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Pretty much all a fan (or critic) could ask of a cult series remake is this: Does the newbie measure up? Based on all available evidence--the 42-minute premiere--the answer is yes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    It's smartly written; clinically interesting (Why is Tara this way?), and maybe even a metaphor for the challenges all women face.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Fair warning, dear reader: Wilfred is intensely vulgar, and only guys around the age of 28 whose ears, and sensibilities, are covered with scar tissue will find nothing offensive. Otherwise, it's very funny.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Grim, but a chance to see two magnificent actors at the peak of their powers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    It aims for epic, and sometimes hits epic--but it's a bit shallow.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Brush aside the hyperactivity and hard sell, and you're left with a winner.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Film lovers will--possibly against their better judgment--love Jones' Hitch.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Interesting, engaging, worthwhile.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    This is an excellent remake featuring two actors--Caan and O'Loughlin--who almost seem made for each other.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The cast is good, even excellent. But Perry's the one who sells Go On.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    As with "HIMYM," guessing where that will be could be part of the fun--or frustration, if A to Z loses control of the story. Thursday's opener is so sharply executed, however, that doesn't look to be much of a concern.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    The Red Road demands patience, but from what I've seen, it strongly suggests that will be rewarded.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    What's best about Time is its ambition; it glows with a near-theatrical shine, challenging viewers to think about TV drama as something other than boilerplate.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    This is almost too clever, funny and ironic for MTV.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Edgier, more sharply drawn, while that Sorkian chatter remains at a very high boil.

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