For 925 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Behind the Candelabra
Lowest review score: 0 The Wedding Bells: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 925
925 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A luminous and fully alive portrait by a first-rate actress.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A stylish, intelligent production.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Two things are going for this latest adaptation--solid production values and a talented lead actor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    The producers ("Alias" alums Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec) have created a Dickensian (with a nod to L. Frank Baum) universe, draped in shadows, pastels and mystery, while aurally wrapped in chestnuts from the Sweet, Five Man Electrical Band and the Ramones. This new series has enormous promise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Trade press has labeled this "'Easy Rider' Meets 'The Sopranos,'" which seems apt. Show comes from Kurt Sutter, longtime co-executive producer of "The Shield" (and married to Sagal) so that should give you a sense of tone and texture - violent, taut, well written.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A very good-looking pilot. That leaves Gustin, which is where nagging doubts crop up.... Gustin's Allen is blue of eye and clear of conscience. Sweet and gentle, he's immensely likable but not particularly intriguing, unlike Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen or even Tom Welling's Clark Kent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Looking occupies some fuzzy ill-defined middle ground filled with uni-dimensional characters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Gleeks will engage; hard to imagine who else will.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Solid start to what could--and maybe should--be a future CW franchise.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Accidentally feels like a show that's nearly been focus-grouped into oblivion--with lines, beats and a cultural resonance that's so familiar you can almost see the baseball bat of predictability descending upon your head. So be it. Elfman's fine, as usual. This could be worse.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Almost public TV-like by current reality-show standards, this new edition is actually a lot like the original, absent the Velveeta. True-blue fans will rediscover its pleasures.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    One episode in, "Glee 2.0"--otherwise known as the fourth season--looks to be a winner.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Shore has written this adroitly enough and Winters and Duhamel are two good and seasoned actors who easily locate what's most endearing, or at least what's most amusing about their respective characters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "Sleeper Cell" is nicely acted, produced, written, directed, but is still so deeply rooted in the conventions of the medium, that no matter how hard it tries, or how hard it wants to be something else, this still ends up Just TV.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Verne Gay
    Newcomer Shanice Williams--all of 19--had to capture a butterfly by the name of Dorothy. And if the butterfly occasionally eluded her grasp, her voice did not.... Leon, a veteran Broadway and TV director, decided we all needed a little dose of happiness instead. We do. He and the terrific cast of The Wiz Live! delivered.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Episodes remains funny.... Mangan and Greig, whose characters remain perfectly, hilariously, beset by that terrible Hollywood contagion: Self-loathing co-mingled with self-preservation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Who knew beautiful, obscenely expensive cars could be so much fun? These three guys do, and they effortlessly convey their knowledge and nutty passion.
    • Newsday
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Its tender moments register without feeling forced while the comedy comes in the form of a constant IV drip.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    You can see Halt reach for that something. You can't quite shake the sense that Halt doesn't know what that "something" is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Let's say Lone Star has its work cut out for it, and so does Wolk. His portrayal is too nice--too romantic, too good-hearted, too bland--to make Allen interesting, or at least convincing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Tonally, this often feels more like a psychological thriller than an action one, which is a very good sign. 24 is thinking, not just doing, and that bodes well for the later hours when our friend has tended to jump the tracks. All in all, a terrific start.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Masters of Sex just gets better and better.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Slow start Sunday, but the drama's beauty and quality are intact.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Interesting detours, and a worthy show--but at times just a smidgen too self-righteous and melodramatic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    Some amusing lines, but otherwise a disappointing misfire.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    To make Agent Carter work, and work well, Atwell and ABC knew she needed to be a relatable human first, and a subsidiary member of the populous Marvel universe second. Those priorities are straightened out efficiently on Tuesday's episode.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    All charm and smarts, the best new NBC comedy in a long time. A winner.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Dutiful, respectful, evenhanded, and full of old network TV news clips that attest to the great drama of the moment, Confirmation can also be about as adventurous as a televised hearing on C-SPAN.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Forte does seem to be having a good, slovenly time, but after a while, the whole affair starts to feel a bit wanton and self-indulgent.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Verne Gay
    Gorgeous to look at. [25 Mar 1999]
    • Newsday

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