For 726 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 Boardwalk Empire: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 726
726 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Kings is a worthy enterprise that will deeply puzzle millions of viewers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Some brief memorable performances, particularly Cusack as a tippling housewife. Otherwise, an inexplicable misfire.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    True-blue fans will swoon. Everything they - you - love about this classic is laid out, banquet-like, Sunday night - the fashions, style, elegance, writing, characters, precision, beauty and most of all, the humor.
    • 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
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The acting is solid all around--just not entirely convincing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    If you love Zooey Deschanel, this one's for you. If not, a pass.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    What's new here? Nothing, really. Jane is likable, Adams is, too, and so--believe it or not--is Hung. That's another problem. Hung needed to be scabrously funny. Instead, it's just middlebrow amusing.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Thin, flavorless high school gruel, but the lead bad boy is intriguing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A gritty, almost plausible winner, and distant reflection of Stephen Spielberg's "Minority Report."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    We've just seen this stuff too many times. Merely changing script specifics to Olympic references doesn't make it fresh.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    It could easily be mean and cynical, but manages to avoid both fatal pitfalls because the finalists are so genuinely enthusiastic and so blissfully uncomprehending of their shortcomings.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Falco--as always--remains one of TV's bright shining lights, but her Nurse Jackie suddenly feels like a work in progress.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    One of TV's bleakest shows is also one of TV's best comedies. What a marvel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The show is an old-fashioned courtroom procedural, but the pilot has enough sharp writing and well-greased plot twists to suggest future promise.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Good newcomer that gets even better in the weeks ahead.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    The River still has a quirkily eccentric charm. It's just so deliciously odd.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Verne Gay
    While neither awful nor even particularly bad, there is an earnest silliness to the whole thing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The formula--must find murderer of beautiful woman before last commercial break--predates the dinosaurs, but also incorporates some satisfying twists.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Gritty, jarring, profane and smartly produced.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Family is a trifle--part comic book, part kids' show--that is perfectly pleasant but without edge, bite or dramatic heft. With Chiklis aboard, it's like witnessing a concert pianist execute an elaborate version of "Chopsticks."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    What's missing is passion, joy and (ultimately) interest.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    What's wrong here are some of the same elements that have made the 2013-14 network comedy crop one of the weakest in memory--not enough laughs, not enough of a show that feels like it has something interesting to say (and wants to say it).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A baffling, beautiful, maddening, provocative puzzle.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    The Ex List--based on an Israeli hit ("Mythological Ex"), with whiffs of "How I Met Your Mother" and "My Name Is Earl" - is a flat-out great idea for a TV series. But Ruggiero (who's since left the show) needed a strong partner to reign in her worst impulses, like a running gag about shaved genitalia.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A sharply written, acted and directed start that will hook fans immediately.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Just about everything worked, and worked well, from the opening credits to the final ones. The energy and beauty of New York City was incorporated in a way that exceeded even my expectations--happily exceeded them. Meanwhile, The host: A bit nervous, understandably, he nonetheless reminded fans and people who have never heard of him why he's here.

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