For 1,065 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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie Apocalypse
Score distribution:
1065 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Its tone can be inconsistent. With a couple of actors’ actors--Leigh and Rapaport--and Gilchrist at the helm, Atypical still manages to mostly stay on track. It’s a good newcomer with the potential to get better.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The horror is what counts in any American Horror Story, and judging from the opening three episodes, it’s more than adequate in Cult. It’s also relentless, grisly and deeply warped.
    • 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
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Enjoy the atmospherics. They're good. Just don't expect them to lead to a satisfying payoff. It might never come.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    The Bomb is a headlong-rush past the milestones and guideposts of this history, rarely pausing to explore their deeper consequences or meaning, while offering just a nod now and then to enduring controversies, or acknowledging--though barely exploring--the huge personalities that shaped this history, such as Robert Oppenheimer. The actual science is almost completely ignored.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    It's a cut above boilerplate, with good production values and decent performances.
    • 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
    By the end of the first season, the show had improved significantly, if not quite dramatically, and based on a viewing of the first two episodes, that trend continues.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The most interesting character, or certainly most compelling, is Barkin’s Smurf. She’s a Ma Barker with cleavage, a brownie-baking Gemma Teller (“Sons of Anarchy”). Ultimately, she may be the one to seal the pact here.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The parsing of detail is effective because by the end of Monday's pilot, I was surprised by an unexpected reaction: I actually wanted to know what happens next week.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The same strut and swagger is here, except Ballers feels smarter and more clear-eyed about the dangers of this culture, in ways "Entourage" never did.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good Girls gets the journalism part almost laughably wrong, but as an ensemble drama with a good cast, high production values, and much else, even a crusty editor might observe that, “This story has legs.”
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Gritty, jarring, profane and smartly produced.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Nothing much new here (based on the first hour), but Remini appears resolute, tough-talking and potentially formidable.
    • 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."

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