For 1,057 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 Bill Cosby: Far From Finished
Lowest review score: 0 Donny!: Season 1
Score distribution:
1057 tv reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The cast is phenomenal, the writing inventive and genuinely funny, and you could pick just about any character--Andy or Ann, or Ron or Tom (Aziz Ansari) and almost mistake them for the show lead instead of Poehler. But still not quite in the same league as the show that precedes or the one that follows.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A great ensemble cast and characters who grow in complexity, and humanity, episode by episode. If you didn't know them after the second season, you will get to know them well in the third.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    It’s more urgent and visceral, the blood more copious, the agony more intense. This Roots doesn’t flinch, but you almost certainly will. The cast is first-rate, too. ... But this Roots can’t quite escape the faults of the original. Kunta’s story, the Fiddler’s, and later Chicken George’s, are patterns, and also cycles. They seek dignity, but find only indignity--or abject cruelty--over and over.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    This show was always best when handling the little things that aim to capture life, and often do.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Bleak and desperate? Possibly (the song [Peggy Lee's haunting cover of the classic Leiber-Stoller song "Is That All There Is?"] is just a sad song). But here's the surprise: Severance makes the opposite case.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Basic yet beautiful, Cosmos appears to be a winner.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    You see no skepticism in Beyond. No analysis. No thinking. Just a lot of truly scary people yelling at very young kids.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    You get the sense that the filmmakers' vision and Wright's are never quite in sync--or perhaps are in sync too perfectly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    In Treatment deftly picks up where it left off--midpoint in the journey of Paul Weston's soul--and reminds us why we took this trip with him in the first place. The new cast is superlative, Bryne is intoxicating, and Ryan is an especially excellent addition. Bon voyage.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Everything is pushed right to the edge, and that it doesn't topple over in a flaming heap is tribute to a pair of brilliant performances--though Damon's is first among equals--and an absorbing production that is morbidly fascinating from start to finish.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Halt finally looks like a series going someplace important, and worth viewers going there with it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    "Brotherhood" is sharply written... Nevertheless, a heavy air of predictability hangs over "Brotherhood," which has a tendency to confirm viewer expectations instead of challenging them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Beautifully crafted, occasionally incoherent, often challenging and insistently demanding, but what’s not entirely clear in the early episodes is whether the payoff will be worth all the trouble.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Uniformly excellent - although some additional reporting devoted to the treatment of PTSD would have made this a more complete package.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    This beautiful and often moving film resonates even more powerfully with Sandy in our rearview mirror, while Burns' favorite theme--the American character--is drawn here with great clarity.
    • Newsday
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    What worked especially well last season also gets better in the second.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A warm, welcome and even moving return. Best of all, a reflective one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A beauty that requires time and patience, but at least strongly hints at a payoff that will reward both.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Executive producer Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") is wonderfully skilled at framing shots to achieve maximum horror effect. But the middle stretch tends to bog down. My advice--watch the first 25 minutes (they're really good), then go trick-or-treating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    CSI is not looking for a facsimile, so fans can rest assured that Fishburne will evolve into a unique and valued lead on his own.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    The usual C.K. show--fresh, funny, smart, bleak, offensive, entertaining--with one minor demerit, for an overlong finish.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Takes time to get into, but once in, you're in.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Monday night's return of Dallas is a joy and everything fans could ask for--the past, present and future all skillfully bound up in a high-gloss melodrama full of deceit, greed, Velveeta and (surprisingly enough) even love.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Sunday is a blast. Heads will roll, and roll well. The gore quotient is through the roof. And finally this guarantee--there is one, maybe even two, spots where you will yell out at the screen, "Oh, my God, that just didn't happen." Yes, the new season is that good.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    "Men," of course, remains the King of the Emmys, while Empire nailed the equally prestigious Golden Globe for best drama last winter. But Sunday begins to build the case for Empire, and build it convincingly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Fascinating primer (that occasionally begs for more details and explanation).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    There is an insistent, glowing, pervasive optimism over these 80 minutes that the TV screen can barely contain.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Full of joy, humor, brilliant writing and performances, and a deep unabiding love for what really makes Hollywood great--the women.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This intelligent, sensitive portrait effectively explores a lost childhood and remarkable mind. It's engrossing to a point, then tiresome.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Sumptuously produced but glacially told, The Crown is the TV equivalent of a long drive through the English countryside. The scenery keeps changing, but remains the same.

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