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 Girls: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 925
925 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    There's a wonderful cast here... There's even an intriguing core idea... But the show also feels phony from beginning to end.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    An addictive show, with great cast, excellent writing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Like opening a time capsule. The boys remain the same. At least their snark has been updated for contemporary targets.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    There are lots of other small touches--or technical flourishes--along with new cast members, notably Nina. Otherwise, best of luck finding anything radically different because there isn’t all that much that’s changed.... This is a “win-win”--for HBO, public TV, its most iconic series and those kids.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Mr. Dynamite instead works best as musical biography, only fitfully as a comprehensive one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Verne Gay
    If all this sounds like "24" has been hijacked by public policy wonks or Shakespeare profs, don't worry. Your show very much remains your show.... It's just that your show got a little smarter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    A particularly fine new FX drama marred only by a tepid pace in the pilot. But pace and story pick up in subsequent episodes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Mann and HBO deserve much credit for profiling these extraordinary people. It's just too bad the execution tends to be a little long-winded or not nearly as expansive as it should be.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    I've seen four episodes; they're all good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    There are real pleasures with "The Hour," but the hour (actually, about an hour and 15 minutes Wednesday night) ticks by far too slowly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Some wild twists, but you've seen a variation before on one of them. Nevertheless, the Patty Hewes story is almost over, and in Close's hands, it's still compulsively watchable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Rest easy. Scrubs is just fine (with all cast members, except Jenkins, back), though the opening episode is superior to the follow-up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Another Discovery/BBC beauty, but short on answering obvious questions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Sontag, simply put, was a very interesting person, who fully inhabited some interesting times--which this film captures. But as to that genuine, lasting impact? Who knows: Regarding is so busy trying to capture this busy life, that it never gets around to an answer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    White Collar is not original. But White Collar is enjoyable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Sunday's episode is exceptional, marred only in a few spots by padding that's inevitable with these supersized episodes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The problem with Jackie is that split personality--drama or comedy. What's funny here is funny, like last season's final seconds. There aren't enough moments that remind you when to laugh.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    It's almost a shrug of an opener, a bit diffident, a bit unfocused (not unlike Brett, in his less lucid moments). But Togetherness does gets better, and funnier.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Murdered innocents, a gory sword fight in slow motion and dry, witty, dialogue. Yes, it's all here, but what's missing is ... excitement.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Even at six hours, this tends to be more impressionistic, and less bound to a strict historic timeline.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Suffice it to say, keep the kids away, but you will laugh - and feel guilty about it afterward.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    The Gus Vant Sant-directed pilot of what is easily the most important project in Starz history pulses with the sort of corruption that absolute power sires.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Michael is a clinically interesting personality type who is profoundly unempathetic, until such times as he is very empathetic. The wonderful creative trick of The Office is knowing exactly the right moment to humanize Michael.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Pure joy and the tribute Nichols finally deserves.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Verne Gay
    "Standoff" does seem to emerge miraculously out of the fumes of '70s TV - a near-perfect reformulation of every bone-weary cliche, every hackneyed piece of cop chatter (Dan Tanna lives!) that last-century TV glorified in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good start with a pair of shockers. Beware.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Saul is lighter and brighter than "Bad," and--particularly with Sunday's launch--often very funny.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The Closer may be the most comfortable old shoe on all of television; slip it on and be assured of no blisters. In fact, the cast (and not just Sedgwick) is so competent, the characters' tics so familiar; and the format and formula so firmly etched in "ceeement" (as Brenda might say) that it all feels almost too comfy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    All very much and happily remains the same--and unless you are an absolute die-hard insane fan who will find something to complain about here ... there really isn't all that much to complain about whatsoever.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This is an intelligent overview, with the consistent and important theme that medical "paradigms" shift and change.

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