For 657 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Entourage: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 657
657 tv reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A show that is so achingly familiar - in content, tone, stars, everything - that it's actually funny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The pilot is flawed (most pilots are), not particularly funny and even--bizarrely--deploys two bland jokes from the "Weeds" premiere at 10 (did the writers trade notes?). But Falco is good, proving that she can transcend Carmela Soprano.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    This is a gentle, good-hearted series and Scott was pretty much born to play Precious. But LDA can also be willfully, stubbornly languid.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Manhunt isn't out to settle scores, but explain the laborious process of intelligence gathering. No one here is looking for a citation, but understanding, and that's what "Manhunt" does best, as well as--yes--connect some dots.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The early part of the third may not be as good as the first season or stretches of the second, but for a few million anxiously awaiting Sunday, it's still good enough.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    There are many enjoyable performances by many wonderful actors, including Baranski, Panjabi and, the nicest surprise of all, David Paymer, who plays a judge. But you've seen much of this before.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Verne Gay
    It's got some charm and there's some humor here, too--mstly at Jones' expense. But seriously, don't you have something better to do tonight?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    The thing looks stylish, has a nice cast, is well written, and Bratt--scruffy, unkempt, a little more than off-center here--has the requisite intensity for the role. But it also is jarringly slick and borderline seamy; maybe that's just part of the fast world Banks and his cohorts find themselves in, but the tone ultimately robs the show--or at least the pilot--of heart and passion.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The Tenth Inning is dutiful, sober and thoughtful. No spitballs are thrown. No banned substances have been added to bloat it up to obscene, grotesque proportions. What is missing in at least tonight's installment is surprise, or the pleasant shock of learning something brand new or unexpected.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The result is often funny, ridiculous, bathetic and silly. Plus, watchable. Against all odds, this might actually be a good closing season.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    It's homage of the highest form, but comedy of the highest form, too. Cos quite obviously is far from finished.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    What's here is pitch-perfect - the fear, loss, emotional devastation and, peculiar to this disease, silence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Still fun, but the innocent first moments last season were better.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Still sweet and sad, but often dour and slow, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Monday's pilot can't quite close the sale, but there's promise here. The Chicago Code deserves another look.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    It's lackadaisical, weary, bland and off-center.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    No relaxing allowed with Boss. Sorry about that, and sorry for this series, which remains smart, absorbing and particularly well done.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Disgusting--but in a good way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Sunday's episode is a necessary decompression episode after last season's intense finale.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Good start to the third season, and from what I sampled, it builds from there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Verne Gay
    It's smartly acted, well written, funny, expertly directed and hugely entertaining. And utterly, totally, profoundly devoid of pretension.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    It's bright! It's energetic! It has that sort of dialogue that zips, zaps and zings! It's even ironic! Yet, at its very core, Motherhood is completely vacant.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Veep is the single most improved series on television.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    In the end, don't much like Ray Donovan.... [But] Donovan ultimately succeeds on the little things--some very good performances by some very good actors and sharp dialogue by Biderman, who knows how to write Tough Guy talk with the best of them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    A rare HBO misfire--but I do hope Amy finds peace.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Verne Gay
    A sweet, gentle, good-natured trifle that is (nonetheless) surprisingly airless and only rarely funny, if that.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Verne Gay
    A slight, cartoonish, and terribly, terribly obvious dramedy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    There are three excellent reasons--Milch, Mann and Hoffman--why your faith will be rewarded.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Yup, the story can be downbeat, the pace at times languid. But this is a show with a brain and a heart.