For 923 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Muppets (2015): Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 923
923 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    All charisma and command, [Idris Elb] blasts through the screen in every shot while his performance is a constant reminder that the craft, at its best, is a gossamer of countless little details that add up to something magical.
    • 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
    Second-season expectations for Glee are almost too high. Potential reality series, movies, spinoffs, tours, record contracts...the surround sound that's jacked up around this hit is now officially deafening. Unrelenting distractions can push series off their game, and there's evidence tonight Glee is off its game.
    • Newsday
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Dogs is a perfectly pleasant show based on the perfectly reasonable proposition that dogs are people, too.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A re-energized and immensely entertaining start to the third season.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Not a single minute seems superfluous. This is all-engrossing, and all-informative.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Middling start, but we've stuck with Rescue Me this long, and no point in bailing now.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A show that is so achingly familiar - in content, tone, stars, everything - that it's actually funny.
    • 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
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Still fun, but the innocent first moments last season were better.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Beautiful, elegant final ride, full of love and nostalgia and joy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The Jinx does channel that we're-all-on-this-ride-together thrill that hooked so many listeners of last fall's NPR podcast, "Serial," about a murder of a Maryland teen. This may be a high-gloss treatment that utilizes all the tricks of the TV trade, including dramatic re-creations, and a way-over-baked credit sequence, but that sense of unfolding discovery remains.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 41 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
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Fascinating and deeply troubling.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A fast and furious romp through the first six episodes that should keep bingers--and fans--happy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Sunday's episode is a necessary decompression episode after last season's intense finale.
    • 64 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Still sweet and sad, but often dour and slow, too.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A few new faces from last season are back, but the formula remains ironclad, right down to the soaring courtroom rhetoric and McCoy's somewhat suspect ethical calculus. This comfort food remains comfortable, indeed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Verne Gay
    Can a bad person become a good president? The answer may be self-evident--or maybe not. Nevertheless, therein lies a compelling new season. We may still have a lot more to learn about Frank Underwood after all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Good setup pilot on Sunday that doesn’t quite carry over into subsequent episodes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Girls is as Girls always was--sharply observed, intensely self-aware and very funny.
    • 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
    • 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
    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
    Soderbergh has created a vibrant, dark and above all alluring Gotham. Owen's Thackery is its bracing human counterpart.

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