For 815 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Smash: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 815
815 tv reviews
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    • 83 Verne Gay
    As always, a sunny, laid-back pleasure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    All those greens and blues--and I'm just talking about the trousers and jackets--make you almost forget how well-written and acted this show is; even the medical jargon seems (ummm) un-jargony and informative. The mini dramas are mostly, however, just a light summer breeze, as befitting unpretentious Pains.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Sunday's episode is a necessary decompression episode after last season's intense finale.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Still fun, but the innocent first moments last season were better.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The result is something refreshingly new, and bafflingly different.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Outrageous, eccentric, funny, campy--and too creepy for small kids.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The intrigue continues and The Borgias remains one of TV's more reliable potboilers.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A sober, intelligent, placidly paced drama as only the Canadians can make.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Basic yet beautiful, Cosmos appears to be a winner.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    This John Logan creation promises an intriguing summer pastime, for an eight-week run anyway.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Edgier, more sharply drawn, while that Sorkian chatter remains at a very high boil.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Leonardo may not like what Starz has turned him into, but you probably won't mind this joy ride.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Raunchy and at times genuinely funny, Apartment 23 is jam-packed with promise--and inconsistencies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Chicago Fire definitely has familiarity going for it and familiarity going against it as well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Good, compelling, creepy start.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Ok so Better Off Ted can be oxygen-deprived. This is still one of the funniest shows on TV, and the cast sparkles with vets like Harington, Barrett and de Rossi...Anders and Slavin, too.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A gritty, almost plausible winner, and distant reflection of Stephen Spielberg's "Minority Report."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Cox remains a very engaging lead, and her supporting cast is rock solid.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    This entire series will rise (or tumble to oblivion) on the shoulders of their characters, and on whatever chemistry they create. First impressions are that it will indeed rise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    As with "HIMYM," guessing where that will be could be part of the fun--or frustration, if A to Z loses control of the story. Thursday's opener is so sharply executed, however, that doesn't look to be much of a concern.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Huge looks and feels like a show that knows what it's talking about.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Fair warning, dear reader: Wilfred is intensely vulgar, and only guys around the age of 28 whose ears, and sensibilities, are covered with scar tissue will find nothing offensive. Otherwise, it's very funny.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A not-bad start that promises to take Dex (and Dexter) in a slightly new and fresh direction.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Bored sometimes lags and drags, as if it took a few tokes, too. But when it's funny--and Bored certainly can be--it's a winner.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The Goode Family is a highly imaginative and often amusing variation on that one note.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Yes, "black-ish" can be fiercely funny, sharply observed, and unfailingly good-humored about the racial divide. But just beyond that glossy surface is a serious and even compelling undercurrent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The new detectives seem so young, eager and fresh-faced that you almost think the Hardy Boys are on the case. Molina's Morales has a bit of that nice New York edge; Howard 's Dekker (in next week's episode) is a little stuffier, duller; he'd probably be better suited to "Law & Order: D.C."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The show's an enjoyable diversion.
    • 75 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.

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