For 1,002 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Burton and Taylor
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
1002 tv reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    At times, Luke Cage feels like a series in search of a story, or a series intent on drawing one out, scene by chatty scene, over 13 episodes. (Six were available for review; I watched the first two, sampled the rest.) A cast this good, especially a Luke Cage this good, should compensate.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    OK, caution dispensed, tonight's episode is a good start. But wait till the baby comes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Nesbitt forcibly conveys the sense of a man who can't stop moving, even to sleep, until he finds his son. At least in the first hour--sorry, the only one I sampled--this feels like the kind of performance that just bought Starz a winner.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A big fat wink to fans. The fifth season looks like a winner.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Fun, light, colorful and original.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    It aims for epic, and sometimes hits epic--but it's a bit shallow.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    What's best about Time is its ambition; it glows with a near-theatrical shine, challenging viewers to think about TV drama as something other than boilerplate.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Fans will love the sixth season opener. Prepare to be shocked. This is Scandal, after all.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Approach Victoria for what it is--a lavish production with impeccable period details and some impeccable entertainment ones--and you will be pleased. Coleman, who’s wonderful here, assures that anyway.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Hardy and cast are first-rate, but the story lumbers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A ninth season. Wow. In fact, a change of scenery has done Scrubs a world of good. The new students are funny. McGinley is great as always--so, too, is Turk (Donald Faison).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Still good, still not for everyone, and almost gone for good.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    [An] entertaining, engaging start.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    This is an excellent remake featuring two actors--Caan and O'Loughlin--who almost seem made for each other.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Looks like a summer winner.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Engaging docudrama with lots of interesting detail. Worth watching.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Lots of first-rate performances--including by a dog--but some of the stories are a little bloated or unfocused.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    As always, a welcome summer visitor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Whom to vote for--Dot or Bette? Or will Paulson end up splitting the vote? The special effects are so seamless and Paulson's performance so memorable that it's not a completely incidental question. Then, of course, there's Lange.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The show is an old-fashioned courtroom procedural, but the pilot has enough sharp writing and well-greased plot twists to suggest future promise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    As a viewing experience, Greenleaf is absorbing, hardly pulse-quickening.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Entourage is clarifying a moral message--drugs will kill you, terrible behavior is terrible, and real friends are forever. It feels like a reassuring final season.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    What's special is something a bit harder to define, notably the chemistry, which Montgomery and Walsh have in abundance. The supporting cast is excellent, too.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A sharply written, acted and directed start that will hook fans immediately.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Nothing scary here, but Hollow is fun enough, and promising enough, too.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Initial impression: It fits. Fans of Chalke will remain fans, and everyone who long ago realized that Elizabeth Perkins was the best thing about "Weeds" will as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Who is the real Issa? Neither... or more likely both. That’s the series, and also the wellspring of the humor, which tends to be fleeting, subtle or, in a few instances, flat-out funny.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Because this is an all-for-one, one-for-all musical act, these groups are tight and have to be. As a result, the six finalists are very good--which largely makes for good TV.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The pace has slowed, the ride less wild, the story refocused on Ray's "fixer" skills.... McShane and Holmes are welcome additions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Genius can be gimmicky, while those eternal questions about time travel and alien life forms are ultimately beyond the power of TV (or sand piles) to answer. But the value of this series lies in the attempt, which is ambitious and edifying.

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