For 691 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Justified: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 American Inventor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 691
691 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Admirers of the novel probably will be pleased. Average viewers who never read the novel (or any historic fiction) will be either confused or bored--possibly both.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    It's an upbeat, glass-half-full hour with some tough love from Tony, who also dispenses sound couples therapy advice. But the hour also feels facile, and rushed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Often profane and occasionally offensive, Louie won't be to every viewer's taste, but it's a more interesting show than many with a definitive point of view.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    All this is to say, simply, that Passmore is an intriguing screen presence who holds a well-constructed if otherwise boilerplate cop show together.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Suffice it to say, keep the kids away, but you will laugh - and feel guilty about it afterward.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Absent the overworked conceit of actors glancing at the camera to register annoyance or irony, this has turned into just another well-produced cop show with some excellent actors, like Imperioli or James McDaniel, who plays Det. Jesse Long and played Lt. Arthur Fancy on "NYPD Blue."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Executive producer Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") is wonderfully skilled at framing shots to achieve maximum horror effect. But the middle stretch tends to bog down. My advice--watch the first 25 minutes (they're really good), then go trick-or-treating.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The formula's a little too familiar, the pilot a tad dull. But Michalka's a big talent and for that reason, Hellcats has potential.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Lots of eye candy, mystery, intrigue, questions, and superlative production values. But who's ready to jump back in this pool again?
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    While a bit deliberately paced, a good start, with (as always) an excellent guest-star roster.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The opener is marred by a conventional plot. The producers--who include Steven Spielberg--show almost complete indifference to science (or sci-fi). That said, TV's most ambitious new series has some promise.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Information tumbles off the screen and often flat onto the floor. Too bad, because much of what's here is very funny, if occasionally cruel.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Knox is neither absolved nor condemned, and you'll end up with more questions that you began with. But pay close attention: There are many telling little details throughout.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Another Discovery/BBC beauty, but short on answering obvious questions.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    While you're left to wonder why these four stars need a reality show, or why the contestants never truly made it in the first place, "The Voice" should remain a solid performer for NBC--which it so very badly needs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The X Factor is a hugely entertaining endeavor full of malarkey, good performances (and bad), and enough momentum to keep you engaged from the first overblown second to the last.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A competently made soap with some good actors and nicely staged musical numbers.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This intelligent, sensitive portrait effectively explores a lost childhood and remarkable mind. It's engrossing to a point, then tiresome.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    It feels fresh and amusing. "True Blood" did a similar fast-forward, and both have benefited.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A quick summary makes it sound schlocky, but William & Catherine is pretty slick schlock.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    In blunt and at times salty language, Bush gets to say exactly what 9/11 meant to him; it's visceral but only occasionally revelatory. We all know this story very well. Maybe too well.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Grimm has real promise if NBC has real patience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Amusing to watch, but not particularly scary. "Creepy" seems the better word.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Richly documented, but tends to become long-winded--or just plain winded--by the end.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Noble intentions meet nice people.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Odd...make that very odd, and not for all tastes--probably very few. But there are some funny bits.