For 749 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Life On Mars: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 749
749 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Verne Gay
    This is a hit, and has been carefully crafted by Disney to become one. The formula may be as old as pop culture itself, but (again) who really cares?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Verne Gay
    Wilmore’s approach was pointed (as pointed as a sharp stick) and often funny. Most of all, he brought a perspective to late-night TV--as the basis for entire nightly comedy show--that's been missing from late-night TV for just about as long as late-night TV has been around.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Rest easy. Scrubs is just fine (with all cast members, except Jenkins, back), though the opening episode is superior to the follow-up.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This is good bunk, fun bunk, energetic bunk. Much better bunk than the last volume.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Gritty, jarring, profane and smartly produced.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The season's premiere represents pig-in-the-python storytelling--there's so much to work through, so many details, stories, characters and time dimensions to attend to, that after a while this all starts to feel like a very full meal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This is pure kiddie fare; no big deal--Chuck's back; TV's a better place.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This doesn't pretend to be a deep show, but it's a pleasant diversion with a good cast, and really good (read: expensive) production values.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good show with fine cast, but it all still feels a little too familiar and old-fashioned.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    There's some very funny stuff here, but the serious question before NBC is this: How long can it stretch the joke before viewers go stark raving mad?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    I wanted to love Fringe, with its extraordinary pedigree and exotic, soulful Australian beauty Torv in the lead role, and splendid Noble in key support. Plus, Blair Brown's here, too, as a top exec at an evil corporation. But I just can't shake this word "derivative."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The formula--must find murderer of beautiful woman before last commercial break--predates the dinosaurs, but also incorporates some satisfying twists.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Cannavale's Cupid is at least funny and charming. He's good here and so is Paulson. The weak link--the "B" story, like tonight's tepid one with the Postie, which was as appetizing as week-old cod.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    What a hoot. What a ridiculous, soap-operatic cutup of a series. But if you can stop giggling long enough, as I managed to--quite a feat, let me tell you--Harper's Island is also hugely enjoyable.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Surprise! Crusoe's good, and by "good" I mean competently produced and acted.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Kings is a worthy enterprise that will deeply puzzle millions of viewers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    What's new here? Nothing, really. Jane is likable, Adams is, too, and so--believe it or not--is Hung. That's another problem. Hung needed to be scabrously funny. Instead, it's just middlebrow amusing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Can Rescue Me wrap all this up in the short time left? I hope so, but this episode feels like so much temporizing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Tere's real promise in Parenthood. In time, we may all genuinely care whether Crosby and Sarah find themselves, or at least grow up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good start with a pair of shockers. Beware.
    • 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.
    • 43 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.
    • 69 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?

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