For 786 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 True Blood: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 786
786 tv reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 Verne Gay
    It's hilarious, really, and refreshing, and original and - absolutely - an acquired taste.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Verne Gay
    Gorgeous to look at. [25 Mar 1999]
    • Newsday
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    There are real pleasures with "The Hour," but the hour (actually, about an hour and 15 minutes Wednesday night) ticks by far too slowly.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Odd...make that very odd, and not for all tastes--probably very few. But there are some funny bits.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Two things are going for this latest adaptation--solid production values and a talented lead actor.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The Comeback" is strictly for Comeback connoisseurs--those who deeply missed this sad/funny mockumentary on the idiocy of show business.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Forever isn't betting the future on plot mechanics, however, but on chemistry and that obscure object of desire called "sex appeal." These leads have it--in spades.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good start with a pair of shockers. Beware.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    First impression of the third season is a good one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This is an intelligent overview, with the consistent and important theme that medical "paradigms" shift and change.
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Amusing to watch, but not particularly scary. "Creepy" seems the better word.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A little long-winded in some stretches, not detailed enough in others but Holmes fans--and fans of cop procedurals--should like this.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This is good bunk, fun bunk, energetic bunk. Much better bunk than the last volume.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    It feels fresh and amusing. "True Blood" did a similar fast-forward, and both have benefited.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good show with fine cast, but it all still feels a little too familiar and old-fashioned.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Shore has written this adroitly enough and Winters and Duhamel are two good and seasoned actors who easily locate what's most endearing, or at least what's most amusing about their respective characters.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Bassett refuses to cast blame for the troubles, and we're left with a portrait that has plenty of love--just not a whole lot of insight or edge.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Not a lot new here, but Cheney gets a fair hearing--even though a tougher one is occasionally warranted.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The opening episode--already posted online--is a bit sluggish, but Power gets better in subsequent episodes. Starz, and Fitty, appear to have a winner.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Sure, the plot's ridiculous, but the film's mostly fun, while the pleasure of watching Burstyn play a homicidal wacko is not to be denied anyone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Fresh Off the Boat is charming, convivial, even--gasp--at times cute.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A quick summary makes it sound schlocky, but William & Catherine is pretty slick schlock.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    "Johnny's" back to corrupt the locals, and if you liked last season, there's no apparent reason not to go along for this ride.
    • 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.

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