For 658 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 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Veep: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 658
658 tv reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Heights almost feels like atonement for the biggest hit in MTV history. The kids don't swear (much), esteem their elders, work at their dreams and have no obvious or debilitating vices--until they drink.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Extremely raunchy, and often quite funny.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A not-bad techno-thriller that could go interesting places.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Vikings quickly settles into a fairly routine sword-and-sandal epic narrative that revolves around a sociopath overlord and the subjects who dare to challenge his authority. But it gets better.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Not a lot new here, but Cheney gets a fair hearing--even though a tougher one is occasionally warranted.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    It could easily be mean and cynical, but manages to avoid both fatal pitfalls because the finalists are so genuinely enthusiastic and so blissfully uncomprehending of their shortcomings.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A well-produced film that is ultimately more painful than conclusive.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Filmed in New Orleans, Coven wants to soak up some atmosphere, bowdlerize some local history and otherwise creep out viewers. At least on these three points, this season should easily score.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    All dark shadows and gloom, there's a comic-book vigor to the series, and the narrative contortion of a soap.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Yes, this is all very familiar--Sundance's "The Returned" was better, by the way--but there are still solid hints of an engaging series.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Noisy, silly, occasionally obnoxious, sporadically funny and ultimately sweet.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Lively pilot, with plenty of pop--but you've seen it all before.
    • 50 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The early part of the third may not be as good as the first season or stretches of the second, but for a few million anxiously awaiting Sunday, it's still good enough.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The show can be messy and confusing--a headlong rush to who-knows- where-or-why at times. But those clones keep it grounded.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "Sleeper Cell" is nicely acted, produced, written, directed, but is still so deeply rooted in the conventions of the medium, that no matter how hard it tries, or how hard it wants to be something else, this still ends up Just TV.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Far and away the best new pilot on NBC this season.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Yes, "The Loop's" a winner, although let us be the first to admit that the usual attributes associated with "winning" are probably stretched beyond all recognition in this context.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Congenial.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    An effective and well-wrought drama, with enough cinematic flair and energy to paper over some of its more obvious faults.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "Crumbs" is surprisingly good.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Could... become a very pleasant surprise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Anyone who wants to take a walk on the wild side and lose an appetite in the process, your show has arrived.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Lacks the hard, uncomfortable edges of [FX's also premiering] "Starved," but it's clear this show wants and intends to do a little damage, too. [4 Aug 2005]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Even for sitcoms, "Sunny" is often a vile, twisted beast that crosses the line of acceptable taste. But it can also be highly amusing, and the addition of DeVito and Archer does nothing to diminish that. [29 Jun 2006]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Yes, there have been some valid questions about TV's recent embrace of the serial. (Too many? Will people stay tuned?) "Kidnapped" feels so fresh that viewers won't even care.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "Raines" is both thoroughly conventional and thoroughly unconventional; in fact, it often revels in its conventionality.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A show that is so achingly familiar - in content, tone, stars, everything - that it's actually funny.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "The Nine" may well be the best of the crop - smart, clever and especially wise to the ways of this genre - but the challenge remains the same. This is work - admittedly often pleasurable work, but come 10 p.m. next Wednesday, we've got to do it all over again.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Gossip Girl actually isn't bad by the standards of the medium--with "The Hills" pretty much being the standard--and it's even surprisingly competent.