For 929 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 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Strain: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Commander in Chief: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 929
929 tv reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Labine and Greer completely hijack the show, and almost threaten to turn Biggs (you'll remember him from "American Pie") and Chalke ("Scrubs." "Roseanne") into props. A well-made and skillfully executed sitcom. Oh--almost forgot--fun, too.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The stories are intricate enough to hold attention, but not too intricate. The action, which always supersedes the chatter, is the thing, and here it's something to see indeed.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Think of Fuller House as “Full House 2.0.” Same premise, same vibe, mostly same cast.... A winner, strictly for fans.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The pursuit of answers feels both rewarding and enjoyable.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The Americans remains a superior American drama and--admittedly, without having a working knowledge on the subject--possibly one of the best Russian TV dramas, too.... These four [episodes] also feel weighted and forlorn, as the chain of lies loop around and around the ankles of Paige and Martha, or those others unlucky enough to know Philip and Elizabeth, with an anchor just waiting to be tossed overboard.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    It’s more urgent and visceral, the blood more copious, the agony more intense. This Roots doesn’t flinch, but you almost certainly will. The cast is first-rate, too. ... But this Roots can’t quite escape the faults of the original. Kunta’s story, the Fiddler’s, and later Chicken George’s, are patterns, and also cycles. They seek dignity, but find only indignity--or abject cruelty--over and over.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Slow start Sunday, but the drama's beauty and quality are intact.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Kinnear is solid, but his Keegan is a work in progress--both as human being and TV character.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Move past the word, and images (fortunately fleeting in the pilot), and Supergirl obviously has a major plus: Benoist.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    To make Agent Carter work, and work well, Atwell and ABC knew she needed to be a relatable human first, and a subsidiary member of the populous Marvel universe second. Those priorities are straightened out efficiently on Tuesday's episode.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Almost public TV-like by current reality-show standards, this new edition is actually a lot like the original, absent the Velveeta. True-blue fans will rediscover its pleasures.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    As always, a sunny, laid-back pleasure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    All those greens and blues--and I'm just talking about the trousers and jackets--make you almost forget how well-written and acted this show is; even the medical jargon seems (ummm) un-jargony and informative. The mini dramas are mostly, however, just a light summer breeze, as befitting unpretentious Pains.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Fascinating, disjointed, moving, tiresome, elegant, tacky, fast, slow. There’s a little something for everyone here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Whatever it was that made Empire the sensation of the 2014-15 season hasn't gone away for the new season.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Not for the squeamish, but a well-done new medical drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Sunday's episode is a necessary decompression episode after last season's intense finale.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Still fun, but the innocent first moments last season were better.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The Jinx does channel that we're-all-on-this-ride-together thrill that hooked so many listeners of last fall's NPR podcast, "Serial," about a murder of a Maryland teen. This may be a high-gloss treatment that utilizes all the tricks of the TV trade, including dramatic re-creations, and a way-over-baked credit sequence, but that sense of unfolding discovery remains.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The result is something refreshingly new, and bafflingly different.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Outrageous, eccentric, funny, campy--and too creepy for small kids.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The intrigue continues and The Borgias remains one of TV's more reliable potboilers.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    A sober, intelligent, placidly paced drama as only the Canadians can make.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Basic yet beautiful, Cosmos appears to be a winner.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    This John Logan creation promises an intriguing summer pastime, for an eight-week run anyway.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Edgier, more sharply drawn, while that Sorkian chatter remains at a very high boil.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Leonardo may not like what Starz has turned him into, but you probably won't mind this joy ride.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    The most interesting character, or certainly most compelling, is Barkin’s Smurf. She’s a Ma Barker with cleavage, a brownie-baking Gemma Teller (“Sons of Anarchy”). Ultimately, she may be the one to seal the pact here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Raunchy and at times genuinely funny, Apartment 23 is jam-packed with promise--and inconsistencies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Verne Gay
    Chicago Fire definitely has familiarity going for it and familiarity going against it as well.

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