For 702 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Southland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 American Inventor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 702
702 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 79 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    No one wants this show to channel "24," but C-SPAN won't do either. For the most part, however, Madam Secretary charts a steady--and intelligent--middle course.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    An oddity with additional oddness in the form of Malkovich. But as summer diversions go, this looks to be a good one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good, cleanly told newcomer that can be a bit pokey.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A baffling, beautiful, maddening, provocative puzzle.
    • 52 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.
    • 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]
    • Newsday
    • 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]
    • Newsday
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    The pilot still is often clever and engaging, but confusing too.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A breath of cold, bracing and - bless it - fresh air. Eisner's fable is dark, almost impenetrably so, though skillfully rendered. Best of all, nothing here has ever been performed on reality TV, the best I can tell.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A flawed if promising start for a tough old veteran that proved it's still got some fight--and talk--left.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Underwood, in the role of Maria, didn't entirely succeed--acting is part of the bargain, after all. But NBC's live version of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein's beloved musical, staged at Grumman Studios in Bethpage, largely did.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Just about everything worked, and worked well, from the opening credits to the final ones. The energy and beauty of New York City was incorporated in a way that exceeded even my expectations--happily exceeded them. Meanwhile, The host: A bit nervous, understandably, he nonetheless reminded fans and people who have never heard of him why he's here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Like opening a time capsule. The boys remain the same. At least their snark has been updated for contemporary targets.