For 730 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 730
730 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 64 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.
    • 53 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    The overall production--good, mostly efficient, and certainly not perfect.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Michael is a clinically interesting personality type who is profoundly unempathetic, until such times as he is very empathetic. The wonderful creative trick of The Office is knowing exactly the right moment to humanize Michael.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Interesting detours, and a worthy show--but at times just a smidgen too self-righteous and melodramatic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Hilarious implausibility, overheated dialogue and enough soap to do several loads of laundry are part of its appeal.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Garcia is a major-league cutie and sunny on-screen presence without being cloying. But enough with the filthy-rich-kid dramedies!
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Tonight's premiere may seem like ridiculous twaddle, and it may feel like a major downer (and kinda sloooow), too, but maybe that's just Bruckheimer playing with our heads. In fact, Hour deserves a second look (next week is definitely better).
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    I do know something about TV shows, and this one works best when Anne Slowey is on camera (which is not nearly enough) and the program focuses on clothing - that great, exasperating, endlessly complicated art form known as "fashion."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Competent spinoff, but the formula tends to wear like a straitjacket on Whitaker.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    It's all vaguely familiar and spirited enough to look like shiny summer fare. Just don't scratch the surface.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    I laughed. Not often, or perhaps not often enough, but there was also enough McFarlane-esque gross-out sophomoric tomfoolery to keep even me reasonably entertained for a half-hour. Plus, good ol' likable Cleveland works well as a leading man.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Unfortunately, one show's a classic, the other a near knockoff. Nevertheless, Poehler's still got plenty of appeal here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    There's so much to like here. Now, all P&R has to do is become consistently likable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The pilot is flawed (most pilots are), not particularly funny and even--bizarrely--deploys two bland jokes from the "Weeds" premiere at 10 (did the writers trade notes?). But Falco is good, proving that she can transcend Carmela Soprano.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The Narrative knot is further jumbled by all the head games Two plays on him and everyone else. Six is on shifting sand, and so, too, will you be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Hot in Cleveland is a by-the-numbers sitcom with a couple of laughs, an inoffensive premise and four seasoned actresses who make the material much better than it is.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    It's summer, expectations are low, and you could do a lot worse than this genial, softhearted import.

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