For 682 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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Justified: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 The Choice: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 682
682 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 46 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.
    • 65 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    A by-the-book cop show without much bite or heft. But it's got Memphis and Lee.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Mostly this show belongs to Harmon, once a key member of the "Law & Order" ensemble. She's likable and intriguing. That salvages an otherwise average cop show.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Watch for any length of time and you may--as I did--have the eerie if not unpleasant feeling that you've been teleported to a decent network cop show from the 1970s.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Rubicon unfolds at a languid pace, dispensing information at the rate a not-quite-broken kitchen faucet dispenses drops. You want it to speed up. You want some urgency. You want a few more thrills in this thriller. At least this average TV viewer does.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Forgive the pun, but this brass needs polishing. The Green/Burgess team is one of TV's best and we hope they'll make this show as sharp and compelling as it should be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Let's say Lone Star has its work cut out for it, and so does Wolk. His portrayal is too nice--too romantic, too good-hearted, too bland--to make Allen interesting, or at least convincing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The Tenth Inning is dutiful, sober and thoughtful. No spitballs are thrown. No banned substances have been added to bloat it up to obscene, grotesque proportions. What is missing in at least tonight's installment is surprise, or the pleasant shock of learning something brand new or unexpected.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The show is scattered, slight and abominably self-promotional. But Michaels is so full of abundant - and infectious - good cheer that you tend to overlook these many faults. Fans will eat it up.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    So far, so good. No late night talk show has ever been canceled after one edition--not even Chevy's--while first albeit abbreviated impressions of Conan are promising.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    You can't help realizing that just by the act of taping a reality show, the Bruces--all nine of them--are already employed in a job, albeit a temporary one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Middling start, but we've stuck with Rescue Me this long, and no point in bailing now.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Skies needs more horror. Less talk. More dramatic tension. Less (ummm) talk. More crazy, wild shootouts with the despicable aliens, who don't seem particularly bright, by the way. Less (all together now) talk.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    You see no skepticism in Beyond. No analysis. No thinking. Just a lot of truly scary people yelling at very young kids.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    A not-unpleasing comedy that takes time and commitment to grow on you. How long? I started to like it three or four episodes in. Seems like an awfully long time, no?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The performance tends to be monochromatic, and in the end, so is Mildred Pierce. What's especially enjoyable here are the minor performances--especially Pearce as the louche Monty--and the many almost imperceptibly small details, right down to the crockery in a restaurant.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    This three-parter often lacks finesse and sophistication. The story is rushed or clumsily told, and the tone discordant....Watch for Atkins only. She's brilliant.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    A not-bad formula gothic that'll rise or fall on the Dekker/Robertson chemistry; I'm betting on the former.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Gleeks will engage; hard to imagine who else will.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    If you love Zooey Deschanel, this one's for you. If not, a pass.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Placid and often incomprehensibly bland, Combat Hospital still has flashes of intelligence. Definitely worth a second look.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Tatum seems genuine and almost desperate to forget the past; Ryan affects the pose that he couldn't care less. Over this is draped a weird "only-in-Hollywood" vibe--and a particularly sad one, too.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    It's an exhaustive and exhausting film, but Garbus finds nothing that will change minds or reverse conclusions. The tragic void remains.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Familiar doesn't mean bad, and there's some likable charm here.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Where is this headed? Who knows? But it's heading there slowly. Nevertheless, the cast--Common, Meaney, Heyerdahl and Mount--is good, while the Old West still feels especially beautiful and perilous.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Everything fans loved about the first season--which improved dramatically over its course, by the way--is here. Everyone is not. McIntyre is good, but he's not Whitfield, either.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Way too obscure for the average viewer, Comic Book Men is strictly for Smith groupies, and there are probably enough of those to keep this six-parter afloat over its short run.