For 789 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 American Inventor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 789
789 tv reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A not-bad techno-thriller that could go interesting places.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    An amusing and not-bad game show; Bailey makes it bearable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Noble intentions meet nice people.
    • 71 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Unassuming Longmire doesn't shout "LOVE ME!" but instead works its charms subtly, quietly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    I wanted to love Fringe, with its extraordinary pedigree and exotic, soulful Australian beauty Torv in the lead role, and splendid Noble in key support. Plus, Blair Brown's here, too, as a top exec at an evil corporation. But I just can't shake this word "derivative."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This is pure kiddie fare; no big deal--Chuck's back; TV's a better place.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A baffling, beautiful, maddening, provocative puzzle.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This intelligent, sensitive portrait effectively explores a lost childhood and remarkable mind. It's engrossing to a point, then tiresome.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Gritty, jarring, profane and smartly produced.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A partially successful reboot, with less music, more story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Suffice it to say, keep the kids away, but you will laugh - and feel guilty about it afterward.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Still absorbing. Still painful.
    • 66 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Lively pilot, with plenty of pop--but you've seen it all before.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    While you're left to wonder why these four stars need a reality show, or why the contestants never truly made it in the first place, "The Voice" should remain a solid performer for NBC--which it so very badly needs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Monday's pilot can't quite close the sale, but there's promise here. The Chicago Code deserves another look.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A well-produced film that is ultimately more painful than conclusive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    In blunt and at times salty language, Bush gets to say exactly what 9/11 meant to him; it's visceral but only occasionally revelatory. We all know this story very well. Maybe too well.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Kings is a worthy enterprise that will deeply puzzle millions of viewers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The Closer may be the most comfortable old shoe on all of television; slip it on and be assured of no blisters. In fact, the cast (and not just Sedgwick) is so competent, the characters' tics so familiar; and the format and formula so firmly etched in "ceeement" (as Brenda might say) that it all feels almost too comfy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Tere's real promise in Parenthood. In time, we may all genuinely care whether Crosby and Sarah find themselves, or at least grow up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Sontag, simply put, was a very interesting person, who fully inhabited some interesting times--which this film captures. But as to that genuine, lasting impact? Who knows: Regarding is so busy trying to capture this busy life, that it never gets around to an answer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    You may hate yourself for laughing--just don't be too surprised if and when you do.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Surprise! Crusoe's good, and by "good" I mean competently produced and acted.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The X Factor is a hugely entertaining endeavor full of malarkey, good performances (and bad), and enough momentum to keep you engaged from the first overblown second to the last.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Dogs is a perfectly pleasant show based on the perfectly reasonable proposition that dogs are people, too.

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