For 691 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: 68
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 American Inventor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 691
691 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Clear away the soap bubbles, and you'll find ... more soap bubbles. But you won't be bored.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Pauly is still Pauly--but he's a more grown-up version who cares about his friends, ailing dad and career.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Stellar production, famous leads. What's missing? Heart.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Not terrible--really--but not yet remotely the winner NBC so badly needs either.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Maybe just crazy enough to be engaging in the early going. It's the long run that looks questionable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Kaling's good (and always is), but the pilot is just not all that funny.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    At least Emily proves she's got the chops to cast a shadow of her own.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Mann and HBO deserve much credit for profiling these extraordinary people. It's just too bad the execution tends to be a little long-winded or not nearly as expansive as it should be.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Not great, not terrible--just your standard-issue TV movie about a well-known historic event.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Above-average newcomer with a great actor in the leading role and frosty grace notes throughout.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Been here/seen this--a lot--but familiarity could work in favor of Deception.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Mostly boilerplate teen soap that lacks the (umm) zest of "Sex and the City"--a good thing, in case you're wondering.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Ambitious and intermittently entertaining, Zero Hour--and its celebrated lead--don't quite hit all their marks. But at least the mystery's a hoot.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    We know how this ends (he becomes commish) but there's little evidence suggesting how or why that happens, and even less reason why we should care. Meanwhile, the best stuff in Golden Boy is the little stuff--sharp, brittle dialogue, nice performances and a street cred that's a cut above average.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The acting is solid all around--just not entirely convincing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    While True Blood remains wildly and bloodily inventive--and will certainly remain a huge HBO hit--there's still an overwhelming sense that deja-vu-all-over-again has set in.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Sit back, don't think, and expect some good performances--especially by Jennifer Carpenter.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    At first, the pace is slow--make that glacial--but [the] pilot episode (and especially Sunjata) are good-natured enough to make you want to stick around to see if this gels into anything approaching an FX drama (it does not).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    In the end, don't much like Ray Donovan.... [But] Donovan ultimately succeeds on the little things--some very good performances by some very good actors and sharp dialogue by Biderman, who knows how to write Tough Guy talk with the best of them.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    There's a glimmer of hope here, and her name is Rebel Wilson. Now, the show needs to match her talents.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Bonnie & Clyde really is just another biopic with superior production values, a few good performances and a pair of protagonists who deserve no sympathy, and receive none here.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    This is a thoughtful, dutiful historic drama filled with all the requisite period details and British accents, too. But what's missing here, glaringly so, are passion and sweep .
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Falco is very good, always is, but her show has gotten tired.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Amusing, dumb, silly--exactly what you'd expect.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Respectable, incomplete survey (on TV) Thursday night, but future installments look better.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Passable summer thriller with some decent (for TV) action sequences. The plot? You've been there, done that.