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 Getting On (2013): Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 American Inventor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 691
691 tv reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    Some of Mamet's dialogue is certifiably awful and some certifiably brilliant, and the dichotomy is breathtaking.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    A harmless and mostly fun little sitcom.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    A reasonably competent soap.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    "Brotherhood" is sharply written... Nevertheless, a heavy air of predictability hangs over "Brotherhood," which has a tendency to confirm viewer expectations instead of challenging them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    "Lost Room" is a shaggy dog story that gets shaggier with every scene. It's a tale as tall as the Empire State Building that threatens to topple in the merest breeze but - miraculously - never does.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    Cane" is not a bad show, and it's sporadically a good one. Merely, great expectations have not been met.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    A relentlessly grim and deeply depressing viewing experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    A watchable and skillfully made telefilm (Jay Roach of "Austin Powers" fame directed) that is, nonetheless, marred by a melodramatic reliance on Good vs. Evil, and guess which side is which?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    You get the sense that the filmmakers' vision and Wright's are never quite in sync--or perhaps are in sync too perfectly.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    ABC hasn't provided much in advance to watch--smart network!--but there were some clips for Wipeout, and they were (seriously) hilarious.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    It was... safe, reasonable, unembarrassing, uninspirational.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    In a word, The Listener is boring. Or, if you prefer alliteration, listless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    It's pretty much impossible to describe The Beast without getting tangled in the underbrush of potboiler cliche....The good news, in fact, the wonderful news, is that Swayze really is good.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    The show juggled a lot of storylines last night, maybe too many, but the vibe feels right. "90210" is not a disaster, and the CW can now officially let out a deep ... sigh ... of relief.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Yes, cliches about wealth and privilege abound and are confirmed, or perhaps further embedded....But NYC Prep is so eager to establish a kinship with "Gossip Girl" that it's forgotten to tell much of a story.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    After Spartacus blows most of its special-effects budget on the pilot, it settles into a not-bad sword-and-sandal genre series, a la "Xena" or "Hercules."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    It's a Pre-Cambrian specimen that crept out of the primordial ooze of TV past, with a rhythm so profoundly familiar that if you happened to fall asleep during the first few minutes and woke up for the last, you'd be able to mentally reconstruct the entire program from scratch.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    This isn't only "Frasier," recast as a standard family sitcom. It's "Green Acres."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Neither offensive nor particularly funny, it's merely another average, laugh-track-addled sitcom. The four leads are fine; they just need better material.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Honestly, it's a complete oddball with some charm and a few good lines.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Oh, sure, they can pierce necks and drink blood: Big deal! Any ol' vampire can do that. With a limited repertoire of vampire moves, the Radcliffs shoulda moved to Bon Temps instead of the Gates to learn some new tricks.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    The cast has major potential, but Life Unexpected still needs to find an original and compelling voice.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Finding original humor in this tired old horse of a format may not only be difficult, but close to impossible.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Sarah Palin's Alaska is part-travelogue, part-"Todd and Sarah Plus Eight," part-slick political infomercial, and part Mark Burnett hokum - and oddly fascinating for all those reasons.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    As a family, they are particularly eager to convey a sense of normalcy, but Sister Wives still doesn't have much interest in exploring the religious underpinnings or larger ethical questions of this anything-but-normal lifestyle. You're left without a solid clue why the Browns--all five of them--have gone to this much trouble.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Nice looking, but not nearly enough action.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Most of the material flatlines even before it begins, while never rising to the level of the HBO series to which it pays homage.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Sure, it all looks and sounds achingly familiar and blandly dumb, and maybe some of it is. But check the brain at the door. You could do much worse.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    It's inert, lackluster and a trifle old-fashioned. Even the action scenes feel geriatric. It's also vaguely silly--a big reason the venerable good twin/evil twin gambit is better suited to comedy than drama.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    A rare HBO misfire--but I do hope Amy finds peace.