For 759 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 United States of Tara: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 759
759 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Kaling's good (and always is), but the pilot is just not all that funny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Above-average newcomer with a great actor in the leading role and frosty grace notes throughout.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    If you love Zooey Deschanel, this one's for you. If not, a pass.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Not terrible--really--but not yet remotely the winner NBC so badly needs either.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    [Bakula and Pounder] should make the process of watching--or chore of watching, depending on your appetite for more of this formula--just a little more agreeable.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Been here/seen this--a lot--but familiarity could work in favor of Deception.
    • 70 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The McCarthys--good-natured, old-fashioned, unchallenging--isn't a bad sitcom, just an obvious one.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Familiar doesn't mean bad, and there's some likable charm here.
    • 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
    Gleeks will engage; hard to imagine who else will.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    It's a cut above boilerplate, with good production values and decent performances.
    • 57 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    A by-the-book cop show without much bite or heft. But it's got Memphis and Lee.

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