For 1,003 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Boardwalk Empire: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Wedding Bells: Season 1
Score distribution:
1003 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Bassett refuses to cast blame for the troubles, and we're left with a portrait that has plenty of love--just not a whole lot of insight or edge.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Not a lot new here, but Cheney gets a fair hearing--even though a tougher one is occasionally warranted.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Nicely crafted, and Gambon--as always--is superb, but this “Masterpiece” movie can also be turgid and lugubrious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Executive producer Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") is wonderfully skilled at framing shots to achieve maximum horror effect. But the middle stretch tends to bog down. My advice--watch the first 25 minutes (they're really good), then go trick-or-treating.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    All this is to say, simply, that Passmore is an intriguing screen presence who holds a well-constructed if otherwise boilerplate cop show together.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The opening episode--already posted online--is a bit sluggish, but Power gets better in subsequent episodes. Starz, and Fitty, appear to have a winner.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Quirky, uneven oddball that will appeal to a few. Best to wait for all episodes to stream and go ahead and binge.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A touchier-feelier Ray Donovan emerges, and the change is welcome.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good newcomer, good cast and star showrunner. What’s missing, at least in the early episodes, is a propulsive story and pace to match.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Sure, the plot's ridiculous, but the film's mostly fun, while the pleasure of watching Burstyn play a homicidal wacko is not to be denied anyone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Fresh Off the Boat is charming, convivial, even--gasp--at times cute.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A not nearly as bad (as you feared) cop procedural, plus toys that go boom.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Tyrant gets a welcome addition, along with more intrigue.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A quick summary makes it sound schlocky, but William & Catherine is pretty slick schlock.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    "Johnny's" back to corrupt the locals, and if you liked last season, there's no apparent reason not to go along for this ride.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Saccharine by jaded prime-time standards, this show still just might be the kind of sentiment lots of viewers crave at the moment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The opener is marred by a conventional plot. The producers--who include Steven Spielberg--show almost complete indifference to science (or sci-fi). That said, TV's most ambitious new series has some promise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Skies fans should be pleased.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Another Discovery/BBC beauty, but short on answering obvious questions.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    There's some very funny stuff here, but the serious question before NBC is this: How long can it stretch the joke before viewers go stark raving mad?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    What's new here? Nothing, really. Jane is likable, Adams is, too, and so--believe it or not--is Hung. That's another problem. Hung needed to be scabrously funny. Instead, it's just middlebrow amusing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Admirers of the novel probably will be pleased. Average viewers who never read the novel (or any historic fiction) will be either confused or bored--possibly both.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A competently made soap with some good actors and nicely staged musical numbers.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Grimm has real promise if NBC has real patience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Funny idea that doesn’t quite attain the level of “funny show,” but a good cast along with a few good lines indicate this superhero sendup will eventually get there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    At least in the first three episodes provided for review, what the Kesslers and Zelman don't seem to quite realize is how much of a narcotic this setting actually turns out to be. The story is also often languid to the point of stationary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    It's almost a shrug of an opener, a bit diffident, a bit unfocused (not unlike Brett, in his less lucid moments). But Togetherness does gets better, and funnier.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Liv is more goth than zomb, more punk than spunk. She's also as appealing as anyone who eats human brains for a living could possibly be. Her supporting cast is good, too.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Above-average special effects and the presence of two old and beloved friends--you know who!--more than make up for an eye-rolling new premise.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Richly documented, but tends to become long-winded--or just plain winded--by the end.

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