For 800 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 Broad City: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 American Inventor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 800
800 tv reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A show that is so achingly familiar - in content, tone, stars, everything - that it's actually funny.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Gossip Girl actually isn't bad by the standards of the medium--with "The Hills" pretty much being the standard--and it's even surprisingly competent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "Sleeper Cell" is nicely acted, produced, written, directed, but is still so deeply rooted in the conventions of the medium, that no matter how hard it tries, or how hard it wants to be something else, this still ends up Just TV.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Congenial.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    The pilot still is often clever and engaging, but confusing too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    "The Nine" may well be the best of the crop - smart, clever and especially wise to the ways of this genre - but the challenge remains the same. This is work - admittedly often pleasurable work, but come 10 p.m. next Wednesday, we've got to do it all over again.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    The overall production--good, mostly efficient, and certainly not perfect.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    An effective and well-wrought drama, with enough cinematic flair and energy to paper over some of its more obvious faults.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Just about everything worked, and worked well, from the opening credits to the final ones. The energy and beauty of New York City was incorporated in a way that exceeded even my expectations--happily exceeded them. Meanwhile, The host: A bit nervous, understandably, he nonetheless reminded fans and people who have never heard of him why he's here.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Yes, "The Loop's" a winner, although let us be the first to admit that the usual attributes associated with "winning" are probably stretched beyond all recognition in this context.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A flawed if promising start for a tough old veteran that proved it's still got some fight--and talk--left.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    You see no skepticism in Beyond. No analysis. No thinking. Just a lot of truly scary people yelling at very young kids.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    The pilot is flawed (most pilots are), not particularly funny and even--bizarrely--deploys two bland jokes from the "Weeds" premiere at 10 (did the writers trade notes?). But Falco is good, proving that she can transcend Carmela Soprano.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Tatum seems genuine and almost desperate to forget the past; Ryan affects the pose that he couldn't care less. Over this is draped a weird "only-in-Hollywood" vibe--and a particularly sad one, too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    It's all vaguely familiar and spirited enough to look like shiny summer fare. Just don't scratch the surface.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Maybe just crazy enough to be engaging in the early going. It's the long run that looks questionable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    You can see Halt reach for that something. You can't quite shake the sense that Halt doesn't know what that "something" is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Clear away the soap bubbles, and you'll find ... more soap bubbles. But you won't be bored.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Get past the languor and absence of urgency of any kind and you quickly realize what Royal Pains is all about--TV's version of a nice easy beach read. The fifth season promises more of the same.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    As a team, they [Billy Crystal and Josh Gad] are better than the shows--both the real one and the fake one--they're in.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    This three-parter often lacks finesse and sophistication. The story is rushed or clumsily told, and the tone discordant....Watch for Atkins only. She's brilliant.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    "Potential," in fact, is the key word. It's definitely here, but "2" may also need all eight episodes to realize it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Powerful story. A shame Bessie rarely conveys the story's emotional wallop.
    • 58 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    A series that can still be occasionally talky and turgid.... Hardwick's the better and smoother actor, and certainly the more appealing one. But it's Jackson who gives this show bite and--to a considerable degree--life, too.
    • 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.

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