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 Justified: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 American Inventor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 691
691 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    What's wrong here are some of the same elements that have made the 2013-14 network comedy crop one of the weakest in memory--not enough laughs, not enough of a show that feels like it has something interesting to say (and wants to say it).
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Nice to look at, good performances, but ultimately a snooze.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Some excellent special effects are in Monday night's episode, but nothing particularly shocking because it's become abundantly clear by now that The Dome can do any damn thing The Dome--or the writers--want.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Headaches will be induced just in trying to unravel the plot mess Bon Temps finds itself in. At least this will be the last headache.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    It's still the Meredere (or Deremere) show, and Cristina's right. It's just ... so ... over.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    I think I comprise a third type--a wary Weeds fan who's happy it's back but hardly ecstatic.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    While "Men" may have the nutritional equivalent of stick gum, there's some genuine charm here along with a surprisingly seasoned and talented cast.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Cynical, randy, derivative and as wearily familiar as a cup of cheap joe, "Freddie" is also expertly cast, acted, written and directed.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    "Teachers" isn't half-bad.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    There is at least one troubling aspect to "Wishes" - an abundance of product placements within the show itself, which begs the question: Does salvation come with a price tag?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    If Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 film was the Barnum & Bailey Big Tent version of the story of Exodus, this is the snippy little art house version - smarter (perhaps), a lot more accurate (perhaps) and indisputably duller.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    The good news is that "Brothers & Sisters" isn't even remotely a disaster. The bad news is that it isn't even remotely a success either.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    To love "Smith" is to love an ice cube. There may be a cold beauty to the craftsmanship of this enterprise, but there's a pinched, frostbitten heart at the center of it as well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    There's a wonderful cast here... There's even an intriguing core idea... But the show also feels phony from beginning to end.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Swingtown can't decide whether the '70s were transformative or deformative; there's a distinct ironic edge, applied mostly through the use of music.... But that edge isn't nearly sharp or funny enough (unlike "Weeds"), which tends to muddle the point of view.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Murdered innocents, a gory sword fight in slow motion and dry, witty, dialogue. Yes, it's all here, but what's missing is ... excitement.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    The first half is tautly produced, before there's a dramatic--and dramatically dull--downshift that'll get you ready for beddy-bye.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    The pilot is, in fact, baffling, and needlessly so.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Cho has long been an acquired taste, and - while her fans will luxuriate in these 22 minutes--few newbies will acquire that tonight.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Purefoy brings some raffish charm to the role, but these days, who wants to embrace raffish philandering philanthropists--particularly ones so defiantly dim.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    The thing looks stylish, has a nice cast, is well written, and Bratt--scruffy, unkempt, a little more than off-center here--has the requisite intensity for the role. But it also is jarringly slick and borderline seamy; maybe that's just part of the fast world Banks and his cohorts find themselves in, but the tone ultimately robs the show--or at least the pilot--of heart and passion.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Problem here is that Beers is yoking his specialty with something that is not his forte--reality competition. The result often feels forced and frivolous.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Neither great, nor horrible, nor propitious nor preposterous. It was just a start, and in the late-night TV game, sometimes that's good enough.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Accidentally feels like a show that's nearly been focus-grouped into oblivion--with lines, beats and a cultural resonance that's so familiar you can almost see the baseball bat of predictability descending upon your head. So be it. Elfman's fine, as usual. This could be worse.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    V has its fun moments, but mostly this is pure bunkum, or 1980s-era TV with a thin 2009 veneer.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Mildly amusing, though take out some of the harsh language and you've got more of a Disney Channel or TeenNick series than a memorable Fox one.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Past Life is a straight-down-the-middle cop procedural--"Cold Case" with a gimmick--when quirkiness, humor and even some bogus science or crackpot theology would have given it some heft or at least a sense of fun.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Creator Shonda Rhimes promised deeper, sharper medical stories this season to tether this show to the ground, and tonight Private Practice delivers those - even if the so-called "moral gray" area of each feels contrived.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    I'm punchy after an hour-and-change of lame chases, inane dialogue, ludicrous plot twists and absurdist acting techniques. But by the end of this, I pretty much had a crush on Piper Perabo and Anne Dudek (who plays her sister), so I guess it was worthwhile after all.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    That's a lot of pressure, even for Iron Jay, and maybe why Night One felt like a work in progress--terribly rough in spots, not bad in others.