For 1,026 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 5
Lowest review score: 0 The Choice: Season 1
Score distribution:
1026 tv reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Rest easy. Scrubs is just fine (with all cast members, except Jenkins, back), though the opening episode is superior to the follow-up.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This remains an intelligent, well-made drama that wants to get most of the history right, or at least not adulterate it too much.... But, alas, same virtues, same flaws.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Information tumbles off the screen and often flat onto the floor. Too bad, because much of what's here is very funny, if occasionally cruel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Absent the overworked conceit of actors glancing at the camera to register annoyance or irony, this has turned into just another well-produced cop show with some excellent actors, like Imperioli or James McDaniel, who plays Det. Jesse Long and played Lt. Arthur Fancy on "NYPD Blue."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    As genre satire, Spoils is amusing. As film study, it's informative. As a viewing experience? Uneven: Sometimes funny, a little more often not.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Competent soap, and the new season is frothier than ever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    After a shaky start, Pete gets denser, trickier and better.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Yes, indeed, a love letter this is, but 41 is better than rank puffery because it also takes the full measure of Bush.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A little too Lemony, but genial, well-produced and presumably faithful to the Lemony Snicket vision.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Well-written, directed and acted, Billions is still badly in need of a more human touch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Overall, this was a good start.... The show was rushed, the commercialism troubling, the interviews a mixed bag. But no one looks for perfection the first night--just signs, and they were mostly positive Tuesday.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A not-bad techno-thriller that could go interesting places.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    An amusing and not-bad game show; Bailey makes it bearable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Get past the tough-to-buy setup of the premiere, and Shades improves. The star? Initially tough to buy, too, but also improves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Noble intentions meet nice people.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This season opener is in fact a true data dump: Everything along with that name is unloaded. Blindspot instantly becomes a new show, which is a good thing. ... Along with some new characters, including Panjabi’s and another played by stage and TV veteran Michelle Hurd, Blindspot suddenly feels fresher, or at least intelligible.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Vikings quickly settles into a fairly routine sword-and-sandal epic narrative that revolves around a sociopath overlord and the subjects who dare to challenge his authority. But it gets better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The best parts of Show Me a Hero are the sharply drawn mini-portraits of people who will ultimately move into the new public housing. Spread throughout the first five hours, you hope you will find a hero there, but in vain. They're just normal people looking for a better life, and ultimately find one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The early part of the third may not be as good as the first season or stretches of the second, but for a few million anxiously awaiting Sunday, it's still good enough.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Heights almost feels like atonement for the biggest hit in MTV history. The kids don't swear (much), esteem their elders, work at their dreams and have no obvious or debilitating vices--until they drink.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Unassuming Longmire doesn't shout "LOVE ME!" but instead works its charms subtly, quietly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    I wanted to love Fringe, with its extraordinary pedigree and exotic, soulful Australian beauty Torv in the lead role, and splendid Noble in key support. Plus, Blair Brown's here, too, as a top exec at an evil corporation. But I just can't shake this word "derivative."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This is pure kiddie fare; no big deal--Chuck's back; TV's a better place.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A baffling, beautiful, maddening, provocative puzzle.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This intelligent, sensitive portrait effectively explores a lost childhood and remarkable mind. It's engrossing to a point, then tiresome.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Gritty, jarring, profane and smartly produced.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A partially successful reboot, with less music, more story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Suffice it to say, keep the kids away, but you will laugh - and feel guilty about it afterward.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A good portrait of a fallen man and the place he has fallen into. Promising--but also frustrating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Still absorbing. Still painful.

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