For 698 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Damages: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 698
698 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Family is a trifle--part comic book, part kids' show--that is perfectly pleasant but without edge, bite or dramatic heft. With Chiklis aboard, it's like witnessing a concert pianist execute an elaborate version of "Chopsticks."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    "Undercovers" is so content to lapse into genre conventions, that it feels complacent and banal. Worse, Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw have such minimal chemistry that they seem to be shadowboxing most of the time.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Outlaw isn't bad as much as bogus. The whole faulty premise creaks and groans under the weight of a now-you-see-it-now-you-don't shell game, as key plot points zip by, then are quickly tucked back under their shell in the vain hope you won't remember them, or maybe take them at face value.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Body of Proof feels like a show that has nearly been nibbled to death by network ducks. You can almost see the TV executive Post-it notes on the screen.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Though Saget is amiable and likable here, the ratio of good quips to groaners is still only about one-to-four.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Some brief memorable performances, particularly Cusack as a tippling housewife. Otherwise, an inexplicable misfire.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Coin of the realm - pun intended - for TV games is familiarity, but that hardly confers an urgency to watch this one.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Skins is a bit clunky and even dated at times. Nor does it feel all that grounded in the real world, where it badly wants to be.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora are two solid guys who know how to make good TV and Lombardozzi and Alonzo are superior actors. But there are only flashes of promise here.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    My heart tells me that any show that revolves around an honest-to-goodness native of Commack deserves an A+. My head tells me this one deserves a C.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Linney is a fine actress, but her material here doesn't match her talents.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Over these 52 minutes, she hits 50 states, so of necessity the pace is brisk and to the point. You don't really get to know anybody, but a sea of faces from the Mideast to the Far East tell her of their hopes and dreams in short, sharp sound bites.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    "Suburgatory" falls flat--a flatness that will be accentuated by the smart suburban comedies that bookend it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    BFF is not bad--classify this as another Young Urban New York-based sitcom--but it's not great, either, or certainly not smart enough, or different enough, or flat-out funny enough to deserve anything other than the bleak future that now appears preordained.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    The New Normal needs to take a deep breath, get off the soapbox and get funny fast. The right elements--talented cast and showrunner--are already in place.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    There's an almost overwhelming been-there-seen-that feel to the pilot, which doesn't really offer any suggestion of "well, you haven't seen this."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Asylum has some good special effects, just not much of a story to hang them on.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    We've been down this road before and all the signposts of Underemployed look the same.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    The narratives here lack subtlety, historic context or--strangely enough--even drama.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Banshee is baloney, but viewed as pure camp, there are some good action sequences and amusing moments.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    This Bible probably won't offend anyone, but it's hard to imagine it will inspire anyone, either.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    It's the anti-talk show, the talk show that isn't a talk show, the talk show from another planet--that would be Staten Island--talk show. And yet, in a weirdly unexpected way, it almost works--and potentially could work.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Lots of cartoon violence mixed with--irony alert--not enough intelligence.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Boo Boo is critic-proof. Call it vulgar, call it schlock, call it a cup of flatulence, call it whatever you like. But John Waters called it first: America loves its trash culture, smells and all.