For 726 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Bill Cosby: Far From Finished: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 66 out of 726
726 tv reviews
    • 68 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.
    • 24 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.
    • 59 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.
    • 50 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.
    • 60 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.
    • 41 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.
    • 50 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    V has its fun moments, but mostly this is pure bunkum, or 1980s-era TV with a thin 2009 veneer.
    • 51 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.

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