For 684 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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Extant: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 684
684 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Recycled theory with some fresh perspective--but it still smells recycled.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Pulp hooey with a comic book vitality and earnestness that manages to keep it (usually) on track.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    It's bright! It's energetic! It has that sort of dialogue that zips, zaps and zings! It's even ironic! Yet, at its very core, Motherhood is completely vacant.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    The Ex List--based on an Israeli hit ("Mythological Ex"), with whiffs of "How I Met Your Mother" and "My Name Is Earl" - is a flat-out great idea for a TV series. But Ruggiero (who's since left the show) needed a strong partner to reign in her worst impulses, like a running gag about shaved genitalia.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    The Unusuals is not a good show; it is a messy, uneven, silly, inconsequential show.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    Sure, The Cougar is idiotic--these shows always are. That's a large part of their appeal. But casting fouled up here.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    Producers play this for laughs, though just slightly. (These are high school kids, after all.) Even so, the show's flat and almost stunningly uninformative.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    It is so numbingly derivative--effectively a dull mash-up of "House" and "Private Practice"--that you quickly forget it's also numbingly silly. But then, maybe that's the whole idea.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Verne Gay
    Here's a fundamental truth: Family genealogies are fascinating--to the family in question.