For 802 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: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 802
802 tv reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Sit back, don't think, and expect some good performances--especially by Jennifer Carpenter.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Intriguing cop show in Civil War New York--though neither the cop part nor Civil War part are entirely convincing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    What's surprising is that there's nothing remotely cheesy about 4th and Loud, a good docuseries that trains the camera most of the time on the guys on the field.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Middling start, but we've stuck with Rescue Me this long, and no point in bailing now.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    As a character with a sartorial preference for canary yellow, Kemper's Schmidt comes into focus intensely and immediately. She pops off the screen, and pleasingly so. Her series, less so.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    We know how this ends (he becomes commish) but there's little evidence suggesting how or why that happens, and even less reason why we should care. Meanwhile, the best stuff in Golden Boy is the little stuff--sharp, brittle dialogue, nice performances and a street cred that's a cut above average.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Verne Gay
    Despite the slightest everything's-up-to-date vibe, Cristela is really just another old-fashioned sitcom with roots that reach all the way back to the dawn of television, where shows neither offended nor scandalized.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    Cane" is not a bad show, and it's sporadically a good one. Merely, great expectations have not been met.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    Some of Mamet's dialogue is certifiably awful and some certifiably brilliant, and the dichotomy is breathtaking.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    It was... safe, reasonable, unembarrassing, uninspirational.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    ABC hasn't provided much in advance to watch--smart network!--but there were some clips for Wipeout, and they were (seriously) hilarious.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    A harmless and mostly fun little sitcom.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    You get the sense that the filmmakers' vision and Wright's are never quite in sync--or perhaps are in sync too perfectly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    A relentlessly grim and deeply depressing viewing experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    A reasonably competent soap.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    A watchable and skillfully made telefilm (Jay Roach of "Austin Powers" fame directed) that is, nonetheless, marred by a melodramatic reliance on Good vs. Evil, and guess which side is which?
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    "Lost Room" is a shaggy dog story that gets shaggier with every scene. It's a tale as tall as the Empire State Building that threatens to topple in the merest breeze but - miraculously - never does.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Verne Gay
    "Brotherhood" is sharply written... Nevertheless, a heavy air of predictability hangs over "Brotherhood," which has a tendency to confirm viewer expectations instead of challenging them.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    In a word, The Listener is boring. Or, if you prefer alliteration, listless.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Nothing remotely lurid in either show [7 Days of Sex and The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet].
    • Newsday
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Nice locales (Paris! Rome!), a couple of decent action sequences... but otherwise a tepid potboiler over-seasoned with too many spy tropes and a plot with too many gaping holes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Nice to look at, good performances, but ultimately a snooze.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Sure, it all looks and sounds achingly familiar and blandly dumb, and maybe some of it is. But check the brain at the door. You could do much worse.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    A messy newcomer with a "Twilight" saga vibe and "Twin Peaks" DNA.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    The cast has major potential, but Life Unexpected still needs to find an original and compelling voice.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Yes, cliches about wealth and privilege abound and are confirmed, or perhaps further embedded....But NYC Prep is so eager to establish a kinship with "Gossip Girl" that it's forgotten to tell much of a story.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    Princesses is not nearly as offensive as "Jersey Shore." The bad: It's still pretty dumb.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    It's a Pre-Cambrian specimen that crept out of the primordial ooze of TV past, with a rhythm so profoundly familiar that if you happened to fall asleep during the first few minutes and woke up for the last, you'd be able to mentally reconstruct the entire program from scratch.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    [Shalom Auslande's] worldview is one part Christopher Hitchens, one part Samuel Beckett, one part Louis CK.... If all that makes his funny-ish new show sound bitter, angry, provocative and even compelling, then (well) that's because it is. But Happyish can also be wildly uneven and a little too smug in its certitude.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 58 Verne Gay
    There's a smoldering ember of promise here, mainly in the cast, even if the pilot tended to smother it.

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