For 1,012 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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 United States of Tara: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
1012 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    There’s a fine line between “calming” and “soporific,” but the new season mostly manages to stay on the right side of it, judging by the first three episodes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Tere's real promise in Parenthood. In time, we may all genuinely care whether Crosby and Sarah find themselves, or at least grow up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Sontag, simply put, was a very interesting person, who fully inhabited some interesting times--which this film captures. But as to that genuine, lasting impact? Who knows: Regarding is so busy trying to capture this busy life, that it never gets around to an answer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    You may hate yourself for laughing--just don't be too surprised if and when you do.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Surprise! Crusoe's good, and by "good" I mean competently produced and acted.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The X Factor is a hugely entertaining endeavor full of malarkey, good performances (and bad), and enough momentum to keep you engaged from the first overblown second to the last.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Dogs is a perfectly pleasant show based on the perfectly reasonable proposition that dogs are people, too.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Knox is neither absolved nor condemned, and you'll end up with more questions that you began with. But pay close attention: There are many telling little details throughout.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    It could easily be mean and cynical, but manages to avoid both fatal pitfalls because the finalists are so genuinely enthusiastic and so blissfully uncomprehending of their shortcomings.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Yes, this is all very familiar--Sundance's "The Returned" was better, by the way--but there are still solid hints of an engaging series.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    There's plenty of heart here--and some very sharp writing and acting, too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The problem with Jackie is that split personality--drama or comedy. What's funny here is funny, like last season's final seconds. There aren't enough moments that remind you when to laugh.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The show can be messy and confusing--a headlong rush to who-knows- where-or-why at times. But those clones keep it grounded.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good, cleanly told newcomer that can be a bit pokey.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Often profane and occasionally offensive, Louie won't be to every viewer's taste, but it's a more interesting show than many with a definitive point of view.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Intelligent adaptation absent the dark humor, satire--or horror--of the original.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The formula's a little too familiar, the pilot a tad dull. But Michalka's a big talent and for that reason, Hellcats has potential.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Solid opener, compelling premise, good cast and one major hole.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The Girl is getting older, but there's still pleasure to be had on the final lap.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    All dark shadows and gloom, there's a comic-book vigor to the series, and the narrative contortion of a soap.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Good performances, good period details, good payoff. But Restless would've worked better as a two-hour film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    As indictments go, Going Clear is relentless and effective. But fair and balanced? That's another question--or maybe that's an issue.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Can Rescue Me wrap all this up in the short time left? I hope so, but this episode feels like so much temporizing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    A breath of cold, bracing and - bless it - fresh air. Eisner's fable is dark, almost impenetrably so, though skillfully rendered. Best of all, nothing here has ever been performed on reality TV, the best I can tell.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Lacks the hard, uncomfortable edges of [FX's also premiering] "Starved," but it's clear this show wants and intends to do a little damage, too. [4 Aug 2005]
    • Newsday
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Far and away the best new pilot on NBC this season.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Even for sitcoms, "Sunny" is often a vile, twisted beast that crosses the line of acceptable taste. But it can also be highly amusing, and the addition of DeVito and Archer does nothing to diminish that. [29 Jun 2006]
    • Newsday
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Could... become a very pleasant surprise.
    • Newsday
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Underwood, in the role of Maria, didn't entirely succeed--acting is part of the bargain, after all. But NBC's live version of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein's beloved musical, staged at Grumman Studios in Bethpage, largely did.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Verne Gay
    Anyone who wants to take a walk on the wild side and lose an appetite in the process, your show has arrived.

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