For 759 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 3.5 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 2
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 759
759 tv reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    This indisputably is Amazon Prime's “Orange Is the New Black.” That--believe me--is praise enough.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    This beautiful and often moving film resonates even more powerfully with Sandy in our rearview mirror, while Burns' favorite theme--the American character--is drawn here with great clarity.
    • Newsday
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    This is TV's best and brightest at the moment, and a wonderful tribute to New York's resurgent TV production industry.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Even at six hours, this tends to be more impressionistic, and less bound to a strict historic timeline.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    It's evocative, smartly structured, well acted and insists that the strange ride you are about to take will be worth every minute.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    At turns it's sad, poignant, bitter and funny (yes, more than enough turns in that direction).
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Far, far, far and away NBC's best new pilot of the season and one of the best new shows of the season, on any network -- commercial or cable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Tonally, this often feels more like a psychological thriller than an action one, which is a very good sign. 24 is thinking, not just doing, and that bodes well for the later hours when our friend has tended to jump the tracks. All in all, a terrific start.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    The Beales' story--predictably, sadly--descends into mutual recrimination, then near madness. It's all rescued by two stunning performances.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Breaking Bad is extraordinary, and if the rest of the season matches Sunday, an Emmy nomination for best drama seems certain.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A winner. And for the Hoffmans' sake--plus family and friends along for the ride--let's hope there is gold in that hard, cold ground.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    As twisted, and twistedly funny, as ever.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Soderbergh has created a vibrant, dark and above all alluring Gotham. Owen's Thackery is its bracing human counterpart.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    The most entertaining--and beautiful--new series on TV this fall.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Entourage--at least in original episodes--has been off the air for one solid year, but when that title song from Jane's Addiction kicks in, it's like an old friend calling--only this time, the friend seems worthier, and his stories more interesting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    [Producer John] Maggio has discovered the unfamiliar in something some of us thought was already familiar, and by doing so, does help dispel embedded stereotypes while enriching an already rich heritage.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Who knew beautiful, obscenely expensive cars could be so much fun? These three guys do, and they effortlessly convey their knowledge and nutty passion.
    • Newsday
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Beautiful and often moving.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Sunday and the next three episodes are superb while the rhythms and beats of the story are very nearly hypnotic. Nothing here feels wasteful or cheap.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Homeland's fourth season feels as fresh, important and relevant as yesterday's news--or tomorrow's news. A bracing, intelligent start.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Uniformly excellent - although some additional reporting devoted to the treatment of PTSD would have made this a more complete package.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A critic for this paper once declared "The Wire" "the greatest dramatic series ever produced for television" and as the fourth season gets under way Sunday night, there's no reason to quibble with that assessment.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Four immensely enjoyable hours. Alas, I can't speak to what happens during the remaining 20.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Veep is the single most improved series on television.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Six million zombiephiles watched the finale of the first season and those 6 million will not want to miss Sunday's opener, which is excellent and appropriately disgusting.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    As with his earlier shows, "Hopkins 24/7" (2000) and "Hopkins" (2008), Wrong has structured these stories masterfully. Nothing seems wasted, nothing is superfluous. As a result, the hugely important work these people do is honored in every shot.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Lotsa fast banter and stylish direction will make some viewers dimly recall--as they are doubtlessly meant to--William Powell and Myrna Loy's late, great "Thin Man" movie series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    It was last year, and remains so this year--one of TV's very best.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    What's here is pitch-perfect - the fear, loss, emotional devastation and, peculiar to this disease, silence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Sunday is a blast. Heads will roll, and roll well. The gore quotient is through the roof. And finally this guarantee--there is one, maybe even two, spots where you will yell out at the screen, "Oh, my God, that just didn't happen." Yes, the new season is that good.

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