Virginia Heffernan
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For 47 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Virginia Heffernan's Scores

Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 The Wire: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Notes from the Underbelly: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 47
  2. Negative: 15 out of 47
47 tv reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Virginia Heffernan
    Tonight's two-hour season opener is tedious. The interiors -- an Antarctica set and the Atlantis set -- are heavy on Art Deco game-show décor, and the shadowless tableaus make even the live-action sequences look computer-generated.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Virginia Heffernan
    Somebody thought this would be exciting to watch? [2 Nov 2004]
    • The New York Times
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Virginia Heffernan
    "Treasure Hunters" is too flimsy a pillar to help structure NBC's reality-television future.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Virginia Heffernan
    So far, it’s only abrasive.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Virginia Heffernan
    Let’s say it one more time: He’s charmless and unfunny.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Virginia Heffernan
    If you're feeling charitable, too, you might wrench a laugh out of the final line of the pilot, one in which a woman in a grocery store mistakes Charlie and Alan for boyfriends. But it's testament to the show's thoroughgoing dreariness that an old gay-misunderstanding joke is the best line in it. Or maybe the moment is happy because the show's over.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Virginia Heffernan
    Pervasively disappointing.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Virginia Heffernan
    The writing on "Love, Inc." is unsparkly and sometimes labored.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Virginia Heffernan
    This show, so far, cannot match 'Dancing With the Stars'; it's dour, lead-footed, mean, downbeat. [22 Jul 2005]
    • The New York Times
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Virginia Heffernan
    Rarely has a reality show -- even "The Simple Life" -- had dialogue that seems both so scripted and so mundane.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Virginia Heffernan
    Few viewers will have the stomach to enjoy this.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Virginia Heffernan
    Like “Crash,” “The Black Donnellys” is more of a lecture than a drama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 10 Virginia Heffernan
    It’s a television series as a prolonged [car] commercial, and it absolutely crosses the line.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Virginia Heffernan
    Spike Feresten keeps emphasizing how bad and cheap and lame his new weekly show is on tonight’s debut... He’s right.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Virginia Heffernan
    Revolting.... Watch and you’ll lose your appetite for life.