For 202 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Willa Paskin's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 202
202 tv reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Like the many, many sitcoms about the affluent white experience, this is a show that is meant to be seen and enjoyed by everyone.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Valerie remains as indefatigably inane as ever, and so does the show business world around her.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Girls and its girls are funnier and more cartoonishly sociopathic than ever. The show continues to engage with and undercut criticism about its characters’ myopia and flaws by owning it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    The best competition show on television stars 11-year-olds.... Like the Scripps National Spelling Bee, MasterChef Junior is a celebration of talent, precocity, merit, obsession, and, above all, losing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    The Honorable Woman is in many ways, most of them cerebral, an extremely impressive piece of work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Veep remains one of the most rapid-fire and linguistically playful shows on TV— neologisms created in just the first episodes include “exhuastipated,” “procrasturbate” and “gestictionary.” But in the new season, the physical comedy is just as strong.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    The Americans is delightfully cunning, exactly the quality, along with fight scenes and ridiculous disguises, one desires in a spy show.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    [A] sharp, very funny new HBO comedy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Luther is a great example of all of the annoying a TV show can do and still be worth watching, so long as it gets some essential things right. Luther’s saving graces are that intense, gloomy mood and Elba’s performance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, a series about tech entrepreneurs, albeit ones in 1980s Dallas, begins its much-improved second season having undergone a pivot of its own.... The adjustment may sound slight, but as successful pivoters--billionaires on paper, anyway--would surely be happy to explain, the right pivot can make all the difference.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    The Jinx is as unnerving as it is engrossing, and that’s exactly as it should be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Trophy Wife is nominally about a marriage, but if its very polished and sure-handed pilot is any indication, it is just as focused on Kate’s dynamic with Pete’s ex-wives.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    The show--especially by the third episode, “The Shunning”--manages to take a single story and turn it into something uniquely transformative for numerous characters; this is especially true for Eddie and Jessica, who as stay-at-home mom and eldest-immigrant son are, despite their fighting, very close to each other.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Bunheads pilot is largely a a showcase for Sherman-Palladino's best stylistic and thematic trademarks.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    The Affair is a great first date that has the makings of a great series: pleasurable, provocative, insightful, and with the promise of sexiness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Broad City has a more pronounced DIY vibe, a more surreal, sloppy and affectionate nature: The episodes are more narrowly focused on its two leads getting up to haphazard mischief.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    The cast is stellar, you can almost feel the Georgia heat; a show that explores the consequences of violence, rather than serving up a gruesome pile of it, could hardly be more welcome at this moment, but the going is methodical and slow and sometimes painful.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Gotham reverses the normal superhero disguise: It is not a superhero dressed up in street clothes, it is a gritty noir dressed up like a superhero.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    All the pieces are here, not just for a real potboiler, but a satisfying character piece, the sort of show that can flood my living room anytime.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    It feels like 30 Rock. There’s the same deadpan, high-octane pacing, penchant for the completely silly, love of weird names, and passion for bizarre pop-culture reference.... But Kimmy Schmidt has a bigger heart than 30 Rock.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Some of these moments are memorable and stark. More are soporific. Both lend themselves to The Fall’s tone: these days, slow is what passes for serious. Anderson’s performance is what makes The Fall worth watching.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Judging from the first three episodes of this fifth season, Harmon is vindicated and triumphant, but also still pretty torn up about everything. Community is no longer a zombie, but the new episodes feel plenty funereal.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    For a show about sex and attraction, Masters of Sex is very cerebral, measured, distanced. But so are its characters, who use their intellects to protect their vulnerabilities.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    [A strange, zany, funny, and very star-studded six-episode series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    In the Flesh, which starts strong and gets even stronger.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Maslany’s performance is, however, a bit like truffle fries arriving in a Happy Meal: It is much more sophisticated than everything else around it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    [A] gritty and entrancing British import.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    Justified takes a purely procedural setup and turns it into a long-term story arc, a season-long mystery that will presumably get less goofy than it first appears.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    The Leftovers is overwhelmingly, existentially serious, without succumbing to the relentlessly violent and masculine clichés of so much “serious” prestige TV.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Willa Paskin
    As a workplace comedy with a political bent Veep is both fun and funny, its nonpartisan position more a missed opportunity than fatal flaw.

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