Arizona Republic's Scores

For 74 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Arrested Development: Season 2
Lowest review score: 10 The Bedford Diaries: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 52
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 52
  3. Negative: 0 out of 52
52 tv reviews
  1. The family faces all of the usual TV problems -- girl trouble, parent trouble, popular-goon-at-school trouble, etc. -- that come with trying to fit in in a new town. And it all looks great, with the snow and mountains and whatnot. But it plays out ... calculated. [16 Sept 2002, p.1E]
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  2. The talented Mr. Wolfwould disagree, but frankly, three is two too many. [29 Sept 2001, p.1E]
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  3. Unfortunately, The L Word too often makes it seem as if having sex is all its characters are interested in doing, particularly in the 90-minute first episode. [17 Jan 2004, p.1E]
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  4. And you thought Lost could be confusing. At least it doesn't give you a headache just thinking about it.
  5. Whenever the action drifts away from Heaton or Grammer, the show starts to feel slack.
  6. But the oddest thing here is Harmon. Normally a charmer, his Gibbs is all stony glances and smarmy silences. Why waste that natural likability? [23 Sept 2003, p.1E]
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  7. The word the network would probably be happy to hear used to describe the show is "cute." And it is, a little. But a much more accurate description would be "disposable."
  8. The hunk quotient is pretty high. But that doesn't overcome the fact that the show is dumb and uninvolving.
  9. As unremarkable as it sounds. [28 Sept 2001, p.1E]
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  10. Too often it feels like a missed opportunity, though there's always hope for improvement, more realistic in this case than most.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An entire series built on the past tense could become tiresome, no matter how slick the visuals may be. [27 Sept 2003, p.C4]
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  11. Dracula returned without his soul. That's true of Watching Ellie, as well, if you accept that humor is the soul of a sitcom and that the show had any humor the first time around. It did. At least a little. This time, Watching Ellie wastes some serious comic talent, of which Louis-Dreyfus is just the most notable. [15 Apr 2003]
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  12. Oddly enough, the sex isn't what's offensive about the show. Everything else is.
  13. It [is] such a cloying, annoying mess you can barely expend the effort to hate it.

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