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 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: 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. One hopes viewers don't get too caught up in Nip/Tuck's sometimes over-the-top graphic images and miss the beauty of the series underneath. [22 July 2003, p.1E]
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  2. It is laugh-out-loud hilarious -- if your drink doesn't spew out your nose at least once an episode, you're not paying enough attention. [19 Aug 2003]
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  3. Yes, it's a ridiculous notion, but it's also a lot of stylish fun. [29 Sept 2001, p.1E]
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  4. It's seriously good, though not always serious. [3 June 2001, p.1E]
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  5. The interaction between Mal and the other characters boasts the same seamless savvy that makes Buffy and her pals so winning. [20 Sept 2002, p.1E]
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  6. Even to an audience growing increasingly used to gritty televised fare,it's a tough look, indeed. [26 Apr 2000, p.3E]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the quality holds through subsequent episodes, Futurama has a shot to be the best new TV comedy since King of the Hill. [28 Mar 1999]
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  7. Elizabeth [is] portrayed by Mirren in as brilliant a performance as you're likely to see.
  8. So it's not the most original plot. So what? Kids are going to freak over it, and watch it again and again and again.... Tisdale is once again great as Sharpay--her performance of Fabulous is the best thing in the movie--and Lucas Grabeel gets his chance to shine as her long-suffering brother Ryan.
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  9. The best new comedy of the season.
  10. Worth watching. ... The domestic drama isn't quite so compelling as the cops-and-robbers stuff but takes some of the edge off of its intensity. [4 Apr 2000]
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  11. What makes it palatable is that it is often laugh-out-loud hilarious. If Seinfeld broke down a few barriers when it came to subject matter in a sitcom, Philadelphia gleefully smashes right through them. [3 Aug 2005]
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  12. An attempt as fascinating as it is frustrating. But fun to watch all the same. [30 Nov 2001, p.1E]
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  13. Nothing groundbreaking here, obviously, but it's still pretty funny.
  14. Ambitious and well-made, good cast, but brutal.
  15. Birds of Prey isn't "Buffy" or "Alias" smart, but it is fun, and Scott's a breakout star. It's from the producers of "Smallville", but it's much darker -- a good thing -- and has a hip sheen that serves it well. [8 Oct 2002, p.6E]
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  16. There are reasons not to like Dexter, but thanks to Hall's winning portrayal and the cool, creep-out idea, it's almost impossible not to.
  17. Plays down the drama and ratchets up the entertainment. All the teams are compelling for one reason or another. [5 Sep 2001]
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  18. It's beautiful to look at, mind-bending to even try to comprehend, absorbing, compelling, complicated, creepy -- and I have absolutely no clue where it's headed. [13 Sep 2003]
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  19. Unlike the HBO hits, Queer as Folk isn't great TV. It is interesting TV, entertaining TV, at times very good TV. But not in the same league as The Sopranos. [3 Dec 2000, p.3E]
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  20. There are lots of laughs and thrills here, and just the occasional misstep: Someone, anyone, please get sidekick Tyler Labine to tone down the obnoxious Jack Black impression.
  21. Happily, it's a funny show that deserves a wide, diverse audience. [26 Mar 2002, p.6E]
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  22. Gilmore Girls tries to be edgy, but at its core it's -- there's just noother word -- sweet. It's nothing groundbreaking. [5 Oct 2000, p.1E]
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  23. It's not so instantly compelling, particularly for the uninitiated. [22 June 2004, p.6E]
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  24. It ain't bad. Unnecessary, maybe. Why watch the road-show version when you can rent the DVD of the original? But not bad. [20 Mar 2005, p.1E]
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  25. Not the best comedy you've ever seen, but the best chance for a new hit. [17 Sep 2002]
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  26. Decent effort, but you can't help wondering whether we'll be Watching Ellie for long. [26 Feb 2002]
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  27. Nothing thrilling, which actually seems to work on CBS. [25 Sept 2001, p.1E]
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  28. The balancing act of working mom and psychic for hire, trying to be normal when you're not, is more interesting than the crime-solving. But how long can that be sustained? It's possible, in fact, that Medium would have worked better as a movie than as a series. [3 Jan 2005]
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  29. Good for Kudrow for taking on something so different. You can't accuse her of trading on her Friends familiarity. You can, however, wish that The Comeback, for all the merits of its premise, was more enjoyable to watch. [3 June 2005, p.10]
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