Arizona Republic's Scores

For 66 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 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Ed: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 The Bedford Diaries: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 48
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
  3. Negative: 0 out of 48
48 tv reviews
  1. The new fall season's best show...Here's how good: It will make you like a Styx song. Yes. It may even make you love it. It will definitely make you hum Come Sail Away, that awful anthem from one of corporate rock's biggest hack acts. Why? Because it is the dead solid perfect choice for the first episode's closing scene, a scene so painfully perfect you'll wish you were 16 again. [25 Sept 1999, p.1D]
  2. Lost is rip-roaring fun, an adventure that's best undertaken if you just sit back and enjoy the ride without thinking about it too much. [22 Sept 2004, p.1E]
  3. What a brilliant, hilarious treasure this show is, a real work of skewed art. It's also the last, best argument against the assertion that comedy is dead on TV. Watch a couple of episodes of Arrested Development and you'll be convinced it's not even ailing. [7 Nov 2004, p.1E]
  4. It's far and away the best new show on television this fall. [7 Oct 2000, p.1E]
  5. Judd Apatow, creator of Freaks and Geeks, grows up -- a little -- in this wonderful look at the freshman year ofcollege. Great stuff. So watch. [25 Sept 2001, p.1E]
  6. It's flat-out brilliant. [1 Jun 2003]
  7. Can the second season possibly be as good as the first? Judging from the first three new episodes, the answer isn't just "yes." The answer is that it might be even better. [16 Jan 2000]
  8. TV's greatest show. [4 Mar 2001]
  9. Like the series that preceded it, The Office Special is brilliant. [21 Oct 2004]
  10. A flat-out terrific new series on FX that blends the harsh reality of what firefighters face on the job with the sometimes equally harsh reality they deal with when they go home...In short, you want to care about these characters and their lives, and there's nothing more you can ask from a show. [21 July 2004, p.1E]
  11. Its second season begins tonight and is just as flat-out brilliant as its first, as funny as it is uncomfortable, as entertaining as it is haunting. [21 June 2005, p.1E]
  12. In lesser hands, the show would be suffocating, a dramatic black hole from which no light could escape. But Denis Leary, who stars as Tommy, and co-creator Peter Tolan are brilliant at letting a little humor creep in at just the right time. [30 May 2006, p.1E]
  13. A wonderful, brilliantly brutal, scathing look at British politics.
  14. The biggest and most pleasant surprise of the season.
  15. It's a fantastic show, neck-and-neck with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip for best new show of the season.
  16. Plenty of action, jaw-dropping twists, rapid-fire pacing -- 24 employs everything a good drama needs. [6 Nov 2001]
  17. What makes Desperate Housewives so intriguing -- and, in a broadcast universe that feels cookie-cutter homogenous, so different -- is the risks it takes. [3 Oct 2004]
  18. Joan of Arcadia is one of the fall season's finest new dramas. It's a show whose charms defy easy description, even after you've seen a couple of episodes -- which is a plus. The story, as well as Amber Tamblyn's portrayal of Joan, is so compelling you'll be hooked. [26 Sept 2003, p.1E]
  19. It's a first-rate drama, as well, like no other Western on TV before it. It's Dodge City turned inside out, dense with intriguing, complicated characters seeking their fortune in the baddest gold-mining camp of them all. [21 Mar 2004, p.1E]
  20. Big, loud, brash, fun -- just like the city...Hits the jackpot. [22 Sept 2003, p.1E]
  21. Elizabeth [is] portrayed by Mirren in as brilliant a performance as you're likely to see.
  22. It's easily one of the best new shows of the season.
  23. The best new comedy of the season.
  24. These episodes aren't as slam-bang great as last season's first four. But they are scarier, more personal, making it seem as if this time we have more to lose.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The premiere is so well constructed in every department, it would be near-impossible to skip the next episode. If the show can keep up this level of quality, it could wind up being one of the greats.
  25. 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He is just as blustery and foul-mouthed here as he is on "Hell's Kitchen." But he is also oddly endearing, mainly because he genuinely seems invested in the fate of each restaurant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dirty Sexy Money is filled with clever touches and neat subplots.
  26. 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]
  27. Yes, it's a ridiculous notion, but it's also a lot of stylish fun. [29 Sept 2001, p.1E]