Baltimore Sun's Scores

For 197 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Ed: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Do Not Disturb: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 129
  2. Negative: 0 out of 129
129 tv reviews
  1. Despite being so derivative, it is brimming with promise. [21 Mar 1995]
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  2. I am not yet ready to say The Middle is a great sitcom, but it sure seems in synch with the mood of middle America today.
  3. Karen Sisco isn't a great drama. For one thing, much of the dialogue is too tough-guy wooden to believe. [1 Oct 2003, p.1E]
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  4. Push, Nevada is not a terrible series in any way, shape or form. In fact, it's fairly entertaining. But what I absolutely hate about it is how desperately hard it tries to be Twin Peaks. [17 Sept 2002, p.1E]
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  5. I like the way this series cuts to the moral bone and ties so much of the evil men and women do to our culture's excessive materialism, commercialism and obsession with appearances. [22 July 2003, p.1E]
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  6. The triumph of Parker's performance - just like that of James Gandolfini's depiction of Tony Soprano - is that she makes one care about Botwin in spite of all her flaws. [7 Aug 2005]
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  7. Here's a series that has a strong cast, great writing and what could prove to be an enlightened exploration of body and self image.
  8. I have no major complaint with this Fugitive as an act of filmmaking imitation. I just wish they had tried to emulate the spirit of the original and re-imagine this "Fugitive" in a way that made it connect as vitally with America today as the original connected with America in 1963. [6 Oct 2000, p.1E]
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  9. Viewers who can get past the uncertain dialects and a few cartoonish supporting characters are in for a real treat.
  10. "Soul Food" has its share of soap-opera moments and predictable story threads. ... But the moments in "Soul Food" that bode best for the series' future are the ones that don't try so hard, that show the Josephs struggling to remain a family despite the forces pulling them apart. It's moments like those that give their story strength and should keep viewers anxious to find out what happens next. [28 Jun 2000]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'll take Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen in USA's delightful new action comedy Burn Notice.
  11. By far, the best sitcom of the new season. [11 Oct 2000, p.1E]
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  12. The show is vulgar, adolescent and sexist -- and seems proud of it. [18 July 2004, p.2F]
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  13. The most tautly written of all the new serialized dramas.
  14. Neither Meloni nor Hargitay is a great actor, and both are guilty of overacting here...The limited range of each is suggested by their over-reliance on one or two basics moves. Meloni purses his lips and bugs his eyes out to tell us he's intense and/or getting mad. Hargitay runs her hand through her hair to tell us she's stressed. She does the hair thing so many times tonight you fear she'll have pulled all her hair out by midseason. [20 Sept 1999, p.1E]
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  15. That's Life has a good message and great cast. But if it wants to last, it's going to have to lose the professor, settle on a single voice, and do it fast. [30 Sept 2000, p.1E]
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  16. The resonance of this drama with our lives today alone makes it worth a look.
  17. One of the zaniest - and most savvy - workplace comedies in years.
  18. One of the primary attractions of the drama looks to be the fantasy it offers of office mates becoming a community of friends who are continually dropping in on each other to offer companionship and support.
  19. The Sheen persona wears thin after a while, and Jones is just another kid actor with a goofy-sweet face. But what could make this sitcom fly is Cryer. He injects Alan with a manic energy that literally lifts the pilot into a higher comic gear each time he begins to catalog or rant about all his anxieties and fears. [22 Sept 2003, p.1C]
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  20. Conan O'Brien's first Tonight Show was a good one--if you like canned video clips rather than topical humor. Otherwise, there wasn't much to get excited about.
  21. If you like that kind of Elmore-Leonard-wannabe dialogue, you'll probably like McBride a lot. [31 Jan 1995]
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  22. This film was one of the most pleasant surprises I've had in a year of screening hundreds of TV productions. In fact, it made my weekend.
  23. Too many characters quip too wise, but San Giacomo has a nice way with a line, David Spade plays a good unctuous photographer and Segal is his normal exasperating self. [4 Mar 1997]
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  24. HBO's Recount fails. Invented dialogue and actions attributed to real-world figures play side by side with, and are indistinguishable from, verifiable actions and events that took place in Florida in 2000.
  25. That is profound stuff--if only the series did a better job of capturing it. The idea that all he has to sell is himself is an interesting one intellectually, but it doesn't play very well onscreen.
  26. This is social satire, and Grier's job is to make a mainstream audience see race and power in new ways. That often involves shock.
  27. After screening three episodes, I am as hooked on this moody, hypnotic saga as I've been on any drama since The Sopranos. I'm not saying this is going to be the next Sopranos. It's too idiosyncratic and strange for that. [13 Sep 2003]
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  28. Hart's a real charmer, which bodes well. [27 Sept 1996, p.5D]
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  29. As the lead, Simon Baker is too one-note smirky for me.

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