Chicago Sun-Times' Scores

For 806 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Deadwood: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Sexy Money: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 555
  2. Negative: 0 out of 555
555 tv reviews
  1. On the whole, Suburgatory delivers more hits than misses, largely thanks to its cast.
  2. At 208 minutes, Scorsese has accomplished the best documentary that is probably possible.
  3. The absurdity of an omniscient sophisticate still in short pants carries plenty of comedic potential.
  4. Co-creators Joe and Tony Gayton have turned out a solid series that got stronger with each of the five episodes I watched.
  5. [A] weekly fix of justice and resolution while the overarching--and more intriguing--story line of McDeere's plight slowly unfolds.
  6. Alcatraz sure is [fun].
  7. The mythology is intriguing and so are the characters, who are as full of witty one-liners as their closets are bursting with black leather.
  8. Overall, the first episode delivers a suspenseful ride around the world, peppered with some tear-jerking moments.
  9. Luck can be maddeningly inscrutable but it becomes less so over time.
  10. The stereotypes slow down in subsequent episodes, which grew more entertaining with each of the four I watched.
  11. Despite this highly unoriginal setup, NBC's midseason rom-com Bent has its charms--most of which come from the laid-back, likable lothario Pete.
  12. The series is highly relatable and, at times, pretty funny.
  13. Soapy melodrama aside, Titanic does a fine job giving viewers a sense of what it was like to be aboard the doomed vessel.
  14. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is a deliciously nasty comedy that takes a well-worn formula and whips it to life with clever writing and an engaging cast.
  15. The show chronicles the more humorous than glamorous challenges encountered by Meyer, whose full-time job us self-preservation.
  16. The show is a refreshing alternative to the typical diva docu-series, where overly cosmeticked prima donnas stir up drama in their perfectly appointed mansions.
  17. The well-executed drama is a welcome addition to the programming lineup for a network better known for non-scripted series like "Swamp People" and "Pawn Stars."
  18. While politics come into play later, it is human emotions such as grief, regret and loss that fans can look forward to sinking their teeth into at the start of the season.
  19. While the latest interpretation doesn't live up to the British import, it's still more entertaining than your typical CBS procedural.
  20. This ranks among the best new comedies of the season.
  21. What Vegas lacks in the whodunit department it makes up for with the bigger narrative about a town up for grabs and the two men vying to get their hands on it.
  22. It's another welcome helping of "New Girl" adorkability.
  23. Toss in some sex and Southern-style politics, and you've got plenty to sing about.
  24. This slick action-drama is based on the comic book superhero Green Arrow. Prepare to quiver.
  25. The Dust Bowl is more like eat-your-vegetables television than some of Burns' other endeavors, namely his last PBS documentary, "Prohibition." But it's still a worthwhile examination of an overlooked chapter from our past that holds plenty of lessons for our future.
  26. Despite cable's relaxed standards for nudity and swearing, as well as the addition of new showrunner Ric Swartzlander ("Gary Unmarried"), Cougar Town still feels like the same old show--a very good show at that.
  27. The 13-episode Legit fits right in at the male-skewing cable network known for pushing the envelope with edgier, unconventional fare.
  28. The story isn't brilliant or all that sophisticated, but the scripts are stocked with enough clever twists and turns to keep you guessing.
  29. David Duchovny from "Red Shoe Diaries," "Twin Peaks" and the current film "Kalifornia" combines an off-center earnestness with a weird sense of humor to make Mulder likable and convincing. As Scully, Gillian Anderson provides a cool, logical counterpart for Spooky. It's a perfectly balanced pairing, with only a hint of sexual tension. [10 Sept 1993, p.61]
    • Chicago Sun-Times
  30. Like the kids it's about, this show deserves a better fate, however. (Saturday night at 7? Come on, NBC.) It's a dry-eyed but ultimately sweet program, and if you're home alone on a date night, it's for you. [24 Sept 1999, p.48]
    • Chicago Sun-Times

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