Chicago Sun-Times' Scores

For 786 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Pacific: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Hot Properties: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 542
  2. Negative: 0 out of 542
542 tv reviews
  1. A mix of joyous wedding day flashbacks and sometimes painful present-day interviews results in a compelling narrative that should be required viewing for anyone about to walk down the aisle.
  2. Seeing Game Change is like living again through the campaign of 2008.
  3. With its viciously sarcastic view of shameless business deals in sports, Arli$$ is ready for instant victories as a champion of television satire. [7 Aug 1996, p.53]
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  4. At the end, Cinema Verite shows how the Louds dealt with the notoriety after the series aired, and where they are now. Cinema Verite blurs the lines even more - but there's a perverse logic to that.
  5. Breaking could be a good study of acting, since Cranston and Aaron Paul (as his partner, Jesse) get under the grimy skin of their characters. But there's not enough of the good stuff, like writing, directing, mood, cinematography--you get the point.
  6. Shrek the Halls does a very good job of top-to-bottom production.
  7. 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.
  8. Watching it was just bliss, and those of you who experienced the first five seasons in real time will probably enjoy it even more.
  9. Anthony LaPaglia makes a strong entrance as gritty James Wyler. [10 Oct 1996, p.47]
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  10. It's the funniest thing you'll see all summer--particularly if you're drug-free.
  11. As FX's hit series Rescue Me begins its seventh and final season tonight, the melding of comedy and drama is as deft as ever.
  12. NBC should consider scrapping Thursday's first episode.... But then come the second and third installments -- inspired, taut and funny.
  13. While the latest interpretation doesn't live up to the British import, it's still more entertaining than your typical CBS procedural.
  14. An instantly engaging show that seamlessly delivers stimulating dramatic situations and juicy romantic comedy. [8 Sep 1997]
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  15. There are funny sketches and ones that go down in flames in comedian Dave Chappelle's erratic new series, which is interesting due to the unexplored territories it tills and the way it dares to offend sensitive types. [22 Jan 2003, p.53]
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  16. The acting, writing and directing are subtle and graceful.
  17. This slick action-drama is based on the comic book superhero Green Arrow. Prepare to quiver.
  18. Things are looking up for the underdog show.
  19. Some episodes chug along faster than others, but the stellar production values render even the slower-paced installments worthwhile viewing.
  20. High School Musical 2 is very good. It's more than listenable. The music is surprisingly catchy, smartly penned and not annoying.
  21. This pleasant enough rom-com would be better if it relied less on predictable sex jokes and focused more on the fish-out-of-water angle that will ring true to anyone who’s lived abroad.
  22. Clever dialogue and an unmistakable sense of place still make the show worth watching, even when the narrative is spinning its wheels.
  23. Get ready to laugh and cry with this touching new comedy about a dysfunctional team of nurses and doctors caring for aging patients in a hospital’s extended-care wing.
  24. ABC knows that "Lost" is coming up on its last season, and it wants to ease the transition for you with this sci-fi grand-mystery series. On the basis of one episode, it's hard to say whether it will live up to its promise. But there is promise.
  25. "Futurama"... dissolves into so many random clever-to-cute jokes, visual puns and other shtick. It just doesn't hold together. [25 Mar 1999]
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  26. I predict those struggles for allegiance to be reflected in the microcosm of smalltown Jericho. Instead of “North and South,” we may be about to get “East and West.”
  27. Hopefully, the scriptwriting will improve and make better use of the cast, which is ripe for higher-quality material.
  28. Pacing is brisk. The mood, generally eerie. The special effects--a fruit truck smashing accordion-style into a clear wall--don’t disappoint. It’s basically the television version of an entertaining beach read.
  29. Beneath the hamminess and questionable mythology lurks a terrifying tale about a viral outbreak linked to vampirism.
  30. Entertaining, addicting and curiously familiar. [28 Jun 1995]
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