Detroit Free Press' Scores

For 256 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Longford
Lowest review score: 0 Killer Instinct: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 161
  2. Negative: 0 out of 161
161 tv reviews
  1. A raunchy, mostly forgettable female bonding sitcom.
  2. Bitter family power struggles, corporate rivalries and a touch of murder highlight a promising, if overly tangled and busy series premiere.
  3. The most compelling storytelling usually involves the combative relationship between Steinbrenner and Martin.
  4. You don't have to be a fantasy or sci-fi geek to have fun with it
  5. Though it's far from perfect -- and Nelson's flamboyant, over-the-top performance is bound to irritate some viewers -- "The District" explores racial polarization and urban political attitudes in sometimes compelling fashion. And there's an interesting, racially diverse cast of players, with veteran character actress Lynne Thigpen ("Shaft"), a real standout as Mannion's crime stats wizard Ella Farmer. [6 Oct 2000, p.12D]
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  6. Tim Daly of "Wings" is surprisingly strong in the role of Kimble, offering a nuanced portrayal of an honorable man trapped by extraordinary, anguish-fueled circumstance. [6 Oct 2000, p.1D]
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  7. A clever new animated series.
  8. A comedy anchored in the flawed, deeply genuine humanity of its characters often delivers the rollicking natural high of laughter.
  9. A slick and clever cut above most cheesy reality shows. [8 Jan 2004]
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  10. Laced with profanity, amoral behavior and fine performances, "The Riches" adheres to its own maverick set of family drama values ... infused with secrets and lies, twisted laughs and lots of love.
  11. If not exactly magnificent, it's still a well-executed traditional western. [31 Dec 1997]
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  12. It's uneven in spots, with the riveting action sequences sometimes overshadowing the more subdued domestic scenes. But unlike the often gratingly shallow "JAG," "The Unit" allows for ambiguity.
  13. At the very least, it's the best-made guilty pleasure on television. [5 Sept 2006, p.2]
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  14. With a little bit of prime time luck, Lost just may become what it sets out to be -- a mesmerizing thrill ride with a brain and more than a little humanity. [22 Sept 2004, p.1C]
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  15. "Lucky Louie" is a true original -- a pleasantly twisted variation on "The Honeymooners" or "Roseanne" for the 21st Century.
  16. Karen Sisco [is] also blessed with the presence of superb character actor Bill Duke ("Red Dragon") as Karen's imposing, no-nonsense boss. [1 Oct 2003, p.1E]
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  17. You know you're in the presence of a fresh, original sitcom when you don't even mind the laugh track.
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  18. Colorfully plucky but inconsistent. [9 Jan 2000]
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  19. An offbeat treat worth rooting for.
  20. Because it is wisely anchored in the marvelous performances of Parker and Perkins, "Weeds" packs a merrily subversive comic energy. [5 Aug 2005]
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  21. It's actually good ... and genuinely funny.
  22. [A] sly spoof.
  23. "Farscape" offers a witty, energized change of pace from popular, long-running science-fiction series such as "Babylon 5" and the various "Star Trek" incarnations. There's less futuristic philosophizing, more colorful comic book action and humorous fun. [19 Mar 1999]
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  24. The show's ensemble cast -- which also includes Jill Clayburgh, William Baldwin and Samaire Armstrong ("Entourage") -- is pretty darn fabulous. And the entertaining result is sophisticated trash with stylish flash.
  25. The promising "That's Life" rarely seems recycled. [29 Sept 2000, p.1E]
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  26. Though the crime thriller territory is familiar, Liotta and the talented supporting cast give "Smith" an extra kick of dramatic energy.
  27. Judging by the fine, funny - and, yes, mysterious - third season premiere, Cherry is keeping his witty, plot-twisting word ... so far. [24 Sep 2006]
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  28. Raucous, bawdily good-natured. [14 Aug 2005]
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  29. Like any over-the-top, conspiracy-laced concept, "Prison Break" will only work if viewers are giddily enticed to jump aboard the Willing Suspension of Disbelief Express.
  30. The breezily irreverent "Entourage" -- chock-full of witty banter, Hollywood insider jokes and real-life celebrities in self-spoofing mode -- parties on in especially fine style.

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