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 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Shield: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Category 7: The End of the World: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 161
  2. Negative: 0 out of 161
161 tv reviews
  1. "The West Wing" was more vivid, original and compelling than "Commander in Chief" is likely to become. But impressive Geena Davis and the Oval Office gender twist are indeed refreshing.
  2. A raunchy, mostly forgettable female bonding sitcom.
  3. Like the frequently audacious comic strip that gave it life, "The Boondocks" doesn't mess around.
  4. "Sleeper Cell" works as a smart, sharply styled thriller about a very serious subject.
  5. An offbeat treat worth rooting for.
  6. It's actually rather funny, broadly entertaining and blessed with a sweet screwball spirit. It's a promising farce with heart.
  7. Simultaneously appealing and rather sadly appalling, "Mrs. Harris" gets at the messy truth of it all in a distinctively mischievous manner.
  8. 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.
  9. What may appear at first glance to be a cheap reality TV gimmick... soon evolves into something quite compelling.
  10. Has some genuinely funny moments despite its laugh track and conventional sitcom framework.
  11. It's a fresh, darkly comic workplace/social life farce peppered with good laughs.
  12. [A] smart, hard-edged new crime drama.
  13. It's styled as a sort of laid-back Gen X updating of "thirtysomething," replacing that show's neuroses-fueled, East Coast edge with a more casual, lighthearted California vibe.
  14. "Lucky Louie" is a true original -- a pleasantly twisted variation on "The Honeymooners" or "Roseanne" for the 21st Century.
  15. 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.
  16. A richly entertaining winner, a saga that both stirs the emotions and whips up vivid outbursts of satisfying, varmint-vanquishing action.
  17. "Eureka" is clever paranormal escapism that sometimes teeters on the edge of whimsical excess. But that doesn't mean you won't find plenty of affable, oddball entertainment.
  18. A comedy anchored in the flawed, deeply genuine humanity of its characters often delivers the rollicking natural high of laughter.
  19. On a simple quality drama level, it's the best network miniseries in several years.
  20. A witty, sophisticated romantic drama.
  21. It arrives fresh, charming and consistently funny.
  22. Though the crime thriller territory is familiar, Liotta and the talented supporting cast give "Smith" an extra kick of dramatic energy.
  23. Darkly gripping.
  24. With fun, familiar faces like Field, Flockhart and Griffiths on board, attending a family reunion with the Walkers every Sunday could be a lively, entertaining way to end the weekend.
  25. Feresten makes a rather engaging talk show host.
  26. You don't have to be a fantasy or sci-fi geek to have fun with it
  27. Dexter is... one of the most compelling new characters on TV.
  28. The smartly told stories of first-year coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler, "King Kong") and his Dillon High School Panthers are packed with gritty style and heartfelt emotion.
  29. "The Nine" unfolds with an abundance of emotion-charged imagination.
  30. Fey's humor possesses a sly, literate snap. And like NBC's recent cool comedies, "The Office" and "My Name Is Earl," her rollicking "30 Rock" has a surplus of nutty imagination.

Top Trailers