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 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 4
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. As the show unfolds over three nights, the taut storytelling never falters, using the visceral oomph of handheld cameras, quick scenes and an unsentimental emotional palette. [26 Jan 2004]
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  2. If not exactly magnificent, it's still a well-executed traditional western. [31 Dec 1997]
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  3. There's an engaging free spirit at the heart of "Watching Ellie." [26 Feb 2002]
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  4. Whether it eventually runs out of storytelling steam or becomes a surprise hit like former hot-weather rookie "Northern Exposure," the engagingly bodacious Maximum Bob sure beats another numb summer rerun. Here comes the jive-talking judge! [3 Aug 1998, p.1D]
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  5. Despite its almost giddily provocative tone and the hanky-panky tunnel vision of its teenage protagonists, "life as we know it" displays some real promise with refreshing twists of wit, imagination and an offbeat style. [7 Oct 2004]
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  6. 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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  7. "Desperate Housewives" has been spinning its storytelling wheels this fall. ... But we kvetch too much. Despite its slightly diminished state, most of the time "Housewives" remains a Sunday night delight. [30 Oct 2005]
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  8. A taut new crime drama that's happily more than the sum of its generic crime procedural parts. [13 Jun 2005]
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  9. Within the context of an overly familiar, murder-saturated genre, talented "Medium" creator Glenn Gordon Caron ("Moonlighting") manages to find some emotionally rich variations on the formula, assisted by Patricia Arquette's appealing performance as a suburban, crime-solving mom who sees dead people. [3 Jan 2005]
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  10. The doctors of Chicago Hope Hospital, a gleaming surgical palace with all the cutting- edge gizmos, tend to pontificate. [18 Sep 1994]
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  11. The opening episode is solidly done and pretty entertaining. But a fifth season of "Everwood" would have been a much better fit in the time slot following "7th Heaven."
  12. A sly, witty step up from the boorish "Becker."
  13. "Wedding Wars" tries to do a lot, with moderate success.
  14. Lame storytelling and dialogue.
  15. A gimmicky, cliched legal drama that seems to have been unearthed from 20 years ago.
  16. Even with its erratic start, "Inconceivable" still manages to deliver a fair share of escapist, bun-in-the-oven fun.
  17. Shepherd scores in a so-so docudrama.
  18. With its attractive cast and the Emmy Award-winning talent behind-the-scenes... "Related" should be a lot more fizzy, witty fun than it is.
  19. [A] bland, formulaic family comedy.
  20. "Run's House" seems to be the reality sitcom flip side of "Being Bobby Brown."
  21. So MacLachlan's enjoyable. The supporting cast is OK. And the unconventional premise is rather promising. Now it's up to the producers to give "In Justice" a more distinctive dramatic zing.
  22. Breezily prefabricated sitcom humor that lacks the fresh zing of anything remotely original.
  23. [It has] just enough funny, semi-improvised moments to make you wish it was better.
  24. Maybe they all graduated from the Melrose Place College of Law.
  25. "Modern Men" feels anything but, well, modern. But in its own goofy, good-natured retro way, this old-school comedy... generates some lighthearted, if predictable grins.
  26. In between the sardonic wisecracks and tangled storytelling, it's easy to lose interest.
  27. Doesn't quite rise to the cheerful, sweetly clever quality level of WB's "Beauty and the Geek."
  28. The Old Testament just shouldn't be this dull.
  29. A breezy summertime soap opera.
  30. "Saved" is a sometimes entertaining, often predictable trauma drama.

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