Detroit Free Press' Scores

For 240 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Pushing Daisies: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Killer Instinct: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 153
  2. Negative: 0 out of 153
153 tv reviews
  1. A sometimes clever twist on the overly familiar crime drama format ... is ultimately bogged down in the same old gory homicidal cliches and whodunit solutions. [23 Jan 2005]
  2. Like Zuiker's first two installments of the series, "CSI: NY" is well made and well cast. But there's also something coldly understated and ordinary about it as well. [22 Sep 2004]
  3. The sex scenes -- yes, there's plenty of bare skin and rising erotic temperatures -- alternate between sensitive and slightly cheesy, a la "Red Shoe Diaries." [16 Jan 2004, p.6H]
  4. There are occasional funny moments amid the raging comic mediocrity.
  5. The few good laughs in an otherwise so-so show are supplied by the slyly wigged-out Beth Lacke.
  6. Screwloose, occasionally amusing...Yeah, Beavis and Butt-head would make fun of this show. Heh-heh-heh. [20 Jan 2003]
  7. Lopez loses because he's caught in the middle of a ho-hum sitcom with few real laughs -- much like ABC's very similar "My Wife and Kids" and "According to Jim." Oops. [27 Mar 2002]
  8. A tepid traditional sitcom.
  9. A lame, uninspired faculty farce.
  10. A pretty bland romantic confection.
  11. [A] trite little laugh-track factory.
  12. Crusading criminal prosecutor Annabeth Chase... [is] the most irritating lead character on any new drama series this fall.
  13. [A] cheesy carnival of reality TV.
  14. Just another tediously cliched crime procedural. Whodunit? Who cares.
  15. Disheartening proof that even the most talented producers sometimes concoct a prime-time crock.
  16. A tediously bloody bore.
  17. In terms of intelligence, wit and quality, "Desire" is a serious cut below most prime time drama series.
  18. A tediously insipid show that is perilously low on wit, intelligence or imagination.
  19. A ho-hum traditional sitcom filled with formula banter and cliched cuteness.
  20. Slick, cynical teen soap nonsense.
  21. This is by far the least charming--the lame, leering sitcom tales of two brainiac losers (Johnny Galecki, above, and Jim Parsons) goofily smitten by the babelicious girl next door (Kaley Cuoco). It's about as witty as a pocket protector.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The producers must have been living in a cave when they wrote this inept, misfiring social satire.
  22. This laugh-track loser pretty much wastes the not inconsiderable comic talents of Jon Cryer ("The Famous Teddy Z") and David Krumholtz ("Slums of Beverly Hills"). [6 Oct 2000, p.12D]
  23. Offers only slightly more entertainment appeal than viewing a test pattern. [10 Jul 2000]
  24. Tell Me You Love Me is little more than an intellectually pretentious, emotionally vapid snoozer.
  25. A slick 'n' grim crime procedural piled high with deadly dull cliches
  26. [A] dreadful little laugh-impaired comedy.
  27. Despite Lithgow and Tambor's capabilities, the series sags badly amid the moldy excesses of generic, over-the-top slapstick.
  28. This is entertainment? Awful.
  29. Here's an early candidate for worst miniseries of the 21st Century.