Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,404 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Black Mirror: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Pauly D Project: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1851
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1851
1851 tv reviews
  1. Haigh and Lannan raise a few compelling questions about our litmus test for happiness, and Groff deserves praise for pulling off a handful of sentimental climaxes. But there's a lingering sense that Looking used its rare second chance to purposefully leave its audience longing for closure that simply doesn't exist. [22/29 Jul 2016, p.96]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  2. Shooter's full of sharp cat-and-mouse intrigue and whiplash double crosses as Swagger's tapped by his former commanding officer (Omar Epps) to stop a sniper from assassinating POTUS. [22/29 Jul 2016, p.98]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  3. Even as ’80s pastiche, there’s little unique about Stranger Things--the plot and novelty are stretched thin at eight hours. But it gathers momentum in episode 4 and generates pleasure in the convergence of various story lines.
  4. There’s a precision in the show’s expansion, a sense that the creative team wants to explore every corner of their comedy world--and every corner of the character’s psyches. Season 3 builds to one of the funniest, weirdest, and most profound moments I’ve ever seen in a television show--and that’s before the season finale.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After a few years ramping up the drama, season 6 of Suits seems to have rediscovered the comedic balance that made it a hit in the first place. [15 Jul 2016, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  5. An overload of family angst--including a meddlesome grandfather and a more scarlet "A word," adultery--dilutes the impact of a well-meaning, well-acted melodrama that works best when narrowly and smartly focused on its title subject. [15 Jul 2016, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  6. Meticulously unhinged. [15 July 2016, p.62]
  7. The premiere suffers from a premise of scattered characters and broken relationships, which subverts emotional resonance, and the decision to be a two-hour event. ... But there’s an abundance of artfulness, and Malek is electric.
  8. These powerfully acted investigations drive a narrative that meticulously tracks the procedures, language, and culture of the actors’ work. In doing so, The Night Of produces endless richness and sobering meanings about the degrading cost of a flawed justice system.
  9. Match Game’s brand is loony lewdness, and there is something admirable about the liberated way the revival practices it. It’s equal opportunity lewdness; everyone one the show, straight or gay, can be as blue as they wanna be. I like how Baldwin flirts, or pretends to flirt, with female and male celebrity panelists.
  10. Like original host Dick Clark, Strahan--warm, sharp, strategically witty--is a choice proctor for what’s basically a high-stress, highly-entertaining Language Arts test. With creative, brainy, energetic yet disciplined players, the hour flies in exciting fashion.
  11. A stunningly shot wildlife series. [1 Jul 2016]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  12. Friel's winning performance keeps each scene feeling fresh. [1 Jul 2016]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  13. Thanks the lord Mary Berry that literally nothing has changed about the contest's winning formula. ... [A] rosewater-infused layer cake of TV delight. [1 Jul 2016]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  14. What Queen needs to decide is if it wants to tell the complicated origin story of a drug lord, Breaking Bad-style, or if it’s fine being a shallow-but-entertaining thriller. Right now, it’s trying to be both, and, as the first episode shows, straddling the line can be a one-way ticket to ruin.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Sure, several original cast members are back, but the romance and the unforgettable dance sequences are not. [24 Jun 2016, p.54]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  15. This is Crowe's The Newsroom, the moment when his trademark sincerity crosses over into preachy didacticism. [24 Jun 2016, p.54]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  16. Plotwise, OMO is purely silly, but it's also breezy, bitchy fun. [24 Jun 2016, p.53]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  17. Thirteen is an occasionally horrifying, mostly captivating look at how a woman tries to grow up after not having the chance to. [24 Jun 2016, p.53]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  18. Gothic is either afraid of being too gothic or just doesn't know what gothic is. [24 Jun 2016, p.53]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  19. As soap, Greenleaf bubbles with an abundance of intrigue and too many clichés. ... Still, the characters are compelling enough, and the performances are uniformly strong, if a touch too serious.
  20. The premise sounds vaguely familiar... But The Tunnel still delivers on its nasty twists. [17 Jun 2016, p.63]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  21. While this by-the-numbers adaptation doesn't have the quirk or emotion that made the original so memorable, it boasts a key building block in Mike Epps. [17 Jun 2016]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  22. The humor can be pretty lowbrow ... but the agreeable cast--which includes Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords--suggests that all is not you-know-what. [17 Jun 2016]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  23. There's too much froth, too many players, and not enough actual shocks to make you care about the answer [to if Grace killed her flatmate]. [17 Jun 2016]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  24. It’s a blend of political satire and semi-campy horror--a darkly comic zombie yarn, a cheeky Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And if the whole season is like the pilot, it might actually be fun.
  25. A surfboard Sons of Anarchy adapted from an acclaimed 2010 Aussie flick, Animal Kingdom lives at the intersection of Polished Cable Pulp and Who Cares? The performances are good enough to enliven the antihero familiarity.
  26. It’s a grim season, but there are still enough great one-liners to remind you why Orange has earned a best-comedy nod from the Emmys.
  27. Somehow, just like its unfortunately tattooed protagonists, UnREAL just gets smarter the more shameless it gets.
  28. Fresh reporting and candid interviews make the trial newly compelling and illuminate its outcome. But it's the lesser-known players, including jurors and marketing agents, who provide provocative insights into the tragic saga of compounding historical injustices that implicate all of American culture. [3/10 June 2016, p.100]
    • Entertainment Weekly

Top Trailers