Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,766 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 15% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Freaks and Geeks: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1341
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1341
1,341 tv reviews
  1. The oddball overload bugs at first, but the incredibly likable cast makes The Unusuals unusually promising.
  2. What starts out lean and mean can grow flabby and sentimental, and flaws can turn into handsome plot twists. Which is one reason to just bite down hard and go with the show.
  3. A juicy, jauntily anarchic production.
  4. Fortunately, you don't have to take the former SNL star too seriously to roll with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a sitcom from the producers of Parks and Recreation that smartly pokes at police-show tropes and creates a promising comedy playground where the Motherlovin' jester can cut loose.
  5. The premise is a neat riff on immigration and fitting in, but the jokes are a bit conventional for a show that looks so pleasantly odd.
  6. This show, which reunites the undeniably charming Bilson with The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz, is a goodie that mixes heartstring-tugging moments with lines like this: "There it is. Rock bottom. I just played 'Dixie' with my butt."
  7. I'll miss Grissom, but welcome Langston's brusque authority: lotsa possibilities for friction with the prickly CSI crew.
  8. Sound gaggy? It's not. Twain is incapable of treacle: She travels, talks, and even sings!
  9. Filmed with a muddy palette, the premiere hums with menace. There's lots of low-down action, with brass knuckles applied.
  10. 'Deadwood' creates from the git-go a villain for the ages in Al Swearengen. McShane's slicingly deep voice is like a bowie knife stuck in the series' heart, but instead of stopping its action, he brings the show to pumping, bloody life.
  11. They reunite to help Bletchley alum Alice in a personal matter that grippingly involves an illegitimate child, a chemical spill and top secret military documents. [11 Apr 2014, p.60]
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  12. This reliably hilarious and routinely scabrous spoof medical show starts off the new season with a crackerjack episode. [3/10 Jun 2011, p.106]
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  13. The good news for fans — and neophytes — is that the new sitcom is clever and insular, capturing all the drudgery, awkwardness, and rivalry of cubicle living. ... Ultimately, though, The Office lacks the aching subtlety of the BBC version.
  14. For a thoughtful drama that's so rooted in national identity, there's only one real misstep: No one will mistake Kruger for a Texan.
  15. Annie Walker tackles a new case--but it feels like a distraction as the Ben mystery continues. [3/10 Jun 2011, p.109]
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  16. A cheery, hot pink daisy of a show -- inherently cute and incredibly simple.
  17. Director John Gulager ... is easily the most intriguing personality in PG history.
  18. Political Animals' rich characters and complicated relationships seem like they'd need six seasons to develop.
  19. The storytelling immediately recharges the Raylan vs. Boyd conflict.
  20. The extended action sequences leave less time for the franchise's signature adult-friendly heart and wit, but there's are still some great sight gags and winking references. [5 Dec 2014, p.76]
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    • 83 Critic Score
    Sure, this show, as dark as the bottom of Oscar the Grouch's trash can, will give your inner child nightmares, but it's the only way he'll learn.
  21. Braugher [has] never been better... rarely has a character hopped onto the screen feeling so completely real. [31 Mar 2006, p.51]
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  22. For a show with such superb acting -- all honor to Boreanaz, who's got macho vulnerability down to a smooth essence not achieved since James Garner in his 'Rockford Files' days, and to Amy Acker, who has gone from victim to sexpot to villain without ever hitting a false note – 'Angel' is surprisingly rife with leaden lines like 'Rules can be broken; all you have to do is push hard enough.'
  23. AHS is pretty much all scare, all the time: a whole lotta screams, sex, jolts, mashed faces, psychotic behavior, and dead babies.
  24. Life is intelligent fun.
  25. If you find the premiere poky, stick with it: Episodes gets funnier with each succeeding episode, and the acting is superb. Yes: Matt LeBlanc = superb.
  26. Hemlock Grove takes its time with story lines, ensuring that each one has plenty of room to ripen. It carries out every dastardly deed with gusto, but still offers enough moments of levity.
  27. After dialing it down to an 11, [Vincent] D'Onofrio — along with some creepy stories — is turning CI into the best of the L&O franchise.
  28. A pretty spry police procedural. A lot of the credit goes to the chemistry between stars Chyler Leigh (the Brooklyn-raised detective) and Jacky Ido (the French-born cabbie). [27 Jun 2014, p.57]
  29. Wars is funnier than a movie about wedge politics has a right to be. [15 Dec 2006, p.80]
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