Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,540 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 16% same as the average critic
  • 19% 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: 72
Highest review score: 100 Inside Amy Schumer: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Pauly D Project: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1162
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1162
1,162 tv reviews
  1. Jericho works when it sticks to the eerie surreality of a nuclear attack... The show, unfortunately, flops about in its first two episodes, leaning too heavily on the action-adventure stuff.
  2. So odd, you must check it out. [22 Sep 2006, p.89]
  3. Between its cinematography, setting, and subject matter, Lights doesn't look a whole lot like anything else on television right now.
  4. Baldwin's sharklike momentum pulls you through a sitcom that otherwise makes little sense.
  5. All the bases are covered, and if that doesn't make for the most inventive show, it makes for a quite watchable one. [1 Sep 2006, p.61]
  6. Scott is terrific as the conflicted son who's something of a sap, a patsy for Patty and Winstone. Plus, we're promised more Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher, a reason for celebration. And the bottom line on Close is: Nobody upstages Patty. It's the character's curse, and the actress' triumph.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With some fine-tuning and bolder steering, Drive could be one souped-up storytelling machine.
  7. [Lovespring is filled] with some of the best comedic talent out there. [16 Jun 2006, p.68]
  8. Standoff doesn't recreate the genre, but it certainly refreshes it. [15 Sep 2006, p.64]
  9. Underbelly eschews cliche and makes pregnancy surprisingly laughable.
  10. Neither as incisive as The Office, nor as over-the-top loony as Reno 911!, Dog ends up being too much bark and not quite enough bite. [9 Jun 2006, p.132]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Del Shores brings his movie and stage show about crazy Texan Women and slightly-less-crazy gay men to TV with a cavalcade of camp icons and brilliant, canon-ready Beth Grant. [25 Jul 2008, p.64]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Though his cliche hard-boiled voice-over doesn't work, much of this series... does. [29 Sep 2006, p.73]
  11. The sooner our Dex puts away the Kleenex, the better the season will be. Because who wants to watch a remorseless avenger who's inert with remorse?
  12. For the willing, it's still a story worth hearing. [2 Mar 2007, p.64]
  13. Cute enough if you're 8 years old or under. [3 Nov 2006, p.71]
  14. It's a novel idea: Remove the middleman and let artists interview themselves. [25 Nov 2005, p.96]
  15. As much fun as the adventure is, the central mystery — what happened in that motel on that May date that created such cosmic blowback — is never truly explained.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An earnest soap about women who are scrappy, sensitive, and stoic. [1 Jun 2007, p.64]
  16. Jean appears to have liked humiliation... Such masochism is hard to watch, even with a stellar cast. [24 Feb 2006, p.58]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The uneven Sarah Smith may be a lesser "Who," but it's smarter than most kids' fare. [11 Apr 2008, p.70]
  17. The plots are often unbelievable. But I like Mary, especially as she's set up in the series premiere, complete with a wacky mom.
  18. Neither self-serious nor campy, the new ABC police drama is just what I've been craving amid all the businesslike "Law & Orders" and "CSIs."
  19. The pie puns continue to make me wince--Olive says she’s ''really flaky,'' while Lily accuses her of being ''all pious.'' And Chi McBride's cynical detective still feels oddly disconnected from the rest of the ensemble. But the show has a fresh, vigorous snap, and the impeccably deadpan Pace gets off some good lines.
  20. The show remains a game mix of satire and sweetness--although Chuck still has better chemistry with his sister Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) than Sarah.
  21. The cast is as good as its target demo, but I admire its fleet pace and sly craft. [21 Sep 2007, p.72]
  22. A standard detective story that's brightened by unusual characters and snazzy dialogue.
  23. Journeyman is an enjoyable romp--one that provides the accessibility of a procedural as well as the continuing mystery of "Lost" or "Heroes." [28 Sep 2007, p.94]
  24. Based on a popular BBC series, Life on Mars, like Mad Men, makes a long-ago era feel both alien and nostalgic, like in the sweet moment where Sam wanders into a record store and just beams.
  25. Too much? Yes, too much! And yet, it's one of those moments you just have to shrug at and enjoy.