Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,155 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 The Corner: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1649
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1649
1649 tv reviews
  1. 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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  2. A stunningly shot wildlife series. [1 Jul 2016]
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  3. 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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  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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  7. A cheery, hot pink daisy of a show -- inherently cute and incredibly simple.
  8. Director John Gulager ... is easily the most intriguing personality in PG history.
  9. Political Animals' rich characters and complicated relationships seem like they'd need six seasons to develop.
  10. Maura Tierney's Helen continues to hold the emotional center, while Ruth Wilson's Alison is as haunting as ever. [18 Nov 2016, p.52]
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  11. The storytelling immediately recharges the Raylan vs. Boyd conflict.
  12. Whether it’s turning its squinty eye on soccer practice or sexting or how to handle your best friend’s useless stoner husband, that real-lifeness, in all its weird, mundane, un-laugh-tracked glory, is the best thing about Better Things.
  13. 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.
  14. 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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  15. 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.'
  16. AHS is pretty much all scare, all the time: a whole lotta screams, sex, jolts, mashed faces, psychotic behavior, and dead babies.
  17. Life is intelligent fun.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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]
  22. Wars is funnier than a movie about wedge politics has a right to be. [15 Dec 2006, p.80]
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  23. The premiere episode of Dharma & Greg delivers rather more than you might expect; it has the zing of a '30s screwball comedy.
  24. Sometimes it takes a little while for a show to hit its stride, and watching Las Vegas for the first half of its first season was a crapshoot. ... So the series pumped up the guest-star quotient. That's when the fun began, around the turn of this year, when people as diverse as Paris Hilton, Sean Astin, Dennis Hopper, and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath began showing up.
  25. I Am Cait is a surprisingly thoughtful series, especially for a Keeping Up With the Kardashians by-product.
  26. The humor is wilder, the penury sadder, and Sophie Okonedo a winsome Nancy. The only bad twist is the overwrought score.
  27. The debut episode isn't quite the laugh machine you'd expect from a guaranteed winner wedged between Seinfeld and ER. Clearly, what Veronica's Closet has going for it above all else is Alley's bleep-'em-all blitheness, her gift for turning a tantrum into operatic hilarity.
  28. Sutherland is incredibly appealing and credible in a change-of-pace role. The supporting players are well cast.
  29. It's Kudrow who carries the episode, her discomfort increasing with every one of Maya's wackadoo mantras.

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