Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,338 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 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 New Girl: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1794
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1794
1794 tv reviews
  1. It's a testament to Curb's cleverness that what's now rote--Larry offends, we cringe--can still be so surprising.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Jessica Lange brings typically impressive textures to Big Edie. And just wait till you see Drew Barrymore, as Little Edie, deliver the doc's most famous line, ''This is the best costume for today.'' She's a dead ringer for the real thing.
  2. Outrageous lewdness and delightful non sequiturs speed by, which makes each episode rewardingly rewatchable.
  3. Crudup makes the most of his unconventional cuckold, letting you see how the unexamined privilege of this easy, breezy good guy enables Jean. The surrounding characters lack similar depth, and I wish there were more invention in the filmmaking. Still, Watts has enough shine to make Gypsy a wandering, adventurous character-study worth following.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    McHale gets to flirt and insult to his heart's content, and he's impishly believable in both modes. The supporting cast members manage to make each of their sad little lives amusing, so what could have been a downer of a show is often absurdly funny.
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    • 83 Critic Score
    Throw in some demons, Abbie's sister Jenny, and a classically Hollow-esque historical twist, and the apocalypse looks like fun again. [2 Oct 2015, p.68]
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  4. As typical of Review, his [Forrest's] latest journey is touching and idiotic all at once. [17/24 Mar 2017, p.89]
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  5. He's always making his audience come up to his level, instead of lowering himself to theirs. He's gonna do just fine. But more Andy, please.
  6. The show can simultaneously unsettle, comfort, excite, and amuse its viewers--something for everyone, if you, like Mr. Finch, like to watch.
  7. The whole production is a model of subtle adaptation.
  8. Episodes is still the same great, low-key delight. [9 Jan 2015, p.75]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Kroll Show runs on the idea that imitation is the highest form of parody, skewering, through pitch-perfect re-creation.
  9. The images are sharper and more inspired, the dialogue is wittier, and the pace is breezier than the usual Marvel-Netflix escapade. Kudos to showrunners Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez--the team behind the disappointing second season of Daredevil--for upping their own game, honoring the best parts of every series, and elevating the franchise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This Wife is well worth committing to.
  10. As ever, it's difficult to care too much about what happens plotwise, but the result is a decent start to the show's victory lap/funeral parade.
  11. The casting is so good and the production design so sophisticated that the series' pull toward baroque psychosexual doings is, so far, pleasurable. [7 Apr 2006, p.51]
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  12. Despite the somewhat strained setup, Banshee is a kick: ultraviolent, over-the-top, and wickedly fun. [11 Jan 2013, p.80]
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  13. While Another Period sometimes leans too heavily on "It's 1902!" gags, it's buoyed by an absurdist sensibility, genuinely surprising jokes, and a strong cast. [26 Jun 2015, p.54]
  14. Spotless is messy, and Grondin is a bit of a blank, but the pilot promises gruesome-funny delights. [13 Nov 2015, p.57]
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  15. Everything [Kirstie] Alley's Fat Actress should've been: warm, warts-and-all self-satire. [31 Mar 2006, p.58]
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  16. Luther avoids some genre cliches--we know the killer's identity from the get-go, which sidesteps the time-stamp predictability of a Law & Order episode--but plunges headfirst into others.
  17. It's very funny and occasionally quite moving, with a crackerjack cast and provocative insights into the way that race and power and magical chickens function in the penal system.
  18. Although you may not gain much wisdom from the stories, you'll at least gain an appreciation for the fact that your life is not a Lifetime movie.
  19. All in all, Marlon's a satisfying throwback to '90s-era family sitcoms--just as long as you ignore the YouTube references. [18/25 Aug 2017, p.98]
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  20. The film costars an on-form Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney Baden, one of Spector's real-life defense attorneys.... Pacino too is excellent. [22 Mar 2013, p.58]
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  21. All the performances are skillful, with Heaton and Flynn especially adept at conveying an affection--for each other, for their kids (who also include Atticus Shaffer and Charlie McDermott)--undimmed by their weariness.
  22. Viewers who don't know a Trekker from a Tribble may nevertheless be drawn into the orbit of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the latest, darkest, and densest TV Star Trek yet. If the original Trek is the Old Testament of television science fiction and Star Trek: The Next Generation its New Testament, then Deep Space Nine is the Apocrypha — mysterious variations on Trek lore that work as ripping tales in their own right.
  23. The winning Samurai has lots of action, and is generously peppered with comedic asides. [5 Sep 2008, p.70]
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  24. Let's just say that after the two-night, four-hour season premiere, Jack will have threatened to jab a Bic pen into a bad guy's eardrum, and you'll feel the warm glow of sadistic glee that signals a jolly good start for vintage 24 mayhem.
  25. It’s admirably lighthearted, and much more kinetic than the typical period piece. The show’s largely played for dramedy and candy-colored history, all pastel set design and elaborate costumes that make everyone look like the Bride of Bowie Frankenstein. But the cheerful casualness defies a tough, battle-hardened heart.

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