Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,139 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 7.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Mr. Robot: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Pauly D Project: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1637
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1637
1637 tv reviews
  1. Even though Fallon is a big fan of The Tonight Show, you get the pleasant vibe that he is unencumbered by any extraneous anxiety of influence.
  2. Cupid is charming — lively and funny.
  3. It's Pretty Little Liars meets Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, and it's good, frothy fun. [18 Oct 2013, p.59]
  4. What Buscemi brings to this production is his great gift for channeling neurotic self-consciousness into a man of action. He may fret about retaining his empire, but you believe Nucky Thompson is a lord of venality, right down to his immaculate spats.
  5. This theoretically grim material [addiction], but the real-life Maron transmutes it into gold. [6 May 2016, p.51]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Things don't really get moving until the second hour, but Halt's elegantly told tale about four people desperate to play a role in shaping the future remains impressively acted and timely as ever. [19/26 Aug 2016 p.104]
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  6. Flowers is an extremely weird, if often very funny, comedy bouquet. [6 May 2016, p.51]
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  7. This wittily raunchy spy spoof from Adam Reed (Sealab 2021, Frisky Dingo) features intentionally stiff cartoon characters led by the title hero.
  8. There's a bit too much singing--but Brooks is charming as he run through tales of his hard-luck upbringing, showbiz-triumphs and marriage to Anne Bancroft. [30 Jan-6 Feb 2015, p.121]
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  9. Work of Art remains TV's most enjoyable high/low, art/TV example of...cultural hybridity!
  10. Lowe is (surprisingly) perfect as Chicago cop Drew Peterson, who's suspected of murdering his third and fourth wives. [20 Jan 2012, p.71]
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  11. Frasier can be a beautifully written and acted farce. Yet, in its sixth season, the show is more often sliding into repetition.
  12. While there are a a few too many "awkward-guy moments," there are enough genuinely sweet ones to balance them out. [28 Sep 2007, p.93]
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  13. Mistresses still passes the Bechdel Test; its strongest moments are when the women lean on each other. [30 May 2014, p.114]
  14. Larroquette has the most impressive-looking set of any show on the air. ... If The John Larroquette Show lives up to its set — and it shows signs that it might — it'll be one of the best new series of the season.
  15. Devious Patty is still drinking like a fish, while wan Ellen is still seeking her advice (still, Ellen? Really?), and I still will not be able to resist watching every episode I possibly can.
  16. Smash is often enjoyable. [3/10 Feb 2012, p.101]
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  17. High concept, and yet it works, thanks to solid acting.
  18. I never found the character that funny on Family Guy. But tonight's episode of the spin-off is quite a corker, as Cleveland runs over the family dog, with hilarious consequences.
  19. I defy the naysayers who claim Curb is in a rut: Who cares if it's not reinventing itself? It has become one of the most reliably amusing comedies on TV, taking little annoyances, indignities, and offenses, and worrying at them until they bubble into fantastically overblown debacles.
  20. On its lacquered surface, New Jersey is The Sopranos with five variations on Adriana. But dig a bit under these women’s verbal clichés and you glimpse lives that are rooted in an earthier, more clear-eyed view of the world than the other Housewives series.
  21. Sometimes Dr. Katz is a little too early-period Woody Allen — more whines than jokes. But so far, Dr. Katz has proved capable of a brisk originality.
  22. The cases (a baby at risk, a man with lung cancer, an unconscious drunk) are surprisingly moving, the editing only mildly manipulative, and you genuinely feel there's an element of reality to the show, a rare trait indeed for reality TV.
  23. This comic-book show is the smartest, most human hour of programming that Sunday night now has to offer.
  24. You will giggle repeatedly.
  25. With its paranormal occurrences, ever-autumn aesthetic, extraneous flashlight use at crime scenes, odd bursts of humor, and constant friction between faith and doubt, Fox's new sci-fi serial Fringe just might be a worthy successor--finally--to "The X-Files."
  26. Surviving Jack--based on Justin Halpern's memoir I Suck at Girls--distinguishes itself with a terrific turn by Christopher Meloni as the father and a refreshing treatment of gender roles.
  27. [A] bust doesn't go as planned and sets up what promises to be a nicely complicated season. [13 Jun 2014, p.76]
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  28. So far, that universe is pleasingly treacherous, though not ?wholly formed, a work in progress that's worth seeing through to completion.
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    • 83 Critic Score
    Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar are as smirkily charming as ever on the light lawmedy. [22/29 Aug 2014, p.102]
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