Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,346 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 7.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1800
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1800
1800 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    True to form, Broadchurch ducks and weaves with a gripping mix of suspense and red herrings. [30 Jun 2017, p.55]
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  1. 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.
  2. The comedy finds the humor in everyday life. Although the USA series continues to center on besties Emma and Maggie, season 3 sees a new relationship--and life-changing health issues--for Emma that could upset that balance. [23 Jun 2017, p.59]
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  3. A fine cast, but the generic characters and shock-lite scares don't impress. [23 Jun 2017, p.59]
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  4. Martini does an admirable job channeling Mirren's spirit. The cases, however, are uninspired, and the writing dull. [23 Jun 2017, p.59]
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  5. It's a time-tested recipe, cooked to perfection. [16 Jun 2017, p.53]
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  6. The set mostly computes. [16 Jun 2017, p.53]
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  7. Handsomely constructed as always, the fourth and final season is cleaved between insurgent American spy Abe and traitor Benedict Arnold. [16 Jun 2017, p.53]
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  8. [GLOW] takes everything over-the-top about professional wrestling, pushes it to higher levels of absurdity and melodrama, and finds something deeply personal, explicitly political, and wonderfully brute-force awesome.
  9. The result features a large amount of dismemberment and has the good grace not to take itself seriously. [16 Jun 2017, p.53]
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  10. I want the Mad Men version of this show, not the Breaking Bad version. Claws gives you sharp, jagged women to care about. I wish I cared more about the show itself.
  11. [An] earnest, lightweight documentary about vitality. [2/9 Jun 2017, p.96]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    While Divas does get points for being somewhat progressive, it lacks nuance, and it fails to explain why the women, who are painted in overly broad strokes, dislike each other to the point of sabotage, other than simply coveting more screen time.
  12. The [season premiere] episode's plot feels like a Negan karaoke session, with a smirkishly predatory new antagonist (Daniel Sharman) holding the main characters captive. Things pick up in future episodes, as Fear's family joins a prepper community. [2/9 Jun 2017, p.96]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the science is till confusing as ever, the final season premiere promises an exciting conclusion, complete with laughs and reunions--and Helena still kicking plenty of ass. [2/9 Jun 2017, p.97]
  13. The series gradually finds its voice, along with profound ambitions pointed toward the political movements of its time (and our time). But it's most impressively a good hang, reveling in the tense camaraderie and striving one-upmanship of desperate comedians yearning for more stage time. [2/9 Jun 2017, p.94]
  14. In telling an increasingly engrossing, constantly evolving story about a wild election that pits stability against change, age versus youth, House of Cards spins a yarn that’s as much about its own durability and surprising dynamism than anything else.
  15. Shondaland’s latest product is neither soapy romance nor gut-wrenching tragedy, but a sluggish, stilted mess.
  16. While the series isn't broaching new territory in its exploration of intimacy, suburb acting and occasionally poignancy will compel viewers to spend time with these saddies. [26 May 2017, p.54]
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  17. ABC's earnest, anodyne remake has managed to surgically extract the magic--leaving the story and signature lines intact while suctioning out all the subtlety, charm and lead chemistry that defined the iconic 1987 original. [26 May 2017, p.55]
  18. The Keepers is addictive serial made for the post-Serial market. ... White’s narrative is a nesting doll of colorful characters giving way to more colorful characters--stories inside stories, mysteries within mysteries.
  19. The story of Kimmy Schmidt’s continuing education was bound to get bumpy, but it remains entertaining, and season 3 has every chance to graduate with honors.
  20. It's a mess. Michelle Pfeiffer, howeever, is stunning, and has a Queens accent so thick it's funny. [19 May 2017, p.55] The Wizard of Lies is less convincingly about Bernie Madoff than it is about the struggle to understand Bernie Madoff: The search for why and how, by his family and his victims and the system, maybe even the man himself.
  21. Downward is shaggy but sweet, a surreal little Scooby snack. [19 May 2017, p.54]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The latest entry finds a way to make the tale new again by leaning into its previously untapped darkness. [12 May 2017, p.51]
  22. Heady satire full of humanity, I Love Dick is lovably challenging. [12 May 2017, p.50]
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  23. A bittersweet valentine, a timely fable about cultural character, Master of None is rich entertainment powered by Ansari’s increasing mastery of his art, his artistic hunger, and the wisdom and skill of his collaborators.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It's the most English game show ever. [28 Apr - 5 May 2017, p.101]
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  24. Dear White People gives you an abundance of characters to care about and entertains with its inspired, hilarious storytelling. Simien keeps and hones the heightened reality style of his film. The meticulous compositions and meta-awareness are reminiscent of the Coen brothers and Spike Lee.
  25. A season that adds great depths to the bawdiest, wisest relationship comedy that isn't You're the Worst. [28 Apr/5 May 2017, p.101]
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