Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,659 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 15% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1253
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1253
1,253 tv reviews
  1. Big Love has dropped the last vestiges of its ostentatious quirkiness and fashioned itself into a rich and grounded family drama. [22 Jun 2007, p.62]
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  2. 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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  3. The opening of Weeds makes me want to scream. ... That said, Weeds is a dozen times more creative than its opening credits.
  4. [It] sometimes tries a bit too hard. Mellow out, dudes--we're addicted already. [18 Aug 2006, p.128]
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  5. Finally, a clever new sitcom. [17 Mar 2006, p.108]
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  6. Three major characters are killed tonight within the first hour of a pretty stellar premiere.
  7. Lee may be a tad too smart to embody this reformed dimwit, but his smooth charm makes Earl go down as easy as a tallboy. [23 Sep 2005, p.82]
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  8. Everything [Kirstie] Alley's Fat Actress should've been: warm, warts-and-all self-satire. [31 Mar 2006, p.58]
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  9. As usual, the improvised feel of the show adds to its energy.
  10. The result is stupid, deranged, and fairly disgusting, none of which should be taken as criticism.
  11. [O'Toole's] Casanova may have lust in his heart, but it's his love for Henriette... that guides his life and makes the tale worth the telling. [6 Oct 2006, p.64]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Colbert proves that the line between serious TV journalism and utter nonsense is a very thin one indeed. [4 Nov 2005, p.67]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    After a riveting pilot, this third episode is more of a run-of-the-mill procedural, but thanks to the charismatic Tom Cruise-y Barrowman, this Captain Jack will get you bi tonight. [21 Sep 2007, p.76]
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  12. Naturally funny interviews are easy TV; it's with drier material that the animators shine. [8 Jun 2007, p.74]
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  13. Andy Barker isn't as complete a comedy as Andy Richter Controls the Universe — the first three episodes feel like a series of very funny bits that have been welded together. But so did 30 Rock when it first started, and that's now the best comedy on TV.
    • 83 Metascore
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    If you think catching up on Smash's injury, Lyla and Riggins' new relationship, and Lyla's now-AWOL mom is overwhelming, just think how Tami (Connie Britton) must feel.
  14. Every so often, when the tension feels DefCon 1 high, there's a temptation to remind Sorkin that the fate of the free world isn't at stake. Then again, with such mesmerizing speed-bag dialogue, Studio 60 is a great case for taking TV seriously.
  15. Even at its yuk-yuk-kiest, the show is elevated by Corddry. [9 Mar 2007, p.96]
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  16. With a pleasant blend of quirkiness and charm, this is an M.I.T. we can all get into. [15 Sep 2006, p.68]
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  17. The results are exhilarating.
  18. Wars is funnier than a movie about wedge politics has a right to be. [15 Dec 2006, p.80]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This Wife is well worth committing to.
  19. The drama's strange coincidences and unlikely twists are boundless. But The Riches is like a skillful shell game: Even when you know you're being played, the dizzying machinations are irresistible.
  20. With these superb supporting players [Victor Garber, Tom Amandes, and Loretta Devine] helping drain away any potential drippiness from the show's magical-realist trappings, Eli Stone proves as solid as a rock.
  21. In this warm, charming episode, the underappreciated legal show proves it's still fit to practice.
  22. Stylized, soapy, silly, it's one of the most interesting shows this fall. [12 Oct 2007, p.64]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Julianna Margulies now gets to command the screen in something juicier than the usual procedural. [14 Mar 2008, p.70]
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  23. Mary Poppins it ain't--which is fine because the snooty broad couldn't begin to handle this. [21 Sep 2007, p.74]
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  24. It all makes for lots of great soapy intrigue, and Byrne makes you believe he can solve everyone's problems. Except his own.
  25. Tell Me is an incisive drama, but it's not an easy commitment.

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