Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,718 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 15% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1303
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1303
1,303 tv reviews
  1. Wars is funnier than a movie about wedge politics has a right to be. [15 Dec 2006, p.80]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This Wife is well worth committing to.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In this warm, charming episode, the underappreciated legal show proves it's still fit to practice.
  5. Stylized, soapy, silly, it's one of the most interesting shows this fall. [12 Oct 2007, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 66 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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  6. 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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  7. It all makes for lots of great soapy intrigue, and Byrne makes you believe he can solve everyone's problems. Except his own.
  8. Tell Me is an incisive drama, but it's not an easy commitment.
  9. 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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  10. The show remains lightweight and occasionally just silly, but it’s also a comedy that's truly tense, a drama with a mythology that rarely gets bogged down.
  11. Life is intelligent fun.
  12. Kalyan and Byrd are two likable, unaffected actors (or at least as unaffected as Aliens' heightened reality allows them to be; this show would be a mess in lesser hands).
  13. Despite taking place during the king's historically yucky later life (sexing up an ulcerated leg is hard), season 3 stays hot.
  14. I'd rather just watch Grammer and Heaton trade barbs in the newsroom. [21 Sep 2007, p.71]
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  15. This handsomely produced experimental series ought to please flexible fans. [30 Mar 2007, p.62]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The reliably hilarious supporting cast of family members and friends--quirky without being cartoonish--makes a creaky zit subplot forgivable.
  16. Meaty, gorgeous and sometimes soapy. [10 Aug 2007, p.58]
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  17. What gives Mad Men its zing is that play is part of work, sexual banter isn't yet harassment, and America is free of self-doubt, guilt, and countercultural confusion.
  18. The saga of Sookie Stackhouse (the tremulous but sturdy Anna Paquin) and her lovah Bill (slit-eyed Stephen Moyer) gets off to a great, fast start, picking up where last season left off.
  19. Breaking Bad mixes desperation and deviousness to yield a volatile, valuable product.
  20. The script portrays its subject in a dubiously good light but is gem-packed.
  21. The whole production is a model of subtle adaptation.
  22. 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."
  23. The Ex List could be one of the more charming new shows of the fall.
  24. The winning Samurai has lots of action, and is generously peppered with comedic asides. [5 Sep 2008, p.70]
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  25. Bornheimer absorbs every setback with such a beaten-puppy air that each fresh misery feels ludicrous, rather than merely annoying. Will it work, (worst) week after (worst) week? With Bornheimer, it's strangely possible. His is a feathery touch on wrecking-ball comedy.
  26. So far, that universe is pleasingly treacherous, though not ?wholly formed, a work in progress that's worth seeing through to completion.
  27. A pleasant surprise: a drama about a rich, rule-breaking risk-taker (a saucy James Purefoy) that's not cutesy or predictable.

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