Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,609 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 7.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Ed: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Pauly D Project: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1212
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1212
1,212 tv reviews
  1. It's a measure of how absorbing Hell on Wheels is that each of these characters has evolved into someone we know and, in varying degrees,m root for. [10 Aug 2012, p.65]
  2. The movie goes on a bit too long, but it makes up for it with finely tuned performances.
  3. You'll be intrigued by the 85-year-old showman, his legion of devotees, and the fact that he still tells rabbi-and-priest jokes.
  4. It does feel like the last of the fist pumps are fast approaching, but until then, soak up the sun and the new term "guido bingo."
  5. Lowe is (surprisingly) perfect as Chicago cop Drew Peterson, who's suspected of murdering his third and fourth wives. [20 Jan 2012, p.71]
  6. Smash is often enjoyable. [3/10 Feb 2012, p.101]
  7. What starts out lean and mean can grow flabby and sentimental, and flaws can turn into handsome plot twists. Which is one reason to just bite down hard and go with the show.
  8. The performances are good but constrained by the parameters of scary-story acting.
  9. Creator Kyle Killen has set up a provocative, appealing puzzler, full of knottiness for the intellect and emotion for the heart. [2 Mar 2012, p.70]
  10. The show is a scrubbed-clean soap. [28 Sep 2012, p.66]
  11. Season 3 opener backslides a bit into tired first-season silliness when Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) returns from Ghana with a new African name, Ababuo. But things improve when Cathy's slacker brother, Sean (John Benjamin Hickey), steps up as "guardian buddy" to Adam (Gabriel Basso) in the event that he ends up parentless.
  12. It has sharp writing and endearing characters.
  13. We know that a guilty, defensive Jackie is the best Jackie to watch.
  14. This eccentric romantic comedy deserves a chance to survive.
  15. Boss may be florid, but its peeks into backroom in-fighting, at favors promised and betrayed, remain strong elements in its favor.
  16. Louis-Dreyfus isn't quite believable as a vice president--even a sitcom VP whose lack of gravitas is the show's central joke. But she's still a joy to watch, especially when she shows off that famous gift for physical comedy.
  17. The Pitch is an absorbing look at the frustrations and satisfactions of the creative process. [4 May 2012, p.65]
  18. Twin comics Randy and Jason Sklar make statistics as entertaining as possible.
  19. Overall, Hatfields & McCoys is engrossing, and enlightening about a feud that proves to be a lot more than the bumpkin brawl of pop legend.
  20. On paper this sounds somewhat ludicrous, but the series is surprising moving. [13 Jul 2012, p.68]
  21. Elementary is probably the closest thing to a new fall-season surefire hit. Miller gives off an infectious enthusiasm in this new role.
  22. If only Glee had as much heart as this Project.
  23. The fact that Push Girls borrows heavily from the Real Housewives format is initially worrying, given the sensitive subject matter, but ultimately seems like a savvy, on-the-side-of-the-angels move.
  24. There's plenty to enjoy in this period drama. [28 Sep 2012, p.64]
  25. Overall, Dallas is a solidly constructed soap opera with strong dialogue and oily plot twists. [15 Jun 2012, p.72]
  26. Political Animals' rich characters and complicated relationships seem like they'd need six seasons to develop.
  27. The result is satisfyingly twist-filled and chilling in every sense.
  28. Leads Justin Kirk and JoAnna Garcia Swisher charm. [10 Aug 2012, p.70]
  29. [Hotel Hell] shows the Brit on his best behavior. By which we mean his worst.
  30. Williams and O'Quinn bring genuine creepiness to their roles, making this drama crazy-fun, with emphasis on the crazy. [28 Sep 2012, p.66]

Top Trailers