Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,749 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 King of the Hill: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Ghost Shark
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1330
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1330
1,330 tv reviews
  1. Some viewers may find The Killing a little too cold and deliberate, but give it time. Its intensity builds steadily, giving the series unexpected power.
  2. Blood creator Alan Ball knows how to juggle multiple pretty people and knotty, danger-stuffed story lines for the maximum amount of breathless romance and over-the-top action.
  3. Fishburne's gravitas helps do the Supreme Court justice...justice.
  4. If you buy the overwrought emotions so ornately expressed, you'll buy this TV movie's conviction. I was occasionally skeptical, but sold by the terrific performances.
  5. High concept, and yet it works, thanks to solid acting.
  6. Sound gaggy? It's not. Twain is incapable of treacle: She travels, talks, and even sings!
  7. There's all the slamming violence you might want in your gas-fumed escapism, mingled with real-world difficulties.
  8. The sheer, cynical heartlessness of nearly everyone on-screen--from a wonderfully blunt Tony Shalhoub as Morgan Stanley's John Mack to Topher Grace as a calculating Paulson aide--is both dismaying and riveting.
  9. Despite all the repetition and longueurs, this Downton Abbey frequently works, as the first one did, as a peppery little trifle.
  10. Annie Walker tackles a new case--but it feels like a distraction as the Ben mystery continues. [3/10 Jun 2011, p.109]
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  11. Until we find out what happened long ago, we'll just enjoy watching all the beautiful, golden-tanned people say awesomely ridiculous things like: "These guys really put the suck in seersucker."
  12. This show, which reunites the undeniably charming Bilson with The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz, is a goodie that mixes heartstring-tugging moments with lines like this: "There it is. Rock bottom. I just played 'Dixie' with my butt."
  13. Much of The Big C's unoriginal dramatization of cancer concerns is mitigated by the fresh, dynamic performances of Linney and Oliver Platt as husband Adam. [1 Jul 2011, p.67]
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  14. She navigates the sharky waters of high school, friends, mean cheerleaders, and cute boys with a snarky voice-over that makes her--and Awkward.--easy to fall in love with.
  15. It's the best show on MTV--and one of the best on any network this summer. [6 Jul 2012, p.71]
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  16. The show can simultaneously unsettle, comfort, excite, and amuse its viewers--something for everyone, if you, like Mr. Finch, like to watch.
  17. Not quite an Easy A, but certainly an easy B+.
  18. Work of Art remains TV's most enjoyable high/low, art/TV example of...cultural hybridity!
  19. It's time to pick a side, and I'm on whichever one the dude with half a face chooses.
  20. AHS is pretty much all scare, all the time: a whole lotta screams, sex, jolts, mashed faces, psychotic behavior, and dead babies.
  21. By this third episode, the tone has become open, generous, and alert to every sort of character.
  22. If you can get past the notion of Nighy being irresistible to every woman he encounters (I almost did), you'll get caught up in the carefully modulated intrigue.
  23. More and more, this series is looking like a minor classic, which I mean as a major complement. [20 Jan 2012, p.70]
  24. Host Graham Norton is a pro, able to score laughs from both elephant farts and the KKK in under 30 minutes.
  25. Bag of Bones is occasionally hokey, and Brosnan overworks his mad cackling, but the production is never less than creepily engaging. [19 Dec 2011, p.72]
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  26. 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]
  27. The movie goes on a bit too long, but it makes up for it with finely tuned performances.
  28. 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.
  29. 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."
  30. 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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