Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,878 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 7.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Mad Men: Season 7
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1433
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1433
1,433 tv reviews
  1. Watching all of this unfold, it's hard not to feel as though we've been here before.
  2. The result is satisfyingly twist-filled and chilling in every sense.
  3. Getting On is much funnier than its premise suggests. [22 Nov 2013, p.62]
  4. 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.
  5. This gleefully rapidfire show takes aim at the worst tropes of sports broadcasting.
  6. 'Model' has been tops in quality among the summer's post-'American Idol' talent shows because it requires no actual talent.
  7. What's clear about the current version of SNL is that the show has, to a large extent, sacrificed brilliance for consistency — you don't get extreme highs and lows, but you can watch comfortably, knowing that Hartman and company are giving you what David Letterman calls "solid, professional comedy."
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    • 83 Critic Score
    It's refreshing and moving to see a celebrity on such a raw, human level--even if it reinforces the belief that famous folks are still cooler than us.
  8. [It] sometimes tries a bit too hard. Mellow out, dudes--we're addicted already. [18 Aug 2006, p.128]
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  9. Creator Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) is no stranger to pretzel-twist plots and out-of-the-left-field surprises, and his new series, about a gaggle of strangers, abducted and abandoned in a CCTV-monitored ghost town, promises both in spades.
  10. 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.
  11. 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]
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  12. Whether the 'Greenlight' gang intentionally gambled on the dark horses in the hopes of winding up with a more compelling TV show, we'll never know. But as interesting and informative as it would have been to watch a levelheaded and talented filmmaker tackle his or her first studio project, it would pale in comparison to 'Efram and Kyle's Big Adventure.'
    • 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.
  13. Director Dee Rees lends the film grit, even when it's singing a familiar tune. But this is really a showcase for the actors. [15 May 2015, p.54]
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  14. Overall, Dallas is a solidly constructed soap opera with strong dialogue and oily plot twists. [15 Jun 2012, p.72]
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  15. The real laughs come from seeing so many famous people in absurd situations waxing nostalgic for the age of the melodrama, hen the romance was good, the green screens were bad, and the fashion was even worse. [10 Jan 2013, p.67]
  16. By concentrating on what it means to practice polygamy in the 21st century, the series again comes close to achieving its goal of defining what it means to be a family.
  17. While Everybody doesn't yet have top-notch writing, Romano manages to communicate something distinctive: He plays a beleaguered family man, but one who's happy about it. Not a dope and not a weasel, he's a fellow accepting his responsibilities. Ain't that unusual?
  18. Cheesy? Sure. But there's enough sword-clanging Action--not to mention homoerotic tension--to keep viewers happily entertained for a spell.
  19. The twists and turns are sure to tantalize true Farscape fans.
  20. AHS may no longer have the element of surprise on its side, but it remains, to quote the lyrics of a certain David Bowie tune performed by Lange, the freakiest show. One of us? Count me in.
  21. It has sharp writing and endearing characters.
  22. On the Air is unfunny, but not in a stupid Who's the Boss? way — rather, in a bizarre, so-corny-it's-surreal way.
  23. The first season's episodes were, in a sense, edited backward: Knowing who was going to be voted off, each show's footage was cut in a way that demonstrated why the expulsion was inevitable. The tribes' motives were made clear, which ensured satisfying drama. In Outback [season 2], Burnett and his bunch are tossing us red herrings, to make the voting impossible to predict.
  24. Still humming along, L&O has become the ultimate comfort show: Every week it offers a new crime cut, dried, and shelved, making the series a handy, self-contained alternative to all the serial dramas with their demanding mythologies.
  25. Diaries promises us a season of sharp-tongued amusement.
  26. Whenever it sticks closely with the Crane brothers ... this likely final season of 'Frasier' often ranks with some of the series' best work.
  27. The resolution with the ghost is plenty satisfying, but ultimately Medium's strength is that it's not about the ghosts.
  28. Best moment: a runway walk with the contestants strutting inside inflatable balls. Please do make up your own joke about that.

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