Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,834 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 7.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Survivor: Season 7
Lowest review score: 0 Ghost Shark
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1396
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1396
1,396 tv reviews
  1. After artistic duds like the TV version of "Crash," Starz may have found its destination series in Spartacus. This might prove to be the not-at-all-guilty pleasure of the season.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Rapid-fire zingers help ease the bumps of awkward sitcom patter, which will no doubt even out as the ladies find their rhythm.
  2. Twin comics Randy and Jason Sklar make statistics as entertaining as possible.
  3. Trump, with his perpetual scowl, petulantly thrust lower lip, and hoarse tirades ('I hate people to be late!'), is a surprisingly engaging -- and engaged -- host, managing to look genuinely puzzled by the contestants' bunglings, and airily refusing to remain neutral.
  4. Not even a guilty pleasure, Black Sails is arrrrrr-estingly good. [24 Jan 2014, p.65]
  5. Nip/Tuck has reclaimed its sense of humor.
  6. The X-Files' fourth season ... has been very uneven, with a few superb episodes propping up weak ones. ... Let's move the mythology along, shall we?
  7. 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.
  8. Macy, Rossum & Co. have never been more explosively entertaining, while this year's hilarious story setups are deviously par for the course on TV's most insane, debaucherous dose of weekly WTF. [24 Jan 2014, p.65]
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  9. Ritter and Post are skilled, likable actors, but neither of them radiates heat. What I liked best about the premiere, in fact, had nothing to do with romance: It was the opening scenes between John and his young children, Ben (Justin Burnette) and Elliot (Clark Duke)—funny, affectionate moments that carry the ring of complicated truth: family values redeemed.
  10. Geek out over Anakin Skywalker's underwater lightsaber action and a young, pre-admiral Ackbar ordering a retreat...but groan anew when Jar Jar Binks shows up to glug and mug.
  11. All that commotion sets the season on a compelling path, hitting the road with a purpose. This is when Dead is at its best: journeying through postapocalyptic, fun-house-mirror America.
  12. The gorgeous art direction make this great fun, and Rhys Meyers plays his part with such blood-slurping, mouth-wiping gusto that even a dentist could love him. [25 Oct/1 Nov 2013, p.94]
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  13. I'd rather just watch Grammer and Heaton trade barbs in the newsroom. [21 Sep 2007, p.71]
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  14. Stylized, soapy, silly, it's one of the most interesting shows this fall. [12 Oct 2007, p.64]
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  15. The mystery isn't as gripping as it could be, but the acting is stellar and the show is worth watching for the ice-cool atmospherics alone. [30 Jan/6 Feb 2015, p.121]
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  16. What gives this film grit are the visual displays of her work ethic and her fierce determination to "bring R&B music back" to the center of current pop music, to "forget being cool" and reveal naked passion. [15 Feb 2013, p.60]
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  17. The most believable character--and the real reason to check in to Bates Motel--is undoubtedly Farmiga's Norma.
  18. Even if it soon crashes and burns, this pilot for Flying Blind is easily one of the best debut shows of the year.
  19. No, 'The Sopranos' isn't the constant shock-of-the-new it once was; even its moments of abrupt, crazy violence are easily spotted. But there are still many scenes that are touching and devastatingly sincere.
  20. The comic timing isn't as tightly paced as it once was, but there's a certain WTF thrill in watching story lines meander where ever they please. [20/27 Mar 2015, p.92]
  21. A simmering bit of silly suspense fun created by X-Files writer-producer Frank Spotnitz.
  22. The oddball overload bugs at first, but the incredibly likable cast makes The Unusuals unusually promising.
  23. 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.
  24. A juicy, jauntily anarchic production.
  25. Fortunately, you don't have to take the former SNL star too seriously to roll with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a sitcom from the producers of Parks and Recreation that smartly pokes at police-show tropes and creates a promising comedy playground where the Motherlovin' jester can cut loose.
  26. The premise is a neat riff on immigration and fitting in, but the jokes are a bit conventional for a show that looks so pleasantly odd.
  27. 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."
  28. I'll miss Grissom, but welcome Langston's brusque authority: lotsa possibilities for friction with the prickly CSI crew.
  29. Sound gaggy? It's not. Twain is incapable of treacle: She travels, talks, and even sings!

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