Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,797 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 Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Ghost Shark
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1367
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1367
1,367 tv reviews
  1. It's a blast to watch Deschanel walk the line between broad comedy and complex emotion with growing scientific precision.
  2. L&O's been having a sleek, swift season.
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    • 91 Critic Score
    Bialik manages to steal scenes from Parsons as if she's been with the crew since, well, the big bang.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Tommy Lee Jones masterfully directs Cormac McCarthy's ferocious two-man play.
  3. One of TV's few rock-solid sitcoms. ... The paradox of W&G -- its marvel and its trap -- is that it revolves endlessly around the same four people (Eric McCormack's Will, Messing's Grace, Hayes' Jack, and Megan Mullally's swizzle-stick-sarcastic Karen) in essentially the same locale: Will and Grace's apartment, with occasional visits to Grace's interior-design office.
  4. If you're looking for the season's smartest, most comfy and engaging new thriller, 'Sisco' is it.
  5. Breaking Bad has, in short, everything you could want from an hour-long show: suspense, laughs, danger, and poignance.
  6. The new season pops with all the visual energy of the first. [4 May 2012, p.67]
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  7. The setup is slow, but the show captures shadowy Coulson, sarcastic Grant (Brett Dalton), combat vet Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), whose superpower is Britishness. Bonus points for wry dialogue by co-creator Joss Whedon. [20/27 Sep 2013, p.144]
  8. Last season, it took me a while to get used to the shambling pace imposed by the show's improv strategy, but by now, Curb's inventive riffing is like good jazz music.
  9. If Team Forte can sustain the ingenuity, surprises, and craftsmanship, The Last Man on Earth, a profoundly funny comedy about the least funny of things--loneliness--might live long and prosper.
  10. In a recent interview, Apatow said that he cast Undeclared before writing the pilot, which may be a key reason why the show is so cohesive: Apatow and his staff had specific acting rhythms in mind, resulting in a show that, right from the pilot, radiates a sure sense of each character's quirks.
  11. It's a beautiful mess. Don't miss it. [29 Nov 2013, p.66]
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  12. This very British series is refreshing in that it's actually about the food; watching a dozen hopefuls bake up trifles while maintaining their dignity turns out to be a delight. [26 Dec 2014/2 Jan 2015, p.113]
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  13. The show was created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, but it's Soderbergh's vision, from the brilliant but unusual score (minimalist electronic music) to the wry camera angles (the series opens on Owen's shoes as he lounges in a brothel). For a period piece, it's strikingly contemporary--and quite gory, although the surgery scenes never feel gratuitous.
  14. The duo's hilariously awkward chemistry get even stronger abroad... and in prison. [26 Dec 2014/2 Jan 2015, p.112]
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  15. Most TV series feel the need to up the ante in their second season, to prove the first one wasn't a fluke. Justified proceeds with such assurance, however, that it can maintain a cool, witty serenity that only enhances its tough-guy drama.
  16. Maybe it's the fact that Rach is six months pregnant (and looks like she ate a bagel, at most), but the crazed stylist's show has an extra bolt of energy this season.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The show's best tension comes from the awesome/awful self-awareness that plagues the directors as they attempt to make a film while being very much filmed themselves.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    MG is wonderfully absurd and the supporting cast is satisfyingly straight-faced. [21 Mar 2008, p.53]
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  17. We never thought we'd laugh out loud with a laugh track again. [23 Sep 2005, p.81]
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  18. Freshly modern... Thanks to a superb Vincent Franklin. [17/24 Apr 2015, p.104]
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  19. Joyful and insidery, the competition wholeheartedly embraces the freaks and geeks who made Glee a phenom to begin with.
  20. True Blood is, if anything, faster, sleeker, more vicious, more fun that it already was. Yum-yum.
  21. The access is such that you almost wish every member of Congress had a TV crew. [25 Aug 2006, p.81]
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  22. Season openers don't get much more incendiary: There are severed feet, a ''beef'' between rival Armenian, Mexican, and Salvadoran gangs, and a murder committed by another member of Vic's Strike Team.
  23. Based on Luc Besson's 1999 film La Femme Nikita (and mercifully, less cheesy than the 1997-2001 Peta Wilson TV Series), this promising adaptation follows the same premise. [10 Sep 2010, p.83]
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  24. Of the whole prime-time array of 'reality' shows, only one keeps me coming back week after week: Fox's low-tech, low-key Cops. ... Cops' cameras keep a blessedly level gaze; a TV show that doesn't look up to cops or down on them is rare indeed.
  25. This excellent, Robert Redford-narrated look at both the Watergate scandal and the film it inspired backs up the comic's [Louis C.K.'s] assertion about politics never being more insane.
  26. Bernie Mac ... is as violent, foulmouthed, mildly homophobic, clueless, and manipulative as ever.

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