Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,718 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 7.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Killer Instinct: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1303
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1303
1,303 tv reviews
  1. Nip/Tuck has reclaimed its sense of humor.
  2. It's nice to see that after five seasons, Nip/Tuck's wit is still scalpel sharp.
  3. Sometimes it takes a little while for a show to hit its stride, and watching Las Vegas for the first half of its first season was a crapshoot. ... So the series pumped up the guest-star quotient. That's when the fun began, around the turn of this year, when people as diverse as Paris Hilton, Sean Astin, Dennis Hopper, and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath began showing up.
  4. Oka is pure delight as a wage slave who's broken the space-time continuum, and... Grunberg shines as a telepathic cop. [29 Sep 2006, p.71]
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  5. 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.
  6. The good news for fans — and neophytes — is that the new sitcom is clever and insular, capturing all the drudgery, awkwardness, and rivalry of cubicle living. ... Ultimately, though, The Office lacks the aching subtlety of the BBC version.
  7. Between Laurie's more-great-than-good doctor and cases that encompass everything from bad ham to complete body meltdown, House preys on all that's wrong (and some of what's right) with modern medicine.
  8. Elegantly filmed, Medium is quite eerie when it stays within the chilly purview of its star.
  9. The resolution with the ghost is plenty satisfying, but ultimately Medium's strength is that it's not about the ghosts.
  10. The casting is so good and the production design so sophisticated that the series' pull toward baroque psychosexual doings is, so far, pleasurable. [7 Apr 2006, p.51]
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  11. Big Love has dropped the last vestiges of its ostentatious quirkiness and fashioned itself into a rich and grounded family drama. [22 Jun 2007, p.62]
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  12. Braugher [has] never been better... rarely has a character hopped onto the screen feeling so completely real. [31 Mar 2006, p.51]
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  13. The opening of Weeds makes me want to scream. ... That said, Weeds is a dozen times more creative than its opening credits.
  14. [It] sometimes tries a bit too hard. Mellow out, dudes--we're addicted already. [18 Aug 2006, p.128]
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  15. Finally, a clever new sitcom. [17 Mar 2006, p.108]
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  16. Three major characters are killed tonight within the first hour of a pretty stellar premiere.
  17. Lee may be a tad too smart to embody this reformed dimwit, but his smooth charm makes Earl go down as easy as a tallboy. [23 Sep 2005, p.82]
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  18. Everything [Kirstie] Alley's Fat Actress should've been: warm, warts-and-all self-satire. [31 Mar 2006, p.58]
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  19. As usual, the improvised feel of the show adds to its energy.
  20. The result is stupid, deranged, and fairly disgusting, none of which should be taken as criticism.
  21. [O'Toole's] Casanova may have lust in his heart, but it's his love for Henriette... that guides his life and makes the tale worth the telling. [6 Oct 2006, p.64]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Colbert proves that the line between serious TV journalism and utter nonsense is a very thin one indeed. [4 Nov 2005, p.67]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    After a riveting pilot, this third episode is more of a run-of-the-mill procedural, but thanks to the charismatic Tom Cruise-y Barrowman, this Captain Jack will get you bi tonight. [21 Sep 2007, p.76]
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  22. Naturally funny interviews are easy TV; it's with drier material that the animators shine. [8 Jun 2007, p.74]
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  23. Andy Barker isn't as complete a comedy as Andy Richter Controls the Universe — the first three episodes feel like a series of very funny bits that have been welded together. But so did 30 Rock when it first started, and that's now the best comedy on TV.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you think catching up on Smash's injury, Lyla and Riggins' new relationship, and Lyla's now-AWOL mom is overwhelming, just think how Tami (Connie Britton) must feel.
  24. Every so often, when the tension feels DefCon 1 high, there's a temptation to remind Sorkin that the fate of the free world isn't at stake. Then again, with such mesmerizing speed-bag dialogue, Studio 60 is a great case for taking TV seriously.
  25. Even at its yuk-yuk-kiest, the show is elevated by Corddry. [9 Mar 2007, p.96]
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  26. With a pleasant blend of quirkiness and charm, this is an M.I.T. we can all get into. [15 Sep 2006, p.68]
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  27. The results are exhilarating.

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