Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,863 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 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Justice for Natalee Holloway
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1422
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1422
1,422 tv reviews
  1. It's time to pick a side, and I'm on whichever one the dude with half a face chooses.
  2. They're way more like us than the Kardashians, and they clearly love one another, roadkill dinners and all. [19 Jul 2013, p.80]
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  3. These days, L&C plays like a screwball comedy, with stolen kisses, cute banter, and constant comic misunderstandings. I'm not saying it's great screwball comedy, mind you.
  4. The movie belongs to Queen Latifah, who brings so much heart to M'Lynn, she will make yours break all the more.
  5. The Goodwin Games will have to consistently match the cleverness and poignancy of its pilot to win in the long run. Coming from the creators of How I Met Your Mother, there's reason to hope.
  6. The series is imbued with retro cool and, similar to the winking hindsight of Mad Men, takes pleasure in mixing a complicated past with a keen sense of pop. [19 Jun 2015, p.57]
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  7. I've noticed a drop in the quality of the writing. Too many cases derive their initial inspiration from real events (the Susan Smith case, and even, recently, that of Patty Hearst), with slight, facile alterations. Then too, the dialogue, once a model of hard-boiled terseness, is all too often now a jumble of gabby cliches. ... But you never know when L&O will let loose a corker.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Aside from a recalcitrant Brown, the contestants are easy to root for: feisty, vulnerable, and winningly honest about how they got there.
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    • 83 Critic Score
    Awkward is still as bitingly sharp as ever. [18/25 Apr 2014, p.100]
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  8. The individual alien races aren't all that fresh. Yet I am engaged by the show's lively metaphor for a polyglot culture fractured by tribalism and Otherness, for a world that can easily put aside past pain and present differences to tackle a common threat.
  9. The pilot--part of two night, two episode premiere event--is a slick, polished formulation of familiar dystopian future tropes elevated by an unusual and central relationship, well played by Urban and co-star Michael Ealy.
  10. The result is stupid, deranged, and fairly disgusting, none of which should be taken as criticism.
  11. While not all of the ensuing skits work as well, plenty of gags land, ahem, hard. [18/25 Apr 2014, p.102]
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  12. The Good Wife will settle into a case-of-the-week lawyer show. I'd also bet it'll have a rotating bunch of colorful judges with whom Alicia can debate. And you know what? Given the caliber of the acting and writing, that suits me --and, I'll wager, millions of viewers--just fine.
  13. The show is best when it digs into the cosplay scene and the competitors bare their vanities and insecurities.
  14. Both Bacon and Purefoy are so intensely earnest, The Following quickly supersedes its patent Silence of the Lambs setup.
  15. The drama's just as intense as [Mark] Strong, who's clearly earned his last name. [9 Aug 2013, p.73]
  16. So far, O'Loughlin has come most alive when he's engaged in the premiere's close-quarters, elbow-chopping fight scenes. But it's clear that, like other CBS shows from NCIS to CSI, the team byplay is going to be the heart of Hawaii Five-0. Thank goodness Caan is here to provide gruff humor, and Kim and Park play off each other nicely.
  17. Norm has painted itself into quite a funny corner.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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."
  21. Not much new here to me, but hey, it's only nostalgia if you haven't heard it before.
  22. 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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  23. The series is impeccably produced, but the real draw is Turner. [19 Jun 2015, p.58]
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  24. The show's current season is its strongest, with [Kevin] James and costar Leah Remini sparking off each other's line readings like a veteran comedy team.
  25. Under, it turns out, is having a doozy of a sophomore outing. It's become a showcase for diverse acting styles that nonetheless mesh tightly. ... On the other hand, the writing quality is erratic.
  26. At once true to action- show rules and properly parodic about the role of good guys in the late 20th century, The Marshal is an underrated pleasure.
  27. Even at its yuk-yuk-kiest, the show is elevated by Corddry. [9 Mar 2007, p.96]
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  28. The twisty tale tries to tackle more than it can handle in the suspense department, but the remarkable acting keeps you sucked in till the very last confusing second.

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