Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,207 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 22% 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: 73
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Justice for Natalee Holloway
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1690
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1690
1690 tv reviews
  1. Uncompromising and funny stuff so far. [10/17 Jul 2015, p.102]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Remains as charming as ever. [24 Feb/3 Mar 2017, p.90]
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  2. In this warm, charming episode, the underappreciated legal show proves it's still fit to practice.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The results is an unapologetically whiny--but funny!--and often plays lika (successful) audition tape for The View.
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  3. It’s serious-minded sci-fi that’s stylish and strange and soulful, and only grows more rewarding over time.
  4. 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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  5. Quality performances and tender direction save When We Rise from perhaps its most glaring executional weakness, explain-y dialogue that’s beholden to teaching history and expressing policy debates.
  6. The show remains lightweight and occasionally just silly, but it’s also a comedy that's truly tense, a drama with a mythology that rarely gets bogged down.
  7. Here's an interesting, uneven, impudent comedy-drama that may well prove to be summer television's most likably eccentric series.
  8. Fascinating...Think Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos, but for stuff that's on your block.
  9. Watching these two friends bond anew--and meeting a more empathetic. vulnerable Holmes--makes for warm and witty fun. [17 Jan 2014, p.61]
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  10. Despite the fact that Prime Suspect II isn't as strong as the original, it's still comparable with the best cop shows on American TV.
  11. At its best, Scream Queens challenges our motives for empathizing with outcasts in the first place. When it specifically targets younger generations on that front, it feels fresh.
  12. Patriot's quirkfest requires patience, but rewards your allegiance over time. [24 Feb/3 Mar 2017, p.91]
  13. A bright dumb comedy for stupid-gloomy times. [24 Feb/3 Mar 2017, p.93]
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  14. The British crime drama's second season immediately reconnects you with everything emotionally riveting about the first one, the raw performances by Olivia Coleman as Ellie Miller; the gruff turn by David Tennant as Det. Alec Hardy; an array of supporting players bringing to life a complex portrait of collective grief.... Cause for worry: the setup for the second mystery, about a case from Hardy's past, clunks. [6 Mar 2015, p.75]
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  15. Orbach has restored to Law & Order the grit it was starting to lack at the end of its '92 season. As Det. Lennie Briscoe, Orbach displays a smoky voice, impatient manner, and perennial air of hangdog cynicism that adds some realistic rust to L&O's gleaming efficiency.
  16. The new season of Angel is both Batman-dark and sly fun. What began as an awkward Buffy spin-off now has, under the guidance of exec producer David Greenwalt, its own tone, embodied by Boreanaz's relaxed L.A.-hipster vampire-detective: He's become the Dean Martin of bloodsuckers, and I mean that as a compliment.
  17. The gimmick is hokey, but beneath it lies a surprisingly untrashy reality show that actually sheds some light on the dating game.
  18. At least their newfound maturity hasn't stood in the way of their engrossing bickering, boyfriend woes, and baby drama.
  19. The pilot strikes a balance between silly--a paparazzi chase on their first date!--and the sincere. [24 Feb/3 Mar 2017, p.93]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Disturbing? Yes. New guilty pleasure? Totally.
  20. Wildly excessive, regularly boring, and, at regular intervals, great, clever fun.
  21. The season gains more complexity and considerable power as it gains even more characters whose expressions of identity flick at other tenured and enduring American problems.
  22. Ignored by the rest of the media, Baywatch has become all things to all people. Younger viewers, for example, enjoy the sun-dappled rescue scenes and the capering monkeyshines of Hasselhoff's TV son, Hobie, played by Jeremy Jackson. Devotees of camp, on the other hand, love the way Hasselhoff, with the distinctive visual style of a television auteur, frequently stops the action to insert scenes that amount to full-length music videos.
  23. Although its style is novel, 24 hews to traditional crime-story conventions; you could plop this plot into a two-hour TV movie and be done with it. The advantage of the real-time hour becomes apparent, however, in the depth of characterization achieved by stretching things out.
  24. This fascinating series that tracks a bunch of small-town Louisiana cage battlers and their lives of not-so-quiet desperation. Even the overly strenuous attempts to amp up drama are revelatory.
  25. A brutally honest snapshot of the city's most improvised corners, far beyond the balconies of Bourbon Street. [23 Jan 2015, p.70]
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  26. We know that a guilty, defensive Jackie is the best Jackie to watch.
  27. Martin has evolved into one of the most consistently amusing sitcoms in prime time, but not because the show itself is particularly original or well written. ... The best humor on Martin seems, whether it's true or not, to have been improvised by Lawrence and his costars, a quality which gives the show an enjoyably loose, anything-can-happen feel.

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