Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,802 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 Gossip Girl: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Justice for Natalee Holloway
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1371
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1371
1,371 tv reviews
  1. The sitcom has improved mostly due to the on-screen maturation of its star.
  2. The alien-invasion reboot feels sharper and more focused. But the writers do seem obsessed with keeping the humans and Visitors on nearequal footing.
  3. Add Betty White, good as the wisecracking caretaker of a house Bertinelli leases, and you've got a 1980s sitcom transplanted to 2012, which I don't intend as a recommendation.
  4. After seeing four episodes of the newest pal-com, Happy Endings, I'd have to say it's...not bad at all.
  5. The arrival of actual character development has made Smallville's increasingly rote freak-of-the-week stories tolerable.
  6. With The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles, you're in the company of smart women who know how to laugh at themselves and close cases.
  7. Does it add up to a coherent whole? Impossible to say so far. Asylum is, in its opening episodes, more energetic and impishly funny than its predecessor.
  8. While the show's attempt to please different generations is sometimes more jarring than jocular, this episode does feature the best non sequitur gag you're ever likely to hear about the Parliament song "Aqua Boogie."
  9. While I laughed out loud only a few times during Parks' pilot, I dug the performances, the attitude, and the atmosphere that's being created.
  10. Jericho works when it sticks to the eerie surreality of a nuclear attack... The show, unfortunately, flops about in its first two episodes, leaning too heavily on the action-adventure stuff.
  11. This hybrid reality/nature show doesn't offer much in the way of compelling story lines, but there's just something fascinating about anyone who, upon seeing bears frolicking, inches in for a closer look rather than running for home. [12 Nov 2010, p.70]
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  12. So, yeah, Three Wishes will leave your heartstrings over-fondled. But if you can get past that... it's also one of the most interactive TV shows around. [4 Nov 2005, p.63]
  13. A menacing batch of Project Castor boy clones (Ari Millen) proves some spark. More please. Orphan Black needs a jump start of imagination that can produce stories worthy of its electrifying star. [17/24 Apr 2015, p.105]
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  14. If The Biggest Loser focused on one person for a year--and traded in Bob and Jillian for the lovely and supportive Chris Powell-- you'd have this series. [3/10 Jun 2011, p.104]
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  15. History? Possibly. Trash? Definitely. Fun? Pretty.
  16. We see promise in Tom Riley's Leonardo da Vinci. [12 Apr 2013, p.68]
  17. Emotionally, the show's been downward-spiraling for so long, it needs a break from all the bleakness. But the introductions of two new doctors should pep things up. [12 Apr 2013, p.69]
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  18. Eastwick is not much more than fanciful fluff, but the chemistry between the likable trio and Gross proves bewitching.
  19. It's probably doomed to cult status, but The Cape is primal fun.
  20. This surprisingly competent TV movie rehashes the highs ("Waterfalls") and lows (Left Eye burning down her boyfriend's house).
  21. The pilot drags, but Saul Rubinek, who plays the warehouse curator, is entertaining enough that I want to believe it will improve.
  22. The writing is still crisp, and Busy Philipps' Laurie remains the standout.
  23. An earnest soap about women who are scrappy, sensitive, and stoic. [1 Jun 2007, p.64]
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  24. It's not great TV, but compared with the concentrated incompetence of "Hell's Kitchen," it's delicious.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Though his cliche hard-boiled voice-over doesn't work, much of this series... does. [29 Sep 2006, p.73]
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  25. It's all very contemporary Waltons — usually huggy at the end of the hour but with enough quirks to keep you intrigued.
  26. The cinematography is beautiful, with the present cast in a melancholy blue and the past cast in yellow, as if to remind us that terrible things are done in broad daylight. Some minor characters are intriguing.... But The Missing doesn't have much to say about the loss of a child beyond that it's an Unbearable Tragedy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Top Chef, meanwhile, is now pure comfort food.
  27. At its best, Eerie combines two pop-culture phenomena: the substantial youth market for supernatural fiction ... plus the let's-take these-young-people-seriously attitude that made Beverly Hills, 90210 and Doogie Howser; M.D. touchstones for teen TV audience. ... So far, however, the show's concepts have been funnier than its scripts.
  28. In his sitcom debut, Tim Allen is a natural — not just funny, but an interesting TV presence: charming but a little edgy, a wise guy, but a wise guy with a lot on the ball.

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