Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,812 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 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Seinfeld: Season 7
Lowest review score: 0 Ghost Shark
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1377
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1377
1,377 tv reviews
  1. Sleepy Hollow is is fizzy if formulaic fright-night fun. [20/27 Sep 2013, p.141]
  2. All the beloved Archer hallmarks are still there too; quick cuts, witty repartee, and recurring gags abound. But the premiere lacks that spark of kinetic insanity that made us fall in love with the slick spook in the first place. [9 Jan 2015, p.74]
  3. The volatile combo of elements leads to occasionally sloppy storytelling, but the cast--particularly the icy Hardwick and the oft-nude Naughton--makes it a deeply bingeable guilty pleasure. [30 May 2014, p.115]
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  4. It may not be the stuff Emmy dreams are made of, but it's still goofy, broad-strokes summer fun.
  5. They're no Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, but Johnson and Shahi's teasing banter is definitely entertaining--plus, they're both easy on the eyes.
  6. The flimsy story isn't the draw: It's the nostalgia for mock-turtleneck belly tees and the greatness of lines like "I want to do things differently... But first? I want to smoke in a bar." [9 Jan 2015, p.74]
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  7. [They're] doing the whole Dangerous Minds thing that's admittedly hard to resist--and naturally, based on a heartwarming true story--even if it's nothing particularly new. [22/29 Apr 2011, p.92]
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  8. Whether she's dressing down an overdressed underling or trying to find a boyfriend for her ''glam, goth, grunge'' assistant Andrew, Cutrone is relentless, angry, and funny. Not hellish, just pure Kell-ish.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The uneven Sarah Smith may be a lesser "Who," but it's smarter than most kids' fare. [11 Apr 2008, p.70]
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  9. With an elaborate action sequence nearly every 10 minutes, Strike Back is easy, Vacuous, fun. [16/23 Aug 2013, p.104]
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  10. Molly Dodd is now a better show than it was on commercial television. During her NBC run, Molly was introspective to the point of solipsism — or, to put it more bluntly, she talked too much, and to herself as well. ... On Lifetime, however, Molly has been given a life.
  11. With his one-note revenge plot behind him, Bohannon teams up with Ferguson to work on a new railroading venture, and thankfully their opponents are much more interesting this time around. [16/23 Aug 2013, p.104]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This season, the Housewives aren't desperate: They're avidly ambitious, like the series itself.
  12. Despite all of the pontificating, TBS' comedy shows promise. [8 Dec 2006, p.70]
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  13. Hustle... does have style. [13 Jan 2006, p.72]
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    • 75 Critic Score
    Funny Girls might benefit by focusing less on the drama and more on the craft. [10 Apr 2015]
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  14. Whether longtime viewers are watching 90210 out of nostalgic affection or genuine curiosity, this durably sweet-natured series deserves credit for not selling their goodwill short.
  15. As a Chicago cop and a fourth-grade teacher falling in love despite their own insecurities, they make a sweet, relatable team.
  16. All kinds of extracurricular twentysomething-dude drama ensue (Nick and Travis are gay, Kyle and Teddy are straight), but it's the actual dancing that most moves Right.
  17. Provocative ideas are hit upon-- torture, homosexuality, politics--and more inventive spy-game fun--Turn could keep us loyal to the cause of watching.
  18. It boasts at least a whiff of the grittiness to be found in creator/writer Richard Price's 1992 novel about drug dealer, Clockers. [13 Apr 2012, p.79]
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  19. I'd give The New Normal a slight edge because it's tighter and more assured, but the bigger, odder "Go On" ensemble bears watching too--for a few more episodes, at least.
  20. This isn't much different from Season 1--confusion, frustration, bell-bottoms--but it's still a good, uneasy time. [14 Dec 2007, p.62]
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  21. The second season mostly upholds the first's tricky precedent, but the absence of regular Gervais associate Karl Pilkington means the yuks are a bit less hearty.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Do you miss Shane? Stay up nights worrying about Bette and Tina? This reality version of the defunct lesbian drama is just what the homeopathic West Hollywood doctor ordered.
  22. On this sitcom about a basketball-obsessed Boston clan, Laurie Metcalf stands out as matriarch Marjorie.
  23. Turner and Tovey get the best material, while Crichlow mopes a lot. Then again, she's a ghost, so let's cut her some slack.
  24. The show wants to work on two levels: as an action piece and as a drama about the stresses of modern marriage and parenting. If anyone can make the family stuff nongloppy, it's executive producer Greg Berlanti. [1 Oct 2010, p.72]
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  25. By episode 3, Homeland starts connecting. A murder mystery becomes intriguing, key franchise assets (including Mandy Patinkin's Saul) are plugged directly into the main narrative, and a new agent (Michael O'Keefe) provides a welcome spark.
  26. The material's solid, but it won't convince the newbies.

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