Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,082 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 21% 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 Life with Bonnie: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Pauly D Project: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1593
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1593
1593 tv reviews
  1. Thirteen is an occasionally horrifying, mostly captivating look at how a woman tries to grow up after not having the chance to. [24 Jun 2016, p.53]
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  2. Right now Pan Am doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to be; it's experimenting with tone, and seeing what works and what doesn't. That's the kind of attitude that, if done right, should lead to an interesting series. [30 Sep 2011, p.62]
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  3. Like the book, the miniseries can come across less as a believable depiction of a community than as a collection of grotesques, despite the best efforts of its top-notched cast to give their roles three dimensions. The one major exception is Terri's daughter, Krystal, a fully fleshed-out character played to perfection by newcomer Abigail Lawrie. [1 May 2015, p.50]
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  4. While the show's dog-and-mouse game of "Will Ryan finally learn what Wilfred is?" often proves an exercise in frustration, the bizarro buddy comedy is just entrancing enough to keep you on the leash. [21 Jun 2013, p.58]
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  5. There are enough deviations to keep horror aficionados at least mildly interested. [9 May 2014, p.61]
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  6. An intriguing historical drama. [11 Mar 2016, p.77]
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  7. The pace is nicely brisk and both leads are amiable presences, but the writers could have worked a little harder on the prof's quirks. [13 Jul 2012, p.67]
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  8. The three guys have yet to be fleshed out, though, so right now this is a one-woman show.
  9. The show's biggest weakness is the same as Jessica's: It starts out with extraordinary potential, but somewhere along the way, it loses what makes it special. [20/27 Nov 2015, p.99]
  10. Too much? Yes, too much! And yet, it's one of those moments you just have to shrug at and enjoy.
  11. A lighter season that engages the chief criticisms of Girls--Hannah and her maturity-challenged pals are self-absorbed; they're actually hideous friends to one another--if only to say: That's part of the point.
  12. So odd, you must check it out. [22 Sep 2006, p.89]
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  13. The fourth-season opener of Tales from the Crypt finds this horror anthology in good, nasty form.
  14. If only the masturbation jokes were nixed to make room for more of the fun repartee between Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. [21 Jun 2013, p.58]
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  15. While his antics hew closely to his story lines on Summer [Heights High], Lilley continues to find fresh humor, serving up the kinds of eye-rolling laughs and one-liners you'll be quoting for weeks.
  16. There's a danger that visitors to Rome may contract a mild case of Naughty Classy Cable Fatigue.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    NRA enthusiasts might be the target audience for this reality show about a Colorado gun shop, but Lock manages to have mainstream appeal, thanks to its focus on the store's quirky customers (a shank-holding old lady, a gun-loving pastor, etc.).
  17. When the focus is on the magic, Wars can be spellbinding--when it's not, irksome questions arise.
  18. There's no doubt that Linney is radiant in her role. She carries The Big C past many of its implausibilities and irritations.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This drama from Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore about quarreling astronauts on a 10-year mission boasts an interesting cast (including Clea DuVall) and an Alien-invoking vibe (if no aliens).
  19. [While the] two-hour premiere suffers from the tempo flaw that marred the show, the pace does quicken with the introduction of the American Judas, Benedict Arnold. [17/24 Apr 2015, p.104]
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  20. It’s a grim season, but there are still enough great one-liners to remind you why Orange has earned a best-comedy nod from the Emmys.
  21. It all feels been-there, done-that. Slow-burn start? Maybe. Or maybe Justified's own pipeline has run dry.
  22. Make It is silly, melodramatic fun--and will score big-time with viewers from the fanatical Shawn Johnson set.
  23. If Ringer can retain the gloss and suspense of tonight's premiere, this could be a new series worth getting hooked on. [9/16 Sep 2011, p.133]
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  24. This five-part anthology film strives to capture the impact of mental illness through shorts that (occasionally) interconnect. The result is a predictably mixed bag of tales.
  25. For now, my expectations are still high—probably too high for this show. But maybe you can’t truly hate True Detective unless you love it enough to let it disappoint you.
  26. We've seen it all before, but it's still fluffy fun. [10 Sep 2010, p.82]
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  27. In short, picture MST3K fab club putting on a play written by Community's Abed in a no-parents-allowed tree house. [17/24 Apr 2015, p.104]
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  28. The Brit original has a lot of sass and flashes of real poignancy.

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