Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 1,749 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 In Living Color: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Justice for Natalee Holloway
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1330
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1330
1,330 tv reviews
  1. This wonderful docudrama about its [An American Family] making, chronicles a loss of media innocence. [22/29 Apr 2011, p.92]
  2. Filled with more shoulder pads than an episode of The Golden Girls, the special is actually at its best between songs when Gaga dishes out hilarious asides like "The only thing better than a unicorn is a gay unicorn."
  3. It's incredibly moving to watch him finally become comfortable in his own skin.
  4. Joyful and insidery, the competition wholeheartedly embraces the freaks and geeks who made Glee a phenom to begin with.
  5. Juggling the themes of famine, fame, and family, Torchwood: Miracle Day--conceived by series creator Russell T Davies, with some episodes written by Buffy and Dollhouse vet Jane Espenson--makes a smooth transatlantic shift that will, I hope, broaden this marvelous, tense fantasy franchise's audience.
  6. It's another level of pop culture wizardry to make such storytelling seem so vivid, so vital, and just plain fun.
  7. The new season pops with all the visual energy of the first. [4 May 2012, p.67]
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  8. This reality show tracks, with admirable and hilarious straight-facedness, the follicularly oriented infighting that plagues Beard Team USA (a name I will never tire of writing), as well as their attempt to dethrone the presumably more regimented Germans as planet Earth's top whisker warriors.
  9. It's the fall season's most intriguing, tense puzzler.
  10. Talking heads such as Daniel Okrent are eloquently pithy. And narrator Peter Coyote is as soothing as a tumbler of fine Scotch.
  11. Mad Men offers a two-hour season premiere that commences with a muted tone and then explodes in different directions. [23 Mar 2012, p.62]
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  12. I suspect Luck will need its own kind of good fortune to persuade HBO Subscribers to get on its wavelength--to go with the undulating rhythm of its storytelling. But it's worth the effort. [3/10 Feb 2012, p.104]
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  13. The stunningly shot result will make you wonder at the cruel beauty of nature. [16 Mar 2012, p.67]
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  14. Danny McBride's Kenny Powers is back for a wild third season.
  15. Jennifer Saunders' Edina and Joanna Lumley's Patsy are as deliciously delusional as ever in the Britcom's 20th-anniversary special.
  16. The new Justified is so tightly plotted that it finds room for all these characters, as well as episodes shinning a spotlight on the series sterling supporting players. [27 Jan 2012, p.63]
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  17. This peter Berg-produced show is filmed in a low-key style that makes Roach's life seem all the more dramatic. [27 Jan 2012, p.68]
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  18. While the show is not yet as boundary-pushing as Chappelle's, it is funny, and that should never be taken for granted.
  19. Jay Roach, who directed the Austin Powers films and won an Emmy for the HBO political drama Recount, knows from parody and keeps his actors from slipping into it.
  20. [A] terrific second season of this industry-set sitcom. [17/24 Aug 2012, p.109]
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  21. It's the suspense these two leads endure--a suspense Homeland dramatizes in a swift, sure manner and then transfers to the viewer--that makes this show so unnervingly terrific.
  22. Both writers come off as passionate egomaniacs with literary gifts so undeniable, you can't help but enjoy them.
  23. Rarely does a pilot present a world as completely as Nashville does in its first hour.
  24. Lisa Kudrow is hilarious as online shrink Fiona Wallice, but her true talent is making those around her even funnier.
  25. Fringe seems to be going out as alt-world fantasy/sci-fi at its most tough-minded yet humanistic. [5 Oct 2012, p.73]
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  26. Against all odds, Sports Night is a home run, a hole in one, a touchdown — at once the most consistently funny, intelligent, and emotional of any new-season series.
  27. Paying close attention to SOA's array of outlaws makes the series an even more richly detailed portrait of self-righteous villainy.
  28. About Face is raucous and lovely. [3 Aug 2012, p.69]
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  29. As bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as it was in its first season, Girls may now be even spunkier, funnier, and riskier. [11 Jan 2013, p.80]
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  30. You'll alternate between cooing at 6-year-old pageant queen Honey, gawking at her self-described "redneck" family and pet pig, laughing so hard you cry, and feeling deep shame for not turning it off.

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