Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,286 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 13% 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 Lost: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1755
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1755
1755 tv reviews
  1. He’s notably more frisky in Age of Spin, turning hot-button current events into philosophical quandaries.
  2. Who says TV doesn't make history thought-provokingly exciting?
  3. Devious Patty is still drinking like a fish, while wan Ellen is still seeking her advice (still, Ellen? Really?), and I still will not be able to resist watching every episode I possibly can.
  4. It's a midlife triumph, a series that takes a well-worn theme and makes it unpredictable, freshly funny, and sometimes moving.
  5. Compelling documentary.... Director Irene Taylor Brodsky utilizes police interrogation footage and interviews with the pair's families to craft not a tale about imaginary monsters, but about the far more terrifying subject of real-life mental-health issues. [27 Jan 2017, p.54]
  6. Director John Gulager ... is easily the most intriguing personality in PG history.
  7. Shifting allegiances and unpredictable motives are what keeps this sometimes hoary show compelling. [9 Oct 2015]
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  8. Fishburne's gravitas helps do the Supreme Court justice...justice.
  9. The moment we glimpse Helen’s inner life, she becomes the most fascinating character on a show that’s full of them.... When a friend asks if she knew that Noah was cheating, there are unspoken questions there: How would I know if it happened to me? And if I didn’t know, how could I move on? The fact that viewers are asking the same questions only makes this season more compelling to watch.
  10. What's great about the series this season is that you can dive deep into its familiar-yet-fresh bubbling stew of physics, ? numerology, and smoke monsters...or you can just skim across its blinding-sun surface, grooving on the thwarted romances, ?the time-shifting nosebleeds, and how great Kate looks in a business power suit and heels.
  11. Nothing is perfect, but the wise whimsy of The Good Place comes close.
  12. Between its cinematography, setting, and subject matter, Lights doesn't look a whole lot like anything else on television right now.
  13. The result is stupid, deranged, and fairly disgusting, none of which should be taken as criticism.
  14. The storytelling juggles too many elements--the civil war movement, escalation in Vietnam, LBJ's relationship with his wife (Melissa Leo). Still, in Cranston you should trust. He mesmerizes even with a shaggy narrative. [20 May 2016, p.52]
  15. [An] absorbing spy thriller. [25 Jan/1 Feb 2013, p.113]
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  16. A lot of these scenes hit the mark, others hit the floor with a thud. But, much like last summer’s The Carmichael Show, it’s an admirable exercise either way.
  17. If it weren't for the commercials and basic-cable cutaways from some violence, you'd swear you were watching a classic Western. [23 Jun 2006, p.66]
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  18. Uneven but irreverent, Rescue Me manages to rescue itself, immersing us in the tumultuous firefighting life that is the reason we watch the show.
  19. Sin City dazzle adds spice to the cooking competition's season 6 premiere....But it's the fresh crop of cheftestants that'll really whet your appetite.
  20. The pilot is surprisingly funny, fresh, and affecting. Much of the credit goes to Union.
  21. Some might want a quicker pace from American Gods. Yo, po-mo Clash of the Titans, gets to the clashing! But I was consistently engrossed. The characters, the concept, the deeply considered filmmaking captured my imagination.
  22. The sly second season of Penny Dreadful finds its drama in characters trying to shake shameful pasts that won’t stop haunting them, and finds rich menace in cunning folk and shape-shifting spirits who make thralls and puppets out of our heroes, robbing them of authenticity and self-determination.
  23. Lee may be a tad too smart to embody this reformed dimwit, but his smooth charm makes Earl go down as easy as a tallboy. [23 Sep 2005, p.82]
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  24. The movie goes on a bit too long, but it makes up for it with finely tuned performances.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Jessica Lange brings typically impressive textures to Big Edie. And just wait till you see Drew Barrymore, as Little Edie, deliver the doc's most famous line, ''This is the best costume for today.'' She's a dead ringer for the real thing.
  25. It is fun--a pleasing balance of slick, Ocean's Eleven-style con jobs and tense, close-call escapes. [13 Jan 2017, p.58]
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  26. It's funny, but it's not revolutionary.
  27. The pilot's take on these lovable downers is a bit of a downer itself, but the second half hour sharpens its wit. [9 Oct 2015]
  28. The best of what Vikings has to offer, besides artfully, horrifically staged sequences of warfare, is fierce Lagertha.
  29. Roswell isn't yet anywhere near [The X-]Files in emotional depth, and its sympathetic but blank-staring actors only make you appreciate the nuances that Duchovny and Anderson bring to poker-faced emoting. But if this season proves The X-Files' last, there's a chance that Roswell can step into the void and supply TV's highest-quality heebie-jeebies.

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