Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,307 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 American Crime: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1772
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1772
1772 tv reviews
  1. Cosmos captures the imagination anew by celebrating imagination itself as an essential tool for a deeper, more truthful understanding of life. [7 Mar 2014, p.60]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Maury Povich? Eat your heart out.
  2. The most visceral moments emerge from Buscemi's conversations with his former colleagues and lifelong friends at Engine Co. 55, rendering vivid and tearful accounts of tragedies.
  3. Horgan and Delaney, who wrote the show together, play their characters off each other to perfection. The result may well turn out to be the worst--by which we mean the best--new comedy of the year. [19 Jun 2015, p.56]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the science is till confusing as ever, the final season premiere promises an exciting conclusion, complete with laughs and reunions--and Helena still kicking plenty of ass. [2/9 Jun 2017, p.97]
  4. A glossy story of love gone wrong and then (slightly) redeemed at the end, without a whole lot of deep pathos in between.
  5. Things don't really get moving until the second hour, but Halt's elegantly told tale about four people desperate to play a role in shaping the future remains impressively acted and timely as ever. [19/26 Aug 2016 p.104]
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  6. Anger provides a terrific balance of hearty historical context and unflinching immediacy, and is as much about human endurance as it is career accomplishment. [3 Jul 2015, p.655]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This production is suffused with emotion. [11 Mar 2016, p.76]
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  7. People call Black Mirror the 21st century's Twilight Zone. That's certainly high praise, but the show ultra-eerie third season lives up to that promise. [21/28 Oct 2016, p.95]
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  8. An electroshock of striking originality, Legion seizes your imagination by blowing your mind and captures the high anxiety of reality-blur America. [Feb 3/10 2017, p.96]
  9. This powerful documentary about the lingering effects of military conflict makes the point that PTSD existed long before we named it.
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  10. Ken Burns' documentary about the "black blizzards" that swept across the Great Plains during the 1930s is at once rigorously sourced and heartbreakingly emotional.
  11. It's the riotous rhythms and bold attitude that drive the premiere, and it's fudging hysterical. [15 Apr 2016, p.48]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Like any good country song, the episode is more about developing the narrative and less about the cheap thrills. It’s refreshing to see the show settle into a new rhythm where necessary attention is given to each (potentially smaller) storyline.
  12. FNL's final season begins with one person staying put (Taylor Kitsch's Riggins is still in jail) and others moving on (Aimee Teegarden's Julie and Jesse Plemons' Landry are college-bound). Meanwhile, Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) heads to the basketball court to find his next star player. [Oct 22/29 2010, p.107]
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  13. We can confirm that it boasts a string of crackerjack performances from the likes of Stephen Rea as a hangdog spy, Janet McTeer as his spook boss, Lubna Azabal as the housekeeper of Nessa's brother (Andrew Buchan), and Gyllenhaal herself. [25 Jul/1 Aug 2014, p.105]
  14. You’re the Worst remains an irreverent yet surprisingly poignant riot, but season 2 has some adjustments to make to be the best it can be.
  15. One of the best things about Mom is that it isn't always funny. That's a compliment of course..... The darkly comedic season 3 premiere us a perfect example. [6 Nov 2015, p.57]
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  16. Dead is beautifully shot, but what it's shooting are former humans with rotting skin and bleating agonized groans. And like the comics, there's great, grim humor.
  17. This theoretically grim material [addiction], but the real-life Maron transmutes it into gold. [6 May 2016, p.51]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The synth family of Mia (Gemma Chan) & Co. continues to drive the show's most interesting aspects, while the nonrobot Hawkins clan drags the action to a halt. Perhaps it's time for a new title. [17 Feb 2017, p.54]
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  18. Rectify's many stories are strung together with a wonderful, airy pacing--all hail the slow-TV movement!--that lends a haunting backdrop to the story of a man who may not be able to find a life, even after avoiding death.
  19. The plots are twistier than a fishtail braid and only lag when the conversation turns to energy. [25 Jan/1 Feb 2013, p.112]
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  20. The kill count is unprecedented, and before all is said and done, Rick will have to make a terrible, terrible choice while the fate of one of his own hangs in the balance. [12/19 Oct 2012, p.97]
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  21. It's time to pick a side, and I'm on whichever one the dude with half a face chooses.
  22. A clever fable of heroic renewal, The Night Manager gives us a redemptive journey into a heart of darkness and a portrait of a genre mired in shadow pining for daylight.
  23. Fascinating...Think Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos, but for stuff that's on your block.
  24. [An] earnest, lightweight documentary about vitality. [2/9 Jun 2017, p.96]
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  25. The show satisfyingly keeps up that ultra-creepy vibe. [24 Feb/3 Mar 2017, p.90]
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