Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,420 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 7.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Mr. Robot: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Justice for Natalee Holloway
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1861
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1861
1861 tv reviews
  1. The second season of Murphy Brown was even better than the first, expanding the parameters of its characters' behavior and providing lots of belly laughs.
  2. If you think Garry Shandling must be running out of ways to deconstruct show business, you're wrong. This will probably prove the most fearless half hour of comedy all year.
  3. There's a lot to love about Murder One, bless its parodically sleazy, shrewdly opportunistic, talent-engorged heart.
  4. Larry Sanders has always contained an undercurrent of tragedy in its portrait of a pathetically insecure man whose work is his life, and whose life is one long, uncomfortable commercial break. Fearlessly, Shandling and his cowriters are pushing Larry to the edge.
  5. The arc of this character--series creator Vince Gilligan's invention of Walter White as a sick soul--is, it's clear now. one of the great narratives in Television histpory. [13 Jul 2012, p.62]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As ever, it's all in the details.
  6. It's TV's richest, most satisfying experience.
  7. The best series on TV, period. [15 Sep 2006, p.63]
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  8. Miraculous ... One of the myriad greatnesses of The Sopranos is that, to paraphrase the Godfather paraphrase that Steven Van Zandt's Silvio frequently quotes, it keeps pulling you back in — back in on yourself, appealing to your basest instincts, to your fundamental urge to hear a bloody story well told.
  9. Like any surreal entertainment, Atlanta is always in danger of becoming too precious, hitting that "Life Aquatic" phase where quirky style becomes empty weirdness. But after a long, awardsy break, the opening episodes of Robbin' Season let me thrilled, surprised, and scared.
  10. The new Sopranos is as good as it's ever been -- ruthlessly emotional, cuttingly funny and frightening.
  11. 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.
  12. How pleasurable it is to really care about a TV series, to the point of (national) obsession.
  13. Fresh reporting and candid interviews make the trial newly compelling and illuminate its outcome. But it's the lesser-known players, including jurors and marketing agents, who provide provocative insights into the tragic saga of compounding historical injustices that implicate all of American culture. [3/10 June 2016, p.100]
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  14. Giancarlo Esposito's Gus will prove once again that he is the most shockingly unknowable of villains. Yes, Breaking Bad is back, and bent on upending every expectation you bring to it.
  15. The more leisurely pace allows for some singular moments. [17 Mar 2006, p.101]
  16. I didn't think Better Things could get any better. It's thrilling to be wrong. [15 Sep 2017, p.66]
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  17. The season gains more complexity and considerable power as it gains even more characters whose expressions of identity flick at other tenured and enduring American problems.
  18. A season that adds great depths to the bawdiest, wisest relationship comedy that isn't You're the Worst. [28 Apr/5 May 2017, p.101]
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  19. Laura Dern and Mike White continue their bold, hilarious, tremendously moving exploration of Amy Jellicoe's ongoing attempt to give meaning to her life. [18 Jan 2013, p.74]
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  20. It’s that rare long documentary about a tabloid crime that becomes a deep exploration of death, the justice system, and the very process of making a documentary film.
  21. Killing and sanctioned philandering aside, The Americans’ depiction of marriage is as profound as ever. Other developments augur more potential shift.
  22. It has the best tough-guy dialogue around and an acting ensemble that's ferociously effective. Face it: Homicide is a killer.
  23. A sprawl of engrossing setup. [4 Apr 2014, p.61]
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  24. Any show that can accommodate decadent cruelty, tragic bravery, and political divisiveness is one you ought to be watching, frakkin' spaceships or not.
  25. It’s a smart twist that Maura, the Pfefferman who’s changed the most on the outside, is the only one who’s certain about who she is on the inside. The kids are still figuring that out.... But not everything here feels as natural as the relationships.
  26. C.K. is writing, directing, and starring up a storm here, and his usual opening-segment stand-up routine, involving nearsightedness, is funnier than most sitcoms are in an entire season.
  27. Well, after watching the first three episodes of the new season, I’m here to tell you that it’s still true [it's one of the finest experiences on television].
  28. The pleasure to be taken from 'Office' isn't merely that of laughter -- it's the pleasure of watching a piece of entertainment so perfectly made and so delicately acted.
  29. Deadwood has become one hell of a great gimmick-free Western.

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