Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,238 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 The Wire: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Drawn Together: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1716
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1716
1716 tv reviews
  1. Don't think Leverage is preachy--it's shrewdly conceived, and it moves along like a son of a gun.
  2. It's not just a gripping family story--it's an important one for all families to watch. [12 Jun 2015, p.70]
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  3. As a profane peek into current showbiz, Entourage is excellent, dirty fun.
  4. [A] family-friendly, charming show. [Jun 17 2011, p.91]
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  5. As soap, Greenleaf bubbles with an abundance of intrigue and too many clichés. ... Still, the characters are compelling enough, and the performances are uniformly strong, if a touch too serious.
  6. In a TV landscape bloated with serialized, surprise-a-minute thrillers, it'll take more than a sparkly thespian roster to keep viewers interested. [22 Sep 2006, p.89]
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  7. Ultimately, Homeland‘s first two episodes do enough to earn your interest. But it feels a lot like Quinn: haunted by the past, disoriented in the present, and perhaps incapable of moving into the future.
  8. Big Love is very, very good this season.
  9. Heart of Texas is looser, even whimsical at times.
  10. Overall, Hatfields & McCoys is engrossing, and enlightening about a feud that proves to be a lot more than the bumpkin brawl of pop legend.
  11. On its mild merits, it proves worthy. [2 Dec 2005, p.73]
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  12. Henry and Anne nag and harp and tongue each other. It's like asking us to root for a particularly vapid reality TV couple.
  13. Sons of Anarchy could be the antihero drama to end all antihero dramas, but it'll have to shift into some new gears to go out in the blaze of ingloriousness it deserves.
  14. It's a good mix of highbrow humor and silly, kick-in-the-pants laughs. [22 Jan 2016, p.66]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This intimate biopic of a Kennedy matriarch is quite charming.
  15. While Another Period sometimes leans too heavily on "It's 1902!" gags, it's buoyed by an absurdist sensibility, genuinely surprising jokes, and a strong cast. [26 Jun 2015, p.54]
  16. It returns with an emotional and surprising (hint: you'll never look at icicles the same way) premiere.
  17. Annie Walker tackles a new case--but it feels like a distraction as the Ben mystery continues. [3/10 Jun 2011, p.109]
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  18. How to Get Away With Murder begins with an actual murder--a group of hypercompetitive law students are fighting over what to do with the body--before it flashes back to their first day in Keating's class, quickly establishing each character before discrediting our first impressions.... Thanks to Davis' powerfully layered performance, it's impossible to read Keating.
  19. There are no big sociopolitical statements here, no guerilla-style confrontations, no scenes of squirmy awkwardness, no multilayered pop culture references. It's just a very smart, very funny show.
  20. This eccentric romantic comedy deserves a chance to survive.
  21. Murray decides to improvise a boozy party for stranded hotel guests and workers. It’s here, after a sputtery start, that the irony thaws and a warm, lovely spirit takes hold.
  22. That's where the fun of Work of Art resides, in convincing viewers that egomaniacal kooks can make good and bad art, and yes, there are standards besides split-second opinions.
  23. The show is best when Sorrentino and Law produce arresting moments that play like ironic religious art. [13 Jan 2017, p.52]
  24. There's a danger that visitors to Rome may contract a mild case of Naughty Classy Cable Fatigue.
  25. 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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  26. With a season-long focus on a single case, the story has plenty of breathing room, and the San Francisco setting feels particularly natural. As unnecessary things go, Murder is exquisite. [13 Jun 2014, p.75]
  27. It's a little gimmicky, but it works, primarily on the strength of the cast.
  28. Both extremely funny and intelligent.
  29. Luther: Outlaw clearly wants to be a hard reset for the direction of the show, but it can’t seem to shake the clichés of its main story, which follows a serial killer whose tics are lifted directly from various incarnations of Hannibal Lecter, with a bit of Kevin Spacey’s Se7en killer for additional seasoning.

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