Hitfix's Scores

  • TV
For 412 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 H8R: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 235
  2. Negative: 0 out of 235
235 tv reviews
  1. The deeper you go, the more powerful The Returned gets.
  2. "The Jinx" is an utterly compelling watch. Through the two episodes I've seen, it's chilling, emotional and occasionally morbidly funny and moves at a thrilling pace.
  3. [By the third episode] Review revealed itself to be something much more complicated, dark, and brilliant, in which the weight of all these viewer requests begins to take a horrific toll on Forrest's life.
  4. It's a show that stands entirely on its own while never forgetting the series that inspired it.
  5. Over the 10 episodes of the new season, Tremé remains outstanding at what it sets out to do.
  6. Happy Valley is so effective at what it sets out to do, and so neat in fitting all its pieces together (up to the way the story's climax evokes a much milder incident from early in the series), that I'm a bit ambivalent about the fact that a second season has already been ordered. Lancashire is so good that I won't necessarily mind getting to watch more of her in this role, but this particular story is so unique to her in a way that no sequel season can be.
  7. Over the course of the first four episodes (and hopefully over the remaining six), the TV Fargo establishes itself as its own wonderful thing that is connected to the movie without being a recreation of it, and that doesn't seem unworthy of the name.
  8. The second time I watched The Last Man on Earth, I laughed a lot, but I found myself taken by the way that the stillness in the landscape and the stillness in one side of Forte's performance also accentuate a sadness and humanity. Forte's line readings make the most of every word, but he pulls mirth and misery in the same breath.
  9. By forcing Raylan to retrace his father's decades-old steps, Yost is reinventing his show yet again, but he's also going deeper into the heart and mind of the man with the big hat and gun.
  10. There is nothing else on television quite like it, and for those who have the patience to sit through Daniel's still, slow journey, the emotional rewards are enormous.
  11. Along with FOX's "Last Man On Earth," Fresh Off The Boat is one of the best new network comedies of the spring and both are probably better than any network half-hour--allowing for "Jane the Virgin" genre wiggle-room here--that debuted last fall.
  12. While there are many extraordinary moments in the new season, there's still enough inconsistency that I'm still waiting for it to become the classic drama it so clearly has the tools to be.
  13. Based on the admittedly small sample size of two episodes, The Americans feels like it could very comfortably slot in with the upper tier of FX dramas. That's about as good as it gets.
  14. Fuller and company do an impressive job of balancing Lecter's machinations, Graham's emotional problems, and the other killers that Graham and Crawford have to stop, in a way that never descends into formula.
  15. As a drama, Banshee is preposterous. It is ludicrous. It regularly defies laws of both plausibility and physics, and there's usually at least one moment per episode where I have to pause the action because I can't stop laughing at how ridiculous it all is.... And that is why I've come to love it.
  16. Silly or sober, Louie is one of the best shows on television.
  17. It's a perfect marriage of creative team, channel and subject.
  18. This is an absolute: Top of the Lake is great.
  19. Homeland functions terrifically as both a thriller and a commentary on our post-post-9/11 world, where the War on Terror and the concept of being constantly under surveillance are both facts of life.
  20. It's a treat to be back in this world again, and perhaps by the end of this season I'll feel happier about the crime arc than I did about the spy stuff.
  21. I'm reluctant to praise Togetherness too much, because the smallness of the story and the performances doesn't really work well with overhype.... But it's a really well-executed version of what it is.
  22. Darn it if Justified showrunner Graham Yost and company haven't found a way to equal--if not top--that bunch [of opponents], while at the same time building on the lessons they learned in the first season.
  23. It's not an ambitious show. It doesn't have the historical sweep and dazzling visuals of something like HBO's upcoming "Boardwalk Empire." Yet in trying to tell good old-fashioned detective stories featuring a pair of leads I kept wanting to spend time with, it quickly joined "Boardwalk" as one of my two favorite new shows of this fall.
  24. The darker and more complicated life gets for the Sons, the better the TV show tends to be. And based on the four episodes I've seen, Sons is still at the incredible level it achieved a year ago, when it became one of the best dramas on television.
  25. Thanks to the sharp writing of Warren Leight and a revelatory lead performance by obscure journeyman actor Holt McCallany, Lights Out is a reminder of why Hollywood keeps making boxing stories. Because when they're done well, they're irresistible.
  26. In season two, the strengths of Treme remain strengths, while some of the show's weaknesses have been much improved.
  27. It's so small and spare and simple, and yet it can be incredibly effective at what it does. Nice to have it back.
  28. The characters are so richly-drawn, and so wonderfully-played, that the exposition ultimately isn't that great a stumbling block. I wanted to know more about these characters, and within an episode or so was eager for any bit of backstory that helped better clarify all the relationships.
  29. The Honorable Woman is really a thriller and, at its best, it's on a level with something like "Homeland" at its best.
  30. The ideas behind most of these developments are fine, but they get thrown at the viewer so haphazardly as to require dramatic organ music when each is introduced.

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