Hitfix's Scores

For 480 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 H8R: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 280
  2. Negative: 0 out of 280
280 tv reviews
  1. It fits the channel's larger brand (in both comedy and drama) about men existing on the edges of acceptable human behavior.
  2. Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick and the rest of the cast remain, like the show, better than the material probably needs to be a commercial success, and thus strong enough that Vikings remains a genuine pleasure rather than a guilty one.
  3. Outlander is by far the best of these Starz costume dramas I've seen. It knows the stories it wants to tell and the strongest way to tell them.
  4. It's a simple idea, and the supporting characters on both floors are fairly broad and familiar types, but the execution is good.
  5. Like Rick Grimes, all I can do is focus on what lies directly in front of me, and the here and now of The Walking Dead looks very good.
  6. It is snappy, and funny enough when it needs to be.
  7. I expected to be tired of the joke behind The Wrong Mans within an episode or two. Instead, I found myself engrossed enough in the story of who wanted Sam dead at any particular moment, and why, to keep watching until I made it all the way to the end and could appreciate just how well Baynton, Corden and company stuck the landing.
  8. The Walking Dead is excellent with action, with suspense, and with atmosphere, and these early episodes have all three in spades.
  9. The ensemble works incredibly well together--in marked contrast to Selina's dysfunction, competitive staff--and there's a briskness and intelligence to the whole shebang.
  10. There's enough sincerity lurking convincingly beneath the snark, and Levy is so good in both aggressive and vulnerable modes, that I have faith the show will find a way to humanize Tessa's new environment while still bringing the laughs.
  11. It's a very promising start, at a minimum. The distribution model for House of Cards may be looking to reinvent how we watch TV, but the show itself feels very much of a piece with what we've been seeing for the last 10 or 15 years.
  12. It's a smart mix of soap opera, music and political intrigue.
  13. With its huge cast (the new season also adds Ron Livingston as a businessman who romances Gretchen Mol’s Gillian) and sprawling world, Boardwalk Empire could suffer from that desire for more than plenty. Inevitably, though, it reveals itself as a show with a firm grasp on all these disparate people and places, and a clear sense of how to fit them all together.
  14. The series' embrace of its narrative style, its creation of such an ominous world and its skill for generating suspense practically out of thin air are all very impressive.
  15. It's a charming series that feels like it has a lot of potential for growth, and not just because its main character has nowhere to go but up.
  16. Origins is the more psychologically complex show, and feels slightly more realistic, even though Porter escapes certain death on numerous occasions.
  17. If the start of the season feels formulaic, it's a formula that's worked in the past, and one that gives very good material to key members of the ensemble.
  18. Black-ish arrives as a comedy that knows what it's about, and how it wants to be about it in a very smart way.
  19. The lighter and more optimistic tone is unexplored territory that could be tough to navigate at any speed. For the first hour, anyway, The Flash makes it look easy.
  20. If Crossfire Hurricane doesn't offer much that's new, or tell a spellbinding story along the way, it still vividly captures how they became legends in the first place.
  21. It's at once a twisted parody of every "plucky single gal in the big city" story ever told, and an often hilarious version of the real thing.
  22. While Boss is a very promising drama with a great lead performance, it might be better off easing up a bit and just letting viewers appreciate Grammer's career-redefining work.
  23. A winning new drama set only a few years before Don Draper would get a new secretary named Peggy Olsen.
  24. [Deb's new] knowledge, and the way it alters Dexter and Deb's relationship, shakes the series out of the doldrums it's been in for several years now.
  25. Nurse Jackie season 4 is all consequences, all the time--and is much, much more satisfying overall as a result.
  26. Like several of the original "30 for 30" films, it gets hamstrung in spots by a particular filmmaking choice, the story itself is so strong, as are the recollections of the people who went through it, that I very much recommend watching.
  27. The other six episodes I've seen have their ups and downs, but that's kind of the nature of the beast with comedies that push the outer edge of the envelope of taste and common decency; their batting average will be lower than their comedy peers, but their slugging percentage will be higher.
  28. The new season starts a bit slow.... But it's all laying the groundwork for a gripping, almost nightmarish second half of the season in which the life of every member of the Gregson family seems in danger of splintering as badly as Tara's psyche.
  29. s a pleasure to report that Gossip Girl launches its fourth season with two confidently satisfying episodes. Because the episodes are designed almost as a stand-alone chapter, I can't say for sure if this bodes well for the season to come, but hey... Good Gossip Girl.
  30. While there was plenty these four could have continued to talk about, there was never a point where I felt they missed something obvious because they didn't know the others and what they do well enough.

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