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  • TV
For 24 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 The Returned: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 Trophy Wife: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
10 tv reviews
  1. A brilliant twist on the undead genre that places the emphasis on mood, dread, and emotion instead of the unexpected.
  2. As it so often does, the first few episodes of “Justified” send a few plates spinning. Few shows have more deftly managed various plot threads over the course of a season, while also throwing in the occasional stand-alone story, as Justified.
  3. There’s actually not a single weak link in the cast. The weakness of the premiere comes down to plotting. There’s a slightly melodramatic arc involving a commentary on the current economic state of the country.
  4. There are a LOT of characters and one hopes that Murphy & Falchuk don’t allow the program to get weighed down in subplots. Even if the show does get scattered, great performances by Lange, Bates, Bassett, Roberts, and Farmiga should keep viewers from wanting to leave this Coven.
  5. It’s a fun, holiday diversion that gives Pixar fans characters they miss, probably even more so given the films that followed their final adventure.
  6. It’s got that awkward but lovable and relatable sense of humor. A few too many easy jokes in the premiere can be forgiven for setting up the characters and premise.
  7. It’s well-paced and tightly constructed. Yes, some of it feels overdone and silly.... [But] it ends on a nice turn of events that make me really want to see what happens next.
  8. It helps to have a great actor like Harry Lennix in the supporting cast, but the writers of The Blacklist need to prove that it’s about more than just Red.... But, for now, Spader is enough reason to watch.
  9. Mike’s family is perfectly balanced. Everyone works, down to even guest performers. The structure of The Michael J. Fox Show is definitely simple and safe, which many will see as cliched.
  10. Like Kenny Powers on that divisive HBO comedy, Chozen is an abrasive, egotistical, violent maniac at times. The writers hit some very funny lines every once in awhile but the show needs more time to click as a weekly series.
  11. The verbal volleying between Christy and Bonnie is easily the reason to watch Mom at least at the beginning. The supporting cast is uninteresting and cliched but when Janney & Faris get going? It reminds one of how good they can be with the right material.
  12. The comedy on The Goldbergs is loud, aggressive, and somewhat abrasive.
  13. I want a show like this to be ridiculous and Intelligence is at its most enjoyable when it embraces the B-movie silliness of its concept. When it takes itself as seriously as it too often does, it ends up failing dramatically.
  14. It’s a program that bounces around tonally and narratively, never feeling like its head is in the right place to know where it wants to go.
  15. Caan is perfectly cast here.... As it so often does, it comes down to the writing. I just don’t care. And I just don’t find it funny.
  16. Lucky 7 is a soap opera, and it’s not a very well-crafted one.
  17. Don’t be a version of a sitcom character that we’ve seen before. And be a character. Don’t just be Rebel Wilson in a star vehicle.
  18. This is the kind of exaggerated, cliched humor more common to CBS, laugh-track sitcoms despite the best efforts of a talented cast. They’re just wasted here like so many drivers of the star vehicles this season.
  19. Sean Saves the World is a weird show in that it’s not aggressively bad. You won’t be rolling your eyes. It’s more just remarkably forgettable.
  20. It’s a show that’s safe, easy to digest, and predictable, which, sadly, is what audiences are coming to expect from network dramatic programming.
  21. The writing on Dads is so straight-up horrendous that one wouldn’t be surprised to see it in the middle of a “Family Guy” episode as an attempt by MacFarlane to satirize bad sitcom writing.
  22. There’s some notable talent here. But they’re wasted to such a drastic degree on such stale character writing that I doubt it can be turned around.
  23. The whole thing is so poorly conceived and executed.... It’s a misfire for an undeniable TV talent.
  24. It’s just manipulative drama that hopes to make you stand up and cheer by reminding you over and over again how tough its title character remains.

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