HollywoodChicago.com's Scores

  • 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 10.1 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 Ironside (2013): 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. 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.
  2. A brilliant twist on the undead genre that places the emphasis on mood, dread, and emotion instead of the unexpected.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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