Orlando Sentinel's Scores

For 360 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Murder One: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The 1/2 Hour News Hour: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 154
  2. Negative: 0 out of 154
154 tv reviews
  1. The Wire doesn't receive the attention of other HBO dramas, but it should. It often surpasses them in the chances it takes and the stories it tells. [1 Jun 2003]
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  2. A show so mesmerizing it can make you feel young again, Felicity pulls off that feat without special effects or time-travel machines...This new series has other assets: poignant writing, superb actors, recognizable situations. [29 Sept 1998, p.E1]
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  3. HBO's splendid Rome recounts Julius Caesar's battle for power with a gritty ferocity that's closer to The Godfather and The Sopranos than to costume epics of old. Following Don Corleone's example, this 12-episode series makes you an offer you can't refuse: It's the best new drama of the fall.
  4. Everything about this world is more richly, deeply textured than our own, from the ornate (not luxurious) furnishings to the ornate people. [20 Sep 1991]
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  5. Ingenious, charming, offbeat and playfully R-rated - surely, this is why God created cable. [1 July 1990, p.F1]
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  6. This rousing, scenic contest could well set the entertainment standard for new series this season. [2 Sep 2001]
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  7. Director Jay Roach and writer Danny Strong do a superb job of putting you back in the 36-day marathon about the outcome of the 2000 presidential election in Florida. Don't want to go there? You'll miss a brilliant cast headed by Kevin Spacey and Denis Leary.
  8. A rousing thriller loaded with nifty gimmicks and head-spinning twists. [6 Nov 2001]
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  9. In a tepid era for sitcoms, this risk-taking series can astonish. [8 Sep 2007]
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  10. The opening two hours of season two suggest that 24 has lost none of its style or energy. It remains television's most exciting series. [29 Oct 2002]
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  11. Adult, hard-hitting and tough-talking, Murder One represents the apex of TV series production. Everything is first-rate, from the writing and acting to the photography and music.
  12. Even if you know Jane Eyre, you don't know her like this.
  13. Unlike so many new series, Ally McBeal has a voice, a smart point of view and a promising conflict. [7 Sep 1997]
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  14. A hugely likable sitcom is born.
  15. Daring and raw, FX's Rescue Me takes astonishing risks.
  16. The first new fall TV series is also one of the most promising. The O.C. -- which stands for Orange County, California-style -- mixes potent conflicts with lavish backdrops and attractive folk. The concoction carries a surprisingly bittersweet kick. [3 Aug 2003, p.4]
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  17. Detective series generally are not known for charm or sunniness. But The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency revels in both qualities, with often exhilarating results.
  18. The series from CSI executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer has a mesmerizing look, and in its signature stroke, nimbly flashes between the characters then and now. Unlike so many other crime series, Cold Case never loses sight of the victims...Best of all, it offers a lead actress who is simply excellent. Morris makes a wonderfully tough, tenacious heroine. She's a sleuth to die for. [28 Sept 2003, p.TV4]
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  19. Even viewers who feel they've been copped and robbered to death by TV will find this highly juiced blend of bright writing and dark motif hard to turn off.[31 Jan 1993, p.D1]
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  20. The show is tremendously likable. Credit for the fresh, off-kilter viewpoint goes to Diane Ruggiero, a former New Jersey waitress selected by CBS to create the autobiographical show. She gives her characters sharp dialogue, puts them in identifiable situations and depicts poignancy without going mushy. [1 Oct 2000, p.F1]
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  21. Swift and smart, Murder One is a true guilty pleasure. You won't find many on TV this season. Indulge yourself. [10 Oct 1996, p.E1]
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  22. The Corner, which is more daring than "The Sopranos," deserves some of the critical hosannas showered on the mob series. [16 Apr 2000, p.F1]
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  23. After watching five episodes, I can say True Blood stands out as one of the strongest new series in an uncertain fall.
  24. Richer and more challenging than any new series this fall from broadcasters.
  25. The first four hours confirm that 24 remains powerfully addictive.
  26. Remains one of TV's best sitcoms. [19 Jul 1995]
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  27. Here is one of the finest new shows of a dismal season. [4 Jan 1993]
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  28. Inspired comedy springs from the smallest things. [3 Jan 2004]
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  29. No matter how The Tick fares, Warburton is giving a show-stopping, larger-than-life performance that should send his career zooming. Stand back and watch him go for as long as he can.
  30. I'll Fly Away, set in the South in the late '50s, is all about ideas and values, about the clash of human nobility and imperfection. Sometimes - not as often as it could be - it is a drama as compelling as its material and actors. [7 Oct 1991]
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