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 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Rome: 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. Dushku plows into her role with gusto. I've seen three episodes of this strange, mesmerizing show, and it has grown on me.
  2. Expert casting deepens this version. Without stars as these youthful Dashwood sisters, the men are on equal footing.
  3. NBC's arresting Medium, debuting Monday, exploits a creepy premise for a few good shocks. What's more surprising is that the drama excels at tongue-in-cheek humor. [2 Jan 2005]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stellar acting bolsters perceptive writing.
  4. She rolls through the show with energy and brass, determined to make you look at her. It's an easy sell because she's telling the best jokes on herself. [11 Oct 2000, p.E1]
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  5. A legal thriller with the depth and structure of an engrossing novel.
  6. The filmmakers heighten the intrigue, explore the seedy underworld and portray a murderer's guilt with haunting artistry.
  7. The creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies apparently spared no cost in producing Young Indiana, a weekly series for the small screen that feels more like one of his wide-screen opuses - glossy, state-of-the-art high adventure with epic overtones. [4 Mar 1992]
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  8. Darker and more adult than the campy Buffy, Angel works like a detective series with supernatural overtones: Raymond Chandler meets The X-Files. [5 Oct 1999, p.E1]
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  9. Shrek the Halls offers enough zany antics and nicely understated sentiment to justify its existence.
  10. Harper's Island is different, and Agatha Christie probably would approve because it's a bloody good time.
  11. Creature Comforts is genuinely good.
  12. The series retains its challenging, jumping-through-time storytelling.
  13. Yet the sitcom from the 3rd Rock From the Sun creators also has imaginative sequences, clever plays on words and wonderful young actors who look their parts. This is one of the most promising new series this fall. [23 Aug 1998, p.F1]
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  14. Above all, Arli$$ succeeds because it has a sharp point of view and a subject worth lampooning. It might not be in the same league as The Larry Sanders Show but give it time. It definitely has the look of a winner. [10 Aug 1996, p.E1]
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  15. Yes, My Boys echoes Sex and the City. But this new series is a pleasant variation on that TV classic. PJ is more down-to-earth and tomboyish than Carrie Bradshaw.
  16. The show echoes everything from Gilligan's Island to King Kong. But the parts have been assembled with a flair that makes Lost a genuinely eerie experience. [22 Sept 2004, p.E1]
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  17. As Veronica, Bell delightfully plays the clash between sarcasm and sweetness. The actress, who appeared in Deadwood, is one of the most valuable performers this fall. As her struggling detective father, Enrico Colantoni displays more charm than he ever did on Just Shoot Me. [22 Sept 2004, p.E1]
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  18. The X-Files gets off to a pleasingly creepy start tonight. But even spookier is the thought that some people will mistake it for a documentary. [10 Sept 1993, p.E1]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The surprisingly timely V plays off concerns about universal health care, terrorism, sleeper cells and journalists' access to leaders. But the series is, above all, a first-rate thriller filled with twists, shocks and heroic figures.
  19. The series presents the medical cases in credible style by stressing the patients' humanity and by refusing to shy from grim prognoses.
  20. The whole cast works at a fierce level.
  21. Proves that a conventionally made sitcom can still produce laughter.
  22. The Flash has a wry, self-mocking sense of humor, too. "I think you've been reading too many comic books," Barry says at one point. [20 Sept 1990, p.E1]
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  23. The opener has been smoothly filmed, but the second episode supplies personal angles that deepen Kidnapped and suggest its potential.
  24. Extraterrestrials are communicating through the young. But what do the visitors want? The answer and mankind’s response transform Children of Earth into an epic that should bring Torchwood to a wider audience. (The miniseries, a high point for summer television, will be available on DVD July 28.)
  25. The Starter Wife isn't seamless or groundbreaking, but Messing and her colleagues deliver stylish goods in a threadbare era for comedy. Good show!
  26. In the fine supporting cast, Norris' blustery brother-in-law grows increasingly important. Yet it's still Cranston's show--he also directed the season premiere--and it's a landmark performance.
  27. A warning: Once hooked, you'll be with the show to the end. [30 May 2006]
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  28. Ealy and Fehr give fierce performances that will keep fans hooked.

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