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 Joan of Arcadia: 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. Big Day is forced and tiring, although Wendie Malick is a delirious hoot as the bride's pushy mom.
  2. Viewers hoping for a rousing adventure instead will find a dark, grim and often repellent tale.
  3. The plots take such silly turns that Pepper Dennis makes The Mary Tyler Moore Show look hard-hitting.
  4. The fall's biggest disappointment.
  5. The central issue about Just Legal is that it's such a predictable series.
  6. Bones is back, and sad to say, the Fox drama is not at its best.
  7. To its credit, Crumbs tries to go deeper in depicting conflicted characters. That, unfortunately, doesn't make this series any funnier.
  8. The results are mighty ragged in the series opener. The show takes strange shifts in tone, the dialogue isn't campy enough, and the violence grows tiresome.
  9. A comedy that reeks of potential. And sometimes it just reeks. [13 Sep 1992]
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  10. Harmon gives the show a serious injection of star power, and David McCallum plays a colorful medical examiner named Donald "Ducky" Mallard -- Bellisario went wacky with the names. This average crime procedural needs Ducky and every bit of personality it can muster. [23 Sept 2003, p.E1]
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  11. A flashy but derivative medical drama.
  12. An uneven and often pretentious drama.
  13. What it took Griffith more than two hours to achieve in the movie - finagling her way from the secretarial pool to the board room - TV's working girl (Sandra Bullock) does in 30 minutes. There seems little point in continuing after that. It's hard to imagine, or care, where the story goes from here. [15 Apr 1990, p.F1]
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  14. Run-of-the-mill TV. [17 Sept 1995, p.F1]
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  15. 'Til Death takes predictable, mean-spirited turns, and Garrett acts with off-putting self-satisfaction. His Eddie is no charmer like his bumbling Robert Barone.
  16. This show isn't diverting enough to be a guilty pleasure, but it has a professional sheen that makes it more like a drama than a reality series.
  17. What's most irritating about Big Brother 2, even more annoying than its desire to titillate, is its self-importance. These people carry on as if they were locked in a momentous event rather than just a silly game show about 12 strangers struggling to live together in a secluded house for a shot at the grand prize of $500,000. [12 Jul 2001]
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  18. This sendup of corporate life is no Office or 30 Rock. Good guy Ted (Jay Harrington) is just too bland, and heartless villain Veronica (Portia de Rossi) constantly upstages him.
  19. The show is too glamorous for its own good; more realism and grit would help.
  20. The series suffers from several major problems. Vardalos and Eckholdt do not have chemistry. He is a bland replacement for John Corbett, the film's charismatic heartthrob who is making another series.
  21. All the actors do well. They can't do good, however, because they're in service of an obnoxious show. The surfaces look inviting in life as we know it, but there isn't a lot of show there.
  22. The epic fantasy series is lavish, violent and often quite nasty. Most crucially, this adaptation of George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" book series is unnecessarily difficult to follow.
  23. Enjoyment turns to exasperation as the tone wobbles from horror to crime drama to fantasy to comedy.
  24. The bonanza of off-color dialogue makes Deadwood a hard sell: Who knew the Wild Wild West could be such a joyless place? [21 Mar 2004, p.4]
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  25. Even with the big worm on the rampage, Tremors is no great shakes. [23 Mar 2003, p.4]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The cast of Voyager is adequate, despite the rocky start. Maybe after the rushed introduction, the show will slow the pace and allow the characters to evolve at a more natural pace. And while doing that, the writers could stretch their imaginations to where no starship has gone before and deliver something better than rehashed Klingons for villains. [15 Jan 1995]
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  26. A ho-hum knockoff of "Sex and the City."
  27. The unhappy Fishers are unlike the unhappy Sopranos in a crucial way: They become less interesting as Six Feet Under unfolds in the first six episodes. And that is the kiss of death in television. [3 June 2001, p.4]
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  28. The carpoolers are funniest when they just sing along with the radio--not a good sign.
  29. A broken toenail, discolored nipples and bullet wounds figure prominently in CBS's CSI. They make deeper impressions than the characters, crime scene investigators in Las Vegas. [6 Oct 2000, p.E1]
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