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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Longford
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. This time around, 24 keeps a tighter focus on Bauer so that plot should play out with more credibility than last season's sprawling adventure.
  2. I lost count of the laugh-out-loud lines in tonight's special one-hour premiere that makes you wish for an hour every week. [20 Aug 1990, p.C1]
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  3. The drama series is well-acted, smoothly produced but surprisingly resistible. Sorkin writes bright dialogue and juggles fast-moving plots, but his White House intrigue and staffers aren't that compelling. [22 Sept 1999, p.E1]
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  4. In Joan of Arcadia, the inspiration creeps up on you, the plot pieces fall effortlessly into place. This miraculous drama is the one new show not to miss. [26 Sept 2003, p.E1]
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  5. It's laudable that the show goes without a laugh track and studio audience. Going without appealing characters, however, is foolhardy.
  6. Though slickly photographed, Gideon's Crossing is a rickety star vehicle. Braugher doesn't have much support from the musicians, the writer or the supporting actors. [10 Oct 2000, p.E1]
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  7. The results in the season opener aren’t surprising, but they unfold in a satisfying way.
  8. The production, based on David McCullough's biography, unfolds as a lavish, sometimes stilted history lesson. The private story of the Adams family is more intriguing and fresh.
  9. You don't have to love football to admire Friday Night Lights.
  10. Jason Lee excels as scruffy Earl -- he's a Jed Clampett for the new millennium.
  11. Grey Gardens is thoughtful and swank but ultimately mediocre. Two actresses in top form are required to put this story across.
  12. Roswell works so well because writer Jason Katims (My So-Called Life) has a deft touch. He based the show on a series of books by Melinda Metz. He taps into teen angst without going mushy, he writes humor without turning sophomoric, and he arranges tense situations without reaching. [6 Oct 1999, p.E1]
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  13. The whole cast works at a fierce level.
  14. The House-Wilson scenes bristle with edge and anguish. Their interplay builds through the hour to a staggering scene, one of the strongest in the show's history.
  15. Wit and glamour sell this top-quality product.
  16. The risk-taking humor is a refreshing throwback to "All in the Family" and "Maude."
  17. Abrams directs stunning action scenes, and he develops a shadowy world of long-term potential. Garner manages to keep the show involving in the sillier moments, such as when Sydney dyes her hair loud red and goes off to settle scores single-handedly...Garner plays this conflicted heroine with poignancy and grit. [30 Sept 2001, p.4]
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  18. Smallville is a brawny beauty in a fall packed with new series that are mostly insipid weaklings. [16 Oct 2001, p.E1]
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  19. This juicy comedy-drama recaptures the fun of Desperate Housewives in its first season.
  20. 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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  21. A legal thriller with the depth and structure of an engrossing novel.
  22. [A] pleasant sitcom ... The bawdy asides sound witty rather than smutty, and the show has been shrewdly assembled. [20 Sep 1998]
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  23. Without a Trace uses the gimmick of having the missing person drop in and out of scenes like a ghost as the agents ponder evidence. The device sounds hokey; the way it works, it's stylish and involving. [26 Sep 2002]
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  24. Unfortunately, the scripts put the stricken through such horrendous suffering that the show becomes an endurance test for the viewer. [14 Nov 2004, p.3]
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  25. Even if you know Jane Eyre, you don't know her like this.
  26. Shalhoub, who's a producer on the show, stamps his character with a wonderful mix of poignancy and humor. [7 July 2002, p.4]
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  27. Like "Northern Exposure," Maximum Bob is one summer series worthy of the regular season lineup. It's just too good and too clever to last one summer. Maximum Bob deserves a maximum run.
  28. 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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  29. Few new sitcoms this fall provide more pleasure. Or more identifiable humor. [13 Sep 1996]
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  30. Too earnest, talky and hackneyed. [4 Mar 1997]
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