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. 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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  2. Real World is entertaining because voyeurism usually is. It's fun to eavesdrop on other people's lives, even if they are living in a fantasy world. Frankly, the conversation in the loft is a bit disappointing, considering the number of aspiring deep thinkers. [31 May 1992]
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  3. Hunter is so good that she may save this erratic show.
  4. Sophomoric, gross and unfunny. It's great that a comedy wants to take chances - many sitcoms don't - but the adult-aimed South Park goes too far. [13 Aug 1997]
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  5. Of the three [alien invasion series], this CBS series boasts the best light show. It has assembled the strongest cast. Above all, it establishes the most involving story and the one most likely to bring viewers back the following week.
  6. Louis-Dreyfus reaffirms her talents for playing exasperation and physical awkwardness. Christine stumbles repeatedly, but Louis-Dreyfus soars.
  7. Camp Rock is glossy, all right, and should provide a glow for Walt Disney Co.
  8. Home Improvement isn't groundbreaking TV or even the most original new show of the year (that would be Eerie, Indiana), but it's the most perfectly realized: an idea whose time has come - the ripe-for-ribbing men's movement - combined with sharp writing and once-in-a-blue-moon cast chemistry. [17 Sep 1991]
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  9. Ultimately, this series diminishes the king.
  10. Carey is likable enough, but The Drew Carey Show needs polishing if it's going to grow on America. [13 Sep 1995]
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  11. After watching five episodes, I can say True Blood stands out as one of the strongest new series in an uncertain fall.
  12. Like "Queer as Folk", this drama about lesbian friends in Los Angeles too often settles for slick melodrama and racy content. Premium cable can offer wonderful freedom, but that's no excuse for resorting to sex scenes with such frequency.
  13. Whedon's approach is intriguing, and the storytelling refuses to settle for simple heroics...Unfortunately, the drama and acting could be more compelling. [20 Sept 2002, p.E1]
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  14. The 1642 scenes look downright silly. There are a lot of flashes of humor, too, and they help spice up this loopy premise.
  15. There are limits in good drama, and there's not enough restraint in Queer as Folk...The series' bigger problem, though, is the three main characters fall short of dynamic. The British original of Queer as Folk featured three riveting actors...The American version, which is set in Pittsburgh, offers three handsome actors of lesser skill and versatility. [3 Dec 2000, p.F5]
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  16. Like other animated series, Family Guy revels in sending up popular culture. The Simpsons does it with wit and affection. Family Guy prefers shock value. [1 May 2005]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Stylish comedy boasts A-grade cast.... But the show overdoes the gimmicks, and the scheduling is misguided.
  17. Harper's Island is different, and Agatha Christie probably would approve because it's a bloody good time.
  18. Smith perfected the style on "That '70s Show." This time, he plays a mean judge who holds Sam in contempt. But the evidence suggests that Worst Week is the fall's best new sitcom.
  19. The best moments belong to Jenna Fischer as the receptionist and John Krasinski as a sales rep. Both are low-key charmers. They deserve a better boss and a better show. [21 Mar 2005]
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  20. Eureka is neither as charming as Northern Exposure nor as sinister as Twin Peaks. Whatever it lacks in originality, Eureka still represents an oasis in this reality-infested summer.
  21. Comparisons to Top Gun are inevitable, but NBC's JAG flies at lower and more predictable altitudes. This "Midlevel Gun" fires mostly blanks. [23 Sep 1995]
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  22. The series presents the medical cases in credible style by stressing the patients' humanity and by refusing to shy from grim prognoses.
  23. This slight but charming comedy, which debuts at 9 p.m. Friday, offers a good cast along with questionable dialogue and a dicey premise.
  24. The cast is heavenly in The Book of Daniel; the writing isn't.
  25. Mamet skillfully balances the men's harrowing missions with their wives' sacrifices on the home front.
  26. "The power of three will set us free," the sisters chant. They are good witches. They just aren't particularly interesting witches. Yet. [7 Oct 1998, p.E1]
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  27. The script doesn't give Gary Sinise a lot of room to maneuver as the glum head investigator. The welcome flashes of lightness in this dark show come from Melina Kanakaredes as Sinise's humane partner. [22 Sept 2004, p.E1]
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  28. This is the most loathsome, repugnantly ugly piece of television I've seen in a long time - cynical, cheap, tawdry, pretentious and manipulative. [18 Sept 1992, p.E1]
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  29. The two halves don't add up to an engrossing whole. The show's worst enemy? The perplexing, cynical writing.

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