People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,019 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Americans: Season 2
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 739
  2. Negative: 0 out of 739
739 tv reviews
  1. When The Close comes to a close, we'll lose one of the best TV detectives of the past decade. [11 Jul 2011, p.33]
  2. The Show has evolved into a modern underworld Western--there's nothing else like it. [18 Jul 2011, p.41]
  3. Denis Leary's superb comedy-drama about New York City firefighters, will end its seven-year run a few days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. [15 Aug 2011, p.34]
  4. Gellar commands every scene. Hers is a true, potent star turn. [12 Sep 2011, p.43]
  5. [A] taut, ingenious spy series. [10 Oct 2011, p.44]
  6. Prohibition is a merry, bullet-sprayed study of the era's rampant criminality. [10 Oct 2011, p.40]
  7. Beautifully filmed, George Harrison: Living in the Material World is especially good on the singer-guitarist's post-Beatles life as he sought enlightenment in Eastern religions. [10 Oct 2011, p.40]
  8. The first three episodes are full of impressively strong criminals. [23 Jan 2012, p.40]
  9. NBC hasn't had a show this impressive since the first season of Heroes. [6 Feb 2012, p.39]
  10. The scares are not as over-the-top as American Horror Story but more chilling because they're applied glancingly. [13 Feb 2012, p.44]
  11. The jokes take of on all sorts of unexpected trajectories--foul balls that score. [12 Mar 2012, p.45]
  12. It's mesmerizing. [26 Mar 2012, p.44]
  13. The show still tends to go suddenly flat--it's hard to tell whether the party is supposed to be dead or it's just incompetently staged--but Hamm is always superb as Don. [2 Apr 2012, p.37]
  14. Can. Not. Wait. [9 Apr 2012, p.39]
  15. Falco's performance never loses a weary, trudging toughness and, at the core two hard kernels of anger and sorrow. [16 Apr 2012, p.50]
  16. It's a raw, ironic, occasionally touching comedy of post-millennial manners. [23 Apr 2012, p.37]
  17. In season 2 of PBS's richly clever Sherlock, the Victorian tales have been refitted to our century. [14 May 2012, p.44]
  18. Bad has taken the complexity of modern television storytelling to new levels. [23 Jul 2012, p.37]
  19. These are almost closer to short stories than sitcom episodes--and yes, they're fantastic. [23 Jul 2012, p.38]
  20. Put his [Bobby Cannavale's] floridness up against Buscemi's poker-faced acidity and you get fireworks. [24 Sep 2012, p.57]
  21. The show hasn't lost its clever agility at building pressure-cooker suspense and then lobbing in a surprise. [8 Oct 2012, p.55]
  22. The game changer sets season 7 on an exciting new course. [8 Oct 2012, p.60]
  23. Nashville is the best new show of the fall. [29 Oct 2012, p.37]
  24. The heartbreak here--especially the cases of poor children who died of "dust pneumonia"--is tremendous. [26 Nov 2012, p.45
  25. They're delightful. [26 Nov 2012, p.48]
  26. If the Granthams are low on dough, emotionally they're richer than ever. [14 Jan 2013, p.51]
  27. Discovery's Africa is yet another marvel of high-definition photography. [14 Jan 2013, p.56]
  28. The show is an absolute original. [28 Jan 2013, p.44]
  29. What gives the show its kick is the gleefully childish lack of repentance shown by most of these rascals--countered by Olyphant's coolly amused control. [4 Feb 2013, .39]
  30. The two hours available for review are cinematically rich, full of sleek, oily pools of darkness. [11 Feb 2013]

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