People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,032 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 16 Snoops: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 751
  2. Negative: 0 out of 751
751 tv reviews
  1. It has intelligence and feeling and brutality. The Sopranos hits all the notes.
  2. Kanakaredes is appealing, but the series is too fond of flaunting its eccentricity (Mom inhabits Syd's dreams), too short on authentic Providence atmosphere (despite some location filming) and too eager to remind us that the title also refers to God's will.
  3. This season the writers have failed to get the most out of some promising situations.
  4. While Hartman's comic mastery is sorely missed, Lovitz has earned his share of laughs with familiar tics and offbeat timing.
  5. Alternating—or rather, wavering—between frightening and funny, the show has yet to establish a clear identity beyond its-status as a post-teenage teammate of The WB's popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  6. The problem with this new series is not the star's performance but the writers' unwillingness to take the character far enough.
  7. Millennium ... has grown more pretentious and less coherent with each new installment.
  8. For this series to work, the main character—and the star's acting skills—must show signs of growth.
  9. Not too original, but the cast makes this King more than a commoner.
  10. We're betting that with experience, this inconsistent show can find a way to win.
  11. Piven is an irresistible force—mercurial, mischievous and impossibly glib.
  12. Russell has an unassuming sort of star quality that draws us to her character, and the writing in the pilot is sensitive without being soapy.
  13. The show needs to guard against the cutesies ... and allow both principals to do more than talk about their sex lives.
  14. The redeeming feature here is [Sallly] Wheeler, who makes her free-spirited character genuinely appealing.
  15. The '70s Show has a jarringly '90s slacker sensibility. Still there are some very funny moments.
  16. Whose Line overworks a limited number of ideas (enough with those takeoffs on The Dating Game), and the quality slips when Carey joins in the improv fun at the end of each show.
  17. There is a tiresome similarity to the plots: In almost every episode our plucky heroes are captured by the reigning totalitarian regime only to be rescued by the local resistance group.
  18. Parker is appealing as always, but watching the show is an empty diversion—like scanning a gossip column about people who don't exist.
  19. The opener, which Hanks himself directed, bogs down with tedious "Can we do this?" conferences ... Part 2, however, soars.
  20. Still hit-and-miss in quality.
  21. Nothing too original is happening here.
  22. High-pitched farce is 3rd Rock's stock-in-trade, and sometimes it just wears us out. But we marvel at how skillfully the writers and directors keep the balls in the air as they juggle as many as three situations per episode.
  23. How much hipness can be injected into any program that relies on endless footage of folks falling on their faces, losing their pants and getting knocked silly?
  24. Attractive as well as articulate, all these high schoolers qualify for some sort of advanced placement. They're easy to watch, just a little hard to believe.
  25. The show has a sly self-awareness that effectively disarms those who would accuse it of merely putting a gay gloss on stock hetero situations.
  26. No doubt about it: Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson are cute together. ... We will grow tired, though, if the writers don't eventually get beyond the stereotypes or if Dharma and Greg resolve every dispute by having fabulous-—and cute-—sex.
  27. Both intriguing and irritating.
  28. The opener mostly succeeds in maintaining a tone that's more racy-adult than naughty-juvenile. The only element that doesn't mesh is the character of Alley's father.
  29. There are a few misdemeanors: the over-the-top scenes between an agitated cop (Titus Welliver) and his shrewish wife (Jana Marie Hupp); the sneer of Hill Street vet James B. Sikking as an Internal Affairs Bureau lieutenant... and the mix of Brooklynese and police patois that makes some dialogue hard to understand.
  30. [The first episode] is packed with potential. It is fast-paced, funny, touching, romantic and surprising. Please note that we did not add "realistic."

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