People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,030 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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Angels in America
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 750
  2. Negative: 0 out of 750
750 tv reviews
  1. 24 strains credulity here and there... and some of the season premiere's doomsday dialogue smacks of parody. But the real-time format builds tension week-to-week as well as scene-to-scene, and Sutherland keeps adding depth to his portrayal of a man staggering slightly with the weight of the world on his shoulders.
  2. Are they lovable? No. Are they watchable? Compulsively so.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As a raw police procedural, Gracepoint thrives thanks to legitimately unsettling twists, sharp revelations that focus our attention on new suspects. But it's in Carver and Miller’s competing worldviews that the show finds something more substantial to work with.
  3. The series nails everything that NBC's Smash failed to do with the world of Broadway theater last year, providing a rollicking backstage look at the crazy, temperamental people engaged in artistic expression.
  4. Emily Deschanel is well cast as Brennan--she has the right sort of drained, remote presence, as if still working off last night's sleeping pill--and she's also well cast against David Boreanaz. [19 Sep 2005, p.45]
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  5. It's not clear how seriously Patinkin takes the whole thing--it's the same actorly mystery that makes David Caruso's whispery bitterness such a kick on CSI: Miami. [31 Oct 2005, p.39]
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  6. Ghost Whisperer can be surprisingly moving. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
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  7. A diverting, silly potboiler, a bold cartoon with none of the staffers' anxious beetle scuttling that gives NBC's venerable The West Wing a sense of verisimilitude. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
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  8. The banter is warm and fast and easy, and the sisters' personality types balance out well. [17 Oct 2005, p.39]
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  9. Hot Properties has a loose, engaging silliness. [31 Oct 2005, p.39]
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  10. Unlike Daily anchorman Jon Stewart, he's not only ridiculing the headlines but mocking himself. This is closer to acting than comedy, and it may be tougher. But Stephen Colbert is a great American and deserves our support. And suppore. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
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  11. Horror isn't my thing, but this is pretty good. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
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  12. The camera work is shaky, the music is gritty, and the endings aren't always happy. But the fact that you can almost smell the B.O. on some of the people piling into that truck makes it a raw, more real alternative to the usual sugary sweet. [21 Nov 2005, p.43]
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  13. The second half builds steadily and surely toward a potential meet-and-greet with the apocalypse. [12 Dec 2005, p.39]
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  14. [It] looks to be a season of solid suspense. [30 Jan 2006, p.37]
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  15. Just about perfect in its way--always fun, well-paced--and much, much better than UPN's failed models drama South Beach. [1 May 2006, p.39]
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  16. These joined stories never forge into one strong plot, but there's always Duvall. [3 Jul 2006, p.35]
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  17. [A] rattling good series. [10 Jul 2006, p.39]
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  18. The best thing from Season 1 remains the same: Mary-Louise Parker. [21 Aug 2006, p.37]
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  19. The Class doesn't necessarily generate more laughs than other sitcoms, but it has more charm--like a kinder, gentler How I Met Your Mother--and that's incentive enough to stick with it. [16 Oct 2006, p.39]
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  20. The pyrotechnics involved in the opening heist are good, and the cast is a dream. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
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  21. It's a gripper. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
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  22. Woods is every bit as entertaining as he strives to be. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
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  23. I found 1 vs. 100 much more enjoyable [than Deal Or No Deal]. [23 Oct 2006, p.37]
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  24. The quickened pulse is a plus: The violence registers as sharp, stinging slaps. [11 Dec 2006, p.41]
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  25. Of the large, nicely peppered cast, I especially like Vergara, who has some of the vamping yumminess of a Catherine Zeta-Jones. [8 Jan 2007, p.35]
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  26. Top Design will make you not want to leave your TV room--no matter what it looks like. [5 Feb 2007, p.37]
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  27. It gets an unexpected freshness from a young cast. [5 Mar 2007, p.37]
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  28. This show has a light, charming sense of the ridiculous. [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
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  29. The show is a lusty soap opera that aspires to the pulsating, cutting-edge glamour of Cate Blanchett's Elizabeth. It's a little ham-fisted for that. [2 Apr 2007, p.37]
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