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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Human Planet : Season 1
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. Somewhat to my surprise, Sex and the City hasn't yet passed its freshness date.
  2. It's diverting, if you can follow it.
  3. The talent of the cast, the overall quality of the writing and the genuine New York City atmosphere should compensate for an occasional lapse in judgment.
  4. The March 4 pilot of this X-Files spinoff is what you'd call a comedy-drama, with a pratfall and some jokey dialogue balanced by the threat of catastrophe and sober talk of lost ideals. But the show turns into a clumsy comedy-comedy on March 11.
  5. Speaking of Probst, please send this plastic man back to Rock & Roll Jeopardy! Only James Earl Jones himself could intone "The tribe has spoken" without provoking giggles.
  6. The Sopranos is better than ever.
  7. The show is rather complicated—and simply uninteresting.
  8. Once and Again can be self-conscious in its sensitivity, especially when characters confide their innermost thoughts to the audience. ... But I'm still impressed by the drama's respect for the complexity of life.
  9. Comes off as edgy and derivative at the same time.
  10. Without Becker and his weekly rants (mildly amusing, though hardly of Dennis Miller caliber), this third-year sitcom would have nothing going for it.
  11. Remains a winner.
  12. In contrast, the British original, while just as explicit, is also funny and warm, with a Trainspotting zip. You'll be happier renting videotapes of that.
  13. This once-steady sitcom may now be stuck in neutral.
  14. The season's nicest surprise.
  15. Sheen's deadpan cool is the refreshing flip side to Fox's hyperkinetic heat, and his edgy chemistry with Heather Locklear has potential.
  16. Once hot show sliding toward X-tinction.
  17. Curb Your Enthusiasm has an unhurried, improvisational style that may cause restlessness. And David, playing himself as a cranky pessimist, is a determinedly unlovable star. But stay with the 10-week series and you'll be ensnared by his sly humor.
  18. Even if the characters are growing overfamiliar, creator David E. Kelley's stories remain compelling and surprising.
  19. Bravura performance, but Braugher needs support—stat!
  20. There's nothing subtle about the physical comedy in the pilot, as Bette visits a cosmetic surgeon and takes a stab at strenuous exercise. But "broad" is a term Midler has always been comfortable with.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A droll Petersen and dependable Marg Helgenberger head the competent cast, and the opener is offbeat enough to stimulate curiosity. But please don't overdo the camera tricks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    [An] amiable send-up of small-town life.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    [A] dreary, derivative sci-fi series. ... Such silliness might be palatable if Alba were more than the sum of her svelte, zippered bodysuits. Instead she pouts throughout, speaking in a Valley Girl drone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The premiere episode is pitiless—more pitiless than funny, actually—as it introduces the soap-within-the-sitcom's vain, stupid, ruthless young stars.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This new Fugitive has a very good Kimble in Tim Daly.
  21. Achingly real stories of desperate teenage love, emerging sexual identity, athletic pressure and parental confusion.
  22. Actually watching Big Brother five nights a week (total air time: 3½ hours) seems like the entertainment equivalent of enduring gavel-to-gavel convention coverage on C-SPAN.
  23. Sex is showing more creative staying power than I expected.
  24. Arli$$ is like a high draft choice who becomes an established starter but never fulfills his superstar potential.
  25. Can you say "ill-conceived"?

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