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 Breaking Bad: Season 4
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. Gregg has a deadpan ease that makes the engine purr. And his team is good-looking and stamped with just enough personality and humor: Without killing the fun, they ground the show. [14 Oct 2013, p.43]
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  2. [A] pleasurable, cheeky new crime drama. [21 Oct 2013, p.47]
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  3. This is all good, capering, costume-ball fun, even if Mary's life was dismal. My chief complaint is that pretty Adelaide Kane, as Mary, lacks any spirit or presence. [21 Oct 2013, p.50]
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  4. Burton and Taylor is a wry, bittersweet take on a celebrated Hollywood romance. [21 Oct 2013, p.48]
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  5. Williams's humming energy is charming (and more softly winsome than it used to be.) The challenge is to surround him with actors with enough skill to play off or with him. Gellar, as his daughter, doesn't quite pull it off. Hamish Linklater, as an art director, does. [4 Nov 2013]
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  6. If Faris is the little engine that could, Janney is the caboose along for the ride. [4 Nov 2013]
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  7. The anecdotes slam into each other with a punch-drunk indifference--but director Spike Lee's style is a series of swift jabs. [18 Nov 2013, p.47]
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  8. Flawlessly done, but a tough sell. [2 Dec 2013, p.50]
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  9. A slight, bright, British caper. [16 Dec 2013]
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  10. In the golden age of narrative TV, cartoons offer countervailing subversive pleasures: They're juvenile, satiric, surreal. Those words all apply to the wild spree Rick and Morty. [23 Dec 2013]
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  11. This parody of bad vintage miniseries is asinine--it's supposed to be--and from time to time hilarious. [13 Jan 2014, p.49]
  12. Intelligence is nicely done. [20 Jan 2014]
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  13. The first few episodes of Rake are, if anything, even fluffier than White Collar. All the better for Kinnear to gently cut through the whimsy with his sharp delivery. [27 Jan 2014, p.39]
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  14. Flowers, both the book and the new movie, is completely absurd--if you want to gauge the absurdity, just know that one of the darkest secrets in the narrative involves a doughnut--but somehow also psychologically coherent. It has a grip.
  15. With its rugged leads displaying a light comic touch, the series has a fresh appeal. [3 Feb 2014, p.44]
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  16. Growing Up Fisher is a winning, welcome example [of a family sitcom], conceptually novel and solidly cash. [24 Feb 2014, p.37]
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  17. The characters are too uneven a group: Some of them you instantly overlook, like the olive in a cocktail. Even so, thus has potential. [3 Mar 2014, p.41]
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  18. Crisis may not be great, but it works. [24 Mar 2014, p.35]
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  19. This partly improvised comedy is closer to Girls than All About Eve: wistful yet stinging, silly yet wise about the instability of even the deepest friendships. [24 Mar 2014, p.37]
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  20. The 100 is imaginative, surprising and fun--Lost for kids. [24 Mar 2014, p.39]
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  21. Lindsay pulls us into her space and makes us feel protective. [31 Mar 2014]
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  22. If even a few good performances lock into your vision, you perk up. In this new comedy about friends in various stages of relationship envy and regret, there are two: James Van Der Beek and Zoe Lister-Jones. [7 Apr 2014, p.45]
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  23. Bell is key, so plainly direct and unstudied that we see the past through his eyes. [14 Apr 2014, p.50]
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  24. The show is light with sharp baby kicks of meanness. [5 May 2014, p.46]
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  25. The show is vaguely mystical, implausible and sappy, but if you're in the right mood it's very moving. [5 May 2014, p.46]
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  26. Jack is back, and he's still a lot of fun. [12 May 2014]
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  27. This version, set in Paris, compensates with an atmosphere of chic rot--they have that over there--an increased body count and an excellent cast. [19 May 2014, p.44]
  28. In the show's best moments, this moral pickle (being a mole vs. being a cop) leaves Ryan scrambling to improvise ways to prevent gang crimes without really catching anyone. [26 May 2014, p.40]
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  29. Petals doesn't have the same smothering intensity but it's compellingly crazy, the TV equivalent of outsider art. [26 May 2014, p.42]
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  30. His delivery, which falls between Monty Python and Austin Powers, explodes with enjoyable little pips of indignation. [26 May 2014, p.42]
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