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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Closer: Season 7
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. Director Steven Soderbergh's Candelabra is one of the smartest, tartest examples I've ever seen of that soupy genre, the Hollywood biopic. [27 May 2013, p.39]
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  2. The Sopranos is better than ever.
  3. It's beautifully constructed, cleverly fitted with red herrings and capacious enough to house a community of suspects. The emotional payoff is sensational, and so is the acting. [12 Aug 2013]
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  4. The show is an absolute original. [28 Jan 2013, p.44]
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  5. Queen delivers the basic goods (intrigue, sex) , but the only vivid character is Margaret Beaufort, mom of the future Henry VII. She's played by Amanda Hale with startling neuritic fervor. [12 Aug 2013]
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  6. The tone here can be offputtingly strange: brittle, flinty yet over the top. [20 Feb 2006, p.37]
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  7. An explosion of fireworks. [1 May 2006, p.39]
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  8. [A] fast, funny political satire. [14 Apr 2014, p.49]
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  9. Migrations' animals provide a humbling lesson in resilience and determination. [15 Nov 2010, p.44]
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  10. 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]
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  11. 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]
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  12. [A] taut, ingenious spy series. [10 Oct 2011, p.44]
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  13. Prohibition is a merry, bullet-sprayed study of the era's rampant criminality. [10 Oct 2011, p.40]
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  14. So far the show is biting, funny, touching and surprising. In short, it's an absolute delight, and possibly even better than the landmark first season.
  15. A crackling good British police procedural. ... The British accents and idioms can get dense, but don't let that throw you, you dozy punter.
  16. The heart of the program is a talk show spoof in which guest celebrities try to hold up their end of the hilariously incoherent conversation.
  17. NewsRadio is a nervier, more sophisticated version of WKRP in Cincinnati, updated to a time when people are much less secure about their jobs and far more wary about each other.
  18. For the most part, the miniseries honors the soldiers' bravery without hiding their fears or failings.
  19. Piven is an irresistible force—mercurial, mischievous and impossibly glib.
  20. Thanks to the mesmerizing performance of Vincent D'Onofrio as New York City Det. Bobby Goren, this new series enhances the value of the brand.
  21. Like The Next Generation, this show tends to be morally didactic. But also like its mother ship, Deep Space Nine is richly imagined, with good scripts and great visuals.
  22. It has intelligence and feeling and brutality. The Sopranos hits all the notes.
  23. This challenging show offers the viewer nary a morsel of TV comfort food. But uncommonly good writing and acting are satisfying too.
  24. Mother-daughter tensions dominate the twist-ridden plot.
  25. Stewart is more likable and less self-satisfied than Kilborn, and the show's satire is smart enough to have real sting.
  26. The West Wing sure looks like a winner.
  27. This cop has such a lock on our loyalty that we squirm when she loses face and pray she won't lose heart. Unlike her character, Mirren's performance is without fault.
  28. The young actors are natural and convincing, and the high school characters manage to be funny without too much Dawson's Creek glibness.
  29. It's stylish, clever and unpredictable.
  30. All this may not make sense on paper—or anywhere else—but creator Steve Hillenburg (schooled in marine biology as well as animation) has made it a continuing comic delight, wildly imaginative yet never too clever for its own good.

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