People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,031 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Boardwalk Empire: Season 3
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 751
  2. Negative: 0 out of 751
751 tv reviews
  1. Sunny is Punch and Judy for our time: invigoratingly primal entertainment.[9 Sep 2013, p.41]
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  2. This is adult entertainment in the very best possible sense. [7 Oct 2013, p.47]
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  3. It's very entertaining in its low-key, waist-widening ways. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
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  4. A larger, wholly engrossing story about crime syndicates and hit men. [21 Apr 2014, p.43]
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  5. The jokes take of on all sorts of unexpected trajectories--foul balls that score. [12 Mar 2012, p.45]
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  6. Discovery's Africa is yet another marvel of high-definition photography. [14 Jan 2013, p.56]
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  7. [A] cool yet intensely emotional British crime series. [24 Jun 2013, p.40]
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  8. Nashville is the best new show of the fall. [29 Oct 2012, p.37]
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  9. Ned and just about everyone else erupts in violent arguments, denunciations, accusations, counteraccusations, diatribes--these are searing, electrifying moments, furiously articulate and delivered with escalating passion. [2 Jun 2014, p.45]
  10. Mad Men has both the greatness of execution and inscrutability of artistic intent, and it won't be until the show actually ends that I'll know which one won out. [21 Apr 2014, p.41]
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  11. An instant classic.
  12. It takes awhile to adjust to the dissonance, but the muted naturalism of the superb cast draws us in. [9 May 2011, p.40]
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  13. Strikingly shot, wonderfully cast, this tough, taut, atmospheric show is the season's best new series.
  14. 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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  15. If the Granthams are low on dough, emotionally they're richer than ever. [14 Jan 2013, p.51]
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  16. Parks, in a sense, is Li'l Sebastian: shaggy, small-boned, charming and lovably stupid. [31 Jan 2011, p.39]
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  17. 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.
  18. It's educational, kid-oriented and fun, and Tyson us confidently smooth popularizer of science. [17 Mar 2014]
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  19. Therapist Paul Weston a human-shaped cloud who grumbles with the low thunder of the maladjusted, has drifted back for a gripping new season of HBO's In Treatment. Gabriel Byrne plays the part flawlessly, and he's up against two especially rewarding talents. [1 Nov 2010, p.42]
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  20. 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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  21. The heartbreak here--especially the cases of poor children who died of "dust pneumonia"--is tremendous. [26 Nov 2012, p.45
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  22. A zombie-apocalypse fantasy set in Atlanta, this is the scariest series U've ever seen. [8 Nov 2010, p.39]
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  23. The Walking Dead has managed to work fresh morsels into television's grimmest stew. [22 Oct 2012, p.41]
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  24. This could be the fall's finest drama. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
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  25. A looser show [than The Office], another comedy of frustration, but with a feckless sweetness (which is exactly what My Name Is Earl lacks). [17 Oct 2005, p.39]
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  26. An explosion of fireworks. [1 May 2006, p.39]
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  27. Given the amounts of sumptuous scenery to chew on, the acting is restrained, even if the gore and sex are not. [28 May 2012, p.40]
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  28. The game changer sets season 7 on an exciting new course. [8 Oct 2012, p.60]
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  29. The season's nicest surprise.
  30. This BBC hit is the soppily tender story of '50s midwives in London's East End. [1 Oct 2012, p.38]
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