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 Behind the Candelabra
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. The series that strains our nerves and our credulity returns with more hour-by-hour suspense, and amazingly it still works.
  2. An entertainingly sinister dip in the cesspool of 19th century criminality. [21 Jan 2013]
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  3. This looks like another clever, irreverent, cutting-edge animated comedy from creator Matt Groening.
  4. Collar's odd-couple tension tugs the show in entertaining directions. [13 Jun 2011, p.46]
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  5. Predictably awesome. [27 May 2013, p.42]
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  6. The scope is a little cramped but the writing is wonderfully droll.
  7. This new, fourth season isn't bad but it's a very different beast from the original, and it's not nearly as funny.
  8. The pilot establishes an eerie claustrophobic dread, and well-budgeted special effects add intensity. [1 Jul 2013, p.35]
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  9. It is a beguiling romantic adventure.
  10. It's a much more impressive spectacle than ABC's mindlessly entertaining Empire.
  11. Fox... retains his wonderful timing and delivery. ... But the political satire that makes up the rest of the show is toothless, corny, passé.
  12. Each episode tries to shoehorn in bold a history and an ethics lesson with the period dress and picturesque ports of call. The result, though visually rich, is like a fuddy-duddy theme-park ride.
  13. In fact they're all really nice, which is the problem. Except for some minor sexual tension, there's no conflict.
  14. This is all well done, and it's a great-looking production, but the weight of the drama keeps tugging toward a side plot about Braugher's 14-year-old stepdaughter. [10 Apr 2006, p.35]
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  15. Got to kick it up a notch, Chuck. [18 Jan 2010, p.41]
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  16. 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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  17. Not all of Gotham is as successful--a side plot involving Gordon's girlfriend Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) has yet to find its footing--but this dark (and cinematically shot) series will feel right at home as the lead-in to Fox's similarly toned Sleepy Hollow.
  18. The interplay of the sexes has been used to better effect on other action vehicles--including FX's animated Archer--but the actresses lighten the tone, adding zip to a show that thrives on speed. [29 Nov 2010. p.42]
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  19. Despite its cheap shock effects, the show is indulgently ridiculous. [[28 Oct 2013, p.41]
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  20. The jokes hop all over the place but the show, like Chloe, is refreshingly wild. [16 Apr 2012, p.49]
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  21. With its creepy soundtrack, terrifying visuals and ingenious plot twists, Millennium is far and away the best new show of the year.
  22. History's first scripted series is a headlong tumble into an irresistible and surprisingly neglected genre. [18 Mar 2013, p.41]
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  23. [It] remains a nervily ambiguous concept. [18 Jun 2007, p.37]
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  24. Two tense, tricky, fine performances [22 Jul 2013]
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  25. This could all pay off spectacularly. [8 Jul 2013, p.36]
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  26. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is fine as it is. Tell your DVR to book it. [9 Dec 2013, p.43]
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  27. This is a carefully assembled, emotionally attuned drama about obese teens stuck in a summer weight-loss camp.
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  28. 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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  29. The show is a bit of a junk heap--Fringe, Mission:Impossible and Death Becomes Her are in the pile--but it's a real adventure. [11 Jul 2011, p.34]
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  30. As the season goes on, the narrative grip will (one hopes) tighten and grow as richly decadent as the surrounding production--or Eva Green. [26 May 2014, p.39]
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