People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,029 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 749
  2. Negative: 0 out of 749
749 tv reviews
  1. A fun buzz. [1 Jul 2013, p.36]
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  2. Tudor history is irresistible, even if the bedroom gymnastics here seem more in keeping with the Playboy Mansion than a royal palace. [19 Apr 2010, p.47]
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  3. Trading on a paranoid, conspiratorial tone that recalls The Prisoner and MTV's Dead at 21, the show is jumbled but jazzy.
  4. Crisis may not be great, but it works. [24 Mar 2014, p.35]
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  5. 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.
  6. This drive for revenge is what makes the pilot spark, smoke and go chug-a-chug-chug. [14 Nov 2011, p.45]
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  7. Traffic Light is better than NBC's Perfect Couples--the jokes are more relaxed, and the cast includes NCIS's Liza Lapira, whose humor has bite. Not a killer ensemble, though. [14 Feb 2011, p.42]
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  8. Holliday Grainger is an excellent Bonnie.... Emile Hirsch, a very good actor, plays Clyde as a passive nonentity.... Bonnie and Clyde seem as remote and illogical as another notorious couple of the era, Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor. [16 Dec 2013]
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  9. It's like Lisa Kudrow's Comeback without the satiric contempt. [10 Apr 2006, p.35]
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  10. Until, and unless, all the elements fall into place, it's more smush than smash. [18 Feb 2013, p.41]
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  11. It's both old and new, a comfy piece of nostalgia that doubles as a fresh guilty pleasure. [18 Jun 2012, p.39]
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  12. The fast-paced craziness has a hit-or-miss quality, but I'm still laughing at the thought of an action flick pairing Jim Caviezel's Jesus with motor-mouth Chris Tucker.
  13. The series has developed its own original rhythm, each week breaking cases down into unexpectedly punchy vignettes. The cast is excellent. [6 Dec 2010, p.50]
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  14. What really matters on Apprentice, though, are the celebs: This season's B- and (let's face it) C-listers are a good, volatile mix. [14 Mar 2011, p.42]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As a raw police procedural, Gracepoint thrives thanks to legitimately unsettling twists, sharp revelations that focus our attention on new suspects. But it's in Carver and Miller’s competing worldviews that the show finds something more substantial to work with.
  15. It's funny and moves blindingly fast, barely giving you time to blink or gulp--Dark Shadows for the PlayStation age. [10 Oct 2011, p.39]
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  16. The show has the makings of great--what else can I say?--escapist entertainment. [23 Jan 2012, p.39]
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  17. Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell star in a sweet, old-fashioned sitcom. [Sep 27 2010, p.55]
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  18. The Inbetweeners is a companion to the network's hit Awkward. And equally funny. [27 Aug 2012, p.48]
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  19. 666 Park Avenue remains good Gothic Trash. [26 Nov 2012, p.44]
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    • 75 Critic Score
    Devotees are probably poised to dismiss the adaptation out of hand, but I found enough funny business here to overcome my sales resistance.
  20. This is less interesting than I'd hoped. [8 Jul 2013, p.36]
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  21. The show borrows from Northern Exposure, Twin Peaks, maybe the corporate drama Profit--too many to gauge how it'll develop. [24 Jul 2006, p.33]
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  22. She discusses her problems with a warm directness that makes them sound as if they could be anyone's. The show is less authentic when she learns about recovery from non-celebrities blindsided by tragedy. [16 May 2011, p.48]
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  23. Honey Boo Boo is just a little girl doing [her] best to be a beauty queen, TV star and dutiful daughter to the surprisingly levelheaded June. [22 Jul 2013]
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  24. Cove is exactly What it aspires to be--uncynical, lulling and sweet. [12 Aug 2013]
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  25. This late entry in the fall season is one of the best. [25 Nov 2013, p.43]
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  26. 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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  27. To work, this overheated alchemy needs a magnetic Leo, but Tom Riley is miscast--too smart-alecky and brash. [13 May 2013, p.46]
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  28. Cooper is compelling as an overconfident hothead who sees creative potential around each corner. Trouble is, no matter what the writers dream up for Fleming, Fleming has already dreamed up better for Bond. [10 Feb 2014, p.48]
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