People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,025 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 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 745
  2. Negative: 0 out of 745
745 tv reviews
  1. They're delightful. [26 Nov 2012, p.48]
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  2. This haunting New Zealand miniseries boasts a strong, tense performance from Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss as a detective, but it's very much the work of director Jane Campion. [25 Mar 2013, p.44]
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  3. Tyson elevates this character into a prism through which passes the span of existence.... You will be sighing for days. [10 Mar 2014, p.48]
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  4. Prohibition is a merry, bullet-sprayed study of the era's rampant criminality. [10 Oct 2011, p.40]
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  5. Though Tommy's conversations with Jimmy seem like a glib gimmick, Rescue Me redeems itself with rough firehouse humor and a realistic depiction of the emergencies faced by the crew.
  6. It's very entertaining in its low-key, waist-widening ways. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
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  7. A larger, wholly engrossing story about crime syndicates and hit men. [21 Apr 2014, p.43]
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  8. This is adult entertainment in the very best possible sense. [7 Oct 2013, p.47]
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  9. This new college comedy isn't quite in the same class [as Freaks and Geeks], but it captures the atmosphere of the dormitory as minimum-security madhouse.
  10. The comedy never quite lifts into giddiness, but there are lots of solid, unexpected laughs. And isn't that cause for celebration? [26 Apr 2010, p.40]
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  11. This eighth season finds him spending time in New York City, and the trip rejuvenates him. [18 Jul 2011, p.35]
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  12. 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]
  13. 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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  14. Sunny is Punch and Judy for our time: invigoratingly primal entertainment.[9 Sep 2013, p.41]
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  15. 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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  16. An instant classic.
  17. Nashville is the best new show of the fall. [29 Oct 2012, p.37]
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  18. 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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  19. Discovery's Africa is yet another marvel of high-definition photography. [14 Jan 2013, p.56]
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  20. As lead detective, Mireille Enos is terrific and makes up for the sense that we're revisiting terrain already covered--and reduced to parody--by Twin Peaks. [11 Apr 2011, p.46]
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  21. Luckily the characters are so fully formed, and so fully inhabited by the cast, that the whole mess staggers up out of the trenches and keeps going. [9 Jan 2012, p.39]
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  22. We're betting that with experience, this inconsistent show can find a way to win.
  23. Girls can still be Girls. [21 Jan 2013]
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  24. Valley starts well, with needling absurdities, but payoffs are few. [Apr 2014, p.50]
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  25. It's a good show, powerfully acted--especially by Katy Segal as tough mama Gemma--and true to its convictions. [20 Sep 2010, p.52]
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  26. Strikingly shot, wonderfully cast, this tough, taut, atmospheric show is the season's best new series.
  27. 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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  28. [A] cool yet intensely emotional British crime series. [24 Jun 2013, p.40]
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  29. If the Granthams are low on dough, emotionally they're richer than ever. [14 Jan 2013, p.51]
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  30. 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.

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