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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Frozen Planet: Season 1
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. In the tradition of Cheers, the show thrives by selling up distinct, contrary personalities and making them collide for a half-hour each week. So far the writing is sharp and punchy.
  2. What's amazing is how quickly it all falls into place--the show goes like a shot. [25 Apr 2011, p.43]
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  3. The emergency sequences are pure adrenaline rush, but the drama, romance and humor ladled into the lull periods are pretty hackneyed.
  4. For now, apart from the Underwoods, it's underwhelming. [17 Feb 2014, p.43]
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  5. An irritating comedy-drama. [15 Jul 2013]
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  6. So cheeky, sexy and alive that you can't help enjoying it.
  7. A slight, bright, British caper. [16 Dec 2013]
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  8. Though overequipped with distracting extras—-flashes of fantasy, slapstick sound effects—-this dark comedy definitely grows on you.
  9. Eclipsing even last summer's BBQ bacchanal involving an ancient spirit, the new season feels like one big undead sex party-a kinky alternate lifestyle where vampires and monsters do the nasty (and other violent acts) in roadhouses, backrooms, backwoods and the occasional antebellum mansion.
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  10. The series' sixth season begins with an intensely entertaining four-hour, two-night premiere. [15 Jan 2007, p.33]
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  11. Beneath the grit, this is a tale of chivalry. [31 Jan 2011, p.40]
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  12. Early episodes can seem as static as a stakeout, and the viewer has a ton of information to absorb—much of it conveyed in obscenity-laced slang. But as we gradually get to know the players... The Wire grows electric.
  13. NBC hasn't had a show this impressive since the first season of Heroes. [6 Feb 2012, p.39]
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  14. I'll take Hour's rather sour worldview--deadlines in deadly times--over the grand uplift of HBO's The Newsroom. In a nanosecond. [3 Dec 2012, p.44]
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  15. The show falls prey to a faint preciousness in the voiceover narration from its correspondents and host Glass. They overarticulate the ironies instead of just letting you watch. Which you should do. Watch. [26 Mar 2007, p.37]
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  16. The first episodes are very promising, full of feints, fibs, and a big, fat shock. [16 Jul 2012, p.40]
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  17. You may well have misgivings about yet another season for this show, particularly with Haysbert out of the picture. ... But the plot, which involves the abduction of a high government official, will absorb viewers once again.
  18. The photography is sweepingly gorgeous--this must be the best of all possible planets. [18 Apr 2011, p.46]
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  19. The West Wing sure looks like a winner.
  20. Season 3 of Showtime's great Nurse Jackie brings romance to student nurse Zoey. [25 Apr 2011, p.44]
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  21. Joe Mantegna and Mary Steenburgen are fine as Joan's parents, but the series shouldn't go out of its way to play up the dad's role as small-city police chief. Keep the emphasis on God's plan, not man's law.
  22. While the show's humor can be raunchy or even cruel, the voice work is pure unruffled deadpan. [18 Jan 2010, p.42]
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  23. The show's many subplots are handled clumsily, but these two [Grammer & Nielsen] are too good to pass up. 25 Oct 2011, p.48]
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  24. Dr. Katz is a cartoon cross between The Bob Newhart Show and Seinfeld.
  25. Bravura performance, but Braugher needs support—stat!
  26. The best thing from Season 1 remains the same: Mary-Louise Parker. [21 Aug 2006, p.37]
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  27. A newsmagazine with a hip attitude is basically a good idea. A newsmagazine with a flip approach is not.
  28. Migrations' animals provide a humbling lesson in resilience and determination. [15 Nov 2010, p.44]
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  29. When The Close comes to a close, we'll lose one of the best TV detectives of the past decade. [11 Jul 2011, p.33]
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  30. The poisoned relationship of attorneys Ellen Parsons and Patty Hewes has gone slack. But The supporting cast is superb. [8 Aug 2011, p.40]
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