People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,019 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Americans: Season 2
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 739
  2. Negative: 0 out of 739
739 tv reviews
  1. All in all, this looks like one of the brightest new shows of the season.
  2. A wiry, tired jitteriness has crept in. [24 Oct 2011, p.48]
  3. For now, apart from the Underwoods, it's underwhelming. [17 Feb 2014, p.43]
  4. What's amazing is how quickly it all falls into place--the show goes like a shot. [25 Apr 2011, p.43]
  5. An irritating comedy-drama. [15 Jul 2013]
  6. A slight, bright, British caper. [16 Dec 2013]
  7. 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.
  8. The emergency sequences are pure adrenaline rush, but the drama, romance and humor ladled into the lull periods are pretty hackneyed.
  9. Though overequipped with distracting extras—-flashes of fantasy, slapstick sound effects—-this dark comedy definitely grows on you.
  10. The series' sixth season begins with an intensely entertaining four-hour, two-night premiere. [15 Jan 2007, p.33]
  11. 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]
  12. Beneath the grit, this is a tale of chivalry. [31 Jan 2011, p.40]
  13. 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.
  14. Dr. Katz is a cartoon cross between The Bob Newhart Show and Seinfeld.
  15. The West Wing sure looks like a winner.
  16. NBC hasn't had a show this impressive since the first season of Heroes. [6 Feb 2012, p.39]
  17. 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]
  18. Season 3 of Showtime's great Nurse Jackie brings romance to student nurse Zoey. [25 Apr 2011, p.44]
  19. 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.
  20. The first episodes are very promising, full of feints, fibs, and a big, fat shock. [16 Jul 2012, p.40]
  21. 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.
  22. The best thing from Season 1 remains the same: Mary-Louise Parker. [21 Aug 2006, p.37]
  23. While the show's humor can be raunchy or even cruel, the voice work is pure unruffled deadpan. [18 Jan 2010, p.42]
  24. Bravura performance, but Braugher needs support—stat!
  25. These joined stories never forge into one strong plot, but there's always Duvall. [3 Jul 2006, p.35]
  26. The show's many subplots are handled clumsily, but these two [Grammer & Nielsen] are too good to pass up. 25 Oct 2011, p.48]
  27. The poisoned relationship of attorneys Ellen Parsons and Patty Hewes has gone slack. But The supporting cast is superb. [8 Aug 2011, p.40]
  28. Project Greenlight is a dream come true for a guy named Jones, but it looks like less of a thrill for the average viewer.
  29. A lot of momentum is lost having the lovers live 60 miles apart.... But the tender wrap-up will leave the waterworks flushed and refreshed. [9 Sep 2013, p.42]
  30. The show is a birdhouse full of woodpeckers. [24 Sep 2012, p.54]

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