People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,027 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 Modern Family: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 747
  2. Negative: 0 out of 747
747 tv reviews
  1. Project Greenlight is a dream come true for a guy named Jones, but it looks like less of a thrill for the average viewer.
  2. 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]
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  3. The show is a birdhouse full of woodpeckers. [24 Sep 2012, p.54]
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  4. It feels so close to actual American life that it lacks the gut excitement that would take it over the line into true entertainment. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
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  5. The high school musical comedy occasionally flies off the rails. But maybe that's to be expected from this aggressively inventive pop fantasy. [1 Nov 2010, p.41]
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  6. It's tense, engrossing, mildly ludicrous--and worth checking out before the Cold War melts. [11 Feb 2013]
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  7. These joined stories never forge into one strong plot, but there's always Duvall. [3 Jul 2006, p.35]
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  8. Lee may lack the essential sweetness, or pathos, to make Earl ever seem like more than a cute variation on those lovable, loquacious losers who tumble, beer can spurting, through Coen brothers movies. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
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  9. Though it seems a product of calculation more than inspiration, Roswell has appeal.
  10. If you want edge, here's Dexter. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    In all, black-ish is Everybody Hates Chris meets Modern Family, but not quite as funny as either. Well, not yet, at least.
  11. An intricate mystery confidently spun out with dark, unsettling shocks. [15 Jul 2013]
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  12. We'll see how season 10 holds up once the chosen contestants move on to Hollywood, but for now Idol remains firmly on its pedestal. [14 Feb 2011, p.39]
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  13. The first two episodes of season 3 are reassuringly grounded in believable intrigue. [7 Oct 2013, p.49]
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  14. Intelligent, fleet, emotionally complex and lightly dusted with Kelley's celebrated sense of the absurd, this is the best hospital show since St. Elsewhere.
  15. Watching Nucky's frenemies thrive like poison toadstools ringing a tree--that's a grim, gripping spectacle in its own right. [9 Sep 2013, p.42]
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  16. Some of the first-season bugs have been exterminated simply by recruiting young roommates who are more interesting and charismatic, people who smile and laugh a little more.
  17. The two hours available for review are cinematically rich, full of sleek, oily pools of darkness. [11 Feb 2013]
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  18. His delivery, which falls between Monty Python and Austin Powers, explodes with enjoyable little pips of indignation. [26 May 2014, p.42]
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  19. The show is technically flawless--so is Macy strutting like a mangy Mick Jagger--but the Gallaghers' raucous, defiant pride never really engages me. [20 Feb 2012, p.46]
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  20. In its second season, the high school musical comedy occasionally flies off the rails...But maybe that's to be expected from this aggressively inventive pop fantasy, where mundane details like homework never matter. [1 Nov 2010, p.41]
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  21. Put his [Bobby Cannavale's] floridness up against Buscemi's poker-faced acidity and you get fireworks. [24 Sep 2012, p.57]
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  22. Denis Leary's superb comedy-drama about New York City firefighters, will end its seven-year run a few days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. [15 Aug 2011, p.34]
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  23. Season 2 of the Hollywood satire still plays too broad, [...] But Matt LeBlanc's understated performance as himself has gotten even better. [9 Jul 2012, p.36]
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  24. After an awful season 2, Lena Dunham's Brooklynocentric comedy celebrating coffee, ambition and sex is fixed. [20 Jan 2014, p.41]
  25. Garner has an appeal that transcends implausibility.
  26. The acting is what keeps the show addictive--particularly good is Julia Stiles. [29 Nov 2010, p.44]
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  27. If it doesn't have the ABC sitcom's [Suburgatory's] satiric sheen, it captures some of those glum patches that strike in adolescence. [2 Jul 2012, p.38]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Remarkable.
  28. Entertaining, though short of super.

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