People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,000 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 15% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 4
Lowest review score: 16 Snoops: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 726
  2. Negative: 0 out of 726
726 tv reviews
  1. It's tense, engrossing, mildly ludicrous--and worth checking out before the Cold War melts. [11 Feb 2013]
  2. Though it seems a product of calculation more than inspiration, Roswell has appeal.
  3. If you want edge, here's Dexter. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
  4. Migrations' animals provide a humbling lesson in resilience and determination. [15 Nov 2010, p.44]
  5. An intricate mystery confidently spun out with dark, unsettling shocks. [15 Jul 2013]
  6. The first two episodes of season 3 are reassuringly grounded in believable intrigue. [7 Oct 2013, p.49]
  7. 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]
  8. 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A newsmagazine with a hip attitude is basically a good idea. A newsmagazine with a flip approach is not.
  9. The photography is sweepingly gorgeous--this must be the best of all possible planets. [18 Apr 2011, p.46]
  10. 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]
  11. Intelligent, fleet, emotionally complex and lightly dusted with Kelley's celebrated sense of the absurd, this is the best hospital show since St. Elsewhere.
  12. 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]
  13. 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]
  14. 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]
  15. Put his [Bobby Cannavale's] floridness up against Buscemi's poker-faced acidity and you get fireworks. [24 Sep 2012, p.57]
  16. The two hours available for review are cinematically rich, full of sleek, oily pools of darkness. [11 Feb 2013]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Remarkable.
  17. After an awful season 2, Lena Dunham's Brooklynocentric comedy celebrating coffee, ambition and sex is fixed. [20 Jan 2014, p.41]
  18. The jokes are, for the most part, more clever than funny.
  19. Garner has an appeal that transcends implausibility.
  20. 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]
  21. Entertaining, though short of super.
  22. As police superintendent Teresa Colvin, Jennifer Beals gives a revelatory, no-nonsense performance that should make Tom Selleck's mustache bristle with envy....This should be lots of fun. [7 Feb 2011, p.39]
  23. [A] delicious over-the-top comedy. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
  24. Here's one of the most offbeat new shows of the new season. Also one of the best. [13 Sep 2010, p.48]
  25. Fall's best new sitcom has the manic zip of Malcolm in the Middle and the diabolical humor of raising Arizona. [27 Sep 2010, p.55]
  26. Given that there's no earthly reason for Angel besides the sex appeal of David Boreanaz, it looks like a pretty good show.
  27. Kane's visions aren't done with originality, but Grammer's performance is still powerful. [27 Aug 2012, p.48]
  28. The acting is what keeps the show addictive--particularly good is Julia Stiles. [29 Nov 2010, p.44]