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 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Smash: Season 1
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. The series goes overboard on cutesy domestic details but as a Bret Bulletin, it should gratify and reassure his fans. [1 Nov 2010, p.42]
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  2. This new series is a bold military thriller. [8 Oct 2012, p.60]
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  3. Luckily Blood is still buoyed by its weird, Gothic zest and the performers all operate with the same vibe of ripe sexuality and restrained camp. [4 Jul 2011, p.37]
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  4. For all its "look what we can get away with" grandstanding and scalpel-sharp wit, Nip/Tuck succeeds best when it deftly pierces the heart.
  5. Gilmore creator Amy Sherman-Palladino gives her actors a zip drive's worth of dialogue....Foster's got the mouth--and charm--to pull it off. [18 Jun 2012, p.43]
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  6. The history behind the story is tremendous--you feel its pulse. [5 Aug 2013, p.48]
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  7. Comparisons to The Iron Lady, a sloppy movie that has Meryl Streep in roaring good form, are inevitable. Is Game Change better? You betcha. [5 Mar 2012, p.41]
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  8. A pallid imitation of The Larry Sanders Show, the series works best when its real-life guests are funny.
  9. Horror isn't my thing, but this is pretty good. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
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  10. It's a light, clever performance. But Episodes never convinces us this is really Hollywood. [17 Jan 2011, p.40]
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  11. The show is still crazily entertaining. [11 Jun 2012, p.41]
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  12. Set on the eve of the 1936 abdication crisis, it has melodramatic bustle and tender affection for its characters--of all classes. [18 Apr 2011, p.46]
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  13. The one thing lacking is writing that goes beyond fondness into truly funny. [17 Feb 2014, p.45]
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  14. 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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  15. Their white collar cases aren't always riveting but as summer fares goes, hot guys and Manhattan backdrops are a reliably escapist combo. [25 Jun 2012, p.47]
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  16. The overall mythology is sprouting nicely thorny tendrils. [10 Sep 2012, p.42]
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  17. A lovely piece of work. [6 May 2013, p.49]
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  18. This show has a light, charming sense of the ridiculous. [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
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  19. Entourage remains supremely good-natured. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
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  20. [A] highly satisfying update. [8 Oct 2012, p.57]
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  21. [The first episode] is packed with potential. It is fast-paced, funny, touching, romantic and surprising. Please note that we did not add "realistic."
  22. The high school stories are tighter-focused, and the Manhattan ones breathe with Broadway romanticism. [5 Nov 2012, p.42]
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  23. At its best, the show is outrageous and hilarious at once.
  24. Very few reality shows generate real suspense and sadness at the moment of elimination, but this one does. [20 Jun 2011, p.53]
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  25. The quickened pulse is a plus: The violence registers as sharp, stinging slaps. [11 Dec 2006, p.41]
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  26. The CW's best show since Gossip Girl.... it has a forthright narrative seriousness, a respect for the gobbledy-gook that makes up any superhero's backstory--and a game cast performing with the correct degree of seriousness. [19 Nov 2012, p.35]
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  27. Got to kick it up a notch, Chuck. [18 Jan 2010, p.41]
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  28. This is Dallas with out all the barbecue sauce, a soap about dynastic Texans that feels closer to Friday Night Lights in its understated leanness. [27 Sep 2010, p.54]
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  29. The show must carry on, and of course it does, but rather sluggishly.... Overall the acting from the ensemble remains strong enough to sweep you along from episode to episode. [13 Jan 2014, p.47]
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  30. The series that strains our nerves and our credulity returns with more hour-by-hour suspense, and amazingly it still works.

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