People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,018 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 Extras: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Snoops: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 738
  2. Negative: 0 out of 738
738 tv reviews
  1. An entertainingly sinister dip in the cesspool of 19th century criminality. [21 Jan 2013]
  2. It's painful to criticize a show that has intelligence and depth, but there's no getting around the fact that overarching earnestness and a subtle but troubling air of fatalism combine to make this a dolorous hour.
  3. This looks like another clever, irreverent, cutting-edge animated comedy from creator Matt Groening.
  4. Collar's odd-couple tension tugs the show in entertaining directions. [13 Jun 2011, p.46]
  5. The pilot establishes an eerie claustrophobic dread, and well-budgeted special effects add intensity. [1 Jul 2013, p.35]
  6. About Face addresses some deeper implications--Gia Carangi's early death is a cautionary tale--but knows better than to over do it. [6 Aug 2012, p.39]
  7. In fact they're all really nice, which is the problem. Except for some minor sexual tension, there's no conflict.
  8. [A] half-decent start.
  9. The comedy here, as with Elaine, comes from watching Louis-Dreyfus's sophisticated, furiously sharp timing applied to a character who has the intelligence of a finch. [30 Apr 2012, p.35]
  10. Each episode tries to shoehorn in bold a history and an ethics lesson with the period dress and picturesque ports of call. The result, though visually rich, is like a fuddy-duddy theme-park ride.
  11. It's a much more impressive spectacle than ABC's mindlessly entertaining Empire.
  12. This is all well done, and it's a great-looking production, but the weight of the drama keeps tugging toward a side plot about Braugher's 14-year-old stepdaughter. [10 Apr 2006, p.35]
  13. The interplay of the sexes has been used to better effect on other action vehicles--including FX's animated Archer--but the actresses lighten the tone, adding zip to a show that thrives on speed. [29 Nov 2010. p.42]
  14. Despite its cheap shock effects, the show is indulgently ridiculous. [[28 Oct 2013, p.41]
  15. The anecdotes slam into each other with a punch-drunk indifference--but director Spike Lee's style is a series of swift jabs. [18 Nov 2013, p.47]
  16. This new, fourth season isn't bad but it's a very different beast from the original, and it's not nearly as funny.
  17. The scope is a little cramped but the writing is wonderfully droll.
  18. As the season goes on, the narrative grip will (one hopes) tighten and grow as richly decadent as the surrounding production--or Eva Green. [26 May 2014, p.39]
  19. Predictably awesome. [27 May 2013, p.42]
  20. Fox... retains his wonderful timing and delivery. ... But the political satire that makes up the rest of the show is toothless, corny, passé.
  21. With its creepy soundtrack, terrifying visuals and ingenious plot twists, Millennium is far and away the best new show of the year.
  22. The show doesn't have the sinister intelligence of ABC's short-lived Invasion, but it's good family entertainment. [27 Jun 2011, p.45]
  23. The jokes hop all over the place but the show, like Chloe, is refreshingly wild. [16 Apr 2012, p.49]
  24. [It] remains a nervily ambiguous concept. [18 Jun 2007, p.37]
  25. In its second season, Patricia Heaton's family sitcom seems to have found its natural resting point.
  26. This could all pay off spectacularly. [8 Jul 2013, p.36]
  27. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is fine as it is. Tell your DVR to book it. [9 Dec 2013, p.43]
  28. History's first scripted series is a headlong tumble into an irresistible and surprisingly neglected genre. [18 Mar 2013, p.41]
  29. This is a carefully assembled, emotionally attuned drama about obese teens stuck in a summer weight-loss camp.
  30. Jack is back, and he's still a lot of fun. [12 May 2014]

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