People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,032 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3
Lowest review score: 16 Snoops: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 751
  2. Negative: 0 out of 751
751 tv reviews
  1. 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]
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  2. For now, Sunshine is a bit busy and unfocused. [28 Feb 2011, p.43]
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  3. As Merlin, Joseph Fiennes is more like a trainer-dietitian than mentor, but he's lively. Eva Green, as Morgan, is coldly beautiful and magnificent in Camelot couture. She's enchanting. But I don't see Jamie Campbell Bower's Arthur having the resolve of a king. [28 Mar 2011, p.54]
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  4. It's a well-made hour of generic moments. [15 Apr 2013, p.44]
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  5. The inspiration can be heavy-handed, but how can you not feel for the couple?
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  6. Soul Food is inconsistent, but it whets the appetite.
  7. The premiere episode of Madam Secretary, for the time being, suggests that the show is very much the little sister [to The Good Wife].... But Madam Secretary, in which Téa Leoni plays the newly appointed secretary of state, deserves to hang around long enough to formulate and declare itself.
  8. The show could be compelling, especially if the cast pulls off two decades' worth of aging. [12 Sep 2005, p.46]
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  9. It's a promising setup, but Deception doesn't allow us the dirty pleasure of enjoying the awful Bowers. [14 Jan 2013, p.56]
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  10. Brosnan remains totally believable whether he's borderline batty or bravely resilient. [19 Dec 2011, p.44]
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  11. Scott's performance is totally believable, but that doesn't mean you want to ride shotgun with him in such a tired vehicle. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
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  12. Only Visnjic, immaculately groomed and vaguely continental, seems to understand that this over-the-top story requires not only a constant flame to boil the plot but a flirtatious sense of fun. [11 Mar 2013, p.45]
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  13. Too bad the show can't resist taking itself seriously as a "social experiment."
  14. This new hour-long comedy is a bustling, rather scattered affair. [15 Jul 2013]
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  15. Sedgwick embraces the character's quirks, including a weakness for sugary snacks, while conveying her keen intelligence.
  16. It's like watching someone try to flirt while stuck in a revolving door. But Gummer has a whirring charm that never settles for mere adorkability. [22 Oct 2012m p.42]
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  17. The premiere feels sort of like "The Closer" but doesn't clinch the deal. I'm just not sure what to make of Jason Lee without his Jason Lee-ishness. But there's a crackle of eccentric touches, including an abundance of Elvis impersonators and the charmingly off-kilter Celia Weston as his mother.
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  18. The show isn't all that different from Bravo's recent Real Housewives of Orange County, although the production values are much higher--everything has an expensive, carefully lit feminine gloss that perfectly matches the homemakers. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
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  19. 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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  20. The show is likable, in a channel-surfing way: So-So Rosie. [31 Oct 2011, p.36]
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  21. This is less interesting than I'd hoped. [8 Jul 2013, p.36]
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  22. James Spader, as the cryptic new CEO, is better. Everything he says sounds like a parable intended for stupid children. That's how to manage Dunder Mifflin. [15 Nov 2011, p.43]
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  23. [Viewers] may get a kick out of the mix of adrenaline and murk. [26 Jun 2006, p.41]
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  24. It's an enjoyable enough whodunit. The problem is McCormack. [23 Jul 2012, p.38]
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  25. Got to kick it up a notch, Chuck. [18 Jan 2010, p.41]
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  26. Cold Case should be money in the bank for CBS. But the... premiere suffers from a predictable murder plo... and an overly arty climactic sequence that belongs in a music video, not a police drama.
  27. Chalke and company are all expert comic actors, but the pilot is leapingly frantic, a puppy wanting love. [8 Apr 2013, p.45]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    If you prize originality, this new series will underwhelm you. ... What's surprising is the goodly number of laughs it does offer.
  28. Every so often, Alley extracts a solid laugh from an unexceptional joke. [9 Dec 2013, p.45]
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  29. This new four-hour version... trims back the pageantry and tries for a degree of modern psychological realism. [17 Apr 2006, p.43]
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