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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Human Planet : Season 1
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. Andy aspires to write fiction but basically he's an ordinary guy—a role right for Richter—and the humor springs largely from the contrast between his fertile imagination and his dull, dry job.
  2. This challenging show offers the viewer nary a morsel of TV comfort food. But uncommonly good writing and acting are satisfying too.
  3. Louis-Dreyfus is going for breathless charm here, but this vehicle's in too much of a rush.
  4. What I've come to appreciate in its second season is that CSI delivers the goods—mysteries that keep viewers guessing, scientific crime-detection techniques worthy of the Discovery Channel and a consistently intriguing character in team leader Gil Grissom.
  5. Though the cast members are photogenic, as is the city, one tires of watching them play at self-discovery.
  6. Hard to leg-warm up to.
  7. I'd prefer to argue that creative excellence is the real reason for the six-year-old series' ratings momentum, but it's probably the snappy salutes and cool jargon.
  8. Going into mid-December, this third-year drama series appeared in need of a creative overhaul. The writing wavered between teen angst and tongue-in-cheek, and each plot turn seemed more desperate than the last.
  9. Project Greenlight is a dream come true for a guy named Jones, but it looks like less of a thrill for the average viewer.
  10. It's reliably amusing.
  11. It's just a tad less fabulous than before.
  12. Some of the humor here won't go down well in every home. But if you stick with the show through episode two, you'll see it's about the gap between Bernie's defiantly unsentimental attitude and the reality of his new role as a surrogate parent.
  13. Entertaining, though short of super.
  14. The makers of 24 needn't overuse the split-screen technique to emphasize the onrush of events. Viewers can feel the suspense start to build without seeing the seconds tick off on a digital clock. Give the gimmicks a rest. We're hooked without them.
  15. The first two outings are uneven, but watch for a hilarious future episode in which Arthur meets a support group for disgruntled superhero sidekicks.
  16. Subtlety is not a hallmark of the writing, nor of Christopher Rich's performance as Reba's faithless spouse.
  17. Thanks to the mesmerizing performance of Vincent D'Onofrio as New York City Det. Bobby Goren, this new series enhances the value of the brand.
  18. To make new fans, show more enterprise.
  19. In the end, though, tinkering around the edges won't be enough to ensure The Guardian's future if Baker's performance remains a void at the center of the drama.
  20. Belushi's gusto is all this show has going for it.
  21. Garner has an appeal that transcends implausibility.
  22. Though overequipped with distracting extras—-flashes of fantasy, slapstick sound effects—-this dark comedy definitely grows on you.
  23. This new college comedy isn't quite in the same class [as Freaks and Geeks], but it captures the atmosphere of the dormitory as minimum-security madhouse.
  24. I'm hooked once more.
  25. [A] half-decent start.
  26. For the most part, the miniseries honors the soldiers' bravery without hiding their fears or failings.
  27. New executive producer Arnold Shapiro has made Big Brother 2 less tedious than last summer's ... But the show still has too many blah periods in which the players simply sit around and scheme.
  28. The heart of the program is a talk show spoof in which guest celebrities try to hold up their end of the hilariously incoherent conversation.
  29. Slightly ghoulish but engrossing.
  30. There's no purpose in watching Fear Factor, unless the network offers you $50,000 to endure it.

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