People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,031 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 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Lights Out: 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. If the Granthams are low on dough, emotionally they're richer than ever. [14 Jan 2013, p.51]
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  2. When The Close comes to a close, we'll lose one of the best TV detectives of the past decade. [11 Jul 2011, p.33]
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  3. The show is cluttered with cutesy sidekicks, including Gabourey Sidibe as a student and John Benjamin Hickey as Cathy's homeless brother. But Linney's a big deal. [30 Aug 2010, p.37]
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  4. [It] promises to be a dizzyingly clever season 2. [3 Mar 2014, p.39]
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  5. Eclipsing even last summer's BBQ bacchanal involving an ancient spirit, the new season feels like one big undead sex party-a kinky alternate lifestyle where vampires and monsters do the nasty (and other violent acts) in roadhouses, backrooms, backwoods and the occasional antebellum mansion.
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  6. With its creepy soundtrack, terrifying visuals and ingenious plot twists, Millennium is far and away the best new show of the year.
  7. An instant classic.
  8. NBC's best new drama since forever. [15 Apr 2013]
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  9. Arguably you shouldn't miss any of The Hollow Crown. But the one you're commanded to watch is Richard II. [23 Sep 2013]
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  10. As Larry, Shandling raises banality into an art form; he is consistently hilarious whether blissfully watching his own videos or reacting to a bad review.
  11. The first three episodes are full of impressively strong criminals. [23 Jan 2012, p.40]
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  12. What gives the show its kick is the gleefully childish lack of repentance shown by most of these rascals--countered by Olyphant's coolly amused control. [4 Feb 2013, .39]
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  13. The show still tends to go suddenly flat--it's hard to tell whether the party is supposed to be dead or it's just incompetently staged--but Hamm is always superb as Don. [2 Apr 2012, p.37]
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  14. Discovery's Africa is yet another marvel of high-definition photography. [14 Jan 2013, p.56]
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  15. Critics justly extolled The Sopranos for its brilliant blend of compelling drama and mordant humor, and the first three episodes of 2000 contain no signs of slippage.
  16. They're delightful. [26 Nov 2012, p.48]
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  17. The jokes take of on all sorts of unexpected trajectories--foul balls that score. [12 Mar 2012, p.45]
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  18. [A] mesmerizingly eerie French series set in a mountain community. [4 Nov 2013]
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  19. Season 4 launches with an episode focused on TV's most mysterious ad executive-and since Jon Hamm's watchful yet charismatic performance makes the show tick, that's excellent.
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  20. Eight Seasons in, this sitcom about a sex-crazed party animal Charlie Harper and his nerdy brother Alan is still a big hit. [13 Dec 2010, p.45]
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  21. Tyson elevates this character into a prism through which passes the span of existence.... You will be sighing for days. [10 Mar 2014, p.48]
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  22. The show hasn't lost its clever agility at building pressure-cooker suspense and then lobbing in a surprise. [8 Oct 2012, p.55]
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  23. Can. Not. Wait. [9 Apr 2012, p.39]
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  24. If you want edge, here's Dexter. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
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  25. The game changer sets season 7 on an exciting new course. [8 Oct 2012, p.60]
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  26. The opener, which Hanks himself directed, bogs down with tedious "Can we do this?" conferences ... Part 2, however, soars.
  27. What's amazing is how quickly it all falls into place--the show goes like a shot. [25 Apr 2011, p.43]
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  28. Season 3 of Showtime's great Nurse Jackie brings romance to student nurse Zoey. [25 Apr 2011, p.44]
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  29. Strikingly shot, wonderfully cast, this tough, taut, atmospheric show is the season's best new series.
  30. Ned and just about everyone else erupts in violent arguments, denunciations, accusations, counteraccusations, diatribes--these are searing, electrifying moments, furiously articulate and delivered with escalating passion. [2 Jun 2014, p.45]

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