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 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Nikita: 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. With the second episode, though, the whole tone improves: Delany's performance seems to have caught some of the coppery warmth of her hair, and we spend more time with a good ensemble. [4 Apr 2011, p.49]
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  2. The show has a sly self-awareness that effectively disarms those who would accuse it of merely putting a gay gloss on stock hetero situations.
  3. In its second season, Patricia Heaton's family sitcom seems to have found its natural resting point.
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  4. Somehow the premiere hour fills in all this background without getting lost and--more importantly--with sincerity and sensitivity. [10 Jun 2013, p.50]
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  5. The show is cornball, but I'm willing to grant him this small, soft lob toward career rehab.
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  6. The show, now in cycle 16, moves with a brisker confidence, and that's better. [28 Feb 2011, p.43]
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  7. High-pitched farce is 3rd Rock's stock-in-trade, and sometimes it just wears us out. But we marvel at how skillfully the writers and directors keep the balls in the air as they juggle as many as three situations per episode.
  8. It's a gripper. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
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  9. Gina Gershon's performance as designer Donatella Versace is fabulously strange. [7 Oct 2013, p.49]
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  10. The sitcom banter is actually delectable: zingy and absurd. [8 Oct 2012, p.57]
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  11. This new series is a bold military thriller. [8 Oct 2012, p.60]
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  12. Grey has been on long enough now that it has lost much of its erotic sizzle--McDreamy is edging toward Mcnappy--but the satisfyingly steady seventh season is a model of a hit that keeps fitting nee characters into the blueprint. [20 Dec 2010, p.41]
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  13. The story is promising. [9 Apr 2012, p.42]
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  14. The camera work is shaky, the music is gritty, and the endings aren't always happy. But the fact that you can almost smell the B.O. on some of the people piling into that truck makes it a raw, more real alternative to the usual sugary sweet. [21 Nov 2005, p.43]
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  15. The arbitrary leap overseas moves the show that much closer to pure sitcom--an improvement. [22 Aug 2011, p.45]
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  16. Not all of Gotham is as successful--a side plot involving Gordon's girlfriend Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) has yet to find its footing--but this dark (and cinematically shot) series will feel right at home as the lead-in to Fox's similarly toned Sleepy Hollow.
  17. Crisis may not be great, but it works. [24 Mar 2014, p.35]
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  18. At least Endings has something fresh at it's core....Even better, the well-cast ensemble includes Casey Wilson. [25 Apr 2011, p.44]
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  19. This partly improvised comedy is closer to Girls than All About Eve: wistful yet stinging, silly yet wise about the instability of even the deepest friendships. [24 Mar 2014, p.37]
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  20. The 100 is imaginative, surprising and fun--Lost for kids. [24 Mar 2014, p.39]
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  21. Scandal is about as realistic as Mamie Eisenhower Witch Hunter but it has so much headlong energy, you may not care. [9 Apr 2012, p.40]
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  22. The Soul Man isn't great, but it's the best sitcom yet developed for TV Land. [2 Jul 2012, p.40]
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  23. She's at her best mapping out the messy web of relationships that come with being the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and the late Eddie Fisher. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
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  24. If it doesn't have the ABC sitcom's [Suburgatory's] satiric sheen, it captures some of those glum patches that strike in adolescence. [2 Jul 2012, p.38]
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  25. Growing Up Fisher is a winning, welcome example [of a family sitcom], conceptually novel and solidly cash. [24 Feb 2014, p.37]
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  26. It's trite and obvious, and meant to be, with songs that are shallow, sunny and snappy.... Just Go with it. [22 Jul 2013, p.48]
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  27. The show is fueled with so much soap-operatic hot air that it takes off. [26 Sep 2011, p.54]
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  28. The fast-paced craziness has a hit-or-miss quality, but I'm still laughing at the thought of an action flick pairing Jim Caviezel's Jesus with motor-mouth Chris Tucker.
  29. If the producers can keep the mood spooky, this show will have its devoted adherents. Deservedly so.
  30. On balance it's a good, fun show. But it's not a true standout.

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