People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,027 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 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Walking Dead: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 747
  2. Negative: 0 out of 747
747 tv reviews
  1. [A] fast, funny political satire. [14 Apr 2014, p.49]
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  2. A larger, wholly engrossing story about crime syndicates and hit men. [21 Apr 2014, p.43]
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  3. Louie remains a small miracle--a shaggy-dog story, hopping with fleas, maybe rescued froma pound, that outdazzles Lassie, Air Bud and the rest. [12 May 2014,]
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  4. 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]
  5. Like The Next Generation, this show tends to be morally didactic. But also like its mother ship, Deep Space Nine is richly imagined, with good scripts and great visuals.
  6. The concept seems to be an easy one to exhaust. But if the writing manages to stay fresh, we could be looking at the '90s version of The Bob Newhart Show.
  7. Intelligent, fleet, emotionally complex and lightly dusted with Kelley's celebrated sense of the absurd, this is the best hospital show since St. Elsewhere.
  8. The new entry is more action-oriented and less morally ponderous than the recent Star Trek series. But it still suffers from its predecessors' overdeveloped air of gravitas.
  9. NewsRadio is a nervier, more sophisticated version of WKRP in Cincinnati, updated to a time when people are much less secure about their jobs and far more wary about each other.
  10. [The first episode] is packed with potential. It is fast-paced, funny, touching, romantic and surprising. Please note that we did not add "realistic."
  11. It has intelligence and feeling and brutality. The Sopranos hits all the notes.
  12. The West Wing sure looks like a winner.
  13. The young actors are natural and convincing, and the high school characters manage to be funny without too much Dawson's Creek glibness.
  14. You'll laugh so often that you may not notice the blessed absence of a laugh track.
  15. Now that's daring television.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    [An] amiable send-up of small-town life.
  16. Curb Your Enthusiasm has an unhurried, improvisational style that may cause restlessness. And David, playing himself as a cranky pessimist, is a determinedly unlovable star. But stay with the 10-week series and you'll be ensnared by his sly humor.
  17. The season's nicest surprise.
  18. For the most part, the miniseries honors the soldiers' bravery without hiding their fears or failings.
  19. 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.
  20. If you pay attention, the writing and direction reward the effort.
  21. The show moves methodically from one story line to another, progressing by inches yet holding our interest with its finely drawn characters and a rare ability to illuminate the gray areas of city life.
    • 31 Metascore
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    Philip Marlowe meets Moonlighting—with a passing nod to The Odd Couple—In this delightfully inventive new detective show.
  22. The series' grim tone and overall look of a grimy world in perpetual need of dusting or wiping is a long way from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and closer to Japanese movies like The Grudge. [12 Sep 2005, p.45]
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  23. Entourage remains supremely good-natured. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
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  24. With sharp camera work, pulsating music and no tedious, gimme-an-Emmy closeups, it's like CSI at warp speed. [4 Sep 2006, p.41]
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  25. [It] looks like Sex and the City relocated to Northern Exposure. [18 Sep 2006, p.39]
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  26. It's the best new sitcom of the fall. [16 Oct 2006, p.39]
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  27. The series' sixth season begins with an intensely entertaining four-hour, two-night premiere. [15 Jan 2007, p.33]
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  28. Andy's humiliations as a minor celebrity aren't quite as funny as was his earlier shame at being a nobody, but as a satire of showbiz vanity, Extras can still be described as (what else?) stellar. [29 Jan 2007, p.43]
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