People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,018 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Dust Bowl: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 738
  2. Negative: 0 out of 738
738 tv reviews
  1. [Driver's] tone gets under the skin. As does the show. [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
  2. [It] remains a nervily ambiguous concept. [18 Jun 2007, p.37]
  3. After two flabby seasons, the Fox action series is back in bang-up shape. [25 Jan 2010, p.41]
  4. Olyphant plays this laconic, loping lawman with a smiling minimalism that makes Givens both iconic and contemporary.
  5. Co-created by David Simon and Eric Over­myer, the team behind The Wire, this is a lovingly textured, slowly unfolding series set in post-Katrina New Orleans. [26 Apr 2010, p.40]
  6. West Wing politico Bradley Whitford reinvents himself for this entertaining free-for-all, a loose blend of buddy comedy and police action that's also an affectionate nod to series like Starsky & Hutch.
  7. Challenging but engrossing.
  8. Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell star in a sweet, old-fashioned sitcom. [Sep 27 2010, p.55]
  9. The formula still works. The Real Housewives of DC wasn't any fun, but the new Beverly Hills chapter delivers. [18 Oct 2010, p.37]
  10. In its second season, the high school musical comedy occasionally flies off the rails...But maybe that's to be expected from this aggressively inventive pop fantasy, where mundane details like homework never matter. [1 Nov 2010, p.41]
  11. Therapist Paul Weston a human-shaped cloud who grumbles with the low thunder of the maladjusted, has drifted back for a gripping new season of HBO's In Treatment. Gabriel Byrne plays the part flawlessly, and he's up against two especially rewarding talents. [1 Nov 2010, p.42]
  12. It's very entertaining in its low-key, waist-widening ways. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
  13. The first few nights showed O'Brien settling in with his charmingly original humor, which is sophisticated yet twerpily silly. [29 Nov 2010, p.41]
  14. The high school musical comedy occasionally flies off the rails. But maybe that's to be expected from this aggressively inventive pop fantasy. [1 Nov 2010, p.41]
  15. Gabriel Byrne plays the part flawlessly, and he's up against tow especially rewarding talents. [1 Nov 2010, p.42]
  16. Mad Love [is] a relationship sitcom with real chemistry. [21 Feb 2011, p.41]
  17. In its second season, the spy parody remains my favorite animated series, thanks to its retro visual design--this is a cartoon for the age of Mad Men--and the vicious, dead-aim put-downs that make up most of the dialogue. [14 Mar 2011, p.42]
  18. Reubens is getting a bit old for this, but Pee-wee's innocence, infantilism and camp haven't dated--there's a rebel in the ridiculousness. [21 Mar 2011, p.46]
  19. [A] fascinating reality hit. [28 Mar 2011, p.57]
  20. It takes awhile to adjust to the dissonance, but the muted naturalism of the superb cast draws us in. [9 May 2011, p.40]
  21. The only disappointment is the werewolf makeup, minimal enough that Posey could still blend in at the mall. [13 Jun 2011, p.48]
  22. What's surprising and even touching is that Fergie may not be a hot mess, but she's an appealingly human one. [20 Jun 2011, p.47]
  23. Luckily Blood is still buoyed by its weird, Gothic zest and the performers all operate with the same vibe of ripe sexuality and restrained camp. [4 Jul 2011, p.37]
  24. The show is a trampoline that sags clear down to the ground, the better to catapult you off into the air. [18 Jul 2011, p.35]
  25. The girls' chemistry should keep the show breakdown free. [19 Sep 2011, p.59]
  26. It's funny and moves blindingly fast, barely giving you time to blink or gulp--Dark Shadows for the PlayStation age. [10 Oct 2011, p.39]
  27. It might be unwatchable if Dern, who's excellent, didn't allow Amy's laughable obtuseness to be pierced by glimmers of empathy and acceptance. [ 17 Oct 2011, p.40]
  28. The show's many subplots are handled clumsily, but these two [Grammer & Nielsen] are too good to pass up. 25 Oct 2011, p.48]
  29. The animated duo have returned, as dumb--and hilarious--as ever. [31 Oct 2011, p.36]
  30. This fall sitcom is a hit entirely because of Deschanel's performance as Jess. [7 Nov 2011, p.41]

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