People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,019 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 Americans: Season 2
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 739
  2. Negative: 0 out of 739
739 tv reviews
  1. This fall sitcom is a hit entirely because of Deschanel's performance as Jess. [7 Nov 2011, p.41]
  2. This drive for revenge is what makes the pilot spark, smoke and go chug-a-chug-chug. [14 Nov 2011, p.45]
  3. The show has the makings of great--what else can I say?--escapist entertainment. [23 Jan 2012, p.39]
  4. Luck is a true original, a show with a tone like no other. [30 Jan 2012, p.43]
  5. Comparisons to The Iron Lady, a sloppy movie that has Meryl Streep in roaring good form, are inevitable. Is Game Change better? You betcha. [5 Mar 2012, p.41]
  6. The comedy here, as with Elaine, comes from watching Louis-Dreyfus's sophisticated, furiously sharp timing applied to a character who has the intelligence of a finch. [30 Apr 2012, p.35]
  7. Given the amounts of sumptuous scenery to chew on, the acting is restrained, even if the gore and sex are not. [28 May 2012, p.40]
  8. The pace sags, but the accumulation of sacrificed lives gives it all a haunting sorrow. [4 Jun 2012, p.44]
  9. It's both old and new, a comfy piece of nostalgia that doubles as a fresh guilty pleasure. [18 Jun 2012, p.39]
  10. The first episodes are very promising, full of feints, fibs, and a big, fat shock. [16 Jul 2012, p.40]
  11. The show's tone [is] vulgar, jolly and winning. [16 Jul 2012, p.39]
  12. It's just suspenseful and clever enough to keep you happily intrigued. [3 Sep 2012, p.39]
  13. This BBC hit is the soppily tender story of '50s midwives in London's East End. [1 Oct 2012, p.38]
  14. [A] highly satisfying update. [8 Oct 2012, p.57]
  15. The Walking Dead has managed to work fresh morsels into television's grimmest stew. [22 Oct 2012, p.41]
  16. Johnson is the find of the season: She's the sunbeam that doesn't filter out dust motes. [29 Oct 2012, p.38]
  17. The CW's best show since Gossip Girl.... it has a forthright narrative seriousness, a respect for the gobbledy-gook that makes up any superhero's backstory--and a game cast performing with the correct degree of seriousness. [19 Nov 2012, p.35]
  18. One of the fall's best new dramas. [26 Nov 2012, p.48]
  19. Matthew Weiner has advanced the show far enough into the '60s that its fundamental philosophical question begins to generate its own oppressive suspense. [15 Apr 2013]
  20. Louis-Dreyfus's performance--which, like Congress, can be divided into two houses, Crackling Charm and Hysterical Ego--still drives the show, but we're getting more realistic sense of political gamesmanship. [22 Apr 2013, p.45]
  21. It is still a distinctly Guest production: often poky, always charmingly whimsical and, from time to time, so astoundingly funny you seem to have shot into a distant stratosphere of pure comedy. [13 May 2013, p.45]
  22. What hasn't changed and what matters, is Mireille Enos's sodden, unshakable integrity as a detective who could outlast a pack of bloodhounds. [10 Jun 2013, p.48]
  23. It's the season's best new series, period.
  24. Gritty and engrossing as ever.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
  25. The Comeback is funny, especially when it skewers the tasteless and false in reality TV.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's all so much fun, in fact, that I propose Dancing viewing parties: Break out the wine and crackers and let ABC provide the delicious, calorie-free cheese.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Thanks to the nimble Leary, ever riveting as TV's most nuanced antihero (sorry, Tony Soprano), Tommy's tenuous struggle for sobriety is even more rewarding than last season's harrowing downfall.
  26. This could all pay off spectacularly. [8 Jul 2013, p.36]
  27. An intricate mystery confidently spun out with dark, unsettling shocks. [15 Jul 2013]

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