People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 997 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Millennium: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 724
  2. Negative: 0 out of 724
724 tv reviews
  1. At a full, commercial-free hour, this can all start to drag a bit. But L.A. is strongly evoked as a casually sensual backdrop and-thank you!-that awful L Word theme music is gone.
  2. The fun comes in watching the uncynical Adams learn to undercut everyone else's cunning. [27 Jun 2011, p.46]
  3. Louis-Dreyfus is going for breathless charm here, but this vehicle's in too much of a rush.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I want to root for a reality series that uplifts, but for this one to work, it either needs to be more fun or more real. [15 Feb 2010, p.43]
  4. Woods is every bit as entertaining as he strives to be. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
  5. This air of finality throws the many small, fine details of Parker's performance, the main reason for the show's existence, into sharp relief. [13 Aug 2012, p.42]
  6. The show runs on the same alternating current of pathos and comedy as L.A. Law, but the drama is more ponderous and the humor a good deal more forced.
  7. It has some good jokes, but this overly familiar spoof lacks the strength to push the envelope. [2 Sep 2013]
  8. This is essentially a dialogue between baffled attorney and baffling client, which makes for an arid 95 minutes. [1 Apr 2013]
  9. 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]
  10. Mount needs to run this thing, and he can't if he's the caboose. [27 Aug 2012, p.44]
  11. The pyrotechnics involved in the opening heist are good, and the cast is a dream. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
  12. Piers Morgan's first nights filling Larry King's suspenders weren't great....He's better--thorough, thoughtful--with serious figures like Rudolph Giuliani. [14 Feb 2010, p.40]
  13. It's fun sport. [30 Jan 2012, p.44]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The gutted-out city is perhaps the show's most compelling character. [26 Aug 2013, p.38]
  14. Wonderland grabs elements from the Lewis Carroll classic, throwing them down a rabbit hole and lets them land willy-nilly. [28 Oct 2013, p.42]
  15. If Caan grabs more screen time and the writers build on the hints of sexual chemistry between Danny and Nessa, I might place a small bet on this superslick series-provided Danny learns the virtue of occasional silence.
  16. The Class doesn't necessarily generate more laughs than other sitcoms, but it has more charm--like a kinder, gentler How I Met Your Mother--and that's incentive enough to stick with it. [16 Oct 2006, p.39]
  17. An attractive, multi-accented cast and far-flung locales make it worth the trip. [1 Jul 2013, p.36]
  18. Lindsay pulls us into her space and makes us feel protective. [31 Mar 2014]
  19. The production is gorgeous and the tedium unrelenting. [8 Apr 2013, p.42]
  20. Sorry, this one doesn't cick. [9 Aug 2010, p.35]
  21. Gellar commands every scene. Hers is a true, potent star turn. [12 Sep 2011, p.43]
  22. There isn't much of a story, though. The best thing is the terrific song in the opening credits: Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar." It has the sort of itchy desperation that should have driven the whole show.
  23. 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]
  24. The show's saving grace is that as the weeks go by, the characters begin to grow on you. That has more to do with the actors' animation than it does with the rimshot writing.
  25. Unlike Monk, a gently comic character coping with mental illness, Roday's just an overgrown kid. [10 Jul 2006, p.39]
  26. I kept wishing for a rose ceremony to perk things up. [8 May 2006, p.39]
  27. Williams's humming energy is charming (and more softly winsome than it used to be.) The challenge is to surround him with actors with enough skill to play off or with him. Gellar, as his daughter, doesn't quite pull it off. Hamish Linklater, as an art director, does. [4 Nov 2013]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A droll Petersen and dependable Marg Helgenberger head the competent cast, and the opener is offbeat enough to stimulate curiosity. But please don't overdo the camera tricks.