People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,032 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 3.5 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. The hot-potato miniseries dares to be unflattering. [11 Apr 2011, p.45]
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  2. The show could be compelling, especially if the cast pulls off two decades' worth of aging. [12 Sep 2005, p.46]
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  3. Everyone works so hard--including Arnett, even if he never lets you see him sweat--that this comes very close to succeeding. [21 Oct 2013, p.48]
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  4. Well, a mil doesn't go far these days, and neither does this series. [4 Sep 2006, p.41]
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  5. The show's main problem is that the guys, straddling the line between undateable-cute and undateable-unlikeable, more frequently fall into the latter camp. [2 Jun 2014, p.46]
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  6. FX's spy parody Archer is funnier, and AMC's short-lived Rubicon was a more sharply realized fantasy of work life in a shadow bureaucracy. This is a botched mission. [4 Apr 2011, p.50]
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  7. This enjoyable series from the Grey's Anatomy team is sort of Doctors Without Borders--who are also without too many clothes. [24 Jan 2011, p.41]
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  8. Flowers, both the book and the new movie, is completely absurd--if you want to gauge the absurdity, just know that one of the darkest secrets in the narrative involves a doughnut--but somehow also psychologically coherent. It has a grip.
  9. There are rivalries and feuds and dangerous situations, as well as a complete lack of personality. [29 Oct 2012, p.38]
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  10. The Most natural thing here is Palin's effortless command of the camera. In That Regard, the show is fascinating. [22 Nov 2010, p.38]
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  11. The Exes is New Girl fallen off the back of a truck. [19 Dec 2011, p.44]
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  12. The supernatural drama lacks in dramatic tension and suffers without the self-aware humor that made the similarly themed American Horror Story: Coven work so well. [28 Apr 2014]
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  13. The Real World is an insult to anyone who lives in the real world.
  14. The two-hour premiere is sort of fun, but the plot is nutty even by sci-fi standards.
  15. It's a well-made hour of generic moments. [15 Apr 2013, p.44]
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  16. I just wish he'd [Will Arnett] run away from this dead horse of a sitcom. [11 Oct 2010, p.38]
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  17. This is competent reality fare, but coming after the besotted Ali and Roberto, it's like tying cans of nitroglycerin to a honeymooner's car. [23 Aug 2010, p.35]
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  18. By and large, they all seem to know exactly how to play to the camera and signal they're in on this nonsense. That gives Princesses a thin but distinct edge. [10 Jun 2013, p.48]
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  19. This doesn't have as distinctive a style as The WB's Supernatural--that's more like a jeans ad for the undead--but Kolchak three decades on still knows how to move. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
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  20. It's only fun, though, when the would-be mates turn on each other and the bat guano flies: Romancing the Stone morph into The War of the roses. [25 Jul 2011, p.40]
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  21. The show is cleverer than you'd expect. [20 Aug 2012, p.41]
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  22. Only Visnjic, immaculately groomed and vaguely continental, seems to understand that this over-the-top story requires not only a constant flame to boil the plot but a flirtatious sense of fun. [11 Mar 2013, p.45]
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  23. [It] looks like Sex and the City relocated to Northern Exposure. [18 Sep 2006, p.39]
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  24. Mostly it feels like an instructional film about disaster preparedness. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
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  25. Every so often, Alley extracts a solid laugh from an unexceptional joke. [9 Dec 2013, p.45]
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  26. A fun, body-flinging, old-fashioned epic.... As Kublai Khan, British actor Benedict Wong gives an impressive performance, one of the best of the year: You absolutely believe his ruthlessness, his power and his calculating thoughtfulness. As Marco Polo, on the other hand, Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy, who looks like a more lyrical Emile Hirsch, mostly has to be put up with.
  27. Kathy Bates' surly gravity can't prevail over the silliness of this new series. [24 Jan 2010, p.43]
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  28. Brosnan remains totally believable whether he's borderline batty or bravely resilient. [19 Dec 2011, p.44]
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  29. This is advertising with a side of bruthah (and muthah)-ly love. [10 Feb 2014, p.50]
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  30. The characters are too uneven a group: Some of them you instantly overlook, like the olive in a cocktail. Even so, thus has potential. [3 Mar 2014, p.41]
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