People Weekly's Scores

  • TV
For 1,029 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 North America: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Fear Factor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 749
  2. Negative: 0 out of 749
749 tv reviews
  1. 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.
  2. Gregg has a deadpan ease that makes the engine purr. And his team is good-looking and stamped with just enough personality and humor: Without killing the fun, they ground the show. [14 Oct 2013, p.43]
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  3. [A] pleasurable, cheeky new crime drama. [21 Oct 2013, p.47]
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  4. This new series is a bold military thriller. [8 Oct 2012, p.60]
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  5. She's at her best mapping out the messy web of relationships that come with being the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and the late Eddie Fisher. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
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  6. Set on the eve of the 1936 abdication crisis, it has melodramatic bustle and tender affection for its characters--of all classes. [18 Apr 2011, p.46]
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  7. 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]
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  8. For all its "look what we can get away with" grandstanding and scalpel-sharp wit, Nip/Tuck succeeds best when it deftly pierces the heart.
  9. Gilmore creator Amy Sherman-Palladino gives her actors a zip drive's worth of dialogue....Foster's got the mouth--and charm--to pull it off. [18 Jun 2012, p.43]
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  10. The history behind the story is tremendous--you feel its pulse. [5 Aug 2013, p.48]
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  11. A pallid imitation of The Larry Sanders Show, the series works best when its real-life guests are funny.
  12. 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]
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  13. A lovely piece of work. [6 May 2013, p.49]
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  14. It's a light, clever performance. But Episodes never convinces us this is really Hollywood. [17 Jan 2011, p.40]
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  15. [A] highly satisfying update. [8 Oct 2012, p.57]
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  16. This show has a light, charming sense of the ridiculous. [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
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  17. There's always a laugh or two. [30 Jan 2012, p.44]
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  18. About Face addresses some deeper implications--Gia Carangi's early death is a cautionary tale--but knows better than to over do it. [6 Aug 2012, p.39]
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  19. The one thing lacking is writing that goes beyond fondness into truly funny. [17 Feb 2014, p.45]
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  20. Very few reality shows generate real suspense and sadness at the moment of elimination, but this one does. [20 Jun 2011, p.53]
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  21. 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]
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  22. The high school stories are tighter-focused, and the Manhattan ones breathe with Broadway romanticism. [5 Nov 2012, p.42]
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  23. At its best, the show is outrageous and hilarious at once.
  24. The quickened pulse is a plus: The violence registers as sharp, stinging slaps. [11 Dec 2006, p.41]
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  25. Horror isn't my thing, but this is pretty good. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
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  26. [The first episode] is packed with potential. It is fast-paced, funny, touching, romantic and surprising. Please note that we did not add "realistic."
  27. Flawlessly done, but a tough sell. [2 Dec 2013, p.50]
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  28. This is Dallas with out all the barbecue sauce, a soap about dynastic Texans that feels closer to Friday Night Lights in its understated leanness. [27 Sep 2010, p.54]
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  29. Entourage remains supremely good-natured. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
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  30. It's painful to criticize a show that has intelligence and depth, but there's no getting around the fact that overarching earnestness and a subtle but troubling air of fatalism combine to make this a dolorous hour.

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