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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Enlightened: Season 2
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. Flawlessly done, but a tough sell. [2 Dec 2013, p.50]
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  2. 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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  3. Entourage remains supremely good-natured. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
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  4. 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.
  5. The show must carry on, and of course it does, but rather sluggishly.... Overall the acting from the ensemble remains strong enough to sweep you along from episode to episode. [13 Jan 2014, p.47]
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  6. [A] half-decent start.
  7. 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]
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  8. The series that strains our nerves and our credulity returns with more hour-by-hour suspense, and amazingly it still works.
  9. An entertainingly sinister dip in the cesspool of 19th century criminality. [21 Jan 2013]
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  10. This looks like another clever, irreverent, cutting-edge animated comedy from creator Matt Groening.
  11. The series goes overboard on cutesy domestic details but as a Bret Bulletin, it should gratify and reassure his fans. [1 Nov 2010, p.42]
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  12. Collar's odd-couple tension tugs the show in entertaining directions. [13 Jun 2011, p.46]
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  13. Predictably awesome. [27 May 2013, p.42]
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  14. The scope is a little cramped but the writing is wonderfully droll.
  15. This new, fourth season isn't bad but it's a very different beast from the original, and it's not nearly as funny.
  16. The pilot establishes an eerie claustrophobic dread, and well-budgeted special effects add intensity. [1 Jul 2013, p.35]
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  17. It is a beguiling romantic adventure.
  18. It's a much more impressive spectacle than ABC's mindlessly entertaining Empire.
  19. Fox... retains his wonderful timing and delivery. ... But the political satire that makes up the rest of the show is toothless, corny, passé.
  20. Each episode tries to shoehorn in bold a history and an ethics lesson with the period dress and picturesque ports of call. The result, though visually rich, is like a fuddy-duddy theme-park ride.
  21. In fact they're all really nice, which is the problem. Except for some minor sexual tension, there's no conflict.
  22. This is all well done, and it's a great-looking production, but the weight of the drama keeps tugging toward a side plot about Braugher's 14-year-old stepdaughter. [10 Apr 2006, p.35]
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  23. Got to kick it up a notch, Chuck. [18 Jan 2010, p.41]
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  24. The anecdotes slam into each other with a punch-drunk indifference--but director Spike Lee's style is a series of swift jabs. [18 Nov 2013, p.47]
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  25. Not all of Gotham is as successful--a side plot involving Gordon's girlfriend Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) has yet to find its footing--but this dark (and cinematically shot) series will feel right at home as the lead-in to Fox's similarly toned Sleepy Hollow.
  26. The interplay of the sexes has been used to better effect on other action vehicles--including FX's animated Archer--but the actresses lighten the tone, adding zip to a show that thrives on speed. [29 Nov 2010. p.42]
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  27. Despite its cheap shock effects, the show is indulgently ridiculous. [[28 Oct 2013, p.41]
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  28. The jokes hop all over the place but the show, like Chloe, is refreshingly wild. [16 Apr 2012, p.49]
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  29. With its creepy soundtrack, terrifying visuals and ingenious plot twists, Millennium is far and away the best new show of the year.
  30. History's first scripted series is a headlong tumble into an irresistible and surprisingly neglected genre. [18 Mar 2013, p.41]
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