Philadelphia Inquirer's Scores

For 735 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Family Guy: Season 4
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 403
  2. Negative: 0 out of 403
403 tv reviews
  1. One of the best new series of the season. [30 Sept 2001, p.H01]
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  2. One of the best new series this fall. [2 Oct 2001, p.C04]
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  3. It's still a gripping story, convincingly performed.
  4. Richly detailed and wonderfully atmospheric ... If the first episodes are any clue, Marvel's Agent Carter will make millions of fans very happy, indeed.
  5. The performances, in fact, are so uniformly strong and the direction so deft that it's possible to overlook a plot that, like The Killing (and Netflix's new thriller Marcella) introduces a few too many Law & Order-like plot twists to be totally believable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is rollicking fun. [11 Aug 1996, p.K01]
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  6. It's a touching, funny, lively show that really does appeal to all ages.
  7. The Killing is also the least prepossessing, an eerily quiet, yet compelling and complex, tale of the way the murder of a teenager affects the lives of many people.
  8. One of the silliest, most lovable TV shows in years. [8 Nov 2001, p.E04]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elfman is captivating, impossible to dislike, fresh and sunny without being saccharine. Gibson, who looks a lot like Clark Kent, is a perfect pairing for her. And all four parents are masterstrokes of casting. Dharma & Greg bears every earmark of a hit. [24 Sept 1997, p.D01]
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  9. It's difficult to take your eyes off the screen, not just because it depicts events that are at once moving and puzzling, but also because the pictures themselves are visually commanding. [13 Sep 2003]
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  10. Epic in scale, gorgeous, and beautifully acted.
  11. Murder in the First is peerless in its ability to engage viewers with its devastating, insightful use of the procedural.
  12. This may be one of the most beautifully crafted and original TV shows ever to get fall consideration on a big network.
  13. In the hands of executive producer Judd Apatow, late of Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared is sublimely kindhearted and funny. [25 Sept 2001, p.C03]
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  14. One of the most powerful and original dramas to grace the broadcast networks in years.
  15. It's thrilling, brilliant, and addictive. It's also repulsive. Reprehensible. Demonic.
  16. Let's get this straight. Everybody Hates Chris is not the Second Coming. But it is one of the season's best new series.
  17. It may not be a creative breakthrough, but it's lots funnier than the universal equation would predict.
  18. [A] gritty, visceral, and emotionally engaging thriller.
  19. Of course she cracks the fascinating weekly case, but it will be her continued efforts to make it again in the world of work, now that she's so old and doddering, and deal with her family, that will make The Good Wife worth watching week after week.
  20. We enter the third season following a shocking discovery that adds a delicious new dimension to the series: Dyad is only one of two cloning projects.
  21. Falling Skies generates its own excitement, very much worth the ride, like Lost and Jericho, to watch characters develop as they struggle under confusing and life-threatening circumstances.
  22. The first season of the wildly popular Fox dramarama was soapy in all the right ways, but, like the best soaps, teetered between being, like, the greatest and a big mess. This season walks the same precarious path.
  23. Torchwood doesn't disappoint: After tonight's slam-bang premier, subsequent episodes only get more outrageous.
  24. Danza's charges come alive in all their teenage complexity, and an actor best known as a doofus with a Brooklyn accent displays deep sensitivity while trying to navigate the intricacies of one really challenging job.
  25. Both Harry's life and his work are messy and complicated. The series lets both aspects breathe, without pushing for neat resolutions.
  26. Throughout, Rectify maintains a remarkable rhythm--somewhere between reverie and anxiety. It takes its time, exploring characters' faces and gestures, their personal tics and their relationships--a glimpse into their souls.
  27. First Day of Camp does not disappoint--mainly because it's more of the same.
  28. Sneaky Pete is fun, even if it isn't wildly unpredictable.

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