Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Scores

  • TV
For 1,097 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 516
  2. Negative: 0 out of 516
516 tv reviews
  1. All-American Muslim [may be] a bit dull for viewers conditioned to expect ginned-up drama but given the potential sensitivities of the subject matter, it seems appropriate.
  2. TV Land continues its foray into original scripted programming with The Exes, the network's best sitcom effort since "Hot in Cleveland."
  3. A gripping tale of police investigation and a criminal's mischief-making.
  4. House of Lies is not a revolutionary show, but it is a fun study of men behaving badly.
  5. Writer/series creator Julian Fellowes weaves together an engrossing tapestry of stories, although some of them stretch credulity or peter out.
  6. The Finder is not sophisticated TV but it does have its charms, mostly stemming from star Geoff Stults.
  7. Viewers who appreciate slow-moving stories set in gritty, somewhat sleazy environments with characters of questionable morals are most likely to be rewarded by betting on Luck.
  8. The River lacks the sophistication of "Lost" but its formula is more flexible than recent Fox addition "Alcatraz."
  9. Generally they do their best to walk a fine line, attempting to execute the show in as uncomplicated a way as possible so less devoted viewers keep watching while rewarding obsessive fans with small steps forward in the exploration of Britten's condition.
  10. Girls grew on me. As annoying as the characters can be, they also evince recognizable traits in absurdly realistic situations.
  11. This fast-paced Titanic miniseries gets better as it goes along.
  12. As with any pilot, Longmire barely scratches the surface of the possible directions it could go but the premiere does an excellent job establishing a sense of place and character. It's enough to make a viewer want to return for more.
  13. Bunheads feels like it's taking shape but hasn't coalesced in its first episode. But what it does get right is the introduction of characters from whom a lot of potential stories can flow.
  14. The relationship plots are less interesting to me than the comedy.
  15. It's more cheekily amusing than hilarious and full of comedy-of-the-uncomfortable moments.
  16. It's a pretty good introduction but there's no guarantee future episodes will live up to that positive first impression.
  17. It no longer feels like you're watching a dozen different TV shows now that the main characters actually interact with one another. And the show's pace seems more brisk, less stodgy.
  18. In its first hour, at least, Major Crimes appears to be making a pretty seamless transition.
  19. There's enough to recommend about Copper that it's worth tuning in to see how the series develops.
  20. The New Normal is at its funniest when it's most outrageous; other times it feels as if it might have worked better as a one-shot movie than a weekly TV series.
  21. The pilot is a pretty solid hour of television, setting up the show's premise and in several instances defying TV norms with plot twists viewers won't see coming.
  22. most importantly, The Office is generally funnier than it was last season.
  23. Tuesday's pilot is not as consistently funny as one might hope and Mindy's flightiness could turn off some viewers, but she and the show are amusing enough to warrant watching.
  24. Elementary entertains intermittently, particularly in exchanges between Holmes and Watson, but its draw will be strongest among viewers who can't get enough crime dramas in their TV diet.
  25. If Vegas goes the "Good Wife" route and focuses on characters and politics, it could develop into a worthwhile series.
  26. In its first two episodes The Neighbors is an enjoyable, broad comedy that encourages co-viewing among parents and their children.
  27. The first episode offers a somewhat overwhelming dose of midwifery, to the point that some viewers may wonder how Call the Midwife won't grow tiresome with repetitive birthing stories. The addition of Chummy to the cast in episode two and a broader role for the midwives--in episode three Jenny simply spends time with an elderly man--allows the series to avoid growing stale.
  28. There's nothing particularly new about a superhero show, but Arrow exhibits a stylized ferocity that, in its initial hour at least, makes a positive enough impression.
  29. Sunday's premiere doesn't advance the story much--shades of early season two--but there's enough zombie carnage that fans of mayhem may not care.
  30. Restless could benefit from a little more development of the characters Eva works with--it would make their stories more meaningful and poignant--but overall this four-hour miniseries is a strong entry.

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