Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Scores

  • TV
For 1,158 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 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 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 541
  2. Negative: 0 out of 541
541 tv reviews
  1. It seems like the show will basically be a weekly dose of two-steps-forward-one-step-back for Ryan with Wilfred as his teacher/tormentor. Wilfred certainly has moments of high (and low) comedy but it's also hard to imagine the premise won't get stale pretty fast.
  2. Expedition Impossible, executive-produced by Mark Burnett ("Survivor"), is [not] the worst reality show ever (not by a long shot), but it reveals how challenging it must be for producers to introduce a whole mess of teams in a season premiere.
  3. The Big C feels much more alive, even though it's a show about a woman, Cathy (Laura Linney), who's dying of stage 4 cancer.
  4. As has always been the case, Damages remains a mystery-thriller whose characters and their psychological quirks are more intriguing than the plot.
  5. Thanks to clever dialogue, Awkward manages to rise above its been-there, watched-that premise.
  6. It's a static look that makes these half-hour shows a bit tough to endure visually (don't try watching two episodes back-to-back). This format lends itself better to web shorts but it is fun to see Dr. Wallice's world expanded, especially for fans of comedy that doesn't telegraph a joke well in advance.
  7. Entourage offers a reason for fans to be encouraged about the quality of its last episodes.
  8. Against the Wall is not nearly as ambitious as "Chicago Code" was but there's a warmth to the characters and their relationships that should satisfy Lifetime's core audience.
  9. The Hour looks fantastic but it moves at a snail's pace that's sure to irk impatient viewers.
  10. Depending on your tolerance for edgy humor, 2 Broke Girls ain't broke, but a greater effort by the show's writers to be funny without being overly crude/cruel would help fix it for a broader audience.
  11. Overall [it] is more charming than hilarious.
  12. Prime Suspect improves as the hour goes on. The guys' attitude toward Jane evolves.
  13. Every television series launches on a wing and a prayer, perhaps none more than this entertaining, glossy drama.
  14. Terra Nova walks a fine line and how well it manages to stay on that path will likely determine its ultimate success or failure.
  15. The series remains an intense, engrossing crime procedural with strong moments of character development, but Mr. Cross gets a bit sloppy in his plotting.
  16. 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.
  17. TV Land continues its foray into original scripted programming with The Exes, the network's best sitcom effort since "Hot in Cleveland."
  18. A gripping tale of police investigation and a criminal's mischief-making.
  19. House of Lies is not a revolutionary show, but it is a fun study of men behaving badly.
  20. Writer/series creator Julian Fellowes weaves together an engrossing tapestry of stories, although some of them stretch credulity or peter out.
  21. The Finder is not sophisticated TV but it does have its charms, mostly stemming from star Geoff Stults.
  22. 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.
  23. The River lacks the sophistication of "Lost" but its formula is more flexible than recent Fox addition "Alcatraz."
  24. 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.
  25. Girls grew on me. As annoying as the characters can be, they also evince recognizable traits in absurdly realistic situations.
  26. This fast-paced Titanic miniseries gets better as it goes along.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. The relationship plots are less interesting to me than the comedy.
  30. It's more cheekily amusing than hilarious and full of comedy-of-the-uncomfortable moments.

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