Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Scores

  • TV
For 1,265 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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 590
  2. Negative: 0 out of 590
590 tv reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The movie--as Jane Austen might have described it--is an amiable entertainment.
  1. As long as CBS's Dave's World' tonight's TV transcription of columnist's Dave Barry's life, sticks with Dave's family, it pretty much hits on all cylinders...Unfortunately, Dave's world extends beyond his family unit, and that's when things get tricky. [20 Sept 1993, p.C7]
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  2. The new "Watching Ellie" is indeed improved. It's funnier, better paced and doesn't try so hard to be different. This works out for the better.
  3. What distinguishes 'Grain' from many Hollywood efforts is its feel for the rhythms of small town life. ... If many of the plot points seem familiar, ''Grain'' also has a nice way of exceeding expectations, calling characters up short or twisting the plot in ways you may not see coming. [1 Oct 1993]
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  4. The show suffers from fakey scenes of Joe and his team in the office--they feel pretty staged--but when Maddalena is out meeting people who want to sell the Hollywood memorabilia they own, Hollywood Treasure is a lot of fun.
  5. The show is unlikely to win Emmys but it is worth a few chuckles, spurred on by actresses in an age bracket not generally associated with leading roles on network sitcoms.
  6. The humor in Eastbound is a far cry from the cerebral comedy currently en vogue on shows like "The Office" and "30 Rock," but that doesn't mean Eastbound can't do sly humor that falls left of center.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When Betty White is on screen, the emotions are real, and she's on screen a lot. It's a safe bet that tears will be shed.
  7. There's little urgency to the storytelling, which is as slow-paced and easy-breezy as lying in a hammock strung between two palm trees on a Key West beach.
  8. Pretty much every character and character trait will be old-hat to regular TV viewers but director Tim Matheson makes the pilot episode hang together pretty well.
  9. Bates Motel takes a few episodes to get going as the writers build the world of White Pine Bay, and the story appears poised to really kick into a higher gear with a revelation at the end of the third episode. Up to this point Bates Motel is an OK character drama, but in building the broader world it inhabits the show begins to come into sharper focus.
  10. Pretty funny. Pretty profane, too, but still funny, and a better-realized weekly program than last week's Showtime comedy premiere, "Weeds."
  11. Sunday’s premiere doesn’t give a great sense of what the show will be on a weekly basis--a business drama with a side of humanity about following one’s passion, perhaps?--though it definitely leaves viewers curious about what comes next.
  12. The pilot episode of The Fosters is pretty entertaining and well-plotted.
  13. Once The Chair gets beyond producers bloviating, it’s a more interesting series about the two newbie directors.
  14. Viewers who want TV to wash over them as light entertainment may enjoy Franklin & Bash, but viewers who prefer thought-provoking TV programs that engage on a higher level may not be satisfied.
  15. 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.
  16. Terra Nova walks a fine line and how well it manages to stay on that path will likely determine its ultimate success or failure.
  17. The Finding Carter pilot proves there’s plenty of material to work with for a soapy drama.
  18. Against all odds, this mishmash of stark contrasts emerges as a surprisingly engaging film.
  19. Prime Suspect improves as the hour goes on. The guys' attitude toward Jane evolves.
  20. "Thief" offers strong moments aplenty, but what it lacks are strong connections, both between those moments and among some of its characters.
  21. The season premiere makes a gentle effort to re-establish the show’s shrinking original cast.
  22. Billy and Julie are not supposed to be likable. They’re both kind of awful, a la the “Seinfeld” gang,” but often screamingly funny in their inappropriate commentary.
  23. The show's trademark time shifts continue, although it's initially unclear if they're connected to the season one story that carries over or to the season two plot.
  24. Schumer is brash, outspoken, bold, raunchy and tomboyish enough to fit right in and her show is often quite funny for viewers (especially men) who are not easily offended.
  25. If you're easily offended, you will be appalled by The League. If you chuckle at smutty, raunchy humor and profanity, this show offers dirty-minded comedic rewards.
  26. A light-hearted, comedic drama about four wealthy guys with women troubles and work problems.
  27. Writer/series creator Julian Fellowes weaves together an engrossing tapestry of stories, although some of them stretch credulity or peter out.
  28. Was this resurrection worth the effort? In a word, yes.

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