Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Scores

  • TV
For 1,445 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Cavemen: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 663
  2. Negative: 0 out of 663
663 tv reviews
  1. It’s hard to see what Frances saw in Robert that made her love him at some point, which, along with some crazy incidents, gives Divorce the sheen of absurd, heightened reality as opposed to a show that feels real.
  2. Levi exudes an everyman appeal that may catch on with viewers, but the show's plots need to grow beyond the action-adventure tropes of 1970s TV if Chuck hopes to avoid being chucked off NBC's prime-time schedule.
  3. Younger is fine. But in a TV universe of ever more scripted series, it also feels unessential, which is exactly what original programming today cannot afford to be.
  4. The Man in the High Castle is a show that walks a fine line; it’s just intriguing enough to keep me coming back, but it doesn’t make me yearn to watch the next episode.
  5. Fans of relationship-driven story-telling might just get hooked on this silly, lighter-than-air summer series.
  6. A fine but unexceptional retelling.
  7. Forever is not a bad show--the pilot is pretty well made for what it is--but aspects of the premise feel awfully familiar.
  8. A decent but slightly pedestrian family drama that throws off a "Brothers & Sisters" vibe whenever its sibling characters are in the same room.
  9. Almost Royal is not a series that demands to be watched, but it’s a cute diversion for Anglophiles looking for intermittent laughs.
  10. There's an appeal to the gentle spirit of Derek but it would have a stronger pull if the plotting was less dull.
  11. A cute if unnecessary time-traveling fantasy-drama.
  12. Veep offers uncomfortable comedy at its most sardonic.
  13. Sunday's premiere is a little dull, but future episodes have more entertainment value. Still, you have to be a fan of neuroses humor for Bored to have much comedic impact.
  14. Although Friday's season premiere is a bit confusing at times, the Spartacus world comes into better focus in episode two.
  15. In short, they do what friends do, only they do more of it more often. Too often, actually. That constant comic bantering grows a little tired, just as it would if it ever actually happened in real life. [22 Sept 1994, p.C1]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  16. The show is at its slightest when it slides into the “dumb daddy” territory previously mined by “According to Jim” and myriad other sitcoms. But at its best, The Jim Gaffigan Show manages to be cleverer despite a familiar conceit.
  17. The character [Zach Galifianakis] plays in Baskets (along with the main character's twin brother) is too often unfunny and too mean to the poor insurance adjuster, but I found [Martha Kelly's insurance adjuster character] and Chip's mother to be pretty entertaining.
  18. Whether viewers find Enlightened all that funny may depend upon whether they have a person similar to Amy in their lives--and whether they want to spend time with an irrational, hysteria-prone fictional character, too.
  19. The Borgias is an adequate soap but one that's also rife with missed opportunities.
  20. Taken as a whole, the three episodes mark a decent reintroduction but individually these episodes are basically daring viewers to watch. It's like producers are actively trying to repel viewers, not because the episodes are overly violent but because they often don't make much sense.
  21. "Invasion" offers a few scares, but it's more a sense of dread and something subtly awry that gives this drama its creepy vibe.
  22. The Kennedys has the look and feel of a 1980s miniseries, and it's not trying to be anything more exalted. Unlike "The Borgias" and "Camelot," its reach does not exceed its grasp.
  23. Goode really does feel too much like the flip side of "King of the Hill." The humor comes from the opposite point of view but it's still a too-similar-to-stand-on-its-own comedy.
  24. Margulies is an ideal actress to carry off this icy role. Perhaps in the hands of a more deft writer, Canterbury's Law could be the edgy show it aspires to be instead of the common courtroom drama it is.
  25. Running Wilde at times recalls the comedic brilliance of "Arrested Development," but unlike that show, there's no relatable central character to ground Running Wilde.
  26. Somewhere within this bloated six-hour miniseries there's a lean, mean four-hour miniseries trying to escape.
  27. It's a cute show, but the premise is so paper-thin you have to wonder how the writers will sustain "Knights" for a full season, let alone many years, if successful.
  28. What the pilot lacks in smooth-flow niceties it makes up for in silly fun.
  29. The show is gently entertaining in a way reminiscent of variety shows of old.
  30. Town of the Living Dead, though entertaining, does not feel at all real.

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