Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Scores

  • TV
For 1,093 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 NYPD Blue: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 514
  2. Negative: 0 out of 514
514 tv reviews
  1. It's an entertaining hour sure to appeal to fans of A&E's equally fast-paced British import "MI-5."
  2. "Mrs. Harris" is interesting but not intimate. It's cold, aloof and distant, much like the relationship it depicts between the principal characters.
  3. By the third episode... "Big Love" becomes an addictive treat.
  4. A lively comedy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some of the pop-culture humor and creatures owe a nod to "Farscape," but the camp level is high and can be mighty funny.
  5. "Thief" offers strong moments aplenty, but what it lacks are strong connections, both between those moments and among some of its characters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although most viewers will notice a scale-down in the scope of effects and stunts, the style, the look and the impact are much the same as in the films.
  6. The lighthearted "Psych" charms even as it duplicates the structure and tone of "Monk."
  7. Like his previous series, "Studio 60" features intelligent, quickly spoken dialogue, smart arguments and terrific performances (Perry and Whitford have instant chemistry as longtime co-workers), and it's not a bad show by any means, but it doesn't soar to the heights "West Wing" did, even in its earliest episodes.
  8. In addition to a less convoluted story, "Kidnapped" bests "Vanished" with its high-sheen cast.
  9. "Shark"... is clearly a "House" imitator, but a pretty crisp copy.
  10. Where "Studio 60" takes a scathing and indignant tone toward television, "30 Rock" offers a more sarcastic, less hackles-raised critique. It's also funnier and goofier.
  11. An engrossing thriller... a welcome return to the juicy, complex miniseries of old.
  12. If you enjoy complex, murky dramas about morally ambiguous characters, played by a talented cast of newcomers, then enjoy "The Black Donnellys" while it lasts.
  13. A zippy, fun update.
  14. Like "30 Rock," "Barker" is more absurd and goofy than it is broadly funny, but it's definitely not as mainstream.
  15. An action-packed adrenaline rush.
  16. The Company starts slowly and somewhat confused, but eventually it chugs its way to coherence as it becomes a decent little drama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    None of the songs really stand out the way they did in the original. Kenny Ortega's lively choreography, however, is once again top-notch.
  17. Once you get past the sex and if you can endure the sadness of the stories, Tell Me begins to have an addictive quality.
  18. Gossip Girl offers a fun, juicy mix of popular music and melodrama.
  19. This Bionic Woman pilot is a downbeat drag, but buried somewhere beneath all the moping is an intriguing show that might yet emerge.
  20. A light-hearted, comedic drama about four wealthy guys with women troubles and work problems.
  21. Some die-hards may be frustrated by inconsistencies in the timeline with "Terminator 3," but unless you get overly wrapped up in the details of time travel, tonight's pilot is an intense adventure.
  22. In such rare instances [in the second episode], Breaking Bad achieves a perfect moment of nerdy believability, but too often the series fails to provide details that would help explain its characters' illogical choices.
  23. Was this resurrection worth the effort? In a word, yes.
  24. Unlike "Monk," which is essentially warmed-over "Columbo" with a more interesting character in the lead, In Plain Sight augments its plain premise with a full cast of colorful characters.
  25. The plot of tonight's premiere is silly and campy, but because The Middleman is based on a comic book, that's not altogether out of place. Whether this tone wears well over time remains to be seen, but in its first outing The Middleman rises above the middle-of-the-pack of scripted cable shows.
  26. Developments in Brenda's private life also lend the episode some comic relief, which makes "The Closer" a well-balanced prime-time drama that has improved markedly from its earliest episodes.
  27. There's definitely some amusing moments but the show will have limited appeal.

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