Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Scores

  • TV
For 1,317 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 5.8 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
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 610
  2. Negative: 0 out of 610
610 tv reviews
  1. Smart and well-acted with clearly defined heroes and villains--all painted in varying shades of gray--this Chicago-set show feels familiar and new at the same time.
  2. Early on, Band of Brothers is more methodical, less emotional due to its large, unwieldy cast. Once the uniformed soldiers put their helmets on, it's tough to tell them apart. If you're like me, you'll spend too much time trying to figure out who just got killed to work up much sympathy for the mystery victim. [9 Sept 2001, p.TV-5]
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  3. There's no question this intriguing, seductive series is set to a slow boil. ... But this series picks up its pace in future episodes. Anyone taken with the dark mystery of "Twin Peaks" or "American Gothic" is advised to stay tuned.
  4. NBC only made the premiere available for review, so I can't offer any guarantees that subsequent episodes will not disappoint, but as a pilot, "The Event" gets this series off to a rollicking start.
  5. [Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash) are] both terrible people in a myriad ways, and yet, they really seem to connect, which allows “You’re the Worst” to evince an acidic sweetness through its bleakness.
  6. Ultimately, after eight episodes that wax and wane in intensity, viewers learn whose worldview emerges as the accurate one in this case--Hardy's pessimistic take on human nature or Ellie's more positive outlook. In a small town where everyone knows his or her neighbor, unmasking the killer is almost as wrenching as the crime itself.
  7. In its first two episodes, AHS returns as a creepy, spooky jolt of unpredictable storytelling.
  8. Mockingbird Lane is funny, fanciful, a visual treat and, perhaps surprisingly, full of heart.
  9. Big Love succeeds in entertaining through the nuance of its characters, especially perpetually seething Nicki (Chloe Sevigny, queen of the slow burn), one of the three wives of Salt Lake City businessman Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton).
  10. Despite how outlandish some of the scenarios become, they remain relatable.
  11. Wise is one lucky devil. And so are viewers who appreciate lighthearted, supernatural dramas.
  12. The first half-hour is all setup, and while entertaining in its own way, with just one character, it's insular and unlike anything else on TV, which is always a tough sell for viewers conditioned to expect more of the same. The second episode gives Phil a much-needed sparring partner, which is funnier than the gags during his solitary existence.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a typically funny Office episode that makes good use of most of the cast.
  13. It's occasionally randy and sophomoric, but there are also some smarts and heart mixed in.
  14. Fans of the original are likely to enjoy this follow-up, which improves in succeeding episodes after the somewhat lackluster first entry and those who scratched their heads at the movie are likely to have the same reaction to this prequel series.
  15. It's a rollicking adventure with decent special effects and better stories and character development than, say, Sci Fi Channel's "Eureka."
  16. Happy Endings excels at fearless humor that's sometimes shocking, not because it's gratuitous, but because it's an unexpected surprise--and a welcome one at that.
  17. Pushing Daisies captivates with an emotionally resonant story and dazzles with its bright visual imagery. Fans of delightfully daft fairy tales, this one's for you.
  18. Terrific performances make it a movie worth seeing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The casting is close to perfect.... This production of "Jane Eyre" holds its own against any other.
  19. Often profane and occasionally offensive, Louie won't be to every viewer's taste, but it's a more interesting show than many with a definitive point of view.
  20. It's so funny and so well-done on so many levels, the Conchords definitely deserve to be discovered by a wide TV audience.
  21. It's a clever, funny hour that's written in rhyme with imaginative songs threaded throughout.
  22. t's an entertaining episode that doesn't fall into the pacing trap so often seen in "Sherlock" where there's not enough story to hold the show up through its 90-minute running time. (Episode two fares worse in this regard, although it's still an entertaining outing.)
  23. The Middle is funny enough to merit a weekly visit.
  24. How sadly true and truly funny. [25 Sept 2001, p.C-1]
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  25. Writer/creator Patrick Sean Smith gives Greek a greater sense of light-hearted fun that seems more authentic to the real-world experience of college as "the best years."
  26. A whimsical, cleverly conceived dramedy ... Whether 'Ally's' fantasy element can stay whimsical, without falling over into tiresome or distracting (as it did on 'Dream On'), remains to be seen. [8 Sep 1997]
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  27. Maximum Bob maximizes its dark humor in satisfyingly loopy ways. [4 Aug 1998, p.E-1]
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  28. Aside from a few head-scratcher terms (GBH = "grievous bodily harm"), lawyers and judges wearing white wigs while in court (the judge in the premiere looks like she's got a poodle on her head) and occasionally impenetrable accents, Law & Order: UK should be remarkably familiar to fans of the original series.

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