Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Scores

  • TV
For 1,124 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 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Joan of Arcadia: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Cavemen: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 528
  2. Negative: 0 out of 528
528 tv reviews
  1. An intriguing behind-the-scenes drama with moments of dewy-eyed idealism. [22 Sept 1999, p.E-3]
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  2. Terrific performances make it a movie worth seeing.
  3. With its depiction of a warped, absurd family, Arrested Development is worth watching for fans of out-there comedy. [2 Nov 2003, p.TV-5]
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  4. In the Flesh offers a fresh, clever take on the zombie story.
  5. It's edgier than "7th Heaven," but not so edgy that parents will be turned off. It also expands the definition of a family and realistically shows the complexity of intergenerational relationships. [5 Oct 2000, p.D-6]
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  6. It's mysterious and exciting, a suspenseful and tense action-drama. [6 Nov 2001]
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  7. Next week's episode has more taut scenes than tonight's premiere, which has to lay the groundwork for the season. No surprise -- last season, it took several episodes before "24" began to live up to its promise. [29 Oct 2002]
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  8. The first three hours have all the edge-of-your-seat thrills that marked the show's first season. [9 Jan 2005]
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  9. An exhilarating, fast-paced competition filled with colorful characters, "The Amazing Race" is a pulse-pounding good time.
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  10. How sadly true and truly funny. [25 Sept 2001, p.C-1]
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  11. What makes "Desperate Housewives" so much fun is that as ridiculous as some of the scenarios are ... these scenes are also rooted in truth. Sure, the show offers a heightened reality, but it's not too far-fetched. [30 Sep 2004]
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  12. "Housewives" appears to have gotten its humorous groove back. [22 Sep 2006]
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  13. The Bridge becomes more intriguing as it gets deeper into the pilot's 90-minute run time.The characters are not as immediately winning as those on FX's "The Americans," but the plot of the pilot raises plenty of questions that should bring viewers back.
  14. It still has that unique ability to make you laugh through your wincing. Or wince through your laughing. [2 Jan 2004]
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  15. Orange is the New Black proves to be a smart, solid, entertaining effort for the online streaming service.
  16. Parker, so unlikably strident on "The West Wing," is a revelation in "Weeds," making Nancy sympathetic even when she's making terrible decisions.
  17. It's an intriguing drama with an enjoyably creepy vibe. [2 Jan 2005]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's something inspiring about series creator David Simon's trusting his audience enough to tell a complex story about the elusive motives of cops, drug dealers and longshoremen without shortchanging his characters' humanity in the process. [31 May 2003]
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  18. While no one would put his new show in the 'Frasier' class just yet, it's certainly a cut above the other sitcoms coming your way this week. [4 Mar 1997]
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  19. 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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  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Elfman, the best thing about the short-lived ''Townies,'' is a lovely live-wire who makes eccentricity appear irresistible; Gibson, who was ill-used on ''Chicago Hope,'' is a magnetic leading man who can simultaneously seem vulnerable and stable. As a pair, they fulfill the first essential requirement of a screen romance: they make you want to see them end up together. [24 Sept 1997, p.D-7]
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  23. 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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  24. A charming comedy-drama about finding new love late in life and all the complications that come with any coupling.
  25. Viewers who can handle the twists and turns will be intrigued, particularly by Mr. Spader's performance.
  26. A terrifically entertaining action-adventure hour that pays dividends for 'Avengers' fanboys/girls but isn't so insular that the uninitiated will be baffled.
  27. It's a true character piece with top-notch acting all around. [21 Mar 2004, p.TV-5]
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  28. It’s a small adventure befitting the 30-minute running time but it’s also clever in the way it ultimately puts the “Toy Story” characters in a recognizable situation, which is similar to the big-screen movies.
  29. Although some viewers will find it difficult to watch the stories of real people in their last months and moments of life, there's an uplifting quality to the series because of the sheer humanity on display.

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