RedEye's Scores

  • TV
For 187 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Justified: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 135
  2. Negative: 0 out of 135
135 tv reviews
  1. The story remains completely realistic and believable while paving new roads for future developments.
  2. The visual style pours as much emotional juice into the boiling, moody brew that Gilligan cooks up as his actors' searing performances do.
  3. The first three episodes of the epic fantasy's fourth season reach new heights at times, offering enough twists, shocks and action to make us forget last season's mind-blowing Red Wedding.
  4. The Returned is far and away the most thoughtful and thought-provoking series I've watched this year.
  5. Justified continues to explode with superb writing, complex characters and rich acting.
  6. With all its harsh realism and attention to detail it feels more authentic than a lot of the actual historical dramas on TV.
  7. Unlike in "Homeland," the show's main conceit grows even more complex and fascinating by including the Jennings kids.
  8. Unlike Season 5's two-hour premiere, which easily could have been edited to half its length, every minute of Sunday's episode feels necessary, checking in with all our favorite players and dancing with Weiner's favorite theme, death.
  9. Southland brims with plot twists that never, ever feel contrived.
  10. Fargo the TV series--confident as Lorne Malvo--stands firmly on its own. You betcha it does.
  11. [Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey's] riveting work would be worth the admission alone, but the hauntingly beautiful True Detective excels in every way.
  12. It's not always pretty or easy to watch, but Southland remains an outstanding hour of appointment TV.
  13. [Show creator Callie Khouri] has created rich histories for each of her compelling characters. The actors give nuanced performances that make their characters more than one-dimensional cliches.
  14. Silicon Valley is a funny, insightful, blistering satire.
  15. While Mazzara has amped up the action, he doesn't skimp on the angst.
  16. The Borgias is back with more drama, sex, violence and betrayals than ever.
  17. It's a powerful, emotionally engaging character study.
  18. In order to fully appreciate SOA, viewers have to buy into Sutter's premise that murderers can be sympathetic and heroic, but that's not hard to do with such intelligent writing and so many mesmerizing performances.
  19. The smartly written series throws a lot of information, historical context, beautiful sets and costumes at viewers early on to create what eventually becomes a first-rate thriller.
  20. Hardy and the supporting cast deliver.
  21. Cougar Town returns with its wit, silliness and good-heartedness fully intact.
  22. The relentless bleakness would be my only quibble with the series; one doesn't often choose to feel as battered as the characters on screen. But you won't be able to turn it off.
  23. It's mostly improvised, which makes the funny exchanges between Kudrow and her guest stars even more impressive.
  24. [It's] a new season of jump-from-your-seat scares and shivery twists that will leave you breathless.
  25. Believe it or not, that stomach-turning gore is part of this four-part gem's charm. A Young Doctor's Notebook gets the balance between tragedy and comedy just right.
  26. Smash tries mightily and mostly succeeds.
  27. Damages proves once again why it is one of the smartest thrillers on TV.
  28. The show is way more than a thriller--although it could stand tall if it were just that. It continues to subtly examine the effects their high-risk and dangerous jobs have on the brave special ops soldiers fighting evil in the world.
  29. The former WWII code-breakers of this excellent British import don't deflect bullets with magical bracelets. They use their brains, determination, courage and pleasant demeanors like stealth weapons, covertly undermining postwar expectations to right wrongs no one else seems to notice.
  30. It gets darker, scarier and more captivating with each episode as Luther matches wits with killers and cops alike.
  31. If you want bold activities, high drama and laughs motivated by something other than fame, tune in for Season 2 of Shameless.
  32. Season 3 is off to a roaring good start.
  33. TV's best series that few are watching hasn't lightened up, and that's mostly a good thing.
  34. And we're off and running with another season of great animation, skillful voice acting and hilariously foul-mouthed fun.
  35. Whitechapel defies the odds, however, rising above its cliches with solid writing, taut direction, evocative cinematography and great performances by Penry-Jones, Davis and Pemberton.
  36. Please Like Me, unlike the much-praised millennial comedy "Girls," feels unpretentious and natural with fully-realized characters rooted in reality.
  37. Where it truly excels is in showing the emotional costs paid by the super soldiers doing their jobs and by the witnesses and/or victims of all the mayhem.
  38. Well acted and smartly written, Awake works as an intellectual puzzler, emotional family drama and case-of-the-week procedural.
  39. He's funny and totally down to earth, which makes him an engaging host and guide for the eight-episode series.
  40. Even though the team's first assignment—involving an ordinary guy with strange new powers (J. August Richards)--is kind of average as adventures go, the actors seem to have found a snappy groove already.
  41. It's the season's riskiest new series, but also one of the best.
  42. True Blood works best when its freak flag flies--as long as its core characters are along for the ride.
  43. Game Change is less about Palin than it is about this sad state of political affairs....That message made an impression, as did two amazing performances, beginning with Julianne Moore's uncanny and nuanced portrayal of Palin.
  44. With its strong performances, subtle details and believable situations, Looking presents a convincing portrayal of everyday life--either gay or straight.
  45. These final episodes overflow with love, compassion and one lesson we all can take to heart: Cathy lived.
  46. As Sarah makes one shocking discovery after another, Orphan Black weaves an increasingly intricate, suspenseful tale.
  47. Although the premiere is hampered by unnecessary narration and over-exposition, it's still a bewitching brew of whimsy, psychological scares, horrific atrocities and the wonderfully relentless feeling that something wicked this way comes.
  48. Hunted is an intriguing and rewarding puzzle worth (trying) to solve.
  49. The Spoils of Babylon is an entertaining and spot-on spoof of the overdone potboiler miniseries of the 1970s and '80s.
  50. I'm pleased to report that creators/writers Ben Court and Caroline Ip and exec producer Sally Woodward Gentle have tweaked that gimmick ever so slightly, making Whitechapel fresh yet familiar in Season 2.
  51. The quirky campus comedy is as clever and edgy as ever.
  52. Legit is legitimately and simultaneously raunchy, sweet and funny.
  53. It's a funny, creepy, touching thriller that had me laughing one second and peeking between my fingers the next.
  54. Stuffed with absurd situations and piles of bad taste, Wilfred is the strangest new show on TV. And the funniest.
  55. An exciting and scary trip.
  56. The mystical mumbo jumbo nearly derails the proceedings, but Goyer reins in the hookum in favor of frolicking adventure that's more fun than fact.
  57. [Creator J.H. Wyman] peppers what really is a police procedural with enough not-so-distant science to make Almost Human a sci-fi thriller, and enough humor to make it a buddy cop comedy.
  58. Mamet and his actors have created a fascinating character study that puts our notions of prejudice, celebrity, media and justice in the spotlight.