San Diego Union-Tribune's Scores

  • TV
For 177 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Six Feet Under: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Freddy's Nightmares: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 106
  2. Negative: 0 out of 106
106 tv reviews
  1. The premise of "Numb3rs" is as gimmicky as its typographically tricky title. [23 Jan 2005]
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  2. The project as a whole reeks of self-indulgence and vanity. [13 Oct 2000]
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  3. The script often just doesn't make sense. [3 Jan 2005]
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  4. In tonight's first episode of the new season, the head lawyer and star of the show is AWOL, so his employes simply invite in a substitute to take the boss' place. The plan defies all logic, but it's blithely and blatantly executed in one of the most clumsily conceived and poorly executed attempts ever made at saving a troubled TV show. [10 Oct 1996, p.E-1]
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  5. I lost interest in tonight's pilot when attention turned to a card-counter with an outside confederate. OK, they're cheating. [22 Sept 2003, p.D-5]
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  6. Simply sweet, silly and innocuous. And where Hanks is one of the more talented comic actors around, Waring seems to be no more than one more journeyman performer...Macy is a capable comedian, but only Jackie Gleason is Jackie Gleason. [2 Apr 1987, p.C-11]
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  7. As time-travel stories go, Timecop is strictly by-the-numbers. [22 Sept 1997, p.E1]
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  8. O'Brien and second-half director Carl Schultz both bring some visual dazzle to the episode, but they cannot bring wooden actors to life. And although Flanery does bear some resemblance to how Harrison Ford may have looked as a youth, he is plainly well beyond 16. So far, George Lucas' great idea for a TV series built on Indiana Jones remains just that -- an idea. [3 Mar 1992, p.C-1]
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  9. The story told in tonight's pilot is more of the same old TV stuff. [17 Sept 1995, p.TV6]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In its premiere, Joan of Arcadia comes off fragmented and aimless. [26 Sept 2003, p.E-11]
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  10. So far there's little else to recommend Wings. [15 Apr 1990, p.TV-8]
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  11. The cliches just keep on coming, from crooked cops to a mobster's innocent daughter in law school (at UCLA, no less) to those great, great lines: "Come on, Sonny, let's go. [16 Sept 1987, p.F-9]
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  12. As TV shows go, it may have the most convoluted, tortured premise on record. A new title could resolve its identity crisis: "The Fugitive From Outer Space." It is not so much based on the 1984 film which starred Jeff Bridges as a sequel to it...Even if you saw the movie, you may find the TV show confusing...If you didn't, you may be utterly bewildered.[19 Sept 1986, p.E-1]
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  13. Hewett projects the right blend of acid wit and sympathy, but he gets little help from the rest of the project. [15 Mar 1985]
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  14. Previously icy, menacing, aloof and fascinating, [Hawk] is now mostly noise and bluster, a swaggering, gun-toting pontificator, as ready with an aphorism as with a bullet, a "Shaft" rehash. ... Within the context of "Spenser," there was already a cartoonish aspect to the figure of Hawk. Now all restraint has been dropped, and Hawk has become a parody of himself. Brooks has done better work. [27 Jan 1989]
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  15. Every situation, every character is a cliché, whether from the Western story shelf or the discount sci-fi stock. Judging from the dusty, rocky scenery, it might have been shot on the planet Borrego.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Often violent and brutal (Sydney packs one mean karate kick and knows how to use a dentist's pliers effectively), Alias is a jumbled, cliche-ladened offering. Not only is it laced with hip, mellow, contemporary songs a la "Felicity," it also has guitar chords reminiscent of the James Bond 007 theme, and a musical segment inspired by the theme to "Shaft." [30 Sept 2001, p.TV-6]
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  16. There's a lot going on with Gilmore Girls, and once the writers can sort it all out, they might find an interesting series in there somewhere. [5 Oct 2000, p.E-9]
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  17. TV comedy at its most conventional and least interesting. [17 Sep 1991]
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  18. "Dad" is even spottier than "Family Guy," a nearly random collection of blackouts in search of a story. [29 Apr 2005]
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  19. Maybe it'll improve as the weeks go by, but based on tonight's premiere, "NewsRadio" doesn't even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as "WKRP." [21 Mar 1995]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Family Matters is a spinoff from "Perfect Strangers," but not nearly as good. [22 Sept 1989, p.C-16]
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  20. Criminal Intent should make the bird's tail-feathers droop with embarrassment. [29 Sept 2001, p.E-6]
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  21. Clueless is meant to be a spoof of spoiled and petulant teen-age girls. But even at that, Clueless comes up, like, seriously shallow. [20 Sept 1996, p.E-6]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    As for story, Tarzan will remain trapped in monotony unless the writers can get him out of the city sometime (at least to the Catskills or Poconos), or bring in wild and bizarre comic book characters like the Batman series did. [5 Oct 2003, p.TV6]
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  22. A very conventional, old-fashioned cop-private eye caper, the only difference being the gender of the officer in question. [1 Oct 2003, p.F-7]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Two and a Half Men -- a new run-of-the-mill, heavily laugh-track-ladened comedy series from CBS -- will make a lot of people bitter, especially ordinary, middle-class folk. [22 Sept 2003, p.D-5]
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    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Particularly annoying because of its constant canned laugh track. The rhythm and cadence of the show are as fake as a current coffee commercial that's a satire of "Friends." [6 Oct 2000, p.E-10]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Flimsy. [6 Oct 2000, p.E-10]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A hokey, befuddling science fiction drama series from Fox. [6 Oct 2000, p.E-11]
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