Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Scores

For 285 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Brotherhood: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The War at Home: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 132
  2. Negative: 0 out of 132
132 tv reviews
  1. Viewers who like Carter's government-conspiracy paranoia and his penchant for confusing plots will embrace Harsh Realm. It requires close attention to details that propel the story, and it has instantly likable characters in Hobbes (Scott Bairstow) and Mike Pinocchio (D.B. Sweeney). [8 Oct 1999, p.38]
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  2. Served up this time as the main course instead of an ensemble hors d'oeurve, Kelsey Grammer's Frasier Crane has been toned down from his overbearing "Cheers" years. He's slightly less pompously goofy, making him far more acceptable in these larger doses.[16 Sept 1993, p.B6]
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  3. In essence, you're watching the parts of life we're never supposed to see play out before our eyes, and the effect can be either uncomfortable but fascinating or whiny and dull.
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  4. So just put your intelligence on hold for an hour or four, and you'll be ecstatic at Day 6's beginning.
  5. "Weeds' " executive producers, headed by creator Jenji Kohan, get kudos for keeping the show's balance of heartfelt drama and screwy comedy intact.
  6. This is TV sugar with an IQ and a pulse -- clever, revved-up, often funny, sometimes devastating.
  7. A promising cast and respected executive producers conspire to give "The Unit" a shot at being this spring's breakout hit. But the real proof's in the pilot, a thrilling balance between the action of this sharpshooting brotherhood and the schemes of their secretive, slightly overbearing wives.
  8. The premiere breathe[s] like a moody, dark theatrical release -- one that tastes like Quentin Tarantino muddled with Michael Mann -- as opposed to a pilot from executive producer John Wells.
  9. Borders on terrific at times and falters in others.
  10. "Sons & Daughters" is supposed to feel like a heightened version of your own family, and in many ways it succeeds.
  11. "How I Met Your Mother" may not break any comedic ground, but it's the sort of comfortable, reliable hitter CBS needs on Monday nights.
  12. Choosing to build a series around an antihero is one thing. But making it impossible to root for him doesn't bode well for repeat business. [12 Mar 2012, p.E1]
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  13. It's a good show waiting to happen, television cliches and all. [5 Aug 2005]
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  14. True, it's not quite "Tales From the Crypt" but is better than "Tales From the Darkside."
  15. "Army Wives" is a series that sucks you in on the strength of its characters.
  16. Unfortunately, the next two episodes are not up to the [premiere's] standards, but the series still promises an enjoyable weekly joust with the puffed-up image that some TV types assume viewers still believe in and accept as real. [14 Aug 1992]
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  17. An immensely enjoyable premiere.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An exceptionally promising candidate for success. Maybe. [21 Mar 1995]
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  18. In serialized form, The Fugitive is nothing more than "Touched by an Angel on the Lam." Kimble moves from town to town, staying a step ahead of Lt. Gerard, a step behind the one-armed man, and inevitably involved in the life of someone he meets on his peripatetic way. [5 Oct 2000, p.E2]
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  19. This is not a shoot-the-moon, wholly unique story, but it's comforting and thoughtful.
  20. In taking an illuminative approach, HBO gives audiences a comprehensive series that covers an impressive amount of ground.
  21. A classy, stimulating look at six true mavericks through the eyes of six people in various stages of iconoclastic development.
  22. A significant improvement in the sequel is its keener sense of urgency and alarm, achieved by down-scaling the exposition and character development that bogged down the first hours of the original.
  23. Unless you're a cold, cynical, seen-it-all kind of guy (or chick), odds are you'll find a lot to like about the first episode.
  24. "The State Within" is what we'd get if the producers of "24" wanted to make us think instead of accept ever-widening leaps of logic.
  25. Relentlessly odd as "Meadowlands" can be, don't be surprised if it seduces you.
  26. Davis fills the "leader of the free world" shoes admirably, quickly demonstrating herself to be a formidable presence when she tangles with Sutherland.
  27. In fleshing out a role that's based on the Archie Comics heroine, Hart herself is beguiling. [27 Sept 1996, p.34]
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  28. "Supernatural" plays like a high-octane B-flick. You could be mildly ashamed at how much you like it.
  29. While it's hard to predict how this new chapter will play among deeper fans of the "Terminator" mythology, the rest of us have to ask ourselves if watching reboots of robot battles once a week is worth our time.

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