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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 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. Ray Romano is goofy enough to make it a winner. [13 Sep 1996]
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  2. The style of The Big Easy is slick: good camera work, great music, fast pacing. Its script isn't as intelligent yet as some of the big cop dramas on the big networks, but there are glimmers of hope in the City that Hope Forgot. [9 Aug 1996, p.24]
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  3. This show has no illusions of being anything more than a solidly made and terrifically entertaining TV distraction, neat and crisp as citrus soda.
  4. It seems a little bolder than its most recent predecessors. [26 Sep 2001]
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  5. Whatever problems you may have had with "Carnivale" last season, give it a pass for, let's say, five episodes. That's more than enough time to figure out if the magic has returned. [7 Jan 2005]
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  6. Some spots are noticeably rough and unfinished, with several lapses into clicheland, and occasional bumps where the need to set the series' premise knocks against the wish to do good, episodic storytelling...There's definitely an appeal, with a homey, real-people feel to its principals and side players, most of then interesting, even just in passing. [12 July 1990, p.D15]
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  7. The problem, at least in tonight's episode, isn't with Dharma. She's delightful. It's Greg. He's not delightful. OK, he's not supposed to be. He's a stick in the mud. Yet there are plenty of people who can make the straight man seem funny. Thomas Gibson ("Chicago Hope") is simply not delightful being not delightful. [24 Sept 1997, p.F4]
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  8. Potts does it convincingly. Even the classroom scenes are instructive. [30 Sept 1996, p.D5]
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  9. If Maximum Bob can retain the slice 'n' dice edge of its pilot episode - and if ABC has the sense to stick with it as word of mouth spreads - we might have a keeper here. [4 Aug 1998, p.D1]
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  10. Jayne Brook seems miscast as the idealistic deputy mayor who hires Mannion, and the general flavor of The District is one of leftovers, that is, we've had it before and it's tasty, but reheating it once or twice is the absolute limit. [7 Oct 2000, p.C1]
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  11. "Watching Ellie" rises and falls on the ability of Louis-Dreyfus to pull laughs out of familiar story lines. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. [25 Feb 2002]
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  12. As free-spirited Phoebe, Milano, who replaced Lori Rom in the cast after the original pilot had been shot, needs seasoning, and maybe some warm clothes. Combs' Piper, the "earthy and creative" one, simply seems uneasy as a witchy woman. [7 Oct 1998, p.C10]
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  13. This is a comedy that does what it's supposed to do, which is to make you smile and giggle at the appropriate points. Be that as it may, the pilot never ascends beyond the level of being cute and nice.
  14. It's all very quirky. Too quirky, maybe, for an audience that is used to spaceships, robots and explosions.
  15. If you don't take it too seriously, it can be tremendous fun in a Saturday matinee kind of way.
  16. "It's Always Sunny" peddles immaturity and discomfort with remarkable wit in a few instances. [4 Aug 2005]
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  17. [It] vacillates between riveting and middling.
  18. A touch of "Friends" with "Odd Couple" undertones.
  19. There's certainly entertainment value in watching Tyra Banks acting as both boot camp sergeant and self-promoting mannequin. [10 Jun 2003]
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  20. Skin deep? A tad predictable? Certainly. But Nip/Tuck is nonetheless a TV addiction. We watch, mesmerized by the series' cool surface appeal and the nasty ooze pulsating beneath. We grimace when we should, and when we shouldn't, and at the end we, the Nip/Tuck addicts, want more. [22 June 2004, p.E1]
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  21. "Day Break" is an intricate, imaginative series designed to make you ask questions at every turn, but the killer will be, "What else is on?"
  22. Granted, Simon Baker's character is an antihero, but he's got to make us like him enough to want to come back next week... We'll be shocked if it lasts the season. [25 Sept 2001, p.D1]
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  23. A few kinks are painfully apparent. Foremost among them is the blowhard persona Colbert forces on us for half an hour. It feels like a weaker extension of "The Daily Show."
  24. A few gun-notches below magnificent. [3 Jan 1998]
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  25. "Hex" may not be stupendous TV, but for a decent summer thrill, nothing on broadcast holds a candle to it.
  26. When it works, the series effectively portrays the sorrowful human toll the underground trade takes on men and women, parents and children caught up in the struggle either by choice or unseen forces. ... But the weaknesses of this Traffic mirror Soderbergh's stumbles, which is its tendency to brain viewers with the same clumsy force as a Partnership for a Drug-Free America commercial. [24 Jan 2004]
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  27. But is it too much to ask for these girls to have a bit more fun? This is one series that really needs to swing that way. For a bunch of glamorous, well-dressed womyn who spend a lot of time hanging out at a cool cafe, they sure do suffer from an excess of unease. [17 Jan 2004, p.E2]
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  28. There is reason to be concerned about "I'll Fly Away." ... The [season premiere] plays like a high-road, night-time soap. [25 Sep 1992]
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  29. High quality but uneven. [25 Sep 1992]
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  30. While one can never count out a decent cop show, Life's main character is so weird he either fascinates you immediately or turns you off.

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