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 6.8 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 Moonlight: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 132
  2. Negative: 0 out of 132
132 tv reviews
  1. It is something rare and wonderful, a remarkable, original vision.
  2. "Ugly Betty" may be the fall's best new series.
  3. The show could be almost too funny to be appreciated on normal television, in the same way "Arrested [Development]" was.
  4. Severe as the new situation may sound, the show initially explores this idea with humor--starting with a studio executive (played by Craig Bierko) coming in for a little touch-up to hide the scars of his, shall we say, therapy delivered by his mistress.
  5. The storytelling and performances are peerless in their intensity.... At the same time, there may be too much going on here for six episodes to do this show justice.
  6. The premiere showed a few early signs of greatness from a handful of the designers; you'll have to watch to find out to whom I'm referring.
  7. From snips of the Captain & Tennille to reminders on the versatility of Vienna sausages, That '70s Show is unbelievably believable. [21 Aug 1998, p.38]
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  8. The series quickly establishes itself as an elegant study in horror.
  9. The writing - so thankfully different from the hammering rhythm of most sitcoms - comes from Seinfeld and Larry David ("Saturday Night Live"). [31 May 1990, p.C5]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tonight's premiere tries to be too cute, but Sorkin is good at creating likable characters. Blessed with a great cast, he may have given NBC a two-term lock. [22 Sept 1999, p.C10]
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  10. Very British, coasting on quiet pauses, subtle digs and ironic discomfort -- a bonus for some, a strong negative for many.
  11. Outlandish creativity is the central feature here, a switch that inspires viewers to discuss each competition in the same way you'd evaluate a work of art as opposed to hooting at the foulest examples of human behavior. [6 Dec 2005]
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  12. The women aren't as shrill as they've been in the past, and even Sheila (Callie Thorne), the histrionic widow of Tommy's dead cousin has become a decent comedic foil. Better yet, Susan Sarandon steps up to the plate this season as a confident, rich woman - not a girl, a woman, Tommy points out - who wants to seduce Franco (Daniel Sunjata). [30 May 2006, p.D1]
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  13. "24" roars back brilliantly.
  14. Cute and smart, "Earl's" pilot pulled a coup unheard of in recent network comedy memory, juggling un-P.C. humor with a winning sweetness.
  15. This often results in some highly entertaining, enlightening footage. Watching Justin Timberlake crumble when he thought his house had been swiped by the government for back taxes - well, that just brought a tear to my eye. [3 Apr 2003, p.E1]
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  16. What it does is invite you to enjoy the dysfunction, maybe relate a little. Worthy punctuation for the end of Sunday evening. [5 Nov 2004, p.C1]
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  17. "This American Life" lost none of its authenticity in transition from radio to Showtime.
  18. It seems Darren Star has moved away from the fantasy of the upwardly mobile professional woman who seizes life's pleasures for everything they're worth; his ABC dramedy proves, time and again, that every treasure we hunt for comes with a higher price not listed on any receipt.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Smith's act is G-rated enough to give rap a good name, the show offers a new and not-so-safe perspective of the so-called "black experience" in America. These are not the Jeffersons. These rich people have their pretentions, but they're no fools. [10 Sept 1990, p.C4]
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  19. "Psych" is one of those happy collisions of an intelligent script and an appealing cast.
  20. Like an ice cube to the temple on a hot day, Smallville startles and refreshes the way "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" did in its early years. Though not as cleverly written as "Buffy," the new series about Clark Kent, tormented teenager, has much going for it: beautiful people from The WB's Burbank assembly line, movie-style special effects, a subtle sense of humor. [15 Oct 2001, p.D1]
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  21. All the praise heaped on Pushing Daisies, and every declaration about the dramedy's originality, is merited.
  22. One magnificently chilling shot near the end of the season two's first episode shows us just how busy Dexter's been all these years. Rarely has an image of evil looked so delectably good.
  23. Meeting Mike and Nancy is worth the contrivance, for if this show succeeds it may be due in part to the capable support of Josh Randall and Jana Marie Hupp, who offer occasional relief from the silly plot lines of Ed's life. As the Burtons, recently blessed with the arrival of their first child, they provide Ed with amusing reality checks as he pursues the new woman of his hometown dreams: Carol Vessey. [7 Oct 2000, p.C1]
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  24. "Just Shoot Me" reminds me of the inspired ensemble work of "NewsRadio," a show most of the American viewing public ignores. It still has rough edges and tries a little too hard in tonight's episode, but some of the writing approaches the cleverness of "Frasier." [4 Mar 1997]
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  25. There are some over-the-top scenes, and no indication yet that these writers know, any better than those on "NYPD Blue," what to do with Sherry Stringfield. [15 Sep 1994]
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  26. As long as the show's 13 episodes retain the unrelenting sense of bedlam that characterizes the first, they'll be fine. [3 Sep 2001]
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  27. In spite of predictable story lines, it is crisp writing from Kelley that makes such a group seem approachable, almost lovable. [4 Mar 1997]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    So bizarre it must be seen to be disbelieved. [17 Sep 1990, p.D1]
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