Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Scores

For 255 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 52% 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: 58
Highest review score: 100 Freaks and Geeks: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Moonlight: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 119
  2. Negative: 0 out of 119
119 tv reviews
  1. "Weeds' " executive producers, headed by creator Jenji Kohan, get kudos for keeping the show's balance of heartfelt drama and screwy comedy intact.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. So just put your intelligence on hold for an hour or four, and you'll be ecstatic at Day 6's beginning.
  5. "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.
  6. An immensely enjoyable premiere.
  7. In taking an illuminative approach, HBO gives audiences a comprehensive series that covers an impressive amount of ground.
  8. This is TV sugar with an IQ and a pulse -- clever, revved-up, often funny, sometimes devastating.
  9. "Army Wives" is a series that sucks you in on the strength of its characters.
  10. Relentlessly odd as "Meadowlands" can be, don't be surprised if it seduces you.
  11. This show has no illusions of being anything more than a solidly made and terrifically entertaining TV distraction, neat and crisp as citrus soda.
  12. This is not a shoot-the-moon, wholly unique story, but it's comforting and thoughtful.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    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]
  16. 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]
  17. 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]
  18. It seems a little bolder than its most recent predecessors. [26 Sep 2001]
  19. It's a good show waiting to happen, television cliches and all. [5 Aug 2005]
  20. Ray Romano is goofy enough to make it a winner. [13 Sep 1996]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An exceptionally promising candidate for success. Maybe. [21 Mar 1995]
  21. 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]
  22. 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]
  23. 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]
  24. 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]
  25. 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]
  26. 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]
  27. There's something weirdly charming about the pair's chemistry.
  28. The pilot is enough to make you curious -- if it holds your attention to the end, that is.