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 NYPD Blue: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Twins: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 132
  2. Negative: 0 out of 132
132 tv reviews
  1. "Top Design"... comes closer to capturing "Runway's" singular appeal than "Top Chef" ever did... Yet with each scan of the "Project Runway" blueprint, a little more of the original's crispness and clarity gets lost.
  2. Absolutely nothing about it is original or seeks to transform the half-hour genre. Still, the fact that it is executed by sure-footed comedy veterans more than makes up for the sin of familiarity.
  3. As enjoyable as it is to keep up with Vince (Adrian Grenier) on the eve of attaining superstardom in "Aquaman," "Entourage" has yet to display much substance.
  4. Worth watching for anyone interested in comic-book fantasy with a solemn bent. [8 Oct 2002, p.E1]
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  5. In the way of so many television series inspired by comedians, "The Sarah Silverman Program" fails to directly translate the insanity of Silverman's stand-up.
  6. There's something weirdly charming about the pair's chemistry.
  7. "Kidnapped," which gives us a frequently riveting story populated by intriguing, complex characters, is regular-grade TV trying too hard to be gourmet.
  8. The miniseries' trite finish falls short of capturing the amazement we felt the first time we saw Judy Garland bring Dorothy to life.
  9. You won't be quoting lines from it over Friday morning coffee, but it is, if not good, then good enough.
  10. "My Boys"... has development potential if you can get past the notion that it's been done to death.
  11. No series following an easy delight like "Grey's Anatomy" should be this much of a downer.
  12. Against everything else available to viewers, "Huff" is premium cable-grade content without the "wows" that justify the extra expense.
  13. If you don't like Woods' frantic, frequent speeches, and you can't get out of the "Without a Trace" Thursday habit, best to steer clear.
  14. The tale's beyond complicated, to be sure. But it also may be the most watchable six hours of strangeness you'll see this season.
  15. Chuck is, at its best, cute--and that's not enough to keep up with the big dogs.
  16. A basic-cable homage to "Men in Black."
  17. The jokes that hit their target almost make up for the wide misses.
  18. You probably can tell that this thing isn't bound for the sitcom hall of fame, but it's a good time.
  19. Those still smarting over [Judging Amy's] cancellation may take a while to warm up to the way "Close to Home" wraps justice in a small fuzzy blanket.
  20. What The Outsiders needs is more finesse - some "soc" boys with at least a few redeeming values, some parents who have a gnat's notion of what's going with their kids, more blurred lines between the two teen groups, more background on all these kids, and more sides to their lives and personalities, just like real life. [22 Mar 1990, p.C9]
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  21. The pilot is enough to make you curious -- if it holds your attention to the end, that is.
  22. Breaking Bad is a show constructed around a self-conscious edginess. You have to push past this edge and be willing to step inside before discovering any depth.
  23. "Runaway" is decent, the kind of show some might acknowledge as pretty good while saying, in the next breath, that it probably wouldn't make it.
  24. "Knights" is without question the funniest comedy ABC has on its roster. But look at the network's other options, and you'll understand that's not what you'd call a hard-won honor.
  25. If you can accept the dramatic license, the dearth of Hispanic characters and Caruso's tendency to mumble, "CSI: Miami" is certainly as good as its competition. [16 Sep 2002]
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  26. Cox and von Esmarch might seem like the unlikeliest of couples, but the obvious chemistry between them makes Nikki slightly more palatable than the show's pedestrian material would indicate. [7 Oct 2000, p.C1]
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  27. Like most sketch comedy collections, Hype is sometimes funny, sometimes not, and almost always in questionable taste. [7 Oct 2000, p.C1]
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  28. The acting needs to improve. Bibb is the show's standout as the popular girl with demons of her own, but Pope isn't entirely convincing as the outsider harboring a secret desire to fit in. Same goes for the supporting cast. Some are pros, notably Tamara Mello as a feisty activist and Sara Rue as the overweight cheerleader wannabe, but others appear to be graduates of the "Saved by the Bell" school of the performing arts. [29 Sept 1999, p.C10]
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  29. For me, it's just too much work on a Friday night. [5 Oct 2000, p.E2]
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  30. Rote as this seems, it's difficult to judge the series too harshly. It has the barest basics in its favor -- the cast works and the writing is acceptable.

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