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 The Wire: Season 4
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. Rarely has a cast been so perfectly chosen and thoughtfully developed as the crew on "Murphy Brown." [14 May 1990]
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  2. If there ever was a series that makes HBO a necessity, "The Wire" is it.
  3. What begins as the usual artistic season premiere shivers and sways with unexpected jolts, one of which irrevocably changes the course and feel of the series. Everything blurs, and nothing, and no one, seems true.
  4. More relevant and biting than it has ever been.
  5. 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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  6. For viewers who scream for quality, this is it...I can't answer for today's teens, but from this geezer-gazing distance, the show is amazingly, wonderfully right. As an added benefit, it's a perfect reminder of why I never again want to be 15. [24 Aug 1994, p.C1]
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Leary has emerged as a creative force to be reckoned with; he writes the show with co-creator Peter Tolan in addition to starring in it. His rapid-fire wit and comedic cadence permeate the wiry, combative dialogue that serves the series so well. [21 June 2005, p.E1]
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  10. "24" roars back brilliantly.
  11. Arrested Development has been hyped to the clouds in a number of ads, all piling on critical encomiums from all over the country. This time they're telling the truth. [31 Oct 2003, p.E1]
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  12. The fans, no doubt, will be content with the conclusion of the brutal street politics--usually the best aspect of each season--as we witness a brilliantly stormy resolution of the unrest between Proposition Joe (Robert F. Chew), Marlo Stanfield (Jamie Hector), who continues to expand his power, and the charismatic, elegant brute Omar Little (Michael K. Williams), a murderous thief worth cherishing.
  13. Real and relatable, "Chris" may be the best new comedy of a season filled with sitcoms worth viewing.
  14. I'd trade one good episode of "Brooklyn Bridge" for the entire seasons of "Family Matters" and "Perfect Strangers." [20 Sep 1991]
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  15. Freaks and Geeks may fail because it has no hope of drawing viewers to a crummy Saturday night time slot. But don't ever suggest it lacks soul. Or heart. Or brains. Freaks and Geeks is that wonderful rarity among television series, a show that simultaneously lampoons reality and embraces it. [25 Sept 1999, p.C1]
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  16. To see Larry behave so socially recklessly each week is a tremendous treat. [2 Jan 2004]
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  17. Few stars can write and play a kicked-in-the-mouth underdog as smartly as Gervais does here.
  18. 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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  19. Band of Brothers is absolutely repellent. Obscene. Unsettling. And, if you've got the stuff to stick with it, some of the most instructive TV you'll see this year. [8 Sept 2001, p.E1]
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  20. All the praise heaped on Pushing Daisies, and every declaration about the dramedy's originality, is merited.
  21. 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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  22. Outstanding. [21 July 2004, p.E6]
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  23. 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.
  24. As with "Freaks and Geeks," there's a one-note sameness to Undeclared that could wear thin. [25 Sept 2001, p.D1]
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  25. To call "Deadwood" great television doesn't begin to do it justice.
  26. But don't call it a dramedy. No, the great trick of Rescue Me is that it's the saddest drama on television at which you possibly will laugh at. Some also would call it the best. [13 June 2007, p.C1]
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  27. "EZ Streets" has great ensemble acting from a formidable cast. It has an attractive balance of conflict and humor. And it's that uncommon cop show that makes the bad guys more than cutout caricatures. [25 Oct 1996]
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  28. Peter Krause, Josh Charles, Felicity Huffman, Robert Guillaume and a marvelous pack of supporting players lend a palpable pulse to the most stylishly produced workplace/relationship series to arrive in some time...Though packaged like a comedy, "Sports Night" isn't always funny. It's just seriously good TV. Sign up for season tickets. [22 Sept 1998, p.E1]
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  29. NYPD Blue is a very good cop drama, often edging its way into superb...It is intense and powerful, peopled with intriguing characters. And it addresses issues in remarkably human, real terms, especially for television. [21 Sept 1993, p.C1]
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  30. The Tick is easily good for several big laughs per episode. This is rare in today's comedy environment, where the time-honored practice of funmongering still revolves around a stale setup/punch line process that gets duller by the rim shot. [8 Nov 2001, p.E1]
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