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: 58
Highest review score: 100 My So-Called Life: 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. As hilariously scalding onscreen as it is on the daily comics pages.
  2. It's as rich and sumptuous as maybe any series that TV has produced, on both sides of the cameras. [4 Mar 1992, p.C1]
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  3. 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.
  4. Its hipster appeal feels a bit too calculated for my tastes, even though the cast, headed be Robert Vaughn, is undeniably appealing.
  5. A basic-cable homage to "Men in Black."
  6. In taking an illuminative approach, HBO gives audiences a comprehensive series that covers an impressive amount of ground.
  7. When "Sunny" works, it makes your rib cage ache. Even when it's not up to its usual standards, it's still better than whatever else is passing for a good time at the moment. [29 Jun 2006]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An exceptionally promising candidate for success. Maybe. [21 Mar 1995]
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  8. Disturbing and morbid in presentation and humor, Nip/Tuck isn't for the squeamish, and it isn't pretty. But what we saw was alluring and smart enough to, perhaps, pick up the pace on Tuesday nights. [22 July 2003, p.E6]
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  9. It's a good show waiting to happen, television cliches and all. [5 Aug 2005]
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  10. Stunning. [9 Sept 1993, p.C1]
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  11. 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]
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  12. The most unfortunate victims of Kelley's sad attempt at recapturing the funky fun of his past and mixing in what gravitas he can scrounge up are two otherwise fine characters, Spader's impishly amoral Alan Shore and Shatner's extroverted nut case Denny Crane. [2 Oct 2004]
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  13. [It] vacillates between riveting and middling.
  14. "How I Met Your Mother" may not break any comedic ground, but it's the sort of comfortable, reliable hitter CBS needs on Monday nights.
  15. This show has no illusions of being anything more than a solidly made and terrifically entertaining TV distraction, neat and crisp as citrus soda.
  16. 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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  17. A show rises or falls on its writing, and there certainly isn't enough quality writing in tonight's premiere episode to recommend a return visit. [13 Jan 1997, p.D6]
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  18. Although it feigns to focus on Eric's struggle to rein in this herd of licentious Peter Pans, Entourage lacks a believably strong central character and fails to lay out any plot direction or coming tension. Connolly has potential, but the best you can say about his and every other Entourage character is that they're tolerable. [17 July 2004, p.E6]
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  19. "Kidnapped," which gives us a frequently riveting story populated by intriguing, complex characters, is regular-grade TV trying too hard to be gourmet.
  20. At times, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit flashes the same no-nonsense style of its sire: spare writing, quick pacing, ripped-from-the-headlines plot. But for much of the time, tonight's premiere is enervating, plodding and dull, which seems kind of odd when you're dealing with crimes of passion. [20 Sept 1999, p.E-3]
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  21. "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.
  22. Turns like this take the series further into Aaron Spelling territory than it ever was, an idea that may offend those who can't let go of the notion that HBO is supposed to be better than regular TV.
  23. "Sons & Daughters" is supposed to feel like a heightened version of your own family, and in many ways it succeeds.
  24. The jokes that hit their target almost make up for the wide misses.
  25. "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.
  26. If you don't take it too seriously, it can be tremendous fun in a Saturday matinee kind of way.
  27. 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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  28. "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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  29. You don't usually encounter the words "smart" and "soap" in close proximity, but this is one of those exceptions.

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