Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Scores

For 275 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Roseanne: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 The War at Home: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 126
  2. Negative: 0 out of 126
126 tv reviews
  1. A fat snooze.
  2. A few kinks are painfully apparent. Foremost among them is the blowhard persona Colbert forces on us for half an hour. It feels like a weaker extension of "The Daily Show."
  3. Fehr's performance is worth noting, if only because his cool demeanor is frighteningly at odds with the insane rhetoric pouring out of his mouth. His portrayal may be the show's greatest point of interest -- that is, if you aren't annoyed by Shields, or hypnotized into a slumber by Ealy's never-ending "haunted past" routine.
  4. 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.
  5. "It's Always Sunny" peddles immaturity and discomfort with remarkable wit in a few instances. [4 Aug 2005]
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  6. While one can never count out a decent cop show, Life's main character is so weird he either fascinates you immediately or turns you off.
  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. Potts does it convincingly. Even the classroom scenes are instructive. [30 Sept 1996, p.D5]
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  9. "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.
  10. Considering all that it has going for it, "Threshold" has a more formidable foe in Friday night apathy. Out of all the shows that could possibly conquer that, though, you couldn't place your faith in a better choice than this excellent proof of intelligent TV life.
  11. 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.
  12. It isn't a laugh-a-minute free-for-all.
  13. The intentions of the new CBS drama "Christy" are properly earnest, and the premise, locations and supporting cast all exude promise. But in the end, the execution is so ploddingly predictable and - in the case of the star - so shallow that the outcome is a disappointment. [1 Apr 1994]
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  14. This is not a shoot-the-moon, wholly unique story, but it's comforting and thoughtful.
  15. Worst of all is the writing's low-bar comedy; it's so weak that the laugh track doesn't just sound forced, it sounds as if the audience has a gun to its head.
  16. It's unfair to lay every fault on the actors when the dialogue is so insubstantial, verging on sophomoric and mawkish in a few exchanges
  17. Guide to Style is smart, fun and instructive, emphasizing enlightenment over shame and choice over following orders.
  18. But is it too much to ask for these girls to have a bit more fun? This is one series that really needs to swing that way. For a bunch of glamorous, well-dressed womyn who spend a lot of time hanging out at a cool cafe, they sure do suffer from an excess of unease. [17 Jan 2004, p.E2]
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  19. "Hex" may not be stupendous TV, but for a decent summer thrill, nothing on broadcast holds a candle to it.
  20. A classy, stimulating look at six true mavericks through the eyes of six people in various stages of iconoclastic development.
  21. Three years off the air has not made the "Family Guy" team that much more creative. [30 Apr 2005]
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  22. Just when you think The Office is working, it starts to crumble. You reach a point of giving up on it, and then suddenly it pulls you back. The thing defies concrete evaluation because it could go either way. [24 Mar 2005, p.D1]
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  23. It's all very quirky. Too quirky, maybe, for an audience that is used to spaceships, robots and explosions.
  24. Without a stronger role for his wife (Patricia Richardson) and some trimming around the edges, like lopping off the sexist tool-girl helper on his TV show, it's mostly a botched job. [12 Sep 1991]
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  25. A promising cast and respected executive producers conspire to give "The Unit" a shot at being this spring's breakout hit. But the real proof's in the pilot, a thrilling balance between the action of this sharpshooting brotherhood and the schemes of their secretive, slightly overbearing wives.
  26. Borders on terrific at times and falters in others.
  27. Relentlessly odd as "Meadowlands" can be, don't be surprised if it seduces you.
  28. "CSI: NY" is at least as good as its counterparts, and everything you expect it to be. [22 Sep 2004]
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  29. 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]
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  30. As pilot episodes go, this one is about as polished as they get. From the main players - Treat Williams, Gregory Smith, Vivien Cardone - to the supporting cast, Everwood crackles with humor, presence and authenticity (even if Alberta stands in for Colorado in the pilot and Utah will do the honors subsequently). [16 Sept 2002, p.E1]
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