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 I'll Fly Away: 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. "Hex" may not be stupendous TV, but for a decent summer thrill, nothing on broadcast holds a candle to it.
  2. It seems a little bolder than its most recent predecessors. [26 Sep 2001]
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  3. In fleshing out a role that's based on the Archie Comics heroine, Hart herself is beguiling. [27 Sept 1996, p.34]
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  4. There's certainly entertainment value in watching Tyra Banks acting as both boot camp sergeant and self-promoting mannequin. [10 Jun 2003]
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  5. A fat snooze.
  6. 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.
  7. "Army Wives" is a series that sucks you in on the strength of its characters.
  8. 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."
  9. Potts does it convincingly. Even the classroom scenes are instructive. [30 Sept 1996, p.D5]
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  10. 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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  11. "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.
  12. "It's Always Sunny" peddles immaturity and discomfort with remarkable wit in a few instances. [4 Aug 2005]
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  13. It isn't a laugh-a-minute free-for-all.
  14. 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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  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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. This is not a shoot-the-moon, wholly unique story, but it's comforting and thoughtful.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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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  22. 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
  23. Guide to Style is smart, fun and instructive, emphasizing enlightenment over shame and choice over following orders.
  24. 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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  25. Three years off the air has not made the "Family Guy" team that much more creative. [30 Apr 2005]
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  26. A classy, stimulating look at six true mavericks through the eyes of six people in various stages of iconoclastic development.
  27. 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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  28. It's all very quirky. Too quirky, maybe, for an audience that is used to spaceships, robots and explosions.
  29. Borders on terrific at times and falters in others.
  30. Relentlessly odd as "Meadowlands" can be, don't be surprised if it seduces you.

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