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 6.9 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. 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.
  2. 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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  3. "CSI: NY" is at least as good as its counterparts, and everything you expect it to be. [22 Sep 2004]
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  4. The pilot premiere of Picket Fences is so deliciously, unpredictably enjoyable - save for one unpardonably sick scene - that it has to rate as the best new drama of the season...But the second episode, which is kicked into gear when a child discovers a body part in a jar alongside a highway, is so tastelessly remindful of the repulsive vision of "Twin Peaks" that the fear is the creators will push the series too far and kill it. [17 Sept 1992]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    So bizarre it must be seen to be disbelieved. [17 Sep 1990, p.D1]
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  5. 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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  6. 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.
  7. "Day Break" is an intricate, imaginative series designed to make you ask questions at every turn, but the killer will be, "What else is on?"
  8. 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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  9. The only person with untainted clues as to the person Samantha really was is the doorman to her apartment building, Frank (Tim Russ), and the combination of all these factors creates a premiere that is as pathetic as it is occasionally funny.
  10. "Watching Ellie" rises and falls on the ability of Louis-Dreyfus to pull laughs out of familiar story lines. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. [25 Feb 2002]
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  11. The premiere breathe[s] like a moody, dark theatrical release -- one that tastes like Quentin Tarantino muddled with Michael Mann -- as opposed to a pilot from executive producer John Wells.
  12. Hang out for a while... and you may quickly realize why you didn't stay in touch with most of your fellow third-graders. People like these suck the life out of you.
  13. "Psych" is one of those happy collisions of an intelligent script and an appealing cast.
  14. "My Boys"... has development potential if you can get past the notion that it's been done to death.
  15. The show comes with a built-in demographic: viewers who enjoy sweaty, scantily clad women waging war on roller skates. "Rollergirls" just needs to lure them back from the Internet.
  16. "Supernatural" plays like a high-octane B-flick. You could be mildly ashamed at how much you like it.
  17. Dull. Not terrible, but dull. [3 Jan 2005]
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  18. William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger lead an appealing cast, but the real stars are the toenail clippings, hair strands and fingerprints that complete an investigator's puzzle and turn nagging doubt into scientific certainty. [5 Oct 2000, p.E2]
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  19. In essence, you're watching the parts of life we're never supposed to see play out before our eyes, and the effect can be either uncomfortable but fascinating or whiny and dull.
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  20. 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.
  21. A reality/sitcom hybrid. How revolutionary. [3 June 2005, p.E1]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Smith's act is G-rated enough to give rap a good name, the show offers a new and not-so-safe perspective of the so-called "black experience" in America. These are not the Jeffersons. These rich people have their pretentions, but they're no fools. [10 Sept 1990, p.C4]
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  22. Worth watching for anyone interested in comic-book fantasy with a solemn bent. [8 Oct 2002, p.E1]
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  23. 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.
  24. With the unvarnished truth dangling like a carrot before a carthorse, there's ample reason for crime-show junkies to cling to "Justice," although some mysteries will be more worth seeing through to the end than others.
  25. This is a comedy that does what it's supposed to do, which is to make you smile and giggle at the appropriate points. Be that as it may, the pilot never ascends beyond the level of being cute and nice.
  26. An immensely enjoyable premiere.
  27. You'd expect Cane to follow in the tradition of "Dallas" by giving viewers a potboiler to look forward to each week, but there are too many subplots knotted together in the opening episode, and none of them is particularly interesting.
  28. Whatever problems you may have had with "Carnivale" last season, give it a pass for, let's say, five episodes. That's more than enough time to figure out if the magic has returned. [7 Jan 2005]
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