Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Scores

For 277 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Murphy Brown: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 The War at Home: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 127
  2. Negative: 0 out of 127
127 tv reviews
  1. Sarah Michelle Gellar plays Buffy to perfection in this witty, intelligent and thoroughly entertaining series based loosely on the 1992 film, and if she isn't the next closet-door poster queen - or the Internet-shrine equivalent - I'll be stunned. [10 Mar 1997, p.C1]
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  2. Serving up the kind of dialogue that leads to tears and cackles, it may be the most joyfully scathing look at stifled lives network TV has ever seen. [1 Oct 2004]
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  3. Rarely has a cast been so perfectly chosen and thoughtfully developed as the crew on "Murphy Brown." [14 May 1990]
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  4. It talks to real life, the way "Cosby" talks to family fantasies. It deals with alcohol's temptations for teenagers. It speaks to the frustration of being forced to take a menial job just because it puts food on the table. It looks at growing up and growing together and growing apart, with all the pain and laughter that come along for the ride. And it does it all with... class, plus great creativity. [14 May 1990]
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. To call "Deadwood" great television doesn't begin to do it justice.
  9. If there ever was a series that makes HBO a necessity, "The Wire" is it.
  10. An engrossing, emotional drama full of intriguing characters. [15 Sep 1994]
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  11. A stunning, wonderful show. Here is network TV at its best, as it's almost never done. [7 Oct 1991]
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  12. "Masterpiece" isn't too strong a word to describe this series.
  13. In addition to good direction, "Will & Grace" has the attractive cast and snappy writing that most comedies never have the luck or skill to achieve. [18 Sep 1998]
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  14. "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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  15. "Futurama" is smart but not pointy-headed, satirical but not annoying. It's the hallmark of Groening and his people: sly, subversive humor delivered with such who-me? guiltlessness that it's hard not to like. [26 Mar 1999]
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  16. One of many shows plumbing the "growing-up" experience this season, Roswell is easily one of the best. And producer Jason Katims, who never got a chance to fully examine new love in ABC's "Relativity," should get plenty of time from The WB to use "Roswell" as a captivating way to explore young people's notions of differentness, romance and loyalty. [6 Oct 1999, p.E9]
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  17. In the wrong hands, it would be hopelessly hokey. In Kelley's hands, it's hokey and somehow meaningful, thanks mainly to his deft writing touch. [8 Sep 1997]
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  18. Real and relatable, "Chris" may be the best new comedy of a season filled with sitcoms worth viewing.
  19. 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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  20. The agile humor and light, sharp intelligence permeating the script make "Studio 60" far and away one of the season's best new dramas, if not the top entry.
  21. 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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  22. Gideon's Crossing" has a fabulous actor -- Andre Braugher -- and some terrific writing by Paul Attanasio, who created but did not stay around for Braugher's last series, "Homicide: Life on the Street." With this combination, Gideon's Crossing could be the 12th doctor show on the schedule and still be worth your time. [10 Oct 2000, p.F1]
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  23. Beneath this skin is one-of-a-kind daring television that explores the complexities of human relationships with an unparalleled intelligence, sensitivity, appropriate level of fun - Joan Rivers dropped by last season, for example - and, when it is warranted, menace. [20 Sept 2005, p.E1]
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  24. Few stars can write and play a kicked-in-the-mouth underdog as smartly as Gervais does here.
  25. A rich blend of generations that has more of the juice of life and truth to it in an hour than a thousand formula sitcoms squeezed for everything they've got. [20 Aug 1990, p.D1]
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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. It demands commitment and a willingness to pay attention to the smallest bits of information, but it's also riveting. Once you decide to go take this case, you won't want to turn back.
  29. 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.
  30. 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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