Sioux City Journal's Scores

  • TV
For 61 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 4
Lowest review score: 40 Phil Spector: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 38
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 38
  3. Negative: 0 out of 38
38 tv reviews
  1. Because Louis C.K. does everything but hand-deliver the series to the network (and maybe he does that, too), it’s entirely his vision. That’s something few hyphenates get a chance to reveal. Here, though, it resonates.
  2. Consider how well-crafted they are, you might want to pace yourself and savor every precious moment.
  3. It’s a fascinating documentary that’ll make you want to devour it all, no matter where you start.
  4. Tossing Meyer into the election fray was a great idea, particularly since it gets away from the well-worn path she strutted last season. Now, out of her comfort zone, she’s bobbing and weaving with the best of them.
  5. Girls was great last year. But this season it just got a little bit better.
  6. At times, True Detective just seems like an overlong episode of a standard television series. But the flashbacks and flash forwards give it heft and let Fukunaga push the actors.
  7. Tyson's so perfectly cast, perfectly directed and perfected nuanced, Bountiful overflows with the kind of goodness we rarely find in TV movies.
  8. It’s violent in ways you wouldn’t think; daring in areas you couldn’t imagine. It’s not your mother’s Fargo. But it does have the characteristics you’ve come to cherish.
  9. A compelling look at the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights.
  10. Like Behind the Candelabra, its action isn’t measured in car chases and explosions. It’s charted in the lives it touches.
  11. Sunday’s premiere provides the border and key pieces to the oh-so-attractive world that is Mad Men.
  12. Silicon Valley is good. But “Silicon Valley 2.0” is going to be even better.
  13. Director Steven Soderbergh walks a tightrope between camp and class and, if you make it that far, pulls it off.
  14. Kohen, basing her series on Piper Kerman's memoir, immediately gives us characters worth watching.... Orange is the New Black is TV that'll have you talking for days.
  15. The Bridge doesn't overwhelm with information--as too many cable shows do--but it does shock with revelations that fit nicely into the gameplan. Kruger and Bechir are fine leads, too.
  16. Interestingly, a lot of nothing adds up to a big something.
  17. The show is smart--smarter than most on network television--and it has life.
  18. [Biderman’s writing and Schreiber’s acting are] a one-two punch that haven’t scored a knockout in the first round, but there’s still time.
  19. This is a very quirky, specific world that could repel the very people who might love it. It's a slow go but if you're not in a hurry, it might be worth dropping by.
  20. Linney and company are masterful (Basso is a revelation); the final episode's writing is solid.
  21. It's probably one of the most original ideas television has produced in years. The reason? It's so quirky, it zags where others would zig. It also has that loopy sensibility that comes from a vivid imagination.
  22. Rather than produce a compelling documentary, they felt the need to insert themselves in a story that didn't require it.
  23. While newcomers may wonder why so much is made of so little, they can’t deny the delicious one-liners Fellowes has written. Coupled with a driving score, Downton Abbey moves--in ways you never thought possible. It's good to see it back.
  24. In a sea of formulaic comedies, this stands out as a lifeboat worth clinging to.
  25. Smart, funny and utterly intriguing, it sucks us in better than any procedural with an four-letter acronym.
  26. Ominous, creepy and utterly engaging, The Strain is like the perfect drive-in movie.
  27. When it achieves its loftier goals, it’s usually quiet. Hunnam, in fact, is best when he doesn’t speak. He can convey plenty with looks, simple gestures. Katey Sagal is potent, too, as Jax’s mom and the queen of the SOA.
  28. An absorbing, intelligent new drama that gives the Batman mythology one more layer of depth.
  29. Logan has the skills to make it anything but cheap. With a respectful eye on some of the public domain classics, he’s primed for a convention of forces that do more than just go bump in the night.
  30. Interestingly, Dexter settled into a groove that suggested it could go on for years.... If Dexter regains its eerie footing (and it appears it will), look for it to explode in the final weeks. Sunday's edition says the surprises have just begun.

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