St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

For 440 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Tucker: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 303
  2. Negative: 0 out of 303
303 tv reviews
  1. It's all too cringe-worthy, even as Wilson goes all out to show us that she's happy the joke's on her. Even if you applaud her for that, Super Fun Night is not funny enough to be so sad.
  2. Knepper is wonderfully creepy. But that's the last of the good news. From Rockne S. O'Bannon, Cult is too complicated for its own good, and not satisfying enough to make it worth figuring out.
  3. Superstore improves somewhat, or at least becomes faster-paced, in two more episodes provided for preview, including one that will air second Monday night. It also becomes cruder and more outright bizarre, which is probably a promising sign. In the early going, though, it isn't quite as funny as something you'd see in a real big-box store in St. Louis any given weekend.
  4. Uncle Buck needs to be smarter, funnier, and, honestly, a different show. Epps too deserves better.
  5. This American version incorporates the redneck humor so beloved in reality TV these days with battle-of-the-sexes cliches that should have been retired in the '70s.
  6. Relaxed as he seems on stage, he's just that stiff when acting. And that, unfortunately, is most of the time.
  7. Sheen and Bruce Helford ("The Drew Carey Show") have conspired here to create a show completely free of ambition to be anything except a showcase for Charlie Sheen.
  8. Rob is a scream, and not in a good way.
  9. The most puzzling thing about Are You There, Chelsea? is who exactly thought it was a good idea. Because it's not.
  10. Unfortunately, beyond the strained concept, it has ridiculous dialogue and ludicrous situations that the best actors in the world couldn't salvage.
  11. In the early going, APB is as generic as its title, failing to give us characters or stories that feel remotely realistic.
  12. The Sharknado 3 team is clearly just making up the most ridiculous stuff possible at this point.
  13. Morris Chestnut is pretty, and so is Miami, but this show wastes them both.
  14. Phillip Winchester gets tangled up with Wesley Snipes in Las Vegas in a muddled scenario that involves predicting crimes and seeking vengeance.
  15. Its problem is too much Ken Jeong. His manic energy takes over every frame of the pilot, at the expense of anything and anyone else in the show.
  16. One of the new season's bigger disappointments. The frantic pace of this action drama, set behind the scenes in a casino security firm, can't disguise the shallow story-telling and annoying, badly developed characters. James Caan is wasted as the boss, and Josh Duhamel got much better stuff to work with on "All My Children." [22 Sept 2003, p.E6]
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  17. Killing Jesus is apparently satisfied to look and sound vaguely cheesy.
  18. All the characters lie on the couch a lot. While it's noted that they do have jobs, they seem to spend most of their time eating Oreos and watching TV. (Hey, that's my life. . . .) And they talk, but most of what they have to say isn't very funny. [22 Sept 1994, p.6G]
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  19. It's completely ridiculous.
  20. Relentlessly grimy and brutally violent, Outsiders is an exhausting trek through mountain muck.
  21. Moody and bloody, directed ridiculously by Melanie Aitkenhead, it's a reanimated corpse of a movie that nobody needed.
  22. The writing is cliched, the characters cartoonish and the action tedious, punctured by bloodshed.
  23. A cruel and stupid show built around one Matt Hicks, who vaguely resembles Britain's Prince Harry.
  24. If you're in the Sharknado fan club, you'll probably like the sequel. If not, you'll probably ignore it and watch something else. In either case, enjoy.
  25. The plotting is goofy, the tone is relentlessly dark and the pacing is excruciatingly slow. Worst, the characters are hard to care about.
  26. The plot is ridiculous, the writing is bad and Atwell seems embarrassed to be there.
  27. The script is assembled from cliches, some so hokey the actors seem to have trouble keeping straight faces. The plot rarely holds together, and the technology is more new age (a real-life "Vulcan mind meld"?) than cutting age. Worst of all, both Prew and Mulroney are horribly miscast, and neither is a satisfactory entry point into the drama.
  28. Save yourself. Run from Stalker.
  29. All this suggests a by-the-numbers romance novel, but some romance novels are involving, or fun, or lively. Not Mistresses.
  30. Jane Lynch is, to put it kindly, unbearable. (Trust me; that was putting it kindly.)
  31. Black people and white people can be best friends, and that's the truth. Apparently, however, that friendship can't be funny, or so Truth Be Told easily convinces us.
  32. Well, nothing much happens. Danny is a good excuse for a nap. [27 Sept 2001, p.F1]
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  33. By the time the show ended, I disliked it a lot, but I kept an open mind. ... I watched it a second time. And a third time. I now believe I can praise Bochco and ABC for trying to do something different and, at the same time, say that "Cop Rock" is a bomb of major proportions. [17 Sep 1990, p.1D]
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  34. Run! Run fast and far from We Are Men.
  35. Even more obnoxious, although that hardly seems possible, is NBC's Hidden Hills, a crude and unfunny comedy about suburban families. [24 Sept 2002, p.E8]
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  36. This is, hands down, the worst series of the year, with the most annoying lead character in a season with many annoying lead characters.
  37. The worst of the new season's sitcom crop, Tucker is crude, unfunny and mean-spirited. The only appropriate response is an urge to call child services and have the young star taken into custody. [2 Oct 2000, p.F1]
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  38. Dads is so unfunny that we have plenty of time to contemplate how distasteful the show really is.

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