St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

For 446 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 Twin Peaks: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Black Box: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 309
  2. Negative: 0 out of 309
309 tv reviews
  1. The writing is clunky and the acting is almost universally stiff. The characters need to be much more engaging to keep us from wanting to jump overboard from The Last Ship.
  2. An occasionally funny new TV Land comedy.
  3. The Firm is tedious but not terrible; whether it will be watchable depends, one, on how much you like legal procedurals and, two, how the ongoing McDeeres-in-jeopardy plot is handled in future episodes.
  4. The Whispers (created by Soo Hoo and claiming Steven Spielberg as an executive producer) is too slow and self-consciously creepy to hold my attention for long. Your response may vary.
  5. As for the story, it's so murky and convoluted that following it requires a lot of work--far too much work for something so flat-out ridiculous.
  6. Perhaps over that time, it will evolve into the buddy dramedy it needs to be. Until then, though, it's just another police procedural, and prime time already has plenty of those.
  7. So mainstream, it makes "L.A. Law" look like experimental theater. It's not bad, just very familiar. [4 Mar 1997]
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  8. It's ridiculous, but it doesn't bite.
  9. "Awws" are more frequent than laughs.
  10. Meyers is likable and pleasant, and the first show probably isn't a good indication of what his Late Night will eventually be like. In the early going, though, there isn't much fresh happening there.
  11. It's too silly for real horror fans and too gross for the fainthearted.
  12. The musical numbers are the best part of Star, and all three of the young leads seem to have singing talent as well as fresh faces. ... The negative to that is that none of the three is much of an actress, and their weak performances can't give the show the weight or momentum it needs. Awkward dialogue and cliched plots are additional problems.
  13. Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis and Ian B. Goldberg ("Once Upon a Time") created Dead of Summer, and they have paid more attention to the moody atmosphere and opportunities for scares than to the characters--at least, the living ones.
  14. I suspect that viewers who know the Bible well will be annoyed by "The Bible," while those who are casual students will be alternately mildly entertained and fairly bored. People with no religious beliefs probably won't watch anyway, but if they do, they could wind up confused or amused.
  15. The audience is expected somehow to understand the range of her abilities, but sorry; we need more clues. That, and a reason to care.
  16. A loud, old-school comedy with Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne") as mom Marjorie and Tyler Ritter (look-alike younger son of the late John Ritter) as gay son Ronny.
  17. Caruso is stiff and grim, and the crew doesn't click with him or one another. [23 Sep 2002]
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  18. The tone is mostly dreary and the plot with few exceptions goes precisely where you expect.
  19. It's still hard to expect much out of a sitcom arriving on broadcast TV in summer. In the case of NBC's Undateable, that's a good attitude. If you get a few laughs out of it, great. Otherwise, no hopes will be dashed.
  20. Adapted from a Dutch series that was surely better than this, Red Widow is trite and tedious.
  21. Unfortunately, this Dracula isn’t fun at all. It’s not really scary, either, although it does spill a lot of blood.
  22. Enjoying Timecop either requires putting your mind entirely into neutral or simply deciding to suspend a lot of disbelief. I couldn't suspend enough, so I wound up worrying about little things like why the folks of Victorian London, which he visits in tonight's opener, don't think Logan's spiky 1997 haircut is one bit peculiar. [22 Sept 1997]
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  23. Moments of sweetness, but too few laughs - and way too many sexual references. [8 Sep 2002]
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  24. Uneven, from amusing to embarrassing. [8 Oct 2000, p.F6]
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  25. In short, tight, low-cut everything, with her talents always on prominent display, Cox appears so much older than the baby-faced Von Esmarch that their relationship looks perverted, if not illegal. [8 Oct 2000, p.F6]
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  26. Wainwright’s treatment of the subject is eccentric, shifting from surreal childhood scenes to stifled adult life in the claustrophobic parsonage. The sisters--Finn Atkins as Charlotte, Charlie Murphy as Anne and Chloe Pirre as Emily--are cranky, chilly and generally unlikable. ... The Yorkshire accents are only the start of the problem. Low-talking and a loud music track conspire to make much of the dialogue unintelligible.

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