St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

For 305 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 A Poet In New York
Lowest review score: 0 Tucker: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 212
  2. Negative: 0 out of 212
212 tv reviews
  1. [A] sense of humor keeps Hannibal from being unbearably dark even when the crimes are, and they always are.
  2. In the Flesh, which runs just three hours over the three nights, is best not analyzed too deeply for meaning and just enjoyed for its odd and fascinating concept.
  3. Wayward Pines doesn’t require note-taking or study groups. The story simply unfolds, letting us follow along until we’re so firmly hooked, we couldn’t stop watching if we tried.
  4. The storytelling bounces quickly and seamlessly from vice cases (Burns' own father was a New York policeman) to family troubles (Muldoon's kid has run-ins with the nuns at school) to mobsters big and small. All the stories are connected, and the cast is universally great.
  5. The Knick (rated TV-MA, and definitely for mature audiences only) can be difficult to watch. Medical procedures are graphic, as are scenes involving Thackery’s drug use. But this is one riveting drama.
  6. The Job, with Lisa Ling as host, is taped in front of a live audience, which keeps it from being too downbeat. The interviewers are honest but encouraging, and even those who are eliminated are told precisely why and given advice about other opportunities.
  7. There's a lot of setup, and we don't know these people well enough yet to laugh with them instead of at them. That begins to change quickly, though, as Fresh Off the Boat gets into its groove, humanizing its characters and upping its humor quotient.
  8. A smart, well-written and absorbing psychological drama about the effects of a horrible crime on a close-knit small town.
  9. If you were a "Closer" fan, I'd like to make a case for giving her a chance, because otherwise, Major Crimes is a winner.
  10. Chances are, it will make you cry even more often than it makes you laugh, but it will rarely bore you.
  11. People who like procedurals will enjoy playing along. But the real charm of the series--as in a lot of cable originals--is in its ensemble.
  12. Endeavour is most interesting for the light it sheds on the character development of young Morse.
  13. The Season 4 premiere is solid in most ways.
  14. The writing is smart, the characters are amusing, the cameos (including one from Bill Murray, and another from Stephen Colbert as himself) are entertaining, and the political commentary is as pointed as you might suspect.
  15. A show that is beautiful and sweet, funny and touching.
  16. Fans of 24 are likely to go all in on Live Another Day. But what if you didn’t watch the original? Will you be lost? I’d say maybe, although there are always long stretches of 24 in which everyone is pretty much lost.
  17. Its real appeal should be to viewers who like their TV history entertainingly out there.
  18. Bessie, with a gorgeous soundtrack performed largely by Latifah, tells this story in far less simplistic fashion. Rees dramatizes Smith’s demons in powerful, sometimes chaotic fashion, jumping back in time to show her as an abused child and depicting her adult life in vignettes that don’t always flow together.
  19. It's worth giving Revolution a shot for its surprising imagery (wait till you see what's become of the Gateway Arch in an early scene), strong adult characters and fascinating possibilities.
  20. The decision to have some students graduate was a smart one, and splitting the action between New York (where Lea Michele's Rachel Berry is attending NYADA, the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts) and Ohio (where the remaining members of New Directions are regrouping) turns out to have been even smarter.
  21. The Flash pilot, directed by David Nutter, is full of thrilling special effects, too. That adds up to a show that, at least in the early going, has something for almost everyone.
  22. A smart and funny series.
  23. Bates Motel builds psychological scares rather than spooking us with haunted-house cliches. Following these characters to the end we can see coming should be a fascinating journey.
  24. Different and complicated, The Slap feels like something viewers might flock to on cable or Netflix.
  25. Helix is very involving, giving us characters to care about even in the midst of so much necessary setup.
  26. Thanks to the clever writing and a very appealing performance by Gummer, this is one of my favorites of the fall season.
  27. There's action, wit and dry humor, and some entertaining if not dazzling special effects. Again accessibly, most episodes will be stand-alone, with an underlying mythology to ramp up the stakes.
  28. The Dovekeepers is beautifully written and acted, without a whiff of the hokey melodrama so unfortunately common in period pieces, especially those with biblical themes.
  29. Nobody is likely to remember Murder in the First 18 years from now, as TV aficionados do "Murder One." But viewers who want to watch a mystery unfold and follow the twists and turns without having to sweat it should be more than satisfied.
  30. The Librarians is a charming, engaging addition to the roster of new cable series.

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