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. Freaks and Geeks is a grittier "Wonder Years," while retaining some of that show's sweetness. The writing is sharp, and the young stars are vividly, awkwardly real. Spending an hour with them is almost worth going back to high school again. [24 Sept 1999, p.E10]
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  2. If you appreciate challenging, intellectually stimulating drama, this is it...My advice: Watch, absorb, and don't panic if you don't catch every nuance. You'll have time - 23 episodes. [19 Sept 1995, p.6D]
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  3. A fascinating and challenging new drama series. [27 Oct 1996]
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  4. Wonderfully warped...Expect both sly satire and big belly laughs from this summer treat. [4 Aug 1998]
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  5. Ray Donovan is fun, but it’s also heart-breakingly sad and deadly serious, sometimes all at once. In all cases, this is one of the smartest series to come around in a while, sharply written (by creator and executive producer Ann Biderman) with a perfect balance of comedy and tragedy, action and reflection.
  6. American Crime is not just important and intelligent but also completely absorbing. It demands our full attention (put down the magazine and ignore Facebook) and in return gives us plenty to think about.
  7. It’s terrific. How you respond to it, though, may depend on your mindset as you come into the show. Don’t lower your expectations; dismiss them altogether.
  8. Be assured that National Treasure (rated TV-MA, mainly for its subject matter) pays off in every way a British crime drama can pay off. Plus, accents are unusually easy on the American ear.
  9. Yes, One Day at a Time is old-school enough to shoot live, with multiple cameras, but it's not one of those joke-punchline sitcoms in which everyone pauses while the audience cheers. Instead, we feel as if we're watching real people, who may fight noisily but come back together out of love.
  10. With its deft mix of humor, heart and, well, brains, this new series could work for both the CW set and the CBS crowd.
  11. The final Downton season is satisfying, engaging and nostalgic.
  12. Take a look if you think all the good drama is on cable.
  13. The Bridge translates brilliantly, fitting into its new setting so perfectly, you’d never imagine it had aired in any other incarnation.
  14. The half-star markdown in the rating for Nashville is a knock on Panettiere, whose performance seems too broad, especially in the face of such naturalistic acting from everyone else in the cast. But that flaw can't keep Nashville from being a superb series.
  15. Anyone still missing "Parenthood," or "Brothers and Sisters" before that, should grab the tissues and settle in for tonight's This Is Us.
  16. The Americans remains one of prime time's best series, the only negatives at this point being how complicated the plotting is, to the degree at which we almost need a flow chart to keep up. It's a headache, but a great one to have.
  17. Elf: Buddy's Musican Christmas should be on the Christmas TV calendar for years to come.
  18. By the end of Episode 2, you’re likely to be so invested in the characters, you’d stick with them forever, just as book readers have.
  19. The Americans isn't just a heart-pounding action drama; by presenting heroes who are also villains, it also confronts viewers with TV's deepest moral dilemma since "The Sopranos."
  20. The premise isn't unfamiliar, but Lowe and Fred Savage make terrific brothers, and lots of little twists keep the comedy coming.
  21. The humor is genuine; the laughs plentiful.
  22. Even if you barely understand a thing that’s going on (and be patient; chances are you will), Legion is a joy to watch, surreal and beautiful, with as many funny asides as frightening moments.
  23. The new season doesn't live up to the original, admittedly, but it's still far above imitators, including Fox's unnecessary remake, "Gracepoint."
  24. A very funny show. [8 Sep 1991]
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  25. Braugher is such a riveting actor, with so much going on behind his eyes, that he'd probably be interesting reading a list of school closings on the first snow day. [10 Oct 2000, p.F1]
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  26. In his quest to make Murder One - whose fans last season were passionate but few - more "user friendly," Bochco hasn't dumbed it down a bit. [10 Oct 1996, p.6G]
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  27. The musical profited from great casting, with newcomer Shanice Williams (outstanding on all her solos) as Dorothy and a rich supporting ensemble including Stephanie Mills (Dorothy on Broadway) as Aunt Em.... The Wiz Live! (its script updated with humorous touches by Harvey Fierstein) seemed contemporary and relevant, a musical for a time when issues of race and diversity are at the forefront of our culture.
  28. A pleasant surprise. [30 Sep 1993]
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  29. This is a comedy. And it’s a good one, warm and charming, genuinely funny, and also odd enough to come from Tina Fey and writing partner Robert Carlock.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cleverly written by executive producer Richard Rosenstock, 'Flying Blind' displays an extraordinary amount of on-screen energy - verbal, physical and sexual - and isn't afraid to throw in an occasional obscure intellectual reference as well. [6 Sep 1992]
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