St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

For 445 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 Oz: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Tucker: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 308
  2. Negative: 0 out of 308
308 tv reviews
  1. In all, Noah's first Daily Show was a solid success, and funnier than skeptics probably expected.
  2. Even at its meanest, "South Park" is seldom mean-spirited, and it's often outrageously funny. [13 Aug 1997]
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  3. Relax and go with the goofiness and you could have a good time. [9 Jan 1996]
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  4. So far, so good. [6 Oct 2000, p.D7]
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  5. Lighthearted lessons are learned all around. It's all very sweet. [20 Sept 1996, p.10E]
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  6. Sweet and whimsical. [12 Jan 1997]
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  7. It's hospital drama in the "St. Elsewhere" mold - but, so far, with less humor. [18 Sep 1994]
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  8. The writing, which draws heavily on Carey's stand-up act, is often funny, with wry comments about life's absurdities. [13 Sep 1995]
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  9. Jimmy Fallon welcomed viewers to his Tonight Show Monday, introducing himself as "your host--for now." That was about as edgy as Fallon got on his first show, which seemed designed to reassure fans of Jay Leno that Tonight wouldn't change too much, while also giving "Late Night" followers some of the bits they enjoyed on Fallon's old show.
  10. The quality of the material, all of which is written by the performers themselves, is spotty, to be sure. But when it hits, it has that "on the edge" feeling that makes you squirm as much as it makes you laugh. [21 July 1989, p.9E]
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  11. As funny as it ought to be. [28 Mar 1999]
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  12. In addition to the laughs (and Spade, in appropriately small doses, is especially funny), the opener of "Just Shoot Me" includes a touching scene between father and daughter that gives us the necessary understanding for both these characters. [4 Mar 1997]
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  13. The absence of the familiar law-order yin-yang gives the spin-off its own identity, but in the beginning it feels like a loss...What may turn out to sink this sharply written, well-acted show, however, is the premise itself. The prospect of tuning in every week to confront a creepy new sex crime, with most of the victims women and children, simply isn't very appealing. [20 Sept 1999, p.E6]
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  14. Vikings is full of fighting, impaling, beheading and all that fun stuff. The hope is clearly to draw "Game of Thrones" fans, but it's not that good.
  15. Two later episodes parody the TV series "Vice" and "Nanook of the North," the 1922 silent film credited with launching the documentary genre. Both are well done, and each has a twist. Each also has an awful lot of Hader and Armisen in costume, so take that as an endorsement or as a caution, depending on your feeling about them. I didn't laugh, but maybe you will.
  16. Defiance wants to be that crossover science-fiction show that appeals both to true believers and general audiences. If "Terra Nova," which aimed for that same ground, didn't succeed, I can't see "Defiance" doing it either.
  17. When Thandie Newton is on screen in Rogue, it's tough to look away.... Other than Newton, though, Rogue is a disappointment in the early going, more tedious than thrilling.
  18. They are quirky--cookie-cutter quirky. But for summer TV drama, that's not the worst they could be.
  19. Young & Hungry is nicely paced, and even in the first episode, the humor is character-driven. It's as uncomplicated, and tasty, as a good grilled cheese.
  20. Season 2 of True Detective is as slow as molasses, and just as dark, in its first hours.
  21. If people who grew up with the Muppets and consider them virtually sacred reject this new incarnation, that leaves casual fans--and kids. Is this a show for kids? Not really, but despite some mild talk about Muppet sex lives, there doesn't seem to be a real reason that children can't watch. Whether that audience can keep a much-ballyhooed but far from perfect new show afloat is unclear.
  22. Although the premiere is funny, succeeding episodes (two will air each week) hit the same quirk-centric jokes pretty hard.
  23. Getting On is for mature audiences only, with uncensored language and outrageous behavior all around. If you like comedy with more cringes than chuckles, Getting On could be for you.
  24. I'm not sure the mild-mannered but eternally stressed Blais and the big-ego Vigneron were the best choices for the premiere, though. The whole affair is a tiny bit bland.
  25. This Odd Couple, starring Matthew Perry as messy Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as fastidious Felix Unger, just feels forced, tired and not funny enough.
  26. The more it settles down, the better it gets, although "better" remains relative.
  27. It breaks absolutely no new ground, but it's lively, fast-paced and enjoyable enough, if you like this sort of thing.
  28. It does what it sets out to do: that is, adapt the book faithfully and still make an entertaining film.
  29. These days, it’s hard to be too certain about anything, but 24 is reassuringly still the series it always has been.
  30. Extreme, yes. But that's what makes it an experiment we might want to watch.

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