St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

For 298 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Joan of Arcadia: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Black Box: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 208
  2. Negative: 0 out of 208
208 tv reviews
  1. 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.
  2. The judges seem well chosen. Unfortunately, The Taste kicks off with a bland and sluggish two-hour casting session.
  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. “Ballers” and “The Brink,” have their moments, neither provides a lot of laughs.
  5. It's kind of charming, and sporadically funny, but nothing special. [23 Sept 1993, p.8G]
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  6. Adrien Brody is impressive as Houdini in the History Channel's two-night biography, and many of his stunts are re-created (and explained) in fascinating detail. But the miniseries, a co-production with Hungary, Houdini's home country, is too slow and too-often hokey to rate a rave.
  7. Brewster Place has chosen to forgo sophistication or subtlety in favor of little homilies that come off just a tad heavy-handed. [30 Apr 1990]
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  8. Saldana seems to be sleepwalking through most of it, and we rarely feel Rosemary’s fear. Rather than jumping in your seat, you’re more likely to pick up a magazine.
  9. 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.
  10. The show (co-created by Spelling) is standard-issue cable sitcom, with acting that's too broad (Garth is the exception here) and a laugh track that's loud and awkward.
  11. The original pilot was a mess, confusing and annoyingly full of holes, but an extremely well-cast mess with a lot of potential. [17 Sept 1995, p.6C]
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  12. The tone is mostly dreary and the plot with few exceptions goes precisely where you expect.
  13. As executed, it almost seems like a parody of the genre.... Beghe's growly, macho performance is hard to stomach, getting in the way of even noticing the attractive supporting cast.
  14. Saving Hope is pretty easy to watch, despite its abundant potential for eye-rolling.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. An occasionally funny new TV Land comedy.
  18. In the first two episodes, a lot of the gags are just stupid: a stuffy man gets a cake in the face; Mary gets caught in a medieval chastity belt...But Taylor makes Mary easy to like, and John Cameron Mitchell provides nice counterpoint as her pal Derrick, who works in fashion photography and has an ironic comment on everything. [9 Sept 1996, p.6D]
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  19. The audience is expected somehow to understand the range of her abilities, but sorry; we need more clues. That, and a reason to care.
  20. If you enjoy animal sight gags, Animal Practice will provide at least a few laughs.
  21. Adapted from a Dutch series that was surely better than this, Red Widow is trite and tedious.
  22. [The cast] throw themselves into Kirstie wholeheartedly, but it's hard not to feel that they're slumming.
  23. I don’t dislike the show Reckless could be, and Gigandet and Wood are cute together ... But the pivotal case, in which many officers may have drugged and raped a colleague, demands to be taken seriously ... Switching back and forth to lighthearted flirtation feels terribly wrong.
  24. 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.
  25. The first episode does explain the premise pretty clearly--if you pay close enough attention and aren't laughing too hard.
  26. Uneven, from amusing to embarrassing. [8 Oct 2000, p.F6]
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  27. It's not terrible, just standard-issue sitcom, with relationships that don't feel true and laughs that seem forced.
  28. Do No Harm expects us to accept the dual-personality premise without grounding it in anything believable.
  29. There's a plot, which any of us could have written in our sleep.
  30. It's ridiculous, but it doesn't bite.

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