St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

For 339 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 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Shield: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Tucker: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 233
  2. Negative: 0 out of 233
233 tv reviews
  1. Elf: Buddy's Musican Christmas should be on the Christmas TV calendar for years to come.
  2. Exhilarating, terrifying, often moving and only occasionally silly.
  3. A show that is beautiful and sweet, funny and touching.
  4. 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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  5. 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.
  6. The new season doesn't live up to the original, admittedly, but it's still far above imitators, including Fox's unnecessary remake, "Gracepoint."
  7. Parade's End is often sad and even grim, full of complicated personalities who are more fascinating than likable. But the miniseries is engrossing in its portrait of two people stuck in roles they need to cast aside, but somehow unable to make the break.
  8. The mystery is wonderfully intriguing; the performances are excellent, especially from Maslany but also from Jordan Gavaris as her foster brother and best friend, Felix.
  9. We see the orchestra and its egos through [new oboe player Hailey's (Lola Kirke)] sometimes incredulous eyes.... Mozart in the Jungle” made me laugh, although I have no idea whether it will make musicians or insiders with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra crack a smile.
  10. Thorne isn't a powerhouse like "Luther," but if you enjoy crime fiction, it's fast-paced and well-acted enough to be worth your time.
  11. 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.
  12. A classic buddy dramedy about mismatched people forced to work together, Battle Creek is fast-paced and clever.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. I think 'I'll Fly Away' richly deserves the 'quality' label. That's not to say it has sprung full grown and perfect from the forehead of its creators. [7 Oct 1991]
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  16. The “Masterpiece” drama returns Sunday, recapturing some of the excitement that made America fall so hard for it three years ago.
  17. "The Amazing Race," which combines the glossy production values of an IMAX movie, the physical demands of "Eco-Challenge" and the human drama of "National Lampoon's Vacation," sets new standards for reality TV. This is as good as it gets. [5 Sep 2001]
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  18. Is there enough plot on which to build an ongoing series, or just a fun movie? The fact that it’s different and ambitious, though, already makes Last Man more interesting than many new shows.
  19. As funny as it ought to be. [28 Mar 1999]
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  20. The new Arrested Development is uneven--but Arrested Development always was, even at its peak. Binge-watching, though, makes it seem even more uneven, and that's too bad.
  21. Summer will be a lot more entertaining than it might have been otherwise.
  22. The Strain does not dial back the gore for television, and fans of the most graphic sort of horror should eat it up.
  23. Not everything in the first show worked. A too-long segment involving a magic amulet that segued into a commercial for hummus (apparently actual, paid product placement) felt odd, but not unlike many "Colbert Report" bits. An appearance by George Clooney, with nothing to promote, also fell a bit flat. The Bush interview was more successful, although Colbert seemed over-caffeinated or perhaps just over-excited to finally be on the air.
  24. But most importantly, Spin City should be a hit because of Fox, who's never been more likable than he is here. [17 Sept 1996, p.6D]
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  25. IF George Lucas and company can keep up this pace, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles should be positively captivating. Lucas has managed to create the seemingly impossible: a new weekly series for television with very nearly the same improbable sense of spectacle and adventure as the breath-defying ''Indiana Jones'' movies on which he and director Steven Spielberg collaborated. [4 Mar 1992, p.9F]
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  26. Yes, I'm hooked on this irresistible reality series... Survivor is a canny blend of MTV's "The Real World" and the Discovery Channel's "Eco Challenge," with a big dash of "Gilligan's Island" goofiness thrown in for good measure. [2 June 2000, p.E1]
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  27. The premise isn't unfamiliar, but Lowe and Fred Savage make terrific brothers, and lots of little twists keep the comedy coming.
  28. 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.
  29. Odd, crude and strangely charming, Legit won't be for everyone. But fans of FX's other comedies should definitely give it a try.
  30. A smart and funny series.

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