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 Rescue Me: Season 2
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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A classic buddy dramedy about mismatched people forced to work together, Battle Creek is fast-paced and clever.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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  7. The “Masterpiece” drama returns Sunday, recapturing some of the excitement that made America fall so hard for it three years ago.
  8. "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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  9. 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.
  10. As funny as it ought to be. [28 Mar 1999]
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  11. 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.
  12. Summer will be a lot more entertaining than it might have been otherwise.
  13. The Strain does not dial back the gore for television, and fans of the most graphic sort of horror should eat it up.
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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.
  18. Odd, crude and strangely charming, Legit won't be for everyone. But fans of FX's other comedies should definitely give it a try.
  19. A smart and funny series.
  20. Penny Dreadful is great at what it does, and hard-core fans of the genre, those who dismissed “American Horror Story” as too lighthearted, will probably love it.
  21. 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.
  22. Every step of the way, "Project Runway" gets it right. ... The process of creating a piece of clothing, an outfit or a whole line turns out to be riveting, even for those who aren't particularly interested in fashion. [10 Feb 2005]
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  23. In a stifling summer of same-old, same-old on the tube, HBO's Oz is a shock of ice water in the face, a kick in the stomach, an exciting, exhausting, horrifying, mesmerizing trip to hell, operating as the Oswald Maximum Security Prison...For adults who choose to go to hell and (not quite) back, Oz is just about as powerful as TV drama gets. [10 July 1997]
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  24. Some UFO cliches - bright lights, mysterious marks, lost time - turn up here (could they be cliches because they're...true?), but intelligent writing and sharp plotting lift the series far above the standard for the genre. The lead characters have a quirky chemistry that (refreshingly) isn't built on the "squabble and kiss" standard. (They're both pretty appealing, however, and if they should eventually kiss, I for one wouldn't mind.) [9 Sept 1993, p.06G]
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  25. Hannibal is good. Terrifyingly good.
  26. Beyond the "yikes" factor, Nip/Tuck tells compelling stories about its troubled characters. [22 July 2003, p.E1]
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    • 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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  27. Kaling is happy to make fun of herself to get a laugh, and her most painful scenes are some of the most amusing in The Mindy Project, which is far from perfect but still one of the top prospects among new fall comedies.
  28. Enthralling, must-see television. [10 Sept 1993, p.6EV]
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  29. So far, so good. [6 Oct 2000, p.D7]
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