St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

For 275 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Fargo: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 196
  2. Negative: 0 out of 196
196 tv reviews
  1. A single-camera comedy with no laugh track, Weird Loners is a pleasant enough viewing experience.
  2. We've seen that countless times. But Sunjata and Tveit are both appealing, and the rest of the cast is colorfully eclectic, including Vanessa Ferlito as Charlie, a DEA agent undercover as a druggie.
  3. The CW's attempt to capture the magic of "Sex and the City" in a prequel, set in 1984, could have gone very wrong. But The Carrie Diaries is surprisingly right.
  4. Red Band Society, although sometimes sappy, isn't sad or dreary.
  5. Extreme, yes. But that's what makes it an experiment we might want to watch.
  6. Steinberg promises that Black Sails, with no parrots and no peg legs, will be pirate-cliché free. Unfortunately, the female characters don’t escape sexist stereotypes. And that keeps Black Sails from being as much fun as it might have been.
  7. 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.
  8. The pace is generally fast enough to distract from the convoluted plot.
  9. Catfish: The TV Show is riveting entertainment, but it's also potentially the most important series MTV has aired.
  10. To see its potential, you'll have to grit your teeth through a lot of painful moments early on.
  11. It's a refreshing change, though, to see competitions based on mental achievement and eliminations based on merit, not whim. [8 Jan 2004]
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  12. There are nice moments, especially from Holloway, whose quips are vastly more clever than the rest of the show.
  13. The characters are well-enough developed in the early going.... As the story deepens, though, it also becomes so complicated that it threatens to squeeze out marginal fans of the genre.
  14. “I am confused about everything,” Peter tells his girlfriend before fleeing the scene of a bully smackdown. Sampling The Messengers, you may be too.
  15. Together, they're charming, but the "will they or won't they?" romantic tension feels forced, and that takes much of the fun out of it.
  16. Loud and silly as it is, the show also manages to create and define its characters skillfully.
  17. The cases often seem more obvious than intriguing; the emotions feel forced; much of the dialogue is trite. The cast is unusually diverse, and that's worthy of high praise.
  18. Unfortunately, this Dracula isn’t fun at all. It’s not really scary, either, although it does spill a lot of blood.
  19. Peter Pan Live!, while better in many ways than last year's "Sound of Music Live!," was still uneven, partly because of casting and partly because of the dated source material.
  20. Thigpen is terrific as Ella, and she and Nelson have immediate buddy-buddy chemistry. The District could be just the ticket for Saturday night stay-at-homes looking for something upbeat, but be forewarned that the show tunes and peppy speeches are interspersed with bursts of violence so extreme as to make "Walker, Texas Ranger" look like "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch." [6 Oct 2000, p.D7]
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  21. The first episode of Tyrant, the only one I've seen, is both exotic (the cultural elements surrounding the wedding are fascinating) and unfortunately trite, to the point of embracing stereotypes about the Middle East that some early viewers have found offensive.
  22. Nobody will watch Common Law to watch crimes being solved. But viewers may be engaged by the characters and their chemistry, and that's what USA is counting on.
  23. Always messy, often rude, sometimes poignant and frequently annoying, Popular is - come to think of it - a lot like teen-agers themselves. And that just could make it the most authentic high school series of the year. [28 Sept 1999, p.D6]
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  24. Lighthearted lessons are learned all around. It's all very sweet. [20 Sept 1996, p.10E]
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  25. Moments of sweetness, but too few laughs - and way too many sexual references. [8 Sep 2002]
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  26. In short, tight, low-cut everything, with her talents always on prominent display, Cox appears so much older than the baby-faced Von Esmarch that their relationship looks perverted, if not illegal. [8 Oct 2000, p.F6]
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  27. 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.
  28. Killing Jesus is apparently satisfied to look and sound vaguely cheesy.
  29. The judges seem well chosen. Unfortunately, The Taste kicks off with a bland and sluggish two-hour casting session.
  30. Relax and go with the goofiness and you could have a good time. [9 Jan 1996]
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