St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

For 440 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 UnReal: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Black Box: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 303
  2. Negative: 0 out of 303
303 tv reviews
  1. 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.
  2. The moments in which Monaghan interacts with people who don't quite understand him are among the most charming.
  3. Summer will be a lot more entertaining than it might have been otherwise.
  4. Designated Survivor [is] a lot of shows in one, but in the early going at least, they are all ones to watch.
  5. The second season of HBO's Deadwood gets off to such a sluggish start that fans can be forgiven if -- like saloon boss Al Swearengen -- they worry that change is coming all too fast to the raw, lawless Western town. [6 Mar 2005, p.F03]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  6. Atmospheric, showing a side of Italy no travelogue would touch, Gomorrah is also fast-paced, covering so much ground in two episodes provided for preview that most series would already be over.
  7. The Honorable Woman is intriguing from the start, but almost in spite of itself, as everyone seems to have a dark secret and nothing is what it seems.
  8. The big family doesn’t quite sort itself out in the first two episodes, with a second airing Wednesday.
  9. Red Band Society, although sometimes sappy, isn't sad or dreary.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. This new Time After Time, charming and engaging, does the very best thing it could do: It respects (and doesn’t ruin) the movie.
  13. If The A Word sounds dark and depressing, it isn't. Joe's autism is the central plot point, but this is also a messy soap opera about a family that's always butting heads.
  14. Hannibal is good. Terrifyingly good.
  15. “My Struggle” is, at best, clunky.... Anyone who loved the original has much better news coming on Monday, when the second of the six new episodes airs.... Better still is Episode 3.
  16. 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.
  17. Action is nicely balanced with sense of humor, and characters (most of whom have been seen in other contexts, including "Arrow" and "The Flash") are developed well from the beginning.
  18. 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.
  19. Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce is a smart, solid examination of just how messy relationships are and how hard it is to make them work.
  20. Jonathan Nolan, working with his wife, Lisa Joy, under the umbrella of J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, has turned out a dazzling-looking thriller that is also a thoughtful exploration of the possibilities and hazards of artificial intelligence.
  21. Fans of British drama will appreciate the detail and nuance with which creator and writer Marnie Dickens explores the subject and characters. And don't relax too much into the apparent familiarity. Thirteen takes white-knuckle turns that elevate it from the expected.
  22. Intelligent enough for adults, accessible enough for younger viewers and entertaining enough for both, it's a great show for parents and kids to watch together, and will give them plenty to talk about.
  23. Catfish: The TV Show is riveting entertainment, but it's also potentially the most important series MTV has aired.
  24. With only tiny snatches of dark humor in the early episodes, it’s sure to be too grim for some viewers. But for those who can take it, The Leftovers is fascinating and involving, like nothing we’ve seen on TV unless you think of it as the flip side of resurrection dramas such as “The Returned.
  25. The story is a sweet one, and Coat of Many Colors does what it does very well. Nettles is strong as Mrs. Parton, but Lind steals the show as little Dolly.
  26. There is a lot to admire about Queen Sugar. But the premiere, which airs without commercials, is as slow as, well, molasses.
  27. Of the week’s new dramas, the only one with abundant blue skies is the lively Astronaut Wives Club.
  28. Everything about Insecure, though, is not just palatable but completely charming, thanks to Rae’s relatable honesty and irrepressible humor.
  29. The complex story, which includes a flashback to 10 months earlier, plus scenes with O’Mara’s therapist and memories of his child’s illness, finds the hero getting in deeper and deeper after impulsively trying to save a life.
  30. Twists that are genuinely surprising, plus quirky humor, separate Top of the Lake from, say, AMC’s “The Killing,” which was also deliberately paced but unrelentingly dour as well.

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