St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Scores

For 330 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 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Deadwood: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Black Box: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 227
  2. Negative: 0 out of 227
227 tv reviews
  1. This American version incorporates the redneck humor so beloved in reality TV these days with battle-of-the-sexes cliches that should have been retired in the '70s.
  2. A grim and goofy sci-fi saga.
  3. One of the new season's bigger disappointments. The frantic pace of this action drama, set behind the scenes in a casino security firm, can't disguise the shallow story-telling and annoying, badly developed characters. James Caan is wasted as the boss, and Josh Duhamel got much better stuff to work with on "All My Children." [22 Sept 2003, p.E6]
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  4. All the characters lie on the couch a lot. While it's noted that they do have jobs, they seem to spend most of their time eating Oreos and watching TV. (Hey, that's my life. . . .) And they talk, but most of what they have to say isn't very funny. [22 Sept 1994, p.6G]
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  5. What Chasing Life mainly raises, though, is eyebrows, for being so laughably bad.
  6. Zoo has 13 hours, and many more animals, to make some sense of its zany story, but the leaden dialogue is almost certainly to make that seem much, much longer.
  7. The Sharknado 3 team is clearly just making up the most ridiculous stuff possible at this point.
  8. Killing Jesus is apparently satisfied to look and sound vaguely cheesy.
  9. The series itself turns out to be less "candid and comic" (as HBO puts it) than tired and tacky. [4 June 1998, p.G6]
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  10. If you're in the Sharknado fan club, you'll probably like the sequel. If not, you'll probably ignore it and watch something else. In either case, enjoy.
  11. The writing is clunky, Phillippe is stiff and Lewis overacts like a cop in some parody of cop shows.
  12. Knepper is wonderfully creepy. But that's the last of the good news. From Rockne S. O'Bannon, Cult is too complicated for its own good, and not satisfying enough to make it worth figuring out.
  13. It's all too cringe-worthy, even as Wilson goes all out to show us that she's happy the joke's on her. Even if you applaud her for that, Super Fun Night is not funny enough to be so sad.
  14. The dialogue Arquette is forced to deliver is the worst thing.
  15. This is, hands down, the worst series of the year, with the most annoying lead character in a season with many annoying lead characters.
  16. Sheen and Bruce Helford ("The Drew Carey Show") have conspired here to create a show completely free of ambition to be anything except a showcase for Charlie Sheen.
  17. Phillip Winchester gets tangled up with Wesley Snipes in Las Vegas in a muddled scenario that involves predicting crimes and seeking vengeance.
  18. Well, nothing much happens. Danny is a good excuse for a nap. [27 Sept 2001, p.F1]
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  19. Unfortunately, beyond the strained concept, it has ridiculous dialogue and ludicrous situations that the best actors in the world couldn't salvage.
  20. The lead characters for whom we're supposed to root in Manhattan Love Story feel as slapped together as people stranded at a speed-dating event.
  21. All this suggests a by-the-numbers romance novel, but some romance novels are involving, or fun, or lively. Not Mistresses.
  22. Relaxed as he seems on stage, he's just that stiff when acting. And that, unfortunately, is most of the time.
  23. Morris Chestnut is pretty, and so is Miami, but this show wastes them both.
  24. One Big Happy isn't fresh or funny enough to transcend its message.
  25. The most puzzling thing about Are You There, Chelsea? is who exactly thought it was a good idea. Because it's not.
  26. Run! Run fast and far from We Are Men.
  27. Even more obnoxious, although that hardly seems possible, is NBC's Hidden Hills, a crude and unfunny comedy about suburban families. [24 Sept 2002, p.E8]
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  28. Rob is a scream, and not in a good way.
  29. Its problem is too much Ken Jeong. His manic energy takes over every frame of the pilot, at the expense of anything and anyone else in the show.
  30. The worst of the new season's sitcom crop, Tucker is crude, unfunny and mean-spirited. The only appropriate response is an urge to call child services and have the young star taken into custody. [2 Oct 2000, p.F1]
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