The Globe and Mail (Toronto)'s Scores

For 53 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Ally McBeal: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 So You Think You Can Dance: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 0 out of 29
29 tv reviews
  1. It is enthralling if your thing is dizzying visuals, rapid-fire dialogue and overblown acting. It's the sort of show that makes people wonder about American network TV. It's empty-headed and flashy, and there's not much going on. It's terrific piffle, fascinating to watch as an example of the state of TV storytelling, even as it only feigns sizzle and sass. [22 Sept 2003, p.R2]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The ... special effects are impressive enough and the cast is likeable, so maybe it will catch on with new and old fans. But for character development and true excitement, Bowling for Dollars is more interesting. [1 Oct 1987]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    [Bullock]'s not even remotely believable as a blue-collar kid. [16 Apr 1990]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The two most prominent Dukes are Tom Wopat and John Schneider, two musclebound amateurs who probably won their new jobs because they look like John Travolta and Andy Gibb without brains. The sex interest is Catherine Bach, who is built along the lines of Dolly Parton, apparently the only necessary qualification. [5 Feb 1979]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There isn't very much to The Biggest Loser. This could be the lowest-rung TV format ever devised: A reality show about people on a diet. [19 Oct 2004]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Ritter, in his Three's Company days, played a career womanizer and there are a few laughs watching him on the other side of the door. A few laughs as in three, but not company enough. [14 Sep 2002]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Tries hard to be wacky and blandly goofy but misfired jokes outnumber the few laughs. [5 Sep 1992]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It stinks. ... Dumb, sexist humour abounds. [5 Sep 1992]
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  2. If the networks keep up this pattern of releasing dreck before the usual start of the TV season, it will have a record number of cancellations by Canadian Thanksgiving. [1 Sept 2004, p.R2]
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  3. Joey Tribbiani is, incredibly, even more irritating when he's freed from his friends in New York and moves to L.A. ... Joey is a lame, hollow and utterly unoriginal show. [9 Sep 2004]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It is the show that just won't go away. ... It's a seedier version of Star Search or Ted Mack's Amateur Hour. Those were corny showcases for fledgling talent. American Idol is a study in nastiness. [27 Aug 2002]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 21 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    It is as distasteful and morally offensive as anything we've seen in the new season's roster of so-called comedy and entertainment. [10 Sept 1990]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    I'm not sure who's watching this dreary dance competition, and less sure why. ... So You Think You Can Dance is Fox's failed attempt to attach American Idol-esque importance to the dance genre. It tries for glittery glamour but is dragged down in procedure. Dancing with the Stars made dancing look fun, which I've always thought was the idea. [17 Aug 2005]
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