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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Murder One: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 Uncle Buck: 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It can't quite decide whether to reach for the smaller, literate audience or appeal to the crowd that needs a laugh track to appreciate a Chevy Chase pratfall. ... Still, there are some good sharp laughs despite the more obvious digs. [14 Nov 1988]
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  1. The Guardian is a chilling, state-of-America show, pointedly devoted to the question, "What is a meaningful life?" Simon Baker is galvanizing as the hero, intense and hard to read. This is what he's meant to be, but as to whether The Guardian and this tortured angel of a corporate lawyer will be a hit with viewers, it is impossible to say in these days of war and retribution. [25 Sept 2001, p.R2]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The results are decidedly mixed in tonight's two-hour pilot, but this is a fairly serious effort that succeeds in stimulating interest because it tries to look at the war from a feminine (feminist?) perspective. [26 Apr 1988]
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  2. A better-than-average mob saga that plays out as an epic of family longings, murder and corruption. ... Falcone is no Sopranos, but it's a so-so alternative. [1 Apr 2000]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is as slick as prime-time gets, a clever amalgam of TV drama and Broadway musical. ... Still, it seems a shame that so much writing, acting and musical talent is being devoted to such tired and simplistic polemics. [26 Sep 1990]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gabriel Byrne is easy to watch in his sitcom debut, but there's far too much sensitive maleness on display and too few laughs from the conflicted Madigan men. [6 Oct 2000, p.R2]
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  3. It's a strange blend of piety and precious family drama. [26 Sept 2003, p.R2]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The cultural clash contains a wealth of comic possibilities and kids may well take to the show although I found it rather predictable. [10 Sept 1990]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Decidedly glutinous, non-nutritious dramatic fare with a high white-bread factor in that seven of the eight main characters are Caucasian and four of the five women are blondes. [8 July 1992]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Without the aid of a fast-forward button, I simply wouldn't have been able to watch it from beginning to end. But I think my 4-year-old would like it. [11 Mar 1994]
    • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It may be just dumb and obvious enough to succeed. [21 Mar 1995]
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