The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

For 1,033 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% 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: 61
Highest review score: 100 Family Tree: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Do No Harm: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 557
  2. Negative: 0 out of 557
557 tv reviews
  1. It embodies many of the same elements that made Star's HBO half-hour a winner. That means an energetic blend of sex, sophistication, outlandishness and rat-a-tat-tat dialogue spilling from the mouths of effortlessly attractive characters in a sleek setting.
  2. What gives this serious heft and its own unique feel is the family drama woven throughout the premiere. That, and a group of particularly talented and skilled cast members who, under director Thomas Schlamme, take their performances to the highest levels.
  3. Gripping and thrilling.
  4. Outrageous at times, sentimental at other times, "The Boondocks" brings a unique and satiric vision to animation.
  5. This is a first-rate series that explores the hearts and minds of terrorists even as it presents scene after scene of suspense and action.
  6. As with all the "American Girl" stories and telefilms, "Felicity" makes history come alive in a compelling way for young viewers.
  7. "The Unit" is filled with thrilling action and heart-pounding adventure.
  8. This show goes in for neither cheap gags nor easy stereotypes, crafting a thought-provoking narrative that embodies genuine sociological heft without transforming its subjects into buffoons.
  9. It is smartly written, particularly well-cast and a worthy vehicle for Louis-Dreyfus and her high-energy comedy.
  10. Fun to watch, cleverly written and filled with engaging characters.
  11. The humorous moments are all the more precious because life is so tough in this engrossing series.
  12. The third season, as much as the two preceding ones, continues to breathe new life and vigor into the Western genre. What's more, the actors have become so comfortable in the skins of their characters, we can now appreciate the complexity of their personalities and desires.
  13. It makes mincemeat of conventional TV taboos and has, in Parker, a star whom the camera adores.
  14. Powerfully acted, artfully produced and shot like a truly riveting page-turner.
  15. In addition to some screwball comedy, it also has a lot of heart.
  16. A superbly constructed and unpredictable tale of intrigue and mystery.
  17. Director-writer Peter Berg understands completely, and he explores the psychology of team sport and the dynamics of personal tragedy with great sensitivity.
  18. Outrageous, bizarre, effortlessly hip and unsubtle in magically edgy ways.
  19. It's a one-of-a-kind thriller that rewards your attention with nonstop action, endless surprises, exciting cinematography and a great assortment of characters.
  20. Husband-and-wife team Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa pack the half-hour with oddball characters, zany circumstances and loads of physical comedy, but it's all grounded in enough reality to be utterly believable and irrepressibly funny.
  21. As exciting as the original.
  22. It bursts with humor thanks to a solid cast, smart writing and a quick pace.
  23. This remains a superb, positively riveting TV drama, however repetitive the themes and grandly implausible the scenarios.
  24. Brooding, seductive and smart.
  25. Lipkin demonstrates a keen eye for nuances of class and social structure and a unique perspective on how to attain the American dream.
  26. "Life" makes the ordinary extraordinary and along the way makes the world seem wider, bigger and an eternally more interesting place to be.
  27. The series, a feast for the eyes, boasts stellar performances and a historically authentic aura but only occasional flashes of the kind of action and suspense you might expect from such a period piece.
  28. Some of the sharpest political satire on the small screen.
  29. Unlike so many adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, this one not only pleases just as it stands but also could inspire a genuine curiosity in many viewers about seeing more of his work.
  30. This is challenging fare, but the smart storytelling and realistic portrayal of professional relationships is unique and worth checking out.

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