The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

For 1,259 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 42% 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: 61
Highest review score: 100 Girls: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Unan1mous: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 671
  2. Negative: 0 out of 671
671 tv reviews
  1. Laughs come from all angles here, though particularly memorable gags crank up the raunchiness (one scene shows the Bellacourts engaging in boring “procreation sex”) and absurdity.
  2. Black, a thinking-man's blowhard, carries the concept off with shameless aplomb, while his debating helpers are equal parts witty and wise.
  3. Logan, who has written each of the eight episodes, and director J.A. Bayona (who cements the overall look and feel of the series) keep things intriguing and fresh, fearful and entertaining. The characters are so vastly different from one another but mix well.
  4. Humans finds a way to bring intrigue to a very familiar conflict.
  5. One of the new offerings that stands out from the pack is ABC's coming-of-age series, The Goldbergs, which is fueled partly by nostalgia, partly by the great Jeff Garlin's constant yelling and partly out of some outstanding writing. A strong cast doesn't hurt, either.
  6. This is one of the rare situation comedies that relies almost entirely on situations, each of which is more bizarre than the next and at the same time perfectly plausible. It's almost too good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautifully rendered as the series is, there's a high-concept conflation of the two shows here in the way it marries the mob melodrama of "Sopranos" with "Mad's" period fetishism. It's a savvy programming strategy but robs Boardwalk of a certain freshness that would otherwise elevate it to the same echelon as those TV classics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not pretty, and it contains lots of profanity in word and thought ... but it's bound to attract attention and, with luck, lots of hard-core fans. [3 Nov 1995]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
  7. The series begins to find its pacing not long after, and we see the strength of Moura’s acting, which to his credit never races, in the early going, toward over-the-top menace or the drug-lord cliches we're all used to at this point. Credit also the fact that Padilha brings a documentary feel to Narcos.
  8. She is all over the map and that's precisely what's refreshing about her. What the world needs now is not another over-stylized, super-slick talk show.
  9. The Challenger Disaster adeptly uses its story time by leaning on Hurt to at once capture Feynman’s brilliance and captivating personality while also showing that Feynman’s own sense of compressed mortality and his adherence to scientific truth helped stop what could have been a whitewash.
  10. Seriously, one day, NBC will be run like a real network--and bask in the fact that our Pawnee pals have returned, and there are plenty of excellent episodes in store.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a fine little show, a teenage comedy that's bright, witty and filled with laughs and smiles high-school style, much more than one of those silly teen sitcoms that too often passes for series programming. It's slightly sexy, fun and funny, filled with the kind of personality that could turn it into a solid Saturday night hit. [3 Mar 1994]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
  11. A canny revamp, well-lit and visually eye-popping in a shadowy-neon way that hints at the old with several familiar faces while showcasing newcomers including redheaded Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.
  12. A dynamic, vivid, well-acted look at two major 20th century writers who shared wars on the battlefront and at home.
  13. Oxygen's entertaining new spinoff reflects well on the blockbuster franchise and illuminates the pressures faced by talented kids on the brink of showbiz success.
  14. Although the premiere could be more energetic, there's enough going on to coax you to revisit the Buffkins. Hephner shows genuine star potential with his portrayal of brooding Morgan, the moral center of the show. His performance is reason enough to keep watching, though others also stand out.
  15. IFC's new 10-episode, late-night original comedy Z Rock is effortlessly, genuinely hilarious.
  16. Directed with aplomb by Mat Whitecross, who periodically decides, in the course of this four-hour feast, to stop making a movie about a man and instead make a Bond movie, Fleming is the kind of movie that winks at you constantly and you never get annoyed by the intimations.
  17. Mostly Moone Boy is a coming-of-age story for a kid probably not yet equipped to battle the real world. But there’s so much humor and sweet-but-not-sacharrine moments (and absurdity), that it’s the kind of coming-of-age story you can’t wait to see Martin (and O’Dowd) experience together.
  18. Life's clean, clear storytelling is worth a go-around.
  19. Even more than Murdock in Daredevil, Jessica Jones dominates the proceedings in the show that bears her name--and thanks to Rosenberg and Ritter, the first season is well on its way to delivering.
  20. Fun to watch, cleverly written and filled with engaging characters.
  21. After going from the humble creation of Superman to the filmic juggernauts like Avengers, those with a growing interest in the world of comics should leave satisfied with their new knowledge, while veteran fans will likely be drawn in by a strong sense of nostalgia, particularly given the ample amount of archival footage.
  22. There's a strong supporting cast, including Loretta Devine as Stone's no-nonsense secretary, but the big attraction is Miller's Stone and his transformation from heartless corporate lawyer to protector of the little guy.
  23. Becoming Us, which is successful both as education and entertainment, vividly demonstrates that although some of Ben’s issues are unique, many are typical.
  24. As it stands after two entertaining episodes, there's a lot that Agent Carter can do going forward. It already feels like a series, and if it can keep that up--plus highlight the hell out of Hayley Atwell--then a second season should come easy.
  25. It has chills and humor and the ability to take a procedural story and twist it.
  26. Boston’s Finest is a sleek and engaging work that is a world away from Southie Rules or even Cops, but it fits in perfectly with TNT's love of Law & Order.
  27. For now, "Persons" is delightfully weird and foreboding.

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