The Hollywood Reporter's Scores

For 1,675 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 You're the Worst: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Dominion: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 892
  2. Negative: 0 out of 892
892 tv reviews
  1. What ensues is a wry, quick-witted and quick-paced dramedy that melds two disparate cultures. With O'Dowd and Romano at the center, Get Shorty also benefits enormously from a well-cast ensemble that doesn't have an obvious weak link, even in the bit parts.
  2. Sodroski's structural approach is an interesting one, and Yaitanes' resourceful direction and Bettany's intense performance make Unabomber worth checking out.
  3. Mr. Mercedes is a fine example of something that has been less frequent over the years--an effective Stephen King adaptation carried by strong performances and smart writing choices.
  4. While it is far from apparent that Friday night is the best place for this smart and stylish show, one can assume USA will move it elsewhere, if necessary, to give it the chance it deserves.
  5. This is good fun -- not necessarily substantial, but fun nonetheless.
  6. As is the case with nearly all sketch-comedy series, this one from "The Daily Show" alum Demetri Martin--and produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Prods.--is very much hit-and-miss, with the misses outnumbering the hits in the first installment and the hits predominating in the second.
  7. As comedy pilots go this season, the end result is a rarity in that there were laughs.
  8. Agents of SHIELD always felt like a series that was missing a center (those superheroes), and it took a lot of episodes for the series to even find its own way and establish its own characters as at least semi-interesting substitutes to what you got at the movies. Gotham, on the other hand, arrives as its own entity, a wholly realized universe, in a separate time and place, with enough intriguing characters and a stylized visual presence that is immediately intriguing.
  9. The escapism is sky high. Valley remains as charismatic as ever, with McBride's disdainful asides and Haley's chilly creepiness intact. It would be unfortunate if Human Target somehow got soapy or dumber, because good popcorn is rare.
  10. When Downward Dog tries to be a show as funny as the ABC ads try to make it look, it's not very good at all. ... When Downward Dog is about the love triangle or unconventional ménage à trois between Martin, Nan and Jason, that's a show that I mostly enjoyed.
  11. Fish-eye lenses and rotating cameras don't feel at home here as in other installments, and things aren't creepy so much as grotesque. Still, there are a number of decent effects and a healthy dose of humor that keep things moving along in an entertaining way. Eventually, the many stories find their way together, which helps propel the premiere to its promising finish.
  12. NY Med continues to do an excellent job of creating a tone that mixes humor with real drama.
  13. Nine years later, The Comeback is back, as unwatchable and unfunny as the first time around.
  14. It's about a fascination with otherness, which Spurlock indulges in but never manages to make significant.
  15. Whatever one feels about the story being told, the discomfiting mood established before a single line of dialogue is uttered is unquestionable. ... The overall quality of the performance [by Biel] will depend on what shadings The Sinner gives her to play, but it's a good start.
  16. The show from creator Nahnatchka Khan is fresh and funny, with fast-paced jokes and witty cynicism in abundance.
  17. While it’s clear that Vikings isn’t going to be Game of Thrones, it’s a series that increases its entertainment value and interest level as it goes along.
  18. The good news is that most of it is swiftly and creatively entertaining and imaginative--which it deserves more credit for but won’t get because of its obscure heritage and hourlong, sometimes dark approach to comedy. If you’re looking for something different, though, give the end of the world a chance.
  19. Vinyl works best when it laser-focuses on the nature of the very particular communal passions that fuel the industry, often revealed through Richie, Zak and Skip's characters.... Where the series does sometimes get a little sluggish is in the non-music-focused stories.
  20. While Looking: The Movie (premiering at Outfest before airing July 23) isn't as astonishingly fine as Looking the series, there's enough greatness in it to make fans (we're out there!) agonize anew over the fact that, yes, this time it's over for real.
  21. It takes what's great about the WTF podcast--Maron's smarts, his profound love of and understanding of comedy and the people who perform it--and adds a scripted, fictional element where Sally Kellerman can play his mother and Judd Hirsch can play his father and a bevy of real-life comics and friends can stop by to mingle the two worlds and it all works out marvelously and hilariously.
  22. Suburgatory is an interesting little sitcom in that all on its own the show deserves your attention for the merits [nuance, snark, sweetness] mentioned above.
  23. Obviously Legit isn't yet in the realm of Louie, one of the best comedies on television, but like Wilfred before it, the show is setting its tone early and hitting that aforementioned sweet spot impressively.
  24. It's broad, but funny because it's broad--you get the tone immediately and go with it.
  25. Huge gets the details right, but the bigger picture can seem forced, with coincidence and pat resolutions.
  26. Californication can be unabashedly self-centered, judgmental and off-putting, but it is redeemed by occasional hilarious moments, an appealing father-daughter relationship and Duchovny's skillful creation of a charismatic boor.
  27. The vote here is to not only give Torchwood: Miracle Day a chance, but to ride out the bumpy parts and put some faith in Davies' unique take on storytelling.
  28. Though the character-driven docu-series format the show takes on may look run of the mill, beyond its surface appearance Generation Cryo is genuinely engaging.
  29. It's a showcase for Ullman's remarkable skill, but it is done too fast for the comedy to percolate. We barely have time to figure out who the character is before there's another one. And another. Things are better in succeeding episodes.
  30. 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.

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