The Lincoln Journal Star's Scores

  • TV
For 37 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 24: Live Another Day: Season 9
Lowest review score: 33 Saint George: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
26 tv reviews
  1. It’s the kind of show that sits with you long after it’s over.
  2. The drama is quite riveting.
  3. The pilot is a trip, with Thornton’s character leaving four bodies in his wake--three of whom he dispatched himself. Each meets his end in an unusual, dramatic and somewhat humorous fashion. It’s just the kind of thing you’d expect from a Coen brothers' product.
  4. The good news is the limited series is just as entertaining.
  5. What makes Penny click is the chemistry among the characters, especially the psychic and the gunslinger, who end up seducing the viewer with their seductive encounters. They make you forget this is an action show
  6. The humor results from its realism and the blossoming relationship between father and son. Here's hoping this one sticks around.
  7. What’s extremely effective is the relationship (and chemistry) between Sequoyah and McLaughlin. You will find yourself rooting for them and hoping nothing comes between them.
  8. The story is an edge-of-your-seat kind of thriller. Clues are dropped, but you never know what’s coming next.
  9. Turn is a heart-racer at times. That’s the sign of a thriller done well.
  10. The thrill comes not from the actual computer building, but the people doing the building. These characters are complex and well-developed, especially Pace’s fiery exec, who is a mesmerizing manipulator.
  11. It’s been a “24”-like thrill ride so far, with baddies coming at the ship right and left to get their hands on the doc and the in-the-works cure.
  12. This one has promise because it’s not formulaic. I have no idea where it’s headed, which is kind of nice for a change.
  13. Watch this one just for Zahn’s performance.
  14. Outside the courtroom is where the drama finds its feet.
  15. The good thing about procedurals is you can come and go and not miss much. The bad thing about procedurals is you can come and go and not miss much. Holloway, though, should be enough to keep you coming back.
  16. We not only see how those stories [of her patients] play out, but how Black’s story does, too. We see how her ailment affects her relationships with her boyfriend (David Ajala) and her family, and what little control she has over her life.
  17. This is just a straightforward whodunit--a summer escape.
  18. Dominion is dark, and the angels portrayed here are scary--not the heavenly do-gooders we’ve come to know them as through other media. Based on the pilot episode, good has a long way to go before it can overcome evil--if that’s even possible.
  19. Because it’s so dark, and all the characters--like the teenage daughter--are destructive, it comes off as extremely depressing, even difficult to watch.
  20. Of course, the first episode will leave you with more questions--which will make the drama one of the most compelling (or maddening) of the summer. Berry’s character drives the story. The Oscar winner is a good choice for the role.
  21. What del Toro, Hogan and Cuse are extremely good at here is suspense and horror.
  22. The pilot is a little uneven. There’s a villain (played by Martin Donovan) within the government, but his agenda is extremely unclear, and the story of the recovering alcoholic dad seems to have little connection to the lottery. Still, the premise is intriguing--a “what if” kind of science fiction story that makes you think.
  23. Resurrection is the tamer American version [of "The Returned"].
  24. The pilot also contained a few eye-rolling scenes.... Still, Sevigny is quite good. Her character is complex, with a backstory, that we’re slowly finding out, for turning her into the kind of person she is. D’Arcy also holds his own.
  25. It’s brutal, violent and graphic. And it’s a story we’ve seen before.
  26. Sounding like an old married couple, the interplay between the two is, at times, bitingly and laugh-out-loud funny. But it also becomes tedious.
  27. The comedy is “Rescue Me”-like, but lighter, with less angst.
  28. In Assets, I wanted more about Ames and his motives--and maybe that will come later--but this is Grimes’ story, right down to how her job affected her home life.
  29. It's a ho-hum procedural with a new story each week, but I like how the series strives for authenticity in setting and costumes.
  30. A little over the top--well, actually, a lot over the top--the pilot is filled with one eye-rolling surprise after another.

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