Time's Scores

For 469 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 280
  2. Negative: 0 out of 280
280 tv reviews
  1. This loose, wry sitcom makes a crackling love connection.
  2. It's highly entertaining.
  3. It's worth hopping on this poetic, profane story of frontier money lust before it rides into the sunset.
  4. It's a drama of chance with enough charm to roll the dice on.
  5. Like its endearingly flawed protagonist, Ugly Betty is promising but not perfect.
  6. Has the same quick-cut look, crisp dialogue and bone-crunching game scenes [ast the movie].
  7. The tense pilot suggests the series has a few twists up its sleeve and a cast up to the challenge.
  8. For all the show's cartooniness, its gender-conscious take on the TV business is actually more sophisticated [than Studio 60's].
  9. While not perfect, [it] manages to be both exciting and--if not exactly realistic--then at least reality-grounded.
  10. Drive is an audacious, exhilarating enough concept, and its pace and writing snappy enough, to make you want to believe.
  11. So far, it's carried mostly on the scary-eyed charisma of Summer Glau as John's robo-protector. This grim Chronicles needs to put some flesh on its humans.
  12. The writing is uniformly strong and Byrne excellent not only at reading Paul's dialogue but conveying what he's withholding--his true feelings about his patients, his inner turmoil over his disintegrating home life. But the storylines vary wildly from riveting to tedious.
  13. Margulies vanquishes her ER heroine image, but bad dialogue and dull legal stories undermine her case.
  14. A sharp if uneven Whitmanian sampler.
  15. While it's not a great TV movie--it's basically a high-class Movie of the Week, a docudrama that dramatizes events you'll recall from the news at the time if you were following it--it's nonetheless a gripping recounting (ha!) of a Presidential drama that was pretty gripping at the time to begin with.
  16. The band has a refreshing scruffiness but except for Joe gets too little screen time to leaven the formula slickness.
  17. I'm interested but not engrossed, though it offers the potential for a change-up in the Dexter storyline.
  18. The first couple of episodes, in which Hank tries to be monogamous with his ex, offer some promise, but for me the show is still works better for its pithy little scenes.
  19. While it's haunting, cerebral and gorgeous, it's also a little cold, though the flashes of humor help. Like its actives, it's a marvelous piece of engineering. But I hope it develops a personality of its own.
  20. While not as mind-blowing as the last season's finale (which had me finally buying into the show after a season on the fence), does a good enough job continuing to run with the parallel-universe scenario established toward the end of season one.
  21. Curb, meanwhile, stopped being appointment viewing for me a couple seasons ago, but it threatens to become so again.
  22. It's an insightful, easy-to-like, low-stakes character dramedy about men coming to terms with their limits. A story for an era of lower expectations, Men of a Certain Age meets its own diminished ones, and surpasses them.
  23. The opening episodes are uneven but show a lot of potential.
  24. while I can't say that it's a great HBO comedy yet--it is not, really, even strictly a comedy in the ha-ha-hilarious sense--it's likeable and absorbing and made me want to stick around for more.
  25. The show continues striking a good balance with its moments of dark humor.
  26. Some of the later episodes (I've seen four) are uneven, and the stories sometimes have the feel of standup riffs literally adapted for the screen. But even those can be funny and well-observed.
  27. It is, by default, one of the better new shows on the big networks, and it does what it's trying to do very well. But what it's trying to do is very limited in its aims and upside.
  28. Rather than titillate you with how dangerous Bob's life and position are, the show focuses on how sad, and oddly romantic, his torn-between-two-lovers situation is. And in the pilot, at least, it doers a very good job.
  29. It's a fetching enough prospect and Kudjoe and Mbatha-Raw do a fine job bringing the Blooms alive as a bourgeois couple sharing the joy of feeling really alive again. I also suspect that they could do a fine job with even more.
  30. But after an episode, I'm intrigued. My Generation may end up as bad as the mockumentary it contains, but I'd rather watch it try and fail in its messy ambition than watch the competence of a dozen other new shows this fall.

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