TV Guide Magazine's Scores

For 1,148 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 644
  2. Negative: 0 out of 644
644 tv reviews
  1. Favoring hard science over developing characters of any depth, Mars is an intriguing experiment that only occasionally achieves liftoff dramatically, yet space geeks will likely be in heaven. [7 - 20 Nov 2016, p.13]
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  2. The series starts strong as it establishes its hooks, but fails to stick any of its underwhelming climaxes. [7 - 20 Nov 2016, p.13]
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  3. The irony is that while Elizabeth is continually told to suppress her individuality for the sake of the monarchy, the marvelous The Crown renders her more fully human than ever. [7 - 20 Nov 2016, p.12]
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  4. One of TV's truest, finest and deepest dives into pure character drama. [24 Oct-6 Nov 2016, p.17]
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  5. This is the very slow-burning story of their professional and often sexual awakening, bathed in period cliches that rarely feel authentic. [24 Oct-6 Nov 2016, p.17]
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  6. No show of this sort scores only home runs, but mirror's batting average is very high. [24 Oct-6 Nov 2016, p.17]
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  7. Happily, our love affair continues. [24 Oct-6 Nov 2016, p.16]
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  8. There's so much, and so many, to love in This IS Us, which even at its corniest somehow becomes four-hanky popcorn TV. [10-23 Oct 2016, p.18]
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  9. Too bad the villain's identity (not much of a surprise) is revealed way too early, and any suspense is sapped in a colorless atmosphere of recycled angst. [10-23 Oct 2016, p.19]
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  10. Dazzlingly shot and intriguingly cast. ... After four episodes, I'm thinking this ponderous, pretentious thriller asks too much of us with too little immediate reward. [10-23 Oct 2016, p.19]
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  11. Insecure is brazenly confident in its comic, profane authenticity. [3-9 Oct 2016, p.23]
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  12. Even at its hokiest, Poldark is the sort of great escape you would be foolish to resist. [3-9 Oct 2016, p.23]
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  13. Spiritual and emotional epiphanies abound in these 10 episodes, about as close as TV comes to living art. [3-9 Oct 2016, p.23]
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  14. Lavishly produced, deeply fascinating and chillingly provocative adaptation. [3-9 Oct 2016, p.22]
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  15. Mike Colter as Luke is a physical marvel and an appealing center of moral gravity in a show that all too often telegraphs its plentiful punches and twists. [26 Sep 2016-2 Oct 2016, p.16]
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  16. Bold and darkly funny. [26 Sep 2016-2 Oct 2016, p.17]
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  17. This Fleabag will make you squirm between laughs. [26 Sep 2016-2 Oct 2016, p.17]
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  18. The first five episodes propel the story with so many surprises and calamitous cliffhangers that even nonbelievers might want to check the out-of-this-world Place out. [26 Sep 2016-2 Oct 2016, p.17]
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  19. Danny Glover's Atlanta is steeped in an urban hard-knocks authenticity. [5-18 Sep 2016, p.22]
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  20. A traditionally funnier show, a distaff Louie. ... Adlon's sardonic sensibility is perfectly suited to a show that preaches female empowerment while delivering a blunt reality check. [5-18 Sep 2016, p.22]
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  21. [A] compellingly extreme thriller. [5-18 Sep 2016, p.23]
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  22. Though the glacial pace is more akin to molasses, and the plotting offers few surprises in the first three episodes, there's a powerful contrast between these untended fields and the glittery L.A. skylines visible from the swank home of Charley. [5-18 Sep 2016, p.23]
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  23. You're The Worst finds hilarity in Season 3 in the unstable fault lines of [Gretchen's] passionate but perversely ambivalent relationship with struggling author Jimmy. [22 Aug - 4 Sep 2016, p.17]
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  24. The show is now basically a giddily graphic war-zone melodrama, with a quarantined Manhattan a new Ground Zero as embattled humans face an ancient evil. [22 Aug - 4 Sep 2016, p.16]
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  25. The early chapters are loaded with action, intrigue, enhanced by an authenticity as pungent as vintage vino. [22 Aug - 4 Sep 2016, p.17]
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  26. Match Game is one long groan. [8-21 Aug 2016, p.17]
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  27. Pyramid is the night's gem, a word-association contest of skill and speed, the joy of watching enhanced when the celebrity and contestant are in sync and the game is played seriously. [8-21 Aug 2016, p.17]
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  28. An intoxicating mosaic of choreography, wordplay and music. [8-21 Aug 2016, p.16]
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  29. If F-bombs and infantile name-calling are your special vice, the very thought leaving you gasping with laughter, then maybe Vice Principals will seem like a gnarly, nasty treat. ... Some vices just can't be excused. [25 Jul-7 Aug 2016, p.15]
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  30. Sam Esmail’s weirdly mesmerizing cyberthriller continues to pull off an audacious feat of boldly original, eerily relevant and daringly surreal storytelling, reminiscent of the visionary cinema of the 1970s. [25 Jul-7 Aug 2016, p.14]
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