TV Guide Magazine's Scores

For 1,093 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% 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: 63
Highest review score: 100 Justified: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 618
  2. Negative: 0 out of 618
618 tv reviews
  1. Magic Johnson narrates much of this astonishing story in a trademark genial manner, giving a storybook quality to the early chapters of instant fame, glory and goodwill.
  2. Appropriate Adult is a psychologically harrowing character study of emotional manipulation against a backdrop of utter depravity.
  3. Who the real animal is here remains to be seen, with surprising and mostly satisfying fallout in this taut legal thriller.
  4. A gripping 14-part docu-series reminiscent of ABC's Boston Med and Hopkins in its fly-on-the-wall, up close and personal look at the chaos and compassion in the emergency room of London's King's College Hospital.
  5. I watched with an escalating sense of dread, but still was unprepared for the powerful twists along the way.
  6. If I had to choose between this and watching Michael Scott take a final lap around the tired Office halls of Dunder Mifflin on NBC--its dreadful companion comedy Outsourced isn't even an option--I'm leaning toward the drop-dead-deadly assassin.
  7. Even at its most ponderous and indulgent, Mad Men casts a mesmerizing spell, and that's true throughout this less-than-satisfying but intermittently intriguing chapter.
  8. Mark Valley, droll and dashing, is long overdue a hit series, and I’d like to think this fast-paced piece of popcorn fluff could be the ticket. I’d watch Human Target for the retro-cool opening credits alone.
  9. It takes a while for this season to build up some steam--by the third episode, though, we're back in full murderous swing, with some gasp-inducing twist--and things stall whenever the focus shifts to subplots involving Dexter's police co-workers. But whenever Dexter is center stage, Dexter remains one of TV's most gripping dark entertainments.
  10. Asylum delivers a much more evocative nightmare gallery without losing any of the franchise's provocative, look-ma-I'm-screaming bravado.
  11. This is a solid hour that feels perfectly attuned to the CBS lineup, although it's less formulaic than what you usually find on Fridays.
  12. 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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  13. Unavoidably stagey in director's Richard Eyre's intimate adaptation, this tour de force is an ode to the actor's art and the sacrifice it entails. [23 May-3 Jun 2016, p.15]
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  14. Actually, his greatest gift was that of imagination, and Fleming is especially enjoyable as it dramatizes the exploits that would give birth the immortal 007.
  15. Funky, freaky and fascinating, Orphan deserves to be adopted by any pulp-fantasy fan.
  16. This is smart, satisfying entertainment that brings new life to ancient history. [28 Sep - 11 Oct 2015, p.17]
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  17. It’s a meeting of the brilliantly analytical minds, and a master class in acting, when Hugh Laurie clashes with Andre Braugher as a crafty but also damaged psychiatrist who holds the key to House’s future, in House’s tremendously entertaining and ultimately moving two-hour sixth-season opener.
  18. [A] hilariously fond remembrance. [16-29 Oct 2017, p.15]
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  19. Lots to digest here. [23 Nov - 6 Dec 2015, p.15]
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  20. This stark account of a family's downfall has the wrenching power of an Arthur Miller Classic. [15-28 May 2017, p.17]
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  21. Everyone's ruthlessly cynical machinations can take on a wearying predictability if devoured hour after hour without a break.
  22. Adorably quirky and emotionally surprising, Eli Stone is a legal drama the same way Pushing Daisies (how I miss it) is a mere whodunit.
  23. This affectionate, bawdy fable about the formation of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling phenom is so much fun it hurts. [26 Jun - 9 Jul 2017, p.13]
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  24. It’s titillating without being truly trashy, because it also has heart--for that, thank Bil-lie Piper (formerly of Doctor Who), who brings wit and warmth, but also a crisp and unpredictable edge, to the tricky role of Belle by night/Hannah by day.
  25. Aidan Turner cuts a dashing figure as the reincarnation of Poldark, reviving an early Masterpiece breakthrough from the mid-70s with swarthy, romantic vigor. [8 Jun 2015, p.13]
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  26. There’s plenty of life in this deluxe entertainment, with each episode expanding the world of friends and family who have a stake in Lux’s future. So far, I find myself rooting for just about everyone in this feel-good show that’s refreshingly unafraid to wear its feelings openly.
  27. A quietly absorbing elegy for old-school spooks, Page Eight bristles with jazzy intelligence.
  28. Though the premise is familiar, the emotional depth and shocking twists of The Missing redefine the genre. [13-26 Feb 2017, p.19]
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  29. 24's first four hours, airing over two nights, aren't quite as electrifying as last season's opening act.... But none of these problems diminish the pulse-pounding pleasures of watching 24.
  30. It's sensational entertainment for adults eyes' only. [13-26 Feb 2017, p.19]
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