TV Guide's Scores

For 752 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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Girls: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Liz & Dick: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 422
  2. Negative: 0 out of 422
422 tv reviews
  1. There's gorgeous fun to be had here.
  2. [An] evocative six-part crime thriller.
  3. A quietly absorbing elegy for old-school spooks, Page Eight bristles with jazzy intelligence.
  4. Neverland adds clever new twists to the origin story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook while remaining unpretentiously faithful to the adventurous spirit of the original.
  5. Appropriate Adult is a psychologically harrowing character study of emotional manipulation against a backdrop of utter depravity.
  6. A revealing and entertaining career retrospective.
  7. As a pitiless, biting satire of the debauched state of American big business, it's no lie to call this one of the smartest, funniest shows of the new year.
  8. This is a find for anyone who likes their thrills and chills laced with ribald irreverence.
  9. The first few episodes after tonight's sensational pilot struggle to find the right balance between the musical and the dramatic, but by the fourth hour, as the new leading lady makes things difficult for the also-ran during the tense rehearsal process, Smash finds its footing.
  10. Witty and wacky--but emphasizing the wacky above all--this sharp-tongued, sweet-souled sitcom picks up without losing a (heart)beat.
  11. A searing, sizzlingly well acted docudrama.
  12. 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.
  13. Whitechapel is like a British Criminal Minds, albeit with a much more appealing sense of macabre wit in its appreciation for the history of Grand Guignol.
  14. Even if the bitch leaves you cold, something happening in and around Apartment 23 ought to make you laugh.
  15. Much more conventional than Girls in its savagely profane workplace humor, its bad behavior recalls Curb Your Enthusiasm while the setting is reminiscent of The Larry Sanders Show in its hysterical behind-the-curtain peek at dysfunction and incompetence in high places.
  16. If Around the World doesn't exactly reinvent the genre, it still manages to refine the familiar bits with sumptuous location shooting and a sense of adventure.
  17. The channel may have hit pay dirt with a gritty project that feels like the real McCoy.
  18. True Blood is well on its way to staking its claim yet again as the summer guilty pleasure with TV's bawdiest bite.
  19. There's no question The Newsroom is eye-rollingly full of itself. But it's also recklessly full of wit, passion, anger and humor--and timely purpose.
  20. The spirit of John Hughes lives on in this rowdy ensemble of insecure spazzes and delightfully fresh mean girls (yes, we're talking about you, Sadie).
  21. BBC America delivers a satirical treat in the uncannily topical Twenty Twelve.
  22. A treat for the faithful.
  23. Hit & Miss, the fun is just beginning, and I can't wait to see where this twisted but strangely affecting story goes next.
  24. Damages' endgame is on, and so far it's a doozy--with a fatalistic framework suggesting not everyone emerges alive.
  25. Political Animals is a welcome escape from the current campaign grind, leaving us already hoping for a second term.
  26. It's also a pungent, harrowing and thoroughly captivating entertainment, a welcome reminder of the power of the classic miniseries, which the networks have shunned for far too long.
  27. Kaling makes for an unconventional sitcom heroine, to put it mildly.
  28. The characters, like the show, send off an ingratiatingly kooky vibe, and I look forward to getting to know them better.
  29. Elementary brings edgy new life to CBS' procedural formula, and is just different enough from the Masterpiece Mystery! version (and Benedict Cumberbatch's Emmy-nominated spin) to prove yet again just how versatile this legendary character is.
  30. Once again, PBS delivers the goods--and while it may be too harrowing at times to describe as a bundle of joy, the heart-tugging Call the Midwife is a delight to watch.