TV Guide's Scores

For 853 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Treme: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Does Someone Have To Go: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 481
  2. Negative: 0 out of 481
481 tv reviews
  1. An excellent eight-part British mystery reminiscent of The Killing and Broadchurch in its brooding anguish.
  2. An instant delight that is sure to be a favorite perennial for years to come.
  3. Raylan's endgame, targeting childhood buddy-turned-criminal nemesis Boyd Crowder with the reluctant help of Boyd's jailbird fiancee, Ava is especially taut and entertaining. [19 Jan-1 Feb 2015, p.14]
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  4. You might think you can't possibly fit one more crime-solving procedural onto an overcrowded calendar, but consider giving Bones a break.
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  5. Earl is unashamedly crude, at times downright stupid in its lowlife caricatures, yet it's all so cheerfully endearing that you can't help but be won over by its lowbrow high jinks.
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  6. Extras captures the stifling boredom and raging egotism of life behind the camera.
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  7. This engrossing and unnerving nail-biter is a rare treat: a thriller with a brain and a soul.
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  8. It's refreshing to watch an interview in which the guest needn't worry about sharing the spotlight.
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  9. Darkly comedic and richly entertaining.
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  10. This is the sort of classy entertainment we used to find on A&E before that channel got bit by the reality bug.
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  11. An endlessly curious and unexpectedly intelligent social experiment.
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  12. So far, so good.
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  13. Mirren... hits a dazzling career high.
  14. The circuitous plot is challenging, but the true glory of Deadwood is in its vivid creation of a volatile world where scoundrels, wretches and tormented heroes coexist in an unvarnished time capsule of Wild West history.
  15. This is one fabulous ride.
  16. Richly plotted and totally absorbing, one of summer TV's best surprises.
  17. It is intensely serious, and seriously well done.
  18. [A] macabre gem.
  19. Intensely stirring.
  20. 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.
  21. It's Broadbent as Longford, made an outcast for his empathy, whom you'll not forget.
  22. Nerdy sweetness and deep silliness flow effortlessly from Andy Richter.
  23. I hung on and laughed at nearly every word.
  24. Director Kenneth Branagh's culture-clash gimmick doesn't get in the way of the play's many intoxicating pleasures. This isn't samurai Shakespeare.
  25. Who's a villain and who's a hero here? Can you tell the pawns from the players? All excellent questions as we become absorbed in FX's latest thrill ride.
  26. This darkly engrossing and quietly suspenseful six-hour miniseries packages its chilly, cynical overview of international Cold War espionage in a brisk parade of sumptuously produced historical set pieces.
  27. Duchovny is as rakishly appealing as any cad can be.
  28. By the time the sing-along version of High School Musical 2 airs Sunday (8/19, 8/7c), two nights after the first screening, many kids already will have memorized the lyrics--and probably many of the dance moves. It's going to be that addictive.
  29. Torchwood, a cheeky and often startlingly adult spin-off.
  30. Tell Me You Love Me is an engrossing, searing, sometimes squirm-inducing study of intimacy, told with a fly-on-the-bedroom-wall realism that is both clinical and wrenching. Voyeurism has rarely felt so unnerving yet ultimately rewarding.

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