TV Guide Magazine's Scores

For 921 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 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Liz & Dick
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 520
  2. Negative: 0 out of 520
520 tv reviews
  1. The grueling season premiere should satisfy anyone pining for graphic action, nerve-wracking suspense and unsparing savagery from all sides, including the incessant flow of zombie "walkers" who have upended civilization, exposing humanity at its most monstrous. (The episode will also help viewers understand how Terminus got so twisted, but as often happens in these morality plays, the theme is overstated at least one too many times.)
  2. It looks like romance will have to wait, as her assignment takes a twist that should keep the agency on edge for most of the season. I'm in.
  3. [An] evocative six-part crime thriller.
  4. Ripper Street is mighty fine bloodsport.
  5. Doyle, commandingly brought to blustery life by Martin Clunes.... A very enjoyable story it is. [31 Aug - 13 Sep 2015, p.10]
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  6. This bizarre character study, created by Diablo Cody, also works as a terrifically quirky family serio-comedy, with fine support from John Corbett as Tara’s very patient and loving husband, Brie Larson and Kier Gilchrist as their screwy teenage kids, and Rosemarie DeWitt as Tara’s easily exasperated sister.
  7. 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.
  8. Kaling makes for an unconventional sitcom heroine, to put it mildly.
  9. Nothing about the seventh and final season of The Shield feels like a show running out of gas.
  10. Truth is there’s nothing off in either Smith’s infectiously enthusiastic spin on the good Doctor or in newly installed executive producer Steven Moffat's confident storytelling.
  11. Futurama is still firing on all creative thrusters, especially in the second of two back-to-back episodes.
  12. Archer, meanwhile, is all about the funny, and kicks off its fourth season of deranged spy parody.
  13. 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.
  14. The characters, like the show, send off an ingratiatingly kooky vibe, and I look forward to getting to know them better.
  15. Glee finally presents its second act tonight. And yes, it was worth the wait.
  16. Nerdy sweetness and deep silliness flow effortlessly from Andy Richter.
  17. In this clever series of politically and sexually charged Masterpiece Mystery! movies based on books by Michael Dibdin, and beautifully filmed on location, lone wolf Zen finds his reputation for integrity challenged on all sides.
  18. The scenes in which the older and younger versions interact, with Hamm counseling and cajoling the panicked and miserable Radcliffe as a Ghost of Torment to Come, crackle with a surreal bite.... Not for the squeamish, Notebook is worth bookmarking if you've an adventurous streak.
  19. He [David Walton] and About a Boy are at its best in those disarming moments when Will lets down his guard and faces his grown-up responsibilities to teach Marcus how to enjoy the "total exuberance" of boyhood.
  20. The new setting and a fresh, swank look help restore energy and a sense of freakish fun to what had become a morose melodrama.
  21. The high concept of this buddy mystery-comedy is as familiar as it is inviting.
  22. Its third macabre season magnifies every succulent image and sound to its creepiest potential. [1 Jun 2015, p.18]
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  23. 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).
  24. This is one of those potboilers where the good guys (Madfadyen as a pious friar, Sewell as a master builder) are impossibly noble, suffering in a lawless time through the murderous machinations of the endlessly scheming villains (most notably McShane hamming it up as a cunningly ambitious church official).
  25. 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.
  26. BBC America delivers a satirical treat in the uncannily topical Twenty Twelve.
  27. It would all be terribly sad it if it weren't so incredibly funny.
  28. 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.
  29. It's an awfully good [documentary].
  30. Well, Talking Funny is certainly addictive.

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