TV Guide's Scores

For 841 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Broadchurch: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Bob's Burgers: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 474
  2. Negative: 0 out of 474
474 tv reviews
  1. The writing in Episodes, by sitcom vets David Crane (Friends, The Class) and Jeffrey Klarik (The Class), is sharp and merciless, and, except for a trite jealousy subplot, on point.
  2. Lights Out has its work cut out for it to find and hold an audience and deliver the proverbial TKO, but on the basis of the work alone, it's a triumph.
  3. Tension runs high throughout this densely layered story, which is well worth your time. Hope all the Super Bowl exposure pays off for this one.
  4. The Killing is deliberately paced, but creepily engrossing in a way that may take the audience by surprise.
  5. Well, Talking Funny is certainly addictive.
  6. When resting between thrilling action scenes, it's all very earnest, never campy or cheesy--but not particularly sophisticated or deep, either. It doesn't really have to be as long as it's entertaining. By those standards, Falling Skies succeeds.
  7. True Blood is a much guiltier, trashier pleasure than the monumental Thrones, but I wouldn't miss it for all the hush puppies in Louisiana.
  8. Rescue Me is going into its twilight fully locked and loaded.
  9. 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.
  10. This is the rare crime drama that revels in actual mystery, its dark, paranoid tone embodied by two damaged heroes.
  11. Watching Pan Am is like getting a free upgrade to escapist class.
  12. You'd never accuse Suburgatory of subtlety, but it's a fun place to visit, even if you'd never want to live there. It's also a hoot.
  13. Seriously, everyone, Luther is no joke.
  14. The Walking Dead will leave you hungry for more.
  15. Brodie's cases tend to dwell as much on mysteries of the heart as on the usual blood-and-guts. It's a nice change and a great start to a delightful franchise.
  16. There's gorgeous fun to be had here.
  17. [An] evocative six-part crime thriller.
  18. A quietly absorbing elegy for old-school spooks, Page Eight bristles with jazzy intelligence.
  19. 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.
  20. Appropriate Adult is a psychologically harrowing character study of emotional manipulation against a backdrop of utter depravity.
  21. A revealing and entertaining career retrospective.
  22. 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.
  23. This is a find for anyone who likes their thrills and chills laced with ribald irreverence.
  24. 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.
  25. Witty and wacky--but emphasizing the wacky above all--this sharp-tongued, sweet-souled sitcom picks up without losing a (heart)beat.
  26. A searing, sizzlingly well acted docudrama.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Even if the bitch leaves you cold, something happening in and around Apartment 23 ought to make you laugh.
  30. 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.

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