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 American Crime: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 618
  2. Negative: 0 out of 618
618 tv reviews
  1. I find I’m even more enthralled by Showtime’s costume melodrama The Tudors than I was a year ago.
  2. As fables go, Bountiful is fairly uneventful yet unexpectedly affecting, thanks to Tyson's unsparing honesty.
  3. This show is shocking in all the right ways. It's monstrously entertaining.
  4. Wonderfully anecdotal and bursting with classic music of many eras, this has a great beat and you can learn from it. [7 - 20 Nov 2016, p.13]
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  5. [An] important but hard-to-watch film.
  6. A treat for armchair travelers.
  7. How grim and gripping is life in the valley? Very. [21 Mar-3 Apr 2016, p.19]
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  8. 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.
  9. Top Chef is the best-produced of TV's many cooking competitions (with Emmy nominations to attest to that fact), and the D.C. edition is already capital entertainment.
  10. Emma's diagnosis, reflecting St. Clair's own successful battle with cancer, is handled with a graceful balance of raw emotion and wry irreverence that bodes well for the remainder of the season. The initial episodes reacquaint us with the merrily mess-up lives of these proudly silly "sisters for life." [12-25 Jun 2017, p.15]
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  11. The Walking Dead will leave you hungry for more.
  12. Even if the bitch leaves you cold, something happening in and around Apartment 23 ought to make you laugh.
  13. I hung on and laughed at nearly every word.
  14. As Shrek wishes "A smelly Christmas to all and to all a gross night," you may be appallingly charmed.
  15. Seriously, everyone, Luther is no joke.
  16. 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.
  17. [A] taut fifth season. [6-19 Mar 2017, p.21]
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  18. In an effort to (one hopes) broaden the show's appeal, Human Target immediately welcomes two new regular female characters, a rare example of tweaking a formula and making it even more fun to watch.
  19. An artfully engrossing remake. [9-16 Mar 2015, p.13]
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  20. A near-perfect companion piece to the similarly creepy-quirky Grimm, this lavish adaptation of the DC Comics Hellblazer series is the freakiest and most stylized fantasy pilot since Sleepy Hollow, and Ryan's instant grasp of this cocky but battered hero will make it easy to forget that Keanu Reeves ever went there.
  21. Top of the Lake is reminiscent of AMC's The Killing in ways both good (its moodiness) and unfortunate--Robin has a fiancé back home who keeps pleading for her to return--but its world is so specific and transcendently trippy, haunted by mythic legends rooted in this unforgiving geography, that it feels wondrously fresh, alien and unforgettable.
  22. Rescue Me is going into its twilight fully locked and loaded.
  23. 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.
  24. The women are the main event here, including the wonderful Audra McDonald (also a Tony winner) as Walter Lee's long-suffering wife and Sanaa Lathan as his spunky sister. It would take a hard heart not to root for this family, to cry with them or to rejoice when they finally get their moment in the sun.
  25. Sunny gets its ninth season off to a strong start with a typically perverse episode.
  26. The Night Manager has been adapted and updated into a thrillingly suspenseful Mission: Impossible playing out on a grand international canvas. [18 Apr-1 May 2016, p.18]
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  27. ABC has done well in filling the time period with a show that's both sassy and smart, singing a tune we can name in three words: It's a winner.
  28. An eclectic and enthralling documentary travelogue that follows the band on a musical journey to explore the rich cultural heritage of eight iconic music meccas.
  29. This dishy delight is a guilt-free pleasure. [6-19 Jun 2016, p.19]
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  30. It's a treat for anyone who loves a good call-back to classic sitcoms.

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