TV Guide Magazine's Scores

For 1,047 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Veep: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 593
  2. Negative: 0 out of 593
593 tv reviews
  1. Under the Dome is TV as page-turner.
  2. This captures the original series’ vibe nicely.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's clear that the editors have plenty to choose from for each 30-minute episode, judging by the plethora of deleted scenes included in this four-disc set. Other highlights include bloopers (yay!) and Michael and Dwight's rap-inspired "Lazy Scranton" video.
  3. The suspense is considerable, with Luther once again desperately trying in vain to keep those he loves (including new girlfriend Sienna Guillory) out of the grisly crossfire, but the violent twists can verge on the eye-rollingly preposterous by the story's over-the-top climax, which (in happier news) reintroduces one of his most memorably seductive adversaries.
  4. While Kruger's performance is convincing and intriguing, her character begs the question of how someone so unable to communicate could ever be promoted to a position where nuanced interrogation and interaction with suspects is a must. Thankfully, Bichir grounds the show with a sheepish, weary tenacity.
  5. Pyramid is the night's gem, a word-association contest of skill and speed, the joy of watching enhanced when the celebrity and contestant are in sync and the game is played seriously. [8-21 Aug 2016, p.17]
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  6. Darkly comedic and richly entertaining.
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  7. 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.)
  8. 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.
  9. Thanks to Law's bravura performance, bristling with cagey charisma and cruelty playful and arrogant inscrutability, this young pope has a way of keeping everyone off guard. [16-29 Jan 2017, p.16]
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  10. [An] evocative six-part crime thriller.
  11. Whenever they lash out in exhaustion and frustration, which is often the moment invariably leads to shocked laughter, a humor laced with desperation and need. Somehow, they're still into each other, and the only true calamity of Catastrophe is its brevity. [4-17 Apr 2016, p.21]
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  12. Ripper Street is mighty fine bloodsport.
  13. 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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  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Kaling makes for an unconventional sitcom heroine, to put it mildly.
  17. The most merrily macabre yet. [27 Feb - 5 Mar 2017, p.17]
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  18. Nothing about the seventh and final season of The Shield feels like a show running out of gas.
  19. 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.
  20. Futurama is still firing on all creative thrusters, especially in the second of two back-to-back episodes.
  21. Archer, meanwhile, is all about the funny, and kicks off its fourth season of deranged spy parody.
  22. 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.
  23. The characters, like the show, send off an ingratiatingly kooky vibe, and I look forward to getting to know them better.
  24. Glee finally presents its second act tonight. And yes, it was worth the wait.
  25. Nerdy sweetness and deep silliness flow effortlessly from Andy Richter.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. The new setting and a fresh, swank look help restore energy and a sense of freakish fun to what had become a morose melodrama.

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