Washington Post's Scores

For 974 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Malibu Country: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 395
  2. Negative: 0 out of 395
395 tv reviews
  1. All the reasons viewers first loved Getting On are here again.
  2. Even with a lavish two-hour premiere, Terra Nova could stand to slow down and admire the world it has taken us to--Earth, 85 million years ago. Still and all, it's a dazzling debut, with a variety of compelling mysteries to get itself going.
  3. Suburgatory displays a polished sense of humor and a better cast than it deserves, which makes it worth a look.
  4. 666 Park Avenue will have a little of what "American Horror Story" is having, obviously, even if its frights aren't nearly as jumpy.
  5. The Neighbors means you no harm; it is merely offering buoyant, slightly creepy entertainment for anybody who doesn't take sci-fi or satire too seriously.
  6. There's an interesting psychological drama to explore here, if Ironside's writers and its seasoned cast can resist the easy, repetitive lure of cop-show pro-forma.
  7. I’m immediately impressed with Lucky 7's ensemble cast and how quickly the story drew me in and hinted at some further mysteries.
  8. Trophy Wife is the only new sitcom [this fall] that clears the double hurdles of cast chemistry and story pacing in the pilot episode.
  9. Davis is overqualified for the material, and, yet, like Kerry Washington before her, she brings an added dimension to the part of an intimidating yet vulnerable woman. Meanwhile, through the hammy uses of flash-forwarding, it’s barely any time at all before Annalise’s ambitious students are tasked with covering up their own homicidal tendencies.
  10. Though I’m not in love with the idea of another sitcom in which a woman fixates on engagement rings and wedding planning, it’s impossible to resist the fluidly written, sharply performed quips and pop-culture references that are effortlessly strewn across Marry Me’s pilot episode.
  11. The Claire Danes/Carrie Mathison comparisons are inevitable (especially when Heigl’s character numbs her grief with casual sex with strangers), but State of Affairs feels like an honest NBC upgrade.
  12. Steinberg... appears to be having a good time, and that helps a lot.
  13. The results are often wickedly amusing.
  14. Mamet offers a kind of thinking person's war movie for a nation that is, indeed, at war.
  15. "Sons & Daughters" turns the banalities of family life upside down and inside out and finds something new, and even something cherishable, in many of them.
  16. What lifts "Evidence" well above the clamor of standard cop shows is the charisma between its two male leads.
  17. Most of the actors make their characters zesty and likable, if on occasion too glib for their -- and our -- own good.
  18. An addictive frolic for summertime.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are no big tricks, no screaming fireworks, no shocking pull-back-the-curtain exposés on "The Hill." Instead, it's a solid and useful look at some smart, passionate people trying do something they think is right.
  19. A dazzling and gripping crime drama.
  20. For what it is, it's an extremely accomplished piece of work -- unsettling in ways that few suspense thrillers manage to be.
  21. A wickedly entertaining show.
  22. The production is nothing if not rich, awash in muted hues, populated with rivetingly complex characters and yet disappointingly low on spectacle.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bravo is gambling that there's at least as much interest in the rooms we live in as the food we eat and the clothes we buy. And judging by this show's high points, that's one safe bet.
  23. The overall effect is pleasing, light, cheerful.
  24. Goldblum... gives the character of Raines a solid and gratifying humanity, enough to lift "just another" cop opera into a considerably more rarefied realm.
  25. Do we ever feel as if we're really there, in Henry's court, half a millennium ago? Perhaps not, but a splendid cast and sumptuous production details make "The Tudors" a rollicking and resplendent show, if never a deeply affecting one.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its fresh premise, the show could be a welcome oasis to viewers who are weary of animation, reality or even football.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With so many characters to introduce in a one-hour show, at least a few broad strokes are unavoidable.
  26. Viewers who like to tiptoe over to the dark side now and then--at least once a week--are bound to find Walt White's wonderland of woes worth a visit or two, or many more.

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