Washington Post's Scores

For 855 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Generation Kill: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Happy Hour: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 343
  2. Negative: 0 out of 343
343 tv reviews
  1. Queer as Folk gets off to a triumphantly provocative start. The least that can be said is that there's nothing else like it anywhere on the air. [2 Dec 2000, p.C01]
  2. No one could maintain that the show deals in grueling realism. But the characters and their time do seem affectionately and thoughtfully portrayed, and genuineness along these lines is rare in TV. The Wonder Years is first-class time travel. [15 Mar 1998, p.1]
  3. It’s a precise, sharply executed sendup of the high-tech, billionaire-making culture and economy of Facebook/Google/Apple/Amazon/Yahoo that has infiltrated (“disrupted,” as they say) contemporary life. Better still, Silicon Valley is also here to make you laugh.
  4. By the third episode, Fargo confidently stretches in a direction that is uniquely satisfying.
  5. It's a beautiful downer of a show that becomes more revealing and absorbing as it moves along.
  6. Overdoing things is one of Murphy's trademark flaws, but this show has a captivating style and giddy gross-outs.
  7. Bartha and Rannells's characters display yin/yang neuroses that keep their characters interesting, but as Goldie, the would-be surrogate, Georgia King is unfortunately bland.
  8. Elementary exhibits enough stylish wit in its mood and look to quickly distinguish itself from the latest British "Sherlock" series.
  9. “House” comparisons will surely abound, but Rake is easily one of the more confident network dramas to come our way of late.
  10. Stylish, intricate and entertaining.
  11. Smart, sassy and delightful.
  12. No matter how opulent this production, Mirren is never upstaged, and she is the best reason to keep watching.
  13. "Entourage" returns with feathers fully unfurled, zooming and soaring across the Sunday-night sky and elevating escapism to dizzy new altitudes and basically untroubled new attitudes.
  14. "Shark" is one of the season's best and fastest-moving new dramas.
  15. It's sweet, touching and deliriously cheerful -- the best new show of the year and a great big blast of happiness.
  16. "The Knights of Prosperity" is knee-slappingly and side-splittingly funny stuff, or as close to that as TV gets these days.
  17. What it lacks in edge, it makes up for in charm.
  18. Gripping.
  19. Nearly everything is done right, most conspicuously in the casting of Glenn Close as Patty Hewes.
  20. Here and there, The Company is so evocatively dark and creepy it approaches the artistry of a John le Carré thriller, at least as adapted for TV back in the '80s and '90s.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The movie is as good as the first one, with even better dancing and a story line that engages.
  21. Tell Me You Love Me is not only more provocative than any of the broadcast networks' new fall shows, but also more sophisticated--even than those shows that aspire to be "adult."
  22. At times, it's overboard and maybe a bit giggle-inducing, like watching little kids play dress-up. But overboard is exactly where Gossip Girl wants to be--and what viewers must embrace when taking the guilty plunge.
  23. The show has a happily palpable likability going for it, a lot of that courtesy of Zachary Levi, who plays the unlikely and in fact unwilling hero.
  24. Reaper works on its own cleverly devilish level and proves one of the happier, snappier surprises of the season.
  25. NBC's lavish and splashy new version of Bionic Woman, is not, as one might fear, a BW stripped of everything that fans loved about the '70s original.
  26. It isn't high literature nor even perhaps high television, but In Treatment does have a welcome, and occasionally riveting, pulpy streak, perhaps inevitable with its promise of peeks behind doors that usually remain closed.
  27. Factory is the network's first try at a situation comedy and, surprisingly enough, it's neither perfunctory nor primitive. It is, in fact, one of the few pleasant surprises of the summer.
  28. True Blood isn't meant to be an exercise in good taste. Just a romp and a wallow--and a bloody good one.
  29. As superbly superior as Shannon is (a comparison to Lucille Ball, while inevitable, would not be overreaching), the whole cast shines, and not just in refracted glory.