Washington Post's Scores

For 937 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Broadchurch: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Hidden Palms: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 371
  2. Negative: 0 out of 371
371 tv reviews
  1. Dharma & Greg goes beyond merely funny all the way to enchanting. There's nothing momentous or groundbreaking about the new ABC sitcom, but it's good-hearted, lightheaded and delightful, a kind of miracle cure for the blues -- especially the blues you might get from most of the other new sitcoms this season. [24 Sept 1997, p.D01]
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  2. Former fans of "Twin Peaks" who feel that show has become too ridiculous to bear may find the snowy terrain of Northern Exposure a pleasing substitute. The series seems to have struck a happy balance: just ridiculous enough. [8 Apr 1991, p.C2]
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  3. It's a grim, evocative look at some of this country's ruggedest but most disreputable roots -- a meticulously detailed portrait of a time, place and people that makes even today, with its punishing headlines about suicide bombs and other terrorist atrocities, seem almost safe and sane.
  4. As much as any other Western town in any other Western, Deadwood -- which is really a camp hoping to be a town hoping to be part of the United States -- seems really to exist, so vivid are the characters and so rich the texture. [5 Mar 2005, p.C01]
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  5. Absorbing and deeply inspiring.... The film ably transitions to and from its parallel stories of uplift and defeat.
  6. 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]
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  7. 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]
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  8. 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.
  9. By the third episode, Fargo confidently stretches in a direction that is uniquely satisfying.
  10. It's a beautiful downer of a show that becomes more revealing and absorbing as it moves along.
  11. Overdoing things is one of Murphy's trademark flaws, but this show has a captivating style and giddy gross-outs.
  12. 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.
  13. Elementary exhibits enough stylish wit in its mood and look to quickly distinguish itself from the latest British "Sherlock" series.
  14. “House” comparisons will surely abound, but Rake is easily one of the more confident network dramas to come our way of late.
  15. Stylish, intricate and entertaining.
  16. Smart, sassy and delightful.
  17. No matter how opulent this production, Mirren is never upstaged, and she is the best reason to keep watching.
  18. "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.
  19. "Shark" is one of the season's best and fastest-moving new dramas.
  20. It's sweet, touching and deliriously cheerful -- the best new show of the year and a great big blast of happiness.
  21. "The Knights of Prosperity" is knee-slappingly and side-splittingly funny stuff, or as close to that as TV gets these days.
  22. What it lacks in edge, it makes up for in charm.
  23. Gripping.
  24. Nearly everything is done right, most conspicuously in the casting of Glenn Close as Patty Hewes.
  25. 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.
  26. 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."
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Reaper works on its own cleverly devilish level and proves one of the happier, snappier surprises of the season.

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