Zap2it (Inside the Box)'s Scores

  • TV
For 166 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Boardwalk Empire: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 93
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 93
  3. Negative: 0 out of 93
93 tv reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We're looking forward to the rest of the season to watch this finely drawn mystery unravel.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not exactly groundbreaking TV, but it's fun, sexy and filled with "Degrassi" alums--easy to watch and incredibly addictive.
  1. Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23 offers a new take on an old formula and it succeeds. It's weird, well cast and, most importantly, funny.
  2. Veep is a show, though, that finds great comedy in the space between that idealism and the reality they face every day.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Four episodes in, and Girls is still packing tons of jaw-dropping, head-shaking, eyebrow-raising scenes into 30 minutes each Sunday night.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This heartwarming show just might become the sitcom success NBC so desperately needs.
  3. The show has one of the most thrilling pilots of recent years, but there are a few growing pains in the subsequent two episodes as the show sorts out the weight it gives stories involving the sub's crew, the locals on the tropical island they commandeer and the people back home who have connections to the sub.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're hoping for a slow-building romance, a relatable lead character, and a sweet follow-up to lighthearted lead-in "Hart of Dixie," you're in the right place.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It all works. Although Ripper Street does move at the slow pace characteristic of most British dramas, every scene and every line has meaning.
  4. For all the excitement of the missions and the tension with the FBI neighbor, what really carries the show is the relationship between Philip and Elizabeth.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spacey clearly loves portraying the wonderfully manipulative Frank Underwood, while Wright does a very convincing take on Lady Macbeth.
  5. Yet as inspired as the performances are and as fully realized as the world is, traces of Soderbergh's recent weaknesses remain. For all the insight into Liberace's private life, there's very little insight into the man himself.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Always a 30-minute show with a rich vein of drama, Weeds feels darker than ever this season.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not only the charm of the characters that raises "Please Like Me" above the lazy comparison. The series is also funny.
  6. Add in openly gay Captain Holt and the excellent supporting cast of Chelsea Peretti, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio and Stephanie Beatriz and you've got a good formula for a fun half-hour comedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The criminal-teams-with-agent dynamic is nothing new, but it's taking the journey of The Blacklist with Spader and Boone that makes this show so engaging. It only helps that they have a strong supporting cast featuring the likes of Ryan Eggold, Diego Klattenhoff and Harry Lennix.
  7. The show is likely to score big ratings for its premiere, and early evidence indicates there's enough to keep people coming back.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All together Masters of Sex makes an engaging pilot, but it is as yet untested as a premise for a series.
  8. This joyful look into the past makes the dullest of facts come alive.
  9. Carter and West turn in winning performances, however little they resemble the icons they've been tasked to portray.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between the funny characters and the endless possibilities of worlds the two can visit, Rick and Morty has plenty of places to go.
  10. Fun jokes, strange setups and surprisingly touching moments are all present as Community dances its fine edge between silliness and the abyss of the insane.
  11. The new season returns to the show's more familiar structure. But the character beats that played out last season--and in previous seasons, for that matter -- linger. The result is that the Harlan, Ky., and environs of Justified feels like a very familiar, lived-in place--in the best possible sense.
  12. The new comedy delivers on its crazy promise.
  13. Some won't find it gay enough, others will likely wrinkle their nose at the word "gay" and avoid it like the plague. That's a shame, because with this quiet, sincere little show is quite revolutionary on its own. And that's something worth looking at.
  14. Four episodes in, Black Sails is actually spinning a cleverly-crafted tale of intrigue, secrets and deceit surrounding a race for an enormous cache of gold in a Spanish galleon.
  15. Billy and Steve, and even Rodney (Nick Daley) and Walter (John Ratzenberger), get entire story arcs and episodes dedicated to their lives and troubles, and that's part of what is helping the series find its footing.
  16. Silicon Valley has its share of pause-the-DVR laugh lines, but it's not as relentlessly funny as, say, Judge's "Office Space." It does, however, get better as it goes along.
  17. Eventually, the series makes way for just enough plot to give our poor, overstimulated eyes a rest. There's a bit of political maneuvering, fierce rivalries, the examination of slavery vs. free will, ludus-yard hazing and even romance.
  18. Will it mete out enough answers to keep viewers tuning in? And can it sustain the mystery all season? We're dubious, but we're already engaged enough that we'll give the show a chance.