For 260 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bruce Miller's Scores

Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Almost Family: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 260
260 tv reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Miller
    [Paris Jackson and Kaia Gerber] hew closely to “Scream Queens” and push the envelope with scenes that explore their sexuality. Their acting abilities may be similar to their parents’ at the same age, but they pair well with McCormick, who seems more mature than anyone in the house. Bomer and Creel, oddly, don’t seem to fit in this setting. They embrace the humor but can’t quite promote the terror. ... Tveit does a much better job of straddling the “AHS” worlds.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Directed by Brian Volk-Weiss, the often irreverent documentary moves as quickly as a roller coaster and excites twice as much.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Bruce Miller
    Sudeikis continues to inspire in untenable situations. Season Two throws out plenty of them and lets the fish out of water swim more than sink. A big chunk of the supporting cast earned Emmy nominations and it’s easy to see why – particularly when they’re made the focus of entire episodes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    White uses sly humor throughout the series and gets his best results from Bartlett, who unravels in unusual ways. He captures the manager’s approach beautifully and has plenty of fun getting even.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Thanks to some inspired choreography by Christopher Gattelli, “Schmigadoon!” is as excitable as its exclamation point and just as worthy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    It’s cute. But “Monsters at Work” might need a little more retooling on the scripts. They’re a laugh-a-10 minutes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    More confident than the first season, this “Dave” shows a side of the fictional Burd that’s more believable. ... While “Dave” embraces too many guest stars, it doesn’t shortchange GaTa (the show’s stealth weapon) or Burd. Burd, in fact, is a much better actor this time out. ... “Dave” really soars on the backs of its unexpected stars.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Bruce Miller
    “Hacks” is her [Jean Smart's] master class – a series that showcases just how much she can add to anyone’s work. ... “Hacks” nicely fills the void left by “VEEP.” It, too, is acerbic and on point. ... While “Hacks” may be a harsh title for something this deliciously good, it captures the price some are willing to pay for celebrity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    When Federle brings in the North High cast (also competing for the big “Menkie” award for school productions), “HSMTMTS” becomes much more complex than any of its predecessors. ... “HSMTMTS” may have the longest title of any series on television, but it earns each of its consonants.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Running seven hours, “Mare of Easttown” often exchanges action for atmosphere. A few more cases could have pushed this along, but it does engage. Winslet never falters, making “Easttown” seem like the place she was born, raised and disappointed. Peters and Smart are great sparring partners but Mare is the deserving main attraction. Winslet is the reason.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    “TF&TWS” feels right now, even though it was originally scheduled to come before “WandaVision.” After that ground-breaking series cleansed the palate, it’s good to have something this lavish popping on home screens. Mackie and Stan deserve the attention. We saw that in earlier films when they got to banter. Now, they’re in the drivers’ seats.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Miller
    [Anna Shay's] a fun one to watch and, easily, a forgiving friend. The others don’t get the same pass. ... It’s one more reality show that gives rich people a chance to build brands and foster careers without having to do any heavy lifting. It’s an escape. But without Anna, it’s not an escape we’d want to take.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Bruce Miller
    Easily one of the best new shows in years, “WandaVision” accomplishes the impossible: it pulls us back in just when we thought we were out.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Miller
    Sedgwick breezes through the scenes as if she has been playing something like this for years but Lizer doesn’t give much motivation for her characters’ moves. ... Throwing in a few more Iowa references (we’ve got plenty of them) would help “Mother” distinguish itself from dozens of similar comedies. “Bless This Mess” took its “Green Acres” plot, infused it with a big helping of Nebraska and found a way to thrive. “Call Your Mother” could do the same thing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Bruce Miller
    Danson does a bit of the goofiness we saw to better effect in “The Good Place” and Hunter is so stern it’s surprising someone didn’t pull her aside and point out this is a comedy. Stray bits of information (like a straw ban in Los Angeles) bring a smile; direct steals (how to spell “syzygy” was a plot point in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) suggest someone didn’t do due diligence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Miller
    Considering the money that must have been spent on it, “Bridgerton” should be better. It has all the trappings of a 1980s network miniseries but none of its sizzle. More humor -- and an appearance by Andrews -- would help immensely.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    While “On Pointe” forgets some characters from episode to episode, it details the shared experience nicely. Ballet is not easy, we learn.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Bruce Miller
    It’s a 1960s medical drama in a 2020 world. ... “Nurses” isn’t the medical series you’ve been longing to see. It’s just the one that happens to be here.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Intriguing and thought-provoking, “Your Honor” should get families to consider how far they’d go to protect a loved one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Miller
    Pennette’s mission, though, is to keep Ashford in the fold no matter what it takes. She’s the A+ in this fairly middling comedy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Because there’s so much to this community (wait until you meet Jesse James Keitel’s Jerrie), you don’t get all the characters right away. Like that winding highway, they go on and on. ... Thankfully, Kelley makes “Big Sky” worth the wait.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Anderson, a favorite in British theater, shows American audiences yet another nuanced take that manages to nudge even Colman’s performance. ... While Corrin doesn’t make a deep impression until the third episode, she gives Diana a strength we haven’t seen before.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    Mara and Robinson are good leads – you can see him wilt as the years go by – but they also don’t provide enough of the why.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    While Adams and McDorman dominate, they’re not the only ones to watch. The other five get their moments; their families do, too.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Because it antes in so many pots, this “Fargo” is like a thick novel – frequently unwieldy. Schwartzman and Buckley get lost (just when you need them the most); Timothy Olyphant and Jack Huston show up as lawmen when you’re not quite ready for them.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Miller
    Because it’s like some 1950s melodrama, “Ratched” is quite attractive initially. ... Instead, it's just a shirttail relative of "American Horror Story," another series that isn't always sure what it wants to do.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    Too traditional for its own good, it needs to mix things up on a grand scale.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    “Coastal Elites” is a powerful 90 minutes with five actors who know how to make each moment count. You may not agree with the political points some espouse, but you will respect the heart that’s behind them.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    While the first season surprised with behind-the-scenes talk (and action) among the superheroes, it didn’t have the depth this one does.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    “Million Dollar Beach House,” an airy addition to the summer schedule, doesn’t really have the drama of “Million Dollar Listings” or “Selling Sunset,” but there is enough here to savor. ... Had the producers shown us more of the Hamptons in the process, “MDBH” might have set itself apart from other, similar shows.

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