For 5 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dan Kois' Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 80 What We Do in the Shadows (2019): Season 1
Lowest review score: 50 Sing On!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 tv reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Kois
    The show is fun enough. ... This dependence on objective scoring makes the actual experience of watching the show way less exciting than any random karaoke night at your local bar. During each performance, the vocal analyzer scrolls left to right across the bottom of the screen, showing us every note that the singer didn’t quite nail. The result is that we end up watching the scoreboard, not the game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Kois
    I often felt as though it could use less science and more … babies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Kois
    It seems to me that What We Do in the Shadows has more up its sleeve than just re-creating the vibe of the original. I’m eager to see the show find yet more creative ways to expand upon its central conceit: that even in the antiseptic, brightly-lit modern world, monsters are all around us.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Kois
    Carvel and especially Marsan give such invigorating performances, and play against each other so beautifully, that they breathe life into a friendship that in the book could feel, at times, a bit schematic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Dan Kois
    The series is a robust and satisfying experience, one that doesn’t skimp on the story’s world-spanning political and religious intrigue, but keeps at its center one man whose calm gaze focuses the sweeping material and makes it feel manageable.

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