For 407 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diane Werts' Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 UnReal: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Dr. Ken: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 407
407 tv reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    While "No Direction Home" can't turn the American Mastery trick of telling us what makes a cultural titan tick, it probably gets deeper inside the Dylan mystery than any such portrait is likely to. [26 Sep 2005, p.B17]
    • Newsday
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Diane Werts
    Thwarted by same-old sitcom scripting, full of adults’ childish bickering and laden with “irony” setups. ... The saving grace for the show, as for Alex, becomes his family. Through the first three episodes, they’re a nicely knit group with real chemistry and real concerns vs. the podcasts-for-dummies approach to his workplace.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Diane Werts
    There’s a thing called chemistry, which is little evident in the first few episodes here. Fischer and Hudson seem fine sparring, but not all that connected.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Diane Werts
    The series works overtime to place itself in a “real” world and treat faith earnestly, yet undercuts itself by resorting to every sitcom trick in the TV book.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Diane Werts
    One Day at a Time doesn’t make us laugh so much as let us laugh. Not to say there aren’t some sitcom-y jokes, but they tend to feel real. ... Engaging cast, smart writing, laugh-out-loud execution.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Diane Werts
    If you last the entire pilot, and your head doesn’t hurt, you’re a sturdier viewer than I.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Diane Werts
    The first two episodes demonstrate a firm grasp on both story and style. ... Cunningly provocative project.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Diane Werts
    There’s promising humanity to The Gifted, even in the hyperactive pilot directed by “X-Men” movie auteur Bryan Singer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Diane Werts
    The supernatural action unfolds through special effects like some live-action cartoon, with maybe-aliens literally losing their heads. That matches their Fox Sunday night surroundings--but with sneaky bits of sentiment sprinkled in.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Diane Werts
    Inhumans squanders its Marvel back story (largely unclear here), to come off silly and stilted (in the hands of “Iron Fist” showrunner Scott Buck), as it plods through a cheap parade of cliches in writing, design and production. Despite special effects up the wazoo, it’s utterly devoid of magic or wonder.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Diane Werts
    It feels to me like CBS wanted a military heroism series, and the producers provided one, and here it is.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Diane Werts
    Capable enough time-killer, but nothing compelling.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    It’s emotion that moves the story forward. Highmore’s face and attitude. Schiff’s faith and moral weight. Thomas’ curiosity-generosity. That sets it apart from “House.”
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    This Tick moves like a movie, each episode more a chapter in an extended tale than a half-hour payoff.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Even vintage home movies from unexpected sources-- Oakland’s black community, a Kentucky small-town newspaper--conjure a relatable sense of life being lived, in a continuity that clearly flows through us today.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The pilot hour delivers with blood-soaked gusto. The second hour gets more amusing. And wit can be the saving grace for casual viewers of the grindhouse genre.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    The show spurts onto the air like ketchup spewed from an oversqueezed bottle, plopping frenzied mayhem all over everything.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Taken exercises its thriller muscles effectively, dashing between locations and speed-introducing people as props to help/harm Mills while he races the clock to save the day.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    From the setup to the incidentals, People of Earth is packed with humor and heart forever revealed in clever ways.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Yet, for all its jam-packed insanity, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can be one of the tube’s most perceptive and moving shows.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Diane Werts
    If only I were 12 again. The tween in me would have loved the scruff and the cute and the “wild” antics.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Diane Werts
    Conviction is so into overkill, it’s hard to tell what to take seriously.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Diane Werts
    Driver['s character] is so self-righteous in her advocacy, so insensitive to her impact, that a little of her goes a long way. And there’s more than a little of her here.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Pitch is doggedly inspirational. And despite its hackneyed moments, the pilot introduces enough meaty stuff to warrant a wait-and-see response. It’s a fresh concept amid TV’s sea of cookie-cutter franchises.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 42 Diane Werts
    Crawford and Wayans display little rapport. That leaves racing cars, speeding bullets and wannabe wit to prop up an essentially superfluous show.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Diane Werts
    Bull is sleek in look, pace and technique--and crafty enough to indulge CBS’ trademark dollop of human feeling amid the flash. But it’s essentially breezy TV junk food, leaving behind a prefab aftertaste.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Diane Werts
    This new version looks like Franco moved on to something else long before he finished it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Diane Werts
    Whip-smart and skintight, Season 2 clicks like clockwork. You’re appalled, you’re LOL, you can’t wait to see next week.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Diane Werts
    With all this time spent checking off genre boxes, there’s scant space for the narrative to breathe beyond them.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    It’s easy enough for new viewers to join this Emmy-nominated gem, as its third season reshuffles everyone’s deck at least once.

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