For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 69% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Gonzalez's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Desperate Housewives: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 7 out of 22
22 tv reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    Too often, though, the series goes one step further by blaring that message out loud, with dialogue that suggests a kind of PSA speak. That isn’t so much an issue in scenes that see the characters fighting the menace of AIDS, as Pose knows that the gay community raised awareness of the disease in the bluntest of ways, but in various scenarios, like Angel’s pursuit of her modeling career, that are beholden to all manner of coming-of-age and aspirational clichés.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    O.G.’s ostensible authenticity does little to add dramatic heft to these stock character moments. Wright does most of the heavy lifting here, weaponizing glances and gestures to impart a weary history that the film fails to develop.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ed Gonzalez
    Flanagan so profoundly conveys the ferocity with which the past haunts this family, ensnaring them in webs of grief, that it feels as if we, too, are being pushed into an oblivion, so that we no longer have to share these characters’ living nightmares. For its blistering gathering of trauma, this [sixth] episode is without equal among the six that were provided to press ahead of The Haunting of Hill House's premiere, and it leaves you with a depressing and melancholy impression that there may actually be no escape from whatever it is that’s haunting the Crains.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    Viewers have reason to worry that maybe the series isn’t so much taking them down a road less traveled so much as leading them around in circles, dragging itself out in order to once again make a familiar and garrulous point about the best-laid plans of mice and men often going awry.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    The Fab 5 can stand to ponder whether or not their heroes feel as if they're embracing an inauthentic idea of the self. But as Queer Eye already knows that its strength isn't in selling us a product, but rather in using its heroes to remind us of how to be more decent in our lives, maybe it's okay to tell the Fab 5 that they, too, can do better.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Gonzalez
    Bristle at Pose's dissonant style all you want, like the judges might during the too-few ball sequences, but recognize that Murphy's empathy is neither cheap nor self-flattering, and that it gives the series its unmistakable life.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ed Gonzalez
    Here and elsewhere, the series attests with great compassion to the revitalizing effects of living in a place where, while more homogeneous than it once was, pockets of resistance remain--and where people are nothing if not alive to the power of difference.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ed Gonzalez
    Though season four sees it treading into heavy waters, Broad City does so without shoving a woke badge in our faces.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Gonzalez
    Like many an episode, it has a way of unexpectedly disarming you with the way man and woman arrive as if by abstract accident at a place of mutual understanding, and the effect is almost cosmic in its good-heartedness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    Throughout, the series suggests that it’s been market-tested to a place where originality no longer has a place to bloom.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    The series fails so spectacularly on the level of characterization that its occasional grace notes, mostly concerning how catastrophe changes the circuitry of family dynamics, feel accidentally stumbled upon.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Gonzalez
    Even for those who aren't old enough to remember the so-called trial of the century in great detail, this nostalgia-stoking enterprise largely exudes a contemptuous sense of observation. In dramatizations of less knowable incidents, the filmmakers bluntly and mockingly acknowledge the key players' behind-the-scenes travails.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Gonzalez
    Right off the bat, this new season strongly hints that the series will continue to ruminate on primal sensations of fear and survival, but that it will be more content to allow action, as opposed to a plethora of argumentative moral debates, to speak to such existential matters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    I don't know what's worse about Desperate Housewives: its contempt for women, its shrill sense of humor, the incessant tinkle of its Elfman-esque score, or its lame attempts at making its Backlot, Hollywood aesthetic seem as if it exists in the real world.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Ed Gonzalez
    Only the show's third episode ("Muslims and America") shows profound resonance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Ed Gonzalez
    Its exploitative, one-sided formula represents a shallow representation of gay culture. ... If the show is remotely watchable it's because the hands involved in its making always manage to sink to heretofore unknown lows, and one could say it's a duty, if not exactly a privilege, to document the fall.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    Like Lisa Kudrow on the heinous The Comeback, Parker brings a great performance to a less than one-dimensional part.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    The all-star cast, which includes Hector Elizondo as the patriarch of the Duque family and Jimmy Smits as the adopted son who inherits principal control of the old man's sugar cane business in a contentious handover, bring authenticity to what is otherwise a hysterical, Dynasty-style vision of Cuban-American experience set in and around kitschy Miami.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    Week in, week out, Ugly Betty subjects its audience to the same recycled crisis.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Gonzalez
    Like Lost, the show seems predicated on an unsustainable premise, but Prison Break is moving along more briskly.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Ed Gonzalez
    A good drama but an average psychological study.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Ed Gonzalez
    The film is already a lost cause from its opening scene, during which an old woman wearing a Star of David necklace walks into a polling station and appears stricken by either IBS or Alzheimer's after accidentally screwing up her butterfly ballot.

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