Ginia Bellafante

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For 154 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ginia Bellafante's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Thurgood
Lowest review score: 10 Bridalplasty: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 154
  2. Negative: 29 out of 154
154 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Ginia Bellafante
    The most visually sensual series perhaps ever seen on television.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Ginia Bellafante
    It thrives as radical comedy because it challenges one of our most preciously held assumptions: that parenthood is ennobling, rewarding work; that it grounds us and makes us marginally better people.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Ginia Bellafante
    An imaginative departure from the sea of indistinguishable sitcoms on the networks this fall.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Ginia Bellafante
    On Melrose [Place] the characters are so unfailingly stupid that they remain dumbfounded every single time they are blackmailed or cheated on. In comparison, the CPW crowd is rather sharp and as a result less fun to watch. Still, there are snippets of irresistible dialogue.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    Caroline lacks the quirkiness and edge of its fellow NBC sitcoms. It also depends on the sort of hoary comedy devices that have made decades of TV sitcoms embarrassing to watch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ginia Bellafante
    VR.5 is a science-fiction TV show that Patricia Highsmith might have written. For all its vividly colored effects, it is above all an exploration of the unsolved mysteries of Sydney's interior life.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Ginia Bellafante
    There is probably more incisive humor in one hour of TV Nation than in a season of Murphy Brown.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Ginia Bellafante
    Third Rock's creators, veteran Saturday Night Live writers Bonnie and Terry Turner, have described the show as "Carl Sagan meets the Marx Brothers." In reality, it's Maude meets Mork & Mindy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Ginia Bellafante
    Murder One remains a fine legal thriller with a robust, well-observed appreciation for the egotists who are drawn into the web of splashy criminal trials.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Ginia Bellafante
    The show is too pat and tidy to make you check under the sofa during the commercial breaks.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ginia Bellafante
    Yet as over the top as Millennium can get, the show does succeed at creating a marvelously unrelenting sense of unease.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ginia Bellafante
    The conceit is absurd, to be sure; the focus on ill-suited lovebirds-in-the-making, well worn. But the show somehow manages to mine subversive comedy from this unpromising vein.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Ginia Bellafante
    Mad TV has an edginess that Lorne Michaels' once revolutionary show [SNL] has long lacked. ... Of course, Mad TV is not without its lapses. Though it has steadily improved since its unpromising early episodes, there are still sketches so heavy-handed in their attempt to appear politically incorrect that they are virtually unwatchable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Ginia Bellafante
    An incomparable thriller.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    The most maddening aspect of the show has been the increasing and incongruous presence of real-world issues.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Ginia Bellafante
    As homage to the unclean gymnastics of p.r., Spin City is certainly the season's most believable new sitcom. And also by far the best.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Ginia Bellafante
    EZ Streets sustains a mood of despair unlike any other drama on television. ... And yet, for all its solemnity, EZ Streets somehow manages to avoid melodrama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    The show lacks the vision of The Simpsons, the snappy rhythm and the kind of far-reaching humor that keep it dizzyingly smart even after a decade on the air.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ginia Bellafante
    Worth watching.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Ginia Bellafante
    While refraining from slapping the comedy on too thick, creator David Chase has made Soprano's inward search surprisingly affecting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ginia Bellafante
    Awkward is a wry show about longing--for love, certainly, but also for consistency, that great intangible in the ever-morphing world of high school life.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ginia Bellafante
    There is little resistance to cliche in all this, but the cliche is so visually appealing that you'll feel like a spoiled child if you complain. And you're given such a treat that you'll also feel like one, begging for more.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Ginia Bellafante
    The series hardly tweaks the formula, though it does so just enough that the more generously inclined might claim that Love in the Wild is an effort at democratizing the reality dating show.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ginia Bellafante
    Though the series begins amusingly enough, it quickly descends into cloying buddy escapade, in which the full-of-heart slacker seeks to teach his careerist boss how to care, and the careerist boss teaches his moldable young thing about cunning and diligence and clothes that cost a mortgage payment.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ginia Bellafante
    Yes, boys and girls, Teen Wolf has more to say than "Jersey Shore."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ginia Bellafante
    And so begin the one-night stands, screaming matches, freedom affirmations, back-seat seductions and enraged exits of this largely absurdist but not entirely useless almost-postracial soap.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ginia Bellafante
    Current TV turns out to be less serious than one would have predicted, and in some sense 4th and Forever might have benefited from some of the aura of earnestness that used to surround Mr. Gore before he took to making uncannily great guest appearances on enterprises like "30 Rock."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ginia Bellafante
    Call Me Fitz doesn't tax its thinking mechanisms, a fact for which we are not ungrateful. Instead it deftly draws a world in which sin and sexual charisma come at full new-model cost.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Ginia Bellafante
    If you are not averse to the Dungeons & Dragons aesthetic, the series might be worth the effort. If you are nearly anyone else, you will hunger for HBO to get back to the business of languages for which we already have a dictionary.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ginia Bellafante
    Happy Endings is both a retro version of "Friends" and a more superficially progressive one.

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