Jeff Korbelik

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For 188 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 79% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeff Korbelik's Scores

Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 True Detective: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Secrets and Lies: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 188
188 tv reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    The main storyline involves a nefarious crime lord, played by Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, whose gang, The 100, is terrifying the city, but it's Black Lightning’s journey into social issues--the character quotes Martin Luther King Jr. at one point in the premiere--that separates him from the rest of the superhero pack.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    The humor is biting, which you would expect from Meyers, Michaels and Howerton, whose been at his biting best for 12 seasons on “Always Sunny.” And while Howerton is the star, it’s really the supporting players, especially the nerdy kids, who make this one kind of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    I wanted more about Bradlee and Graham’s relationship, but that’s my only real complaint. The documentary opened up other windows into the fabled man for me.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    The opening is a groaner, but after that it’s a wonderful journey back to an era when Carson was king.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Jeff Korbelik
    Inhumans is more comic book-y, with an emphasis on special effects. The target audience appears to be teenagers rather than a mass audience. The effects, though, which include a teleporting giant dog, are pretty cool.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    The story, like it did in early 1990s, grabs your attention. The actors are the reason it keeps it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    Unlike the previous six seasons, there is no supernatural element to this one. It’s just people being unsavory people, which is scary enough.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    The Sinner is a procedural. But unlike most others that are obsessed with the “who,” this gets at the “why.” Talk about intriguing.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Jeff Korbelik
    Like “True Blood,” the cheese factor is high here, but that’s what made the HBO series so fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    Created by Craig Pearce, the series is brash and vibrant, driven by punk rock. It makes the Oscar-winning “Shakespeare in Love” look tame in comparison.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jeff Korbelik
    The pilot had more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Jeff Korbelik
    This one’s OK, but not great. Transitions in the narrative are a bit clunky and the acting is on B level. Still, it offers some summertime horror thrills.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    A thoroughly entertaining early summer revelation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    Sassy and fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Jeff Korbelik
    The laughs, as you can imagine, are few and far between -- what with that death hanging over the comics, who come off as some of the unhappiest, bitter and jealous people ever. ... [Michael Angarano and Clark Duke] play two penniless and naive comics from Boston who come to L.A. seeking fame and fortune. They are funny. I wanted to see more them (and their story) and less of everyone else.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    Viewers unfamiliar with Gaiman’s novel may have trouble following the TV series. The story contains lots of sides and flashbacks. But stick with it. The payoff is there. This is Starz’s most ambitious and satisfying offering yet.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Jeff Korbelik
    It’s more interested in whether she gets away with [killing people]--the “B” story is about an undercover cop trying to catch the doctor in the act.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    Each episode brings a sense of foreboding, making viewing sometimes uncomfortable. And Moss, well, she captivates as the heroine with the odds stacked against her. This one is must-see television.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    McGregor’s portrayals, especially when the brothers share the screen, are astonishing, reminding me of Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany’s multiple-role performances in “Orphan Black.” Winstead and Coon are noteworthy, too.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    Some of the stuff raises an eyebrow, but, heck, the original was that way, too. That was part of the fun. Prison Break was always a guilty pleasure. It remains so for the second go-round.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    [A] clever comedy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 33 Jeff Korbelik
    Elfman’s character brings back her imaginary friend, Mary, from her childhood to help her deal. Mary, voiced by Rachel Dratch, is not funny, just annoying, extremely so.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    Shots Fired tends to get preachy--watch for James’ speech in front of news TV cameras in the pilot that really sets the show in motion--but it sheds a bright light on what’s been playing across newspaper pages.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    It’s stark, harsh and sometimes difficult to watch. It’s also some of the best-made television, dramatizing real-life issues that are as eye-opening as a slap across the face.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    The humor is a combination of sight gags, slapstick and wordplay. And, again, nobody does it better than Lithgow in all three phases.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    If you’re a fan of “Fire” and “PD,” you’ll like this one, too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Jeff Korbelik
    The humor is low-brow and juvenile.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jeff Korbelik
    It’s based on the 1979 novel and movie and is more romantic fluff than thriller.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    This is just pure camp. This is what Murphy does best. Get out the popcorn.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    National Treasure is an uncomfortable, but compelling watch.

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