Jonathan Storm

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For 361 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jonathan Storm's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 American Dad!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 86 out of 361
361 tv reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    Poignant, provocative, insightful, thoughtful, penetrating, compelling, illuminating, surprising, literate, stimulating, inspiring, profound, visually impressive and sublimely entertaining. [25 Aug 1994, p.E01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    A tired old thing. That's usually a bad sign for a brand new show. Daniel Stern plays a single dad who runs the local rec center. CBS changed the original title, American Wreck, probably because it was too accurate. [27 Sept 2001, p.D01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Storm
    This family show isn't in the same area code as that paragon of television, but for those of us who can't go time-traveling, it'll do in a pinch. [27 Sept 2002, p.E11]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Jonathan Storm
    Hawaii provides any student of the medium with a virtually complete compendium of every cliche, shortcut and stereotype in an entire genre of TV that is more than 40 years old...[It] is nothing but stupid. [1 Sept 2004, p.E01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    One of the silliest, most lovable TV shows in years. [8 Nov 2001, p.E04]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Like The Larry Sanders Show, Beggars and Choosers makes riotous and cutting fun of network television and will be a hit in Los Angeles, but it also has a humanity and warm humor that should appeal to folks who don't work in showbiz. [17 June 1999, p.E01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Jonathan Storm
    When the heroes look like this, you don't have to sweat the details. [9 Oct 2002, p.D09]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The characters are quirky, the casting sublime. [17 Sept 2002, p.C01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Jonathan Storm
    This season's worst new series. [24 Sept 2002, p.F01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Jonathan Storm
    It loses some luster under closer scrutiny when the jagged edges of the formula start to cut through the attractive veneer. [1 Oct 2003, p.E01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    It's trying too hard, a rare and forgivable occurrence on TV. Still, the characters are crackerjack, the dialogue frequently poetic. [10 Oct 2000, p.E01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Problem is, all the supposed 16-year-olds look like they're 25 (actors playing the sexy lead couple are both actually 24). Maybe it could be called Well-Muscled Smarmy Young Adults Try to Talk Dirty. [7 Oct 2004]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Jonathan Storm
    A sunny and often funny mix of "Twin Peaks," "Law & Order," and "Flipper." [4 Aug 1998, p.D01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jonathan Storm
    A gloriously shameless exploration of good hearts and mean spirits, of Christian charity and heathen callousness amid the rigorously simple life of backwoods Tennessee in 1912. ... Television that will be too much for the super-cynical urban intellectual but a refreshing breeze for the rest of us. And if you have the slightest predisposition, it will make you cry. [3 Apr 1994]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Jonathan Storm
    A fun show with broad appeal. [6 Oct 1999, p.D01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    Yet another chapter in the Law & Order franchise, fails simply because it comes nowhere close to the expectations established by its ancestor. [30 Sept 2001, p.H01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    Murder One is, hands down, the season's best new series. Others may be scarier or funnier, but tonight's pilot demonstrates that Murder One is an intense expression of television art.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    All this adds up to $100 million worth of eye-popping bravura on the screen, but not a lot of cash to examine what goes on beneath the surface of the characters. One of the most extravagant soap operas in TV history doesn't even supply the fun of The Bold and the Beautiful. Though stuffed with stupid scenes, it lacks the stupid surprises that can make more traditional soaps so addictive. [28 Aug 2005, p.H01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    Rescue Me burns with authenticity, rising from the newly cluttered landscape of summer TV programming to become the No. 1 must-see. [21 July 2004, p.F01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The show's a keeper - daring, imaginative and provocative - but it must be careful not to overheat in the long haul and burn out its audience. [22 July 2003, p.F1]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    Tenderfoot, when you mosey into Deadwood, HBO's latest breathtaking drama series, you should remember: An entirely new world takes a little getting used to. [21 Mar 2004, p.H01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Jonathan Storm
    [Lopez would] be a lot more sympathetic if he didn't keep making weird bug-eyes...But that annoyance pales when George's mother, Benny (Belita Moreno), enters the scene. In addition to being shrill, demeaning and contemptuous of her son, she's unnaturally fixated on his manhood. There's something funny about their relationship, all right, but it sure doesn't generate laughs. [27 Mar 2002]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Jonathan Storm
    The concept is too contrived...Fallin's sentence is 1,500 hours. His show will be lucky to get much past six. [25 Sept 2001, p.C03]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    By opening up the drug world, transforming political constructs into complex, fascinating human beings as lovable (and hateful) as you and me, The Corner does compelling public service. It should be required viewing for public officials. [16 Apr 2000, p.101]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Jonathan Storm
    The production is so technically expert that it's agonizing to watch. And with the emphasis on authenticity, there's almost none of the tension that usually moves drama along. To get through it all, viewers will need to be almost as committed to Band of Brothers as the soldiers were to fighting the war. [9 Sept 2001, p.H01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Jonathan Storm
    Imagine how much fun that discovery will be for a high school lad. And then imagine the anguish and guilt, as he quickly looks away from all those girls, naked beneath their clothes. That's pretty much Smallville in a nutshell: Not super. No boy. [16 Oct 2001, p.D01]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    It's difficult to take your eyes off the screen, not just because it depicts events that are at once moving and puzzling, but also because the pictures themselves are visually commanding. [13 Sep 2003]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    The [first episode], along with two other episodes sent to critics, dispels any of last year's feeling that The Sopranos was losing a little steam. They demonstrate a constant ability to surprise. [4 Mar 2001]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jonathan Storm
    [A] brilliant, layered cops-and-robbers series -- the best since NYPD Blue. [27 Oct 1996]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Jonathan Storm
    An immensely satisfying - and immensely complicated - police drama. [31 May 2003]
    • Philadelphia Inquirer

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