Liz Shannon Miller

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For 195 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 86% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 11% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Liz Shannon Miller's Scores

Average review score: 82
Highest review score: 100 Better Call Saul: Season 6
Lowest review score: 25 The Orville: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 195
195 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    A visual treat packed with both moments of beauty as well as true horror. But while the narrative is less cohesive this season, with its core characters scattered to the winds, its capacity to fascinate us remains intact, especially as the themes which have always been lurking in the show become more present.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    Between Vellani’s compelling performance and the visual flair of Adil & Bilall, Ms. Marvel is frankly just a lot of fun, if only because it’s been a harsh and glum few years, and it’s a joy to watch a young hero take such pleasure in her newfound abilities.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    The Boys feels very much of this specific era, and the nihilism it inspires — the way it captures how futile the struggle to do and be good can feel sometimes, when the systems in place seem like they can never be fixed for the better, give it a certain relevance to today that frankly it’d be nice to ignore.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    So far, though, Obi-Wan feels respective of both its canonical past and the future that lays ahead, and while it’s the exact opposite of new ground, this does feel like a chapter of the Star Wars saga that makes sense to explore...a show we’re hyped to see through to the end.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    If the show were just a little tighter in pace, a little more grounded in fact, it’d be an easy recommend to any cinephiles interested in this particular period of film history. Even as is, there are so many strong elements to recommend it. Just don’t trust too much in its version of events.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    There is a whole new level of danger in the air, but yet some of the show’s darkest moments happen while no one’s holding a gun. The fact that Barry makes a point of this is why it’s one of the smartest shows on TV right now.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Liz Shannon Miller
    Every element of one of TV's best-made shows is working hard to invest us in so many of the show's biggest questions, including the most important one of all: How's it going to end?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    All told, Moon Knight feels limited by that one key choice to start with Steven’s point-of-view. While some of the show’s best moments come from Steven’s ever-present disorientation as to his circumstances, it throws the pacing of the show off to such a degree that by the time the story really kicks into high gear, this highly unconventional origin story feels like it’s drawing to a close.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Liz Shannon Miller
    The Donald Glover-created series, returning for Season 3, remains as ethereal and shocking and fascinating as ever; having screened the first two installments, it’s a thrill to know that eight more are coming to engage and confound us.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    With stories of real trauma, it’s hard to ever imagine a true ending, and this documentary still manages to end on a hopeful note, if only because the hardest part has happened: Wood has managed to tell her story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    The most frustrating aspect of DMZ is that by the end of these four episodes, it does land on something resembling a complete ending — but it's also made the case for itself as an ongoing series.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    This show is first and foremost a love letter to not just the team but its legacy; to root for the 1979 Lakers as depicted in the show isn’t rooting for the underdog, it’s rooting for King Kong.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    Much Trump-era political comedy seems drawn from the very specific genre of “you gotta laugh or you’ll cry,” a flavor of humor you can only ever tolerate for so long. By shedding that sensibility and refocusing on its own unique humor, Space Force did the most valuable thing it could: Make us want more.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    In telling a story about a complicated woman through the lens of another complicated woman, Rhimes builds a lot of nuance into the narrative, ensuring the show’s escape from quick and easy judgment.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    The eight episodes bring together a tumultuous rock star, an iconic model/actress, and the dawn of the internet for a captivating story told with such energy and pop that it comes as a shock, when it reminds you what a violation actually occurred.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    While the five episodes of this series provided in advance to critics have yet to hit that "Poor Mr. Pamuk" sweet spot of scandal, the potential is here for a simply delicious period soap opera.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    With this must-watch series, Chris Miller and Phil Lord prove once again that they're amongst the most exciting storytellers working today.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    Wolf Like Me is pretty good television. It’s bad luck that it’s premiering in a time where if it’s going to be remembered, it needs to be great.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Liz Shannon Miller
    Father is too much of an imitation at some points and too scattered and strange at others. But there are a few sparks of potential here, at least in the supporting cast."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    Naomi does manage to stand out by virtue of being one of the most character-focused superhero endeavors to date. Presuming it continues on that path, there’s a lot of promise in store.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    James Gunn's first major TV project takes this blunt instrument of an anti-hero and uses him as the base for an at times strange, at times pretty fun action-horror adventure. (The term "superhero"... does not feel particularly applicable, in this case.)
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    As opposed to film, television proves itself to be the ideal format for adapting Verne’s tale, given how each new location lends itself nimbly to a new episodic adventure, and the pace across the first season stays lively.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    It is definitely possible to make a more insightful and comprehensive document of Harry Potter as a pop culture phenomenon and its lasting impact. But as a subjective portrait of what it meant to become an adult while making a series of films for children, Return to Hogwarts proves pretty memorable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    While The Book of Boba Fett has a lot of potential, it might remain a hard sale to the casual fan asking “Boba who?”.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Liz Shannon Miller
    There’s an awful lot of classic James Bond in the mix here as well, if James Bond drank Molsons and talked a lot about his dick.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Liz Shannon Miller
    There’s a lot to admire here, actually, such as a real push towards inclusion which isn’t just limited to the wonderful Sara Ramirez, getting a true breakout role as comedian and podcast host Che Diaz. There’s a greater feel of community to this show, as the ensemble feels richer and more developed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    With so many big ideas and complicated storylines involved, Foundation does at times feel a little muddled, because the drawback to having a number of simultaneously running narratives. ... But that ultimately serves as a compliment to the series as a whole; that as big as its scope is, the viewer still gets hooked into individual characters, wanting to know their fate.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Liz Shannon Miller
    A complicated and fascinating thing.. ... If Season 2 does anything differently from Season 1, it's an emphasis on amplification. Supporting cast members get more screen time and weightier storylines than Season 1. The overall message about looking to help others as a way of helping yourself becomes even more prevalent. And the concept of what it means to be a team is even more on display.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    Of all the surprises and twists introduced by this show, perhaps the most exciting is its deep investment in understanding its central character at his best and worst, asking some truly tough questions against the backdrop of a time travel lark. Loki was always one of the MCU's greatest villains. But he's just as compelling as the hero of his own story.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Liz Shannon Miller
    You can feel the plot straining at the confines of just six episodes, and an easy solution would be for someone to please, for the love of little green apples, greenlight a second season. Because what We Are Lady Parts does well, it does extremely well, and its infectious spirit and charming characters deserve a chance to play on.

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