Michael Hogan

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On average, this critic grades 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Hogan's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Dracula (2020): Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 Turn Up Charlie: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
10 tv reviews
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    • 80 Michael Hogan
    This is less fan-centric and more boardroom-based than the debut series but what ultimately emerges once more is a poignant tale in which the unwaveringly loyal locals become the protagonists.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Hogan
    Although this opener had plenty of charm, it wasn’t quite funny enough. There were decent lines about Guernsey, eggs (“I call them the devil’s orbs”) and penetrating somebody’s inner sanctum (you can imagine the rest), but the gaps between gags were simply too long.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Michael Hogan
    The fact that Apple and Amblin decided to launch the series with this slice of bland, middlebrow mediocrity hardly augurs well. In an oversaturated market, Apple TV+ has hardly set the entertainment world alight. It will need to do much better than such featherlight, forgettable fare if it’s going to give Netflix any sleepless nights.
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    • 60 Michael Hogan
    It wasn’t quite as funny as it could have been but the slapstick, pratfalls and culture-clash comedy had a certain irresistible charm. Schwimmer’s comic timing remains pin-sharp and his chemistry with Mohammed was sweet, if not quite at Ross and Rachel levels.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Hogan
    Attempts to create a running thread by fleshing out the police team’s relationships – office politics, post-work socialising, workplace affairs, unrequited crushes and competitive jostling to advance their careers – fall a little flat. You find yourself impatient to get back to the main battle of wits. Despite such flaws, though, Criminal grips, beguiles and keeps you guessing.
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    • 40 Michael Hogan
    Stiles made for a curiously unengaging protagonist. Blank-faced and monotonal, she was presumably intended to be enigmatic, but instead sucked the life off the screen. Indeed, amid all the pampered beauties and stubbly playboys, it was hard to find anybody to like, let alone root for.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Michael Hogan
    Like a garage remix of Nick Hornby’s About a Boy, feckless Charlie and friendless Gabby begin to bond, learn from each other and become (pass the sick bucket) better people. Unfortunately, the early episodes are so unremittingly awful that surely only masochists or Elba family members will make it that far.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Hogan
    Not terribly fresh, then, but still huge fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Hogan
    This was redneck noir: Twin Peaks meets Broadchurch, with a dash of The Killing. Atmospheric and beguiling, True Detective had its hooks into me again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Hogan
    This Dracula is astonishingly accomplished: fearsomely gripping, fiendishly clever and, in every sense, bloody good.

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