Mike Lechevallier

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For 48 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 14% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 80% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Lechevallier's Scores

Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 88 Archer: Season 4
Lowest review score: 12 Family Tools: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 48
  2. Negative: 10 out of 48
48 tv reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Lechevallier
    Adapted from the British series of the same name, Getting On is billed as a comedy, but the show's setting, a neglected geriatric rehabilitation ward, is such an overwhelmingly depressing environment that much of the offbeat humor ends up flatlining.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Lechevallier
    Coming from J.J. Abrams's aptly-titled Bad Robot Productions, Almost Human certainly has the means to develop into something more innovative, but as it hardly makes an effort to differentiate from the material it habitually duplicates, it's a series that repeatedly finds itself on the fritz.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Lechevallier
    Being confined to a wheelchair might someday teach Ironside some humility, diminishing his round-the-clock animosity as the series progresses, but for now all it's apparently done is turn him into even more of a jerk.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Lechevallier
    Where Mad Men branches out its individual narratives in a variety of ways, letting its characters deal with problems not related to the workplace, Masters of Sex seems rigidly anchored to its basic premise.
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    • 63 Mike Lechevallier
    Strangely, the fourth season of Eastbound & Down exudes a somber tone that flies in the face of the show's typically rambunctious tendencies. Kenny is crankier than in the past, and his staunchly vexed attitude throws the proceedings a bit off balance.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Lechevallier
    Hostages feels as if it's impulsively running on autopilot, periodically checking off boxes on a laundry list of genre clich├ęs.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 12 Mike Lechevallier
    It's the sitcom equivalent of "Pull my finger": crude, outdated, and immodestly proposed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Lechevallier
    Nucky has long been the king in this regard, but for once his throne seems like it's in real jeopardy, and it's a joy to watch him squirm.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Lechevallier
    Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito) are as magnetically dysfunctional as ever, and their neurotic efforts to scheme their way to happiness, fame, and fortune continue to coincide with skewed views on a variety of real-world issues that blend well with the show's onslaught of crude, scattershot humor.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Lechevallier
    Low Winter Sun too often lingers on Detroit's colorless evil more than its spirited righteousness, resulting in an overwhelmingly bleak narrative that feels as cold and lifeless as a corpse.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Lechevallier
    Camp's most criminal offensives surface as it endeavors to deliver worldly moral lessons through cringe-worthy revelations of its characters' dimwittedness and vast cultural intolerances.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Lechevallier
    The show's large ensemble is mostly free of stereotypes, and nearly every narrative shift feels authentic and punctual.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Lechevallier
    [Futurama has] eccentric yet oddly sympathetic characters, scores of clever pop-culture homages, and a unique visual aesthetic that isn't afraid to experiment with a variety of styles both vintage and modern.
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    • 63 Mike Lechevallier
    Unfortunately, for every profound realization Ryan makes about himself, there's about a dozen instances of Wilfred having sex with a stuffed animal or urinating on the floor.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Lechevallier
    Mistresses is awash in a yawn-inducing flatness as thick as its quartet of cracked concubines.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Lechevallier
    Motive flounders chiefly, however, because it expends lasting suspense by providing the audience with all the hard facts they need up front, subsequently granting them an invitation to leave the party early.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Lechevallier
    The Goodwin Games isn't a sophisticated comedy by any means, and memorable quips are few and far between, but its overall lightheartedness manages to save it from becoming completely dull.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 12 Mike Lechevallier
    Whatever made the original somewhat of a surprise success is clearly absent here, as Family Tools wastes its audience's time with stale, threadbare material that should've never seen the light of day.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Lechevallier
    While Rectify's slow-burn progression may lessen the impact of its sparse anecdotal twists, the series is nevertheless peppered with an array of beautiful wide shots of rural Georgia.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Lechevallier
    The visionary environments are without blemish, and the sound design is on the level of some of Hollywood's heavy-hitters. Yet the stodgy inaction between each explosive set piece is so often bereft of substance that to endure Defiance is to lamentably scour its orbit for any exiguous points of engrossment.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Lechevallier
    When Da Vinci's Demons is barreling at top speed, unapologetically defiling history with its macabre absurdity, as in the surprisingly exciting second episode, "The Serpent," which ditches the disconnected structure of the pilot for a full-on detective yarn with an unexpected last-minute twist (think Sherlock Holmes set in the Renaissance), the show's faults, however obvious they may be, gradually fall by the wayside.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Lechevallier
    Nicholas Wootton's uniformly by-the-book series quickly eradicates itself of any authentic tension by unwisely depicting its hero alive and well (despite a slight limp that has yet to be thoroughly explained) seven years in the future.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Lechevallier
    Their life sucks--and most likely always will, but the trick is learning to live with that fact. Out There believes its characters can prosper in doing so, but doesn't collectively make an honest effort to portray their compassed journey in an imaginative fashion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Lechevallier
    Community has always been a series that wears its badge of snappy creativity proud, and it's fourth season doesn't shy away from that.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Lechevallier
    Do No Harm is very busy and very dumb, lobbing ridiculous obstacles at Jason at full speed, both in the workplace (the onslaught of unidentifiable hospital jargon rivals House at its most ludicrous) and at home (Ian ostensibly shattered Jason's marriage by beating his wife).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Lechevallier
    The series loses some of its drive by its dreary fourth episode, when a labored love triangle between Carroll's disciples mars the overall flow of the central arc. ... Until that point, though, The Following is mostly engaging, even if it never truly substantiates its antagonist's godlike stature in the eyes of his worshipers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 12 Mike Lechevallier
    The series is a nearly unbearable assemblage of recycled sitcom plots that aims to spotlight Jefferies's specific breed of unashamedly mean-spirited witticisms.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Lechevallier
    Archer is a wonder in that its most fiercely flawed characters are its inextinguishable heroes, and their stylized comeuppance arrives in ways that are perpetually unpredictable and altogether resonant within the show's singular, emotionally unhinged universe.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Lechevallier
    Neither a clear message nor steady mood can be properly discerned amid the taxing commotion.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Lechevallier
    It's not that these are shoddily crafted personalities, it's that their predicaments have been done to death, and frankly, executed with much more thoughtfulness on other shows.

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