For 21 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 80% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 16% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ross Bonaime's Scores

Average review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 How to With John Wilson: Season 2
Lowest review score: 25 Resident Evil (2022): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
21 tv reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Ross Bonaime
    Flounders under poor execution, awkward performances, and fan service that rarely works. There's a great Resident Evil adaptation in here somewhere, but like the zeroes scattered throughout this show, Resident Evil mostly just bites.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ross Bonaime
    The Rehearsal gives Fielder the scope and breadth to fully explore his craziest ideas, and it truly seems as though Fielder has immensely grown as a storyteller and created one of the hands-down funniest shows of 2022. With Nathan For You, Nathan Fielder proved he was a brilliant comedic mind, but with The Rehearsal, Fielder proves he just might be a genius.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Ross Bonaime
    Irma Vep takes a bit too long setting the table before getting to the meat of this adaptation, but once it gets going in the third episode, Assayas is crafting a remarkably personal and shockingly honest look at art and himself that expands upon one of his masterpieces in captivating ways.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Ross Bonaime
    With its second season, Russian Doll crafts a narrative that is far more confounding and less structured than the first, and while it might not always work, the result is a season that is far more layered, emotionally satisfying, and engrossing than the pristine nature of the first season.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Ross Bonaime
    Even though we know to expect the unexpected from Atlanta, the series still remains one of the indefinable and unique shows ever made, a shock to the television landscape that is unlike anything else. Atlanta has always been great, but with these first two episodes of Season 3, it continues its path of becoming one of the all-time greats.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Ross Bonaime
    A sensational blend of docudrama, heart, comedy, and drama that is one of 2022’s best miniseries.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Ross Bonaime
    We Need to Talk About Cosby is a fascinating look at the life of Cosby, the duality of his career, and the immense letdown of being disappointed by “American’s dad.” But it’s also an integral series in terms of allowing the survivors to tell their own stories, coming to grips with how to explore art from individuals with horrendous pasts, and how it’s important to walk the walk, instead of just talking the talk.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ross Bonaime
    There are a lot of moving pieces in The Afterparty and under the guidance of Miller, he makes it all look effortless. With its remarkably clever casting, its genre-jumping style, and hilarious comedy mixed with an exciting mystery, The Afterparty shows that nothing is too difficult for Lord and Miller to accomplish in what is already one of the best TV debuts of 2022.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Ross Bonaime
    In addition to trying to set up its own story and characters, HIMYF is struggling with the legacy of its past, while trying to fix the errors its predecessor made. That’s a lot to ask of any sitcom, and who knows if it will be able to pull this off in the long haul. But at least with these first four episodes, thanks to its appealing cast and plenty of promise, How I Met Your Father is off to a rocky, but auspicious start.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Ross Bonaime
    This new season of The Righteous Gemstones is the first great comedy show of 2022, a brilliant combination of insanity and surprising heart. Even though McBride has proven his excellence in television before, Season 2 of The Righteous Gemstones feels like a step above what he’s already done.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ross Bonaime
    MacGruber is all about making the most with very little, and the MacGruber series certainly knows how to recycle what has worked in the past effectively and with hilarious results.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ross Bonaime
    Scenes From a Marriage might be an unnecessary update, but when it’s at its best, Chastain and Isaac make it feel essential.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Ross Bonaime
    How To with John Wilson is an absolute gem, an exhilarating and side-splitting series that could even change the way you look at the world.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Ross Bonaime
    Hawkeye manages to tell a story about the physical and mental wounds of Barton, while still maintaining a spirit of festive joy and warmth. He may be the last of the original Avengers to get his own story, but Hawkeye makes it worth the wait.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Ross Bonaime
    This tragic true story finds just the right blend of comedy and drama, as it’s hard to not laugh at the absurdity of this situation while also finding the deep trauma occurring to be deeply disturbing. The Shrink Next Door is a consistently beguiling series that pushes Rudd and Ferrell as actors in ways we’ve never seen before.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Ross Bonaime
    Season 3 continues to be hilarious and advance character development, but does all of this while unifying this group even tighter as a tremendous ensemble. By bringing new power and new responsibilities to these characters, What We Do in the Shadows brings new blood and an exciting future to one of television’s great comedies.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 33 Ross Bonaime
    In the very first episode, Corman says “most people don’t have anything interesting to say,” and yet the show seems completely oblivious to the fact that Mr. Corman also has nothing worthwhile to give its audience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ross Bonaime
    Turner and Hooch has some fun with the concept of a buddy cop film between a reluctant human and his overwhelming dog, but its inability to get out of the shadow of what the film presented makes this a repetitive series that isn’t quite for anyone and is already stretching this premise extremely thin.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Ross Bonaime
    The White Lotus is one of the funniest, most addictive, and most unusual miniseries to come out from HBO in quite some time. The White Lotus doesn’t just herald White’s welcome return to HBO, it’s also the perfect hysterically bizarre summer series to get lost in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Ross Bonaime
    Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail, the show’s third season, is the first without Rich as showrunner, and at least in the latest iteration’s first episode, “Hittin’ the Trail,” it certainly seems as though Miracle Workers is trying to find its own voice without Rich and struggling to do so.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Ross Bonaime
    The transition of Sweet Tooth into more of a family-friendly fable is a good look for this sprawling tale, one that thankfully is full of hope rather than destruction. Sweet Tooth does this through an endearing adventure that shows rebirth and new chances can come out of even the worst disasters — which makes this a rare uplifting pandemic story in 2021.

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