For 39 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Surette's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Better Call Saul: Season 4
Lowest review score: 10 The I-Land: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
39 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Tim Surette
    It's THE reason to throw down five bucks for an Apple TV+ subscription. Each episode of Little America is based on a true story of an immigrant to the United States, and retold in a 30-minute block of inspiring, unwavering humanity filled with hope, humor, and joy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Surette
    It wouldn't be wrong to say Iannucci is slightly better with what worked on Veep, but Avenue 5 is plenty funny if you can launch the Veep comparisons out of the airlock. (Besides, let's be fair here, can anything be as good as Veep?) With a strong cast and Iannucci's unpredictable sense of humor, there's real potential that Avenue 5 can go a long way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Surette
    Nora from Queens has two things that give it its own identity: It's told from an Asian-American point of view, and its hero still lives at home with her father and grandmother.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    It's a shame that the season finale is awful, because the first episode of Dracula is fanf---ingtastic.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Surette
    The barrier for entry with The Witcher is pretty high; between the weird-ass fantasy names, odd story structure, and complicated backstory, it's a lot to take on without a little help. I went in knowing very little, but at some point decided "f--- it, I'm in," and left wanting to know a lot more. If you can add a new project like The Witcher to your life, you should.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Surette
    Individually, these characters work fine, but together, they're a headache, and that's a problem when the whole point of the show is proving that girl squads — their words, not mine — can have each other's backs no matter what and men don't define them.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Tim Surette
    The first episode of The Mandalorian is a nostalgic blast that's thrilling, fun, and respectful of its roots, which we can't say about all things Star Wars these days. But it's the perfect fit of its western tone that makes it great.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Tim Surette
    Krasinski elevates the character simply by the fact that we just want to pinch his cheeks. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is meat-and-potatoes spy thriller entertainment, and now has its equally accessible character to drive it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Surette
    A lot of the male characters, headlined by Joel Kinnaman and Michael Dorman, are flat and stereotypically predictable, but the show tells its best stories with the women involved in the space program, be it the first class of female astronauts or the wives of the original astronauts. Thankfully, large chunks of episodes are devoted to them. And the space scenes look good too.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    Simplified storytelling and giving viewers what they signed up for — Jen and Reese together 4ever — would have benefitted The Morning Show. Future episodes may reward us with those, but as far as first impressions go, this Morning Show made me want to hit the snooze button.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Tim Surette
    Living With Yourself is to cloning as Santa Clarita Diet is to zombieism; a great starting point, but an imperfect execution.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Surette
    Stumptown is one of the better new fall network pilots, and not just because most of them are BAD, but because it delivers Smulders to our TV screens on a weekly basis again.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Surette
    Maybe you've heard, but there's a lot of TV out there, and to play the long game with a mystery-box network show just seems like the wrong way to go.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 10 Tim Surette
    I guess mystery box isn't an apt description for this indisputable disaster, as mysteries come with some intrigue to see them solved and boxes are actually useful.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Tim Surette
    After the initial promise of the early episodes, On Becoming a God in Central Florida loses its way in the second half of its 10-episode season with a struggle to keep things interesting and fresh.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Tim Surette
    Through the entire eight-episode season, Season 3 is — minus a few very forgivable faults — everything you want it to be. It's TV candy in its sweetest, most addictive form.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    Is it now good enough to be a must-see TV show? No! But fans of Designated Survivor's run on ABC who aren't afraid of a few changes should notice that the political drama is, for the most part, a better, more fully realized series, even if only incrementally.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Surette
    Through two episodes, Swamp Thing isn't perfect, but it's more than capable of filling the hole in superhero television that's looking for a blend of horror and fantasy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    The end of the world sounds pretty terrible, but turns out it's tolerable as long as David Tennant is there.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Surette
    Presumably, the goal behind the show was for viewers to find the smartest way for Bear to survive but I just wanted to try to kill or hurt him in the worst way possible, or at the very least, make him drink his own pee.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Tim Surette
    In a sense, Black Summer is The Walking Dead without all the bloated melodrama, kooky villains, and pretentious blabbering.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Surette
    Peele's presence on the show is an important step for television: He's unifying multiple audiences just by being there, and he's so good in the role that he immediately gives the reboot the credibility and authority of the original.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Surette
    What We Do in the Shadows is one of those conceptual comedies with a limited premise that you expect to die off at any moment, but it keeps coming as though it doesn't know how to die.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Tim Surette
    By the series finale -- which is aptly strange, beautiful, and ambiguous -- it just feels unfair that we have to let go of something so special.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Tim Surette
    Watching a man go from awful human being to just decent human being isn't fun television. Fortunately it's only six half-hour episodes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    It's not bad, but it's not good. It's ABC's idea of fun. And that means the pilot ends with Will and Frankie arguing about who the leader of the squad is while Portugal, The Man plays them off.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Tim Surette
    Counterpart has grown beyond its premise and is still one of the best shows on television, even if we don't get the Howards in the same room together.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    Wanderlust wants to be an insightful examination of relationships and sex, but it's never edgy enough to say anything provocative or new. Joy and Alan had decades of marriage to convince themselves to stray; you'll probably stray after just a few hours with Wanderlust.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Surette
    There are a million other things you could be watching instead.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Tim Surette
    Don't let the weird tag scare you off; Maniac is the boldest, most unique, flippin' strange masterpiece of 2018.

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