For 70 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Surette's Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Better Call Saul: Season 4
Lowest review score: 10 The I-Land: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 70
  2. Negative: 8 out of 70
70 tv reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    While the eight episodes are packed with CW-grade supernatural nonsense. ... It's the kind of nonsense that goes down easy depending on your tolerance for campiness and dialogue such as, "You ate my mother?"
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Tim Surette
    It's the anti-Ted Lasso. ... It's a perfect addendum for Letterkenny fans but also the ideal one-off that will serve as an entryway for future Letterkenny fans.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Tim Surette
    It's still Stranger Things, so die-hard fans will adore it, it's just a lot more not-as-good Stranger Things.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    It's all a result of trying to do too much with too little time. Following the boys (on the island, in flashbacks, and in interviews at the research center) and the girls (on the island, mostly) with less time (8 episodes, as opposed to Season 1's 10) means we can never get the same depth to the characters that we got in Season 1.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 73 Tim Surette
    With no promise that more Outer Range is coming, some will find it worrisome. But if you can appreciate what you've taken in and can recognize the potential for something truly great ahead, you'll find Outer Range worth the confusion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Surette
    While most true-crime documentaries rely on the heinous, grisly, and gruesome for kicks, Bad Vegan captures a substantive story with a lesson we can all chew on.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    The two episodes grate against each other, not telling one story but two very different ones. If the first episode is the loud and obnoxious kegger, the second episode is the neighbors calling the cops. This is a story that deserved more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Surette
    Things perk up when Blackbeard (Waititi) and his crew show up, providing a necessary contrast between actual pirates and the ragtag bunch we start with, but their stronger personalities only underline the fact that the original crew is undersketched.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Surette
    A confusing series that's too tied to its sitcom roots to pass for a drama to take seriously. It's unclear with its intentions and doesn't justify its existence other than to underline a new era of streaming that's starved for content.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Tim Surette
    It's funny but not brilliant, making it an easy weekend binge if you want to pass three hours.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Surette
    Reacher doesn't commit to that fun side of the character as much as it could. It's safely played to capture fans of Amazon's other popular Jack, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, and it should do the trick, but Reacher, which is a perfectly fine dad show but not a must-see, doesn't have aspirations to go much further beyond that.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Tim Surette
    After a rocky beginning to the first episode, Peacemaker finds its groove when it has established its own world within Gunn's world. ... And once you're in that absurd, action-packed, NSFW world, it's hard to resist.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Surette
    If you're a fan of coming-of-age high school shows and scandalous small-town thrillers, you'll happily fall victim to the algorithm that smashed them together and created Ginny & Georgia.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Surette
    Of the many peeking over Damon Lindelof's shoulder to copy from Lost's bible, only one has shown the competence to come close to the masterwork of Lost's early seasons. It just took 16 years, and it's about teenage girls.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Surette
    If it's a crazy artificial intelligence series you're looking for, hunt down Person of Interest, which at least figured a way to give its maniacal machine a personality and relatable decision making progress. Next is too much artificial, not enough intelligence.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    I watched three episodes and I didn't even hate it. Filthy Rich is, to use the backhanded compliment du jour for these times, the "perfect escapist series to help you forget about the world," and it's so low stress, it requires only percentage points of your brain to enjoy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Surette
    It is a show that pulls you in with its eccentricity, holds you captive with unpredictability, but leaves you unsure of your own thoughts. After checking out the six episodes (of 10 total) that HBO Max sent in advance, I still don't know if it's a masterpiece of modern science-fiction or if it's a messy misfire that we should meme into oblivion. What I do know is that I can't wait to watch more.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Surette
    While it isn't the game-changer we had hoped for, it's a solid nostalgia-fueled starting point for anyone interested in the early days of gaming, even if its approach to gaming is to mash as many buttons as it can and hope a solid story comes out of it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Surette
    Between Hardison, Phillips, Fellini, some witty chit-chat, and a premise oozing with potential, the bones of Teenage Bounty Hunters are strong and sturdy. But the finished product couldn't quite figure out where to put and how to connect them. Season 1 ends expecting a Season 2, where things could improve if Teenage Bounty Hunters lives up to its title more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Surette
    It's a story that we've seen play out with young celebrities like River Phoenix, Corey Haim, Dana Plato, and others who succumbed to stardom in tragic ways. And while Showbiz Kids does spend some time on these extreme cases, it's the stories of those who survived and recount the day-to-day life of a child star that are the most fascinating.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Tim Surette
    Despite its pedigree and the pile of money Netflix threw behind it, Space Force is more of a sleek, high-powered, expensive rocket that tips over and explodes on a school bus full of children before it can even launch.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Tim Surette
    White Lines is unabashedly silly, but there's a serious underpinning that gives it some unexpected grounding.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Tim Surette
    It's a clearly inferior version of something that was already great and never needed to be revisited again. But even without taking the film's existence into consideration, it lacks a certain edge that's needed to stand out.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 35 Tim Surette
    Broke is anti-escapism television when we need a mental holiday the most; despite its ham-fisted multi-camera sitcom set-up, it's too real... and then it adds a laugh track.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Tim Surette
    Those more pertinent narratives are nearly crushed inside the margins by shoehorned subplots such as a mishandled suicide storyline, necromancy, and pretty much anything regarding the elder witches in their command station.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Surette
    This is a show that, like the most successful new tech, has shed its previous form and evolved into an entirely new product, which Nolan and Joy hinted at from the very beginning. It might take time to get used to, but after a while, we'll hopefully recognize it as an inevitable improvement that we couldn't imagine being without.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Tim Surette
    The second round of the cyberpunk noir series will feel familiar to those who watched Season 1, as it's mostly a take-the-good-with-the-bad combination of sticking with what worked and not learning from its own mistakes. ... Altered Carbon has an amazing sandbox to work with, but the story doesn't always know how to play in it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Tim Surette
    Of course, it all works because we're rooting like hell for Wallace, a man who's worked so hard to fix what's wronged him, and Pinnock is rock solid in the role, combining ferociousness with compassion. But knowing how far he's willing to go to get the justice he deserves is surprising when it's injected into the bones of what otherwise might be a standard drama.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Tim Surette
    But the humor isn't the problem with Indebted; the problem is how it treats debt and fiscal irresponsibility.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tim Surette
    It's the common sense to make jokes that gamers would make about games rather than jokes that non-gamers would make about gamers that keeps Mythic Quest harmonious.

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