For 145 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Long's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Tick: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 George Lopez: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 145
145 tv reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Long
    [It] sounds pretty dark, and it is, but the wonder of both Atwood’s novel and the series is that it actually manages to be playful and witty at times.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    Harlots, on Hulu, is certainly audacious. And ambitious. But whether it will be able to pull off it’s fine-line feminist balancing act remains to be seen; this show may end up groundbreaking or it may end up a train wreck. In the meantime it’s hard to look away.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    She’s absolutely as funny as she was two years ago, which was pretty darn funny. But the humor--most of it revolving around sex, body issues and relationships--feels dated.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Tom Long
    There are slight miscues--Kimara’s attempts to become pregnant seem a distraction--but this very busy boat stays upright and moves forward, shifting just enough to stay interesting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    It’s all very silly, but there’s bite beneath some of the yuks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Tom Long
    Feud: Bette and Joan is delicious fare, a mix of catty gossip and vile manipulation, a look at the dark underbelly of celebrity culture and the desperation that comes with aging out of the limelight.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    A sprawling look at the gay liberation movement in the U.S. during the past five decades, spread over eight hours, featuring an abundance of talent, occasionally too earnest, at times heartbreaking, and pretty much always eminently watchable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Long
    Just because it’s well-acted doesn’t mean Big Little Lies is worth enduring.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Tom Long
    The gore level is playful, not scary, and the idea that true love conquers all, even a craving for human flesh, permeates the show. Sheila, Joel and Abby can still live the American dream, it will just taste a bit odd.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Tom Long
    It is, to say the least, audacious. More importantly it’s interesting. It’s about the interior as much as the exterior. That’s weird. That’s good.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Tom Long
    It’s all very breathless, as it should be, and Carter scores points by weaponizing a rather large object at the first episode’s end. But the original “24” was character-driven to a large extent by Keifer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer and elevated even further when Mary Lynn Rajskub’s Chloe O’Brian came along. No such fire or chemistry is evident here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    At first you’re rolling your eyes at what seems an absurd stretch of a premise, but soon enough you’re buying its always-on-edge predicaments and after a few episodes you’re hooked into its story-upon-story acrobatics. Pete may be sneaky, but he’s not dull.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    A Series of Unfortunate Events makes it downright difficult to “Look Away.”
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Long
    Lush, often surreal, filled with contradictory characters and backstabbing intrigue, The Young Pope is one of the more remarkable television shows in memory.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    It’s a rich mix of intrigues with the occasional bout of brutal violence as Delaney tries to build his own empire and assumedly reclaim his one true illicit love.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Tom Long
    Simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Tom Long
    It all looks good, but Arjona never gains real traction as Dorothy and some of the side stories become distractions. Still, Emerald City is an ambitious, if derivative, project for broadcast television.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Tom Long
    It’s not bad television, really. It’s just by-the-CBS-book television.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    Like "The Simpsons," "Married with Children," "Malcolm in the Middle" and other Fox sitcoms, the ridiculous reach is what makes "The Mick" work.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    Is GGR the best show on television? No, but it’s pretty solid.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Long
    For the most part, Lee Daniels traffics in tawdry messes. With Star, his latest TV project for Fox, he is at his tawdriest and messiest.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    What The Lost Tapes adds, beyond all the terrifying footage, is a plethora of perspectives and insights.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    The production values are high, the acting efficient, the story teems with twists and turns.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    Watching Shooter as a series is like falling back into a well-known and familiar story, just one with lots of guns. It’s downright comfortable. And that’s odd.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Tom Long
    The pilot is a bit clunky setting all this up (there’s also Jack’s local bartender and friend, Eddie, played by Chris Williams), but the actors are all pretty sharp, as are the cross-generational jokes.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Tom Long
    Man with a Plan just makes you wish he’d take his sincere befuddlement elsewhere, someplace that mattered. Simply put, Matt LeBlanc is too good to be this irrelevant.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    By the end of the first episode you have little idea what’s going on; by the end of the fourth show the series is starting to gel a bit, but questions have been piled upon questions and soooo many characters have been introduced you need a scorecard.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Tom Long
    All these characters manage to work, at least in a broadcast-show way. This is mostly because of Mixon’s constant narration and commentary; she’s offering a sarcastic-neurotic voiceover on her own absurd life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Tom Long
    Yes, Issa, Molly and Lawrence are all a bit insecure; heck, the world itself is insecure. But this show is strong in the face of it all.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Long
    The question of whether artificial intelligence can gain consciousness is obviously timely. The question of whether Wood and company can make Westworld as emotionally viable as it is fascinating to watch remains to be seen. Still, try looking away.

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