For 1,268 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Master of None: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Commander in Chief: Season 1
Score distribution:
1268 tv reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    There is no apology, though hardly no remorse. ... From there, "Right Now" becomes, in a comically inverted way, a plea for tolerance,for perspective shift, for a check-out-the-world (from where I stand) riff. ... Risky show, risky strategy and both pay off.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Reliable, durable and comfortable, "ST3" is what you'd expect and certainly what you want, if what you "want" is seasons 1 and 2, with a few big twists along the way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    What makes this series effective is that not-too-distant horizon. It doesn't play out 50 years from now, but next year, then a few years after that, and then a few beyond that. Viewers can see the roadmap, and by always keeping them within the realm of the plausible, the ambient anger and confusion feels plausible, or familiar. ... A compelling — and timely — new series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Crowe is good to a point, but "The Loudest Voice" can be root canal.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Neither slop, nor the obverse (a masterpiece), "Grand Hotel" resides squarely and benignly in the middle: A pleasant summer diversion with a good and absurdly telegenic cast .
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    As what you'd expect from the mind of Fred Armisen — quirky, strange, at times off-putting, at other times, engaging, and full of puckish charm.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Because "Euphoria" is so shrewdly conceived, and often so visually and sonically striking, it's easy to overlook the fact that there's no organizing principle. Characters are introduced, then dropped. Scenes begin, then meander, then end. Segues, at least here, are for suckers. You have entered the mind of a teenager.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Everything is in place, and everyone, and what's prevented this from turning into a heightened camp version of Wisteria Lane is that now-supersized superteam. ... Still fun, still addictive, still (yup) pretty much the same.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" is essentially a dystopian Disney Channel movie, or perhaps some "Very Special" episode of "Hannah Montana." ... "Striking Vipers" is better. ... The standout of the three, however, is "Smithereens." Like the most effective "Black Mirror" episodes, you're left on your own, following a story that offers no bearings, fewer clues. A gifted actor, Scott sells the episode in every scene, raging against an unseen enemy
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    If not much sunnier, not as relentlessly grim as the second, while June is slowly, methodically, morphing into the Robo-June we know she must become. So far, so good.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Tough to watch, but an effective — and often powerful — indictment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    A sentimental close to this journey with excellent performances and — best of all — Milch's incomparable language.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Of the two live episodes, "The Jeffersons" was easily the better, and also made the unexpected case that it was possibly the better series all along. Foxx nailed Sherman Hemsley's George, Wanda Sykes nailed Louise (originally played by Isabel Sanford), Jackée Harry nailed Diane Stockwell (Paulene Myers), Will Ferrell nailed Tom Willis (Franklin Cover) and Kerry Washington nailed Helen Willis (Roxie Roker).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Good (and good-looking) production, but without contemporary relevance, urgency or edge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A powerful testament, and TV's best miniseries since last fall's “Escape at Dannemora.”
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    That "The Red Line" often does as well as it does is a tribute to the cast and the overall production. But apple polish is still apple polish. ... There's a real world out there with real-world shootings of unarmed black men by the police, with horrific consequences, and a vast gulf of mistrust that separates whole communities from law enforcement. No CBS miniseries, however worthy the intentions, could probably get its head around that reality. "The Red Line" certainly tries, but falls short.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    If all this seems heavy and difficult, then so be it. “Ramy” is also moving and smart and genuine. The trade-off seems reasonable to me.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    It’s hard to think of a more sharply drawn or better-written cop drama on TV than this one. That’s probably because there isn’t one.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    More of a fan-pleaser than crowd pleaser. ... So yes — absolutely — well worth the wait.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A remarkable tour of a terrible part of our history that makes the case--a compelling one--that this history isn’t entirely in the past at all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Fosse/Verdon is a claustrophobic series as opposed to an epic one. What's mostly missing is the thrill of opening night, the chorus line, the music, the whole glorious space of the theater. That's what made these two such vital meta-humans in the first place. ... Disappointing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Fine reboot that gets better in two later episodes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A joyful, wild, hilarious, insane — and darker — romp through the debasement of running for political office, as only "Veep" could imagine.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    Barry gets better this season--a whole lot better.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Congenial sitcom set in the great outdoors where everything--even or especially a sitcom--seems just a little bit better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Holmes commands the screen as if it belongs to her. She surely must have known all along that it would. Much of the footage here is of the dog-and-pony variety, once commissioned by Theranos and designed to sell the con. But it's so high-gloss--so weirdly hypnotic--that neither Gibney nor "The Inventor" can get to the real human behind the image. A shortcoming of the film? Sure, but the only one. Must watch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Mostly solid material that yokes the old Schumer with the new.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    One of the genuine pleasures of the small screen returns, better than ever.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Treacly, by-the-numbers prime-time tear-jerker that even Brooklyn and a good cast can't elevate. And viewers won't mind in the least.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Bryant's a standout, the show not so much.

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