For 1,325 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Boardwalk Empire: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 American Inventor: Season 1
Score distribution:
1325 tv reviews
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    • 38 Verne Gay
    A mostly superficial fast-cut of Schumer's marriage, pregnancy and life on the road that never pauses to ask, why is she subjecting herself to this?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    A dull slog through L.A. noir.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    "Grantchester" is back. "Grantchester" is still good. "Grantchester" — even without Sidney — is still "Grantchester." ... Still as gentle as a summer shower.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    While a deeply moving tribute to those we have lately come to call "heroes," this proves they've been heroes all along. (It was filmed before the pandemic.) A can't-miss beauty.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Coel's a great talent — no doubt about that — but this can be an aggravating, unfocused sprawl at times. The power and horror of Arabella's ordeal is the unintended casualty.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    The opposite of greatness. Specifically, "Space Force" is a five-hour bloat full of temporizing dialogue, a few-too-many gags relating to gastrointestinal malfunctions, and a CGI chimp and dog who deserved better. ... Yeah, bad. Long bad too.
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    • 75 Verne Gay
    As a viewing experience, "Grant" is often engaging. While the docudrama dialogue can be clunky — the common fault of these things — the battle scenes are much better. ... Salinger's ("Ripper Street") Grant is good too. His eyes capture what Grant must have felt: Unbearable sadness yoked to ironclad resolution. A winner.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    First-rate craftsmanship tethered to a relentlessly gloomily and ultimately unengaging story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The 5th improves on the 4th (or at least the four episodes offered for review do).
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Verne Gay
    Craven and corrupt, studios did ruin lives and stoke racism. But a seven-hour Velveeta-smothered corrective, along with a few nice performances and some genuinely awful ones (discretion is indeed the better part of valor on this last point, by the way)? Get me rewrite, kid. STAT. Overindulgent, overwrought, overdone.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Verne Gay
    Sausage factoryline network sitcoms like this one — most of them, really — are weirdly out of step with the moment, like the obnoxious guest at some party who drinks too much and tells bad jokes before learning that he's not at a "party" but at a wake. ... Lamentable second act.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    What works so well on the page becomes inert on the screen. This superb cast, headed by the always fine Spector, fights the inertia but it can't fight the novel.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    This necessary reset looks great, but if the 2nd taught us anything, just watch, don't think.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Nice, also determinedly dull.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Aside from a nagging sense that Sam and "Things" are standing in place. Inertia is part of the joke except that we think we already know the punchline. TV shows are about journeys too but through the early episodes, this one seems like it may be stuck in neutral.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Funny, vulgar, for Burd fans only.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Newcomer Gibbs is good, but it's a shame Waithe doesn't appear in her own story — a sharply written, often amusing one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Good Pacino, skillful pulp, but an impossible balancing act.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    The best show on TV remains — emphatically — the best.
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    • 63 Verne Gay
    Rowe simply does not look like Washingtone, and for a miniseries that seeks to render him in fully human form, that is a drawback. A fatal one? Hardly, but a distracting one. ... Meanwhile, Kearns Goodwin is missing entirely. ... Yet get past this and her "Washington '' works well, as levelheaded, cleanly-told history, absent hagiography or unnecessary clutter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    After a bumbling 4th — especially with regards to race — "Outlander" is back on track. A familiar one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Good performances, thoughtful series, but saddled with a grim inevitability.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    Fine, sharp opener to what already feels like a tragic climax.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    First-rate actress, compelling idea but neither can escape the clutches of a shopworn formula.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Drescher is back in a bantamweight sitcom from ancient times — the 1990s.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Smart, well-crafted, layered — verging on over-layered.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    Millennials will watch, and you will too because this is the best new comedy of the brand-new decade. ... "Nora" is a[n] unbridled joy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Verne Gay
    It's a bland allegorical satire built on an obvious point that unfolds in outer space where days (or nights) never end, and the passengers are irritating, and the ship is girdled by stiffs and human excreta. ... Lost in space, and on-screen, too.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Verne Gay
    Money and cameos and nice locales don't make parodies work (nor does gun violence, which this newcomer jarringly has). ... Pallid, distant reflection of "Childrens Hospital." A whiff.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Lugubrious, also highly watchable.

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