For 1,409 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 United States of Tara: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Donny!: Season 1
Score distribution:
1409 tv reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    The first eight episodes (those offered for review) go down effortlessly and, if none was particularly memorable, each was pleasurable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Smart, engaging and a lot of moving pieces (so do a little homework first).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Entertaining, but the book is better.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    "Pistol's" most watchable episode is the last, covering the band's first and (effectively) only U.S. tour which crashed and burned after the 1978 concert at San Francisco's Winterland. But what comes before is the humdrum — a whole listless swath that spreads over scenes, characters, and episodes. Hardly anyone catches fire, including Johnny Rotten, although his spiked red hair does do a good impression of shooting flames.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    A brilliant piece of work, also profoundly dispiriting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    Funny, tragic, scary, creepy, wild, insane. Hey, what's not to like?
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Still strange, dark, harrowing and often — unexpectedly — very funny.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Quirky, strange, dark — and engaging.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Insanely great start.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    It doesn't always want viewers to like what they're seeing and doesn't seem to care whether they do or not. But it does want them to at least think about what they're seeing. ... Hard to watch, but well-worth watching.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    The Japanese cast is excellent, especially Adelstein's newsroom boss Eimi (Rinko Kikuchi), but Elgort's Adelstein never quite comes into focus himself. There's a lot of energy in the performance but almost no substance. As a result, his Adelstein recedes while the foreground is commanded by the true star here. That's almost — just not quite — enough.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Not quite on the level of last season's best, like "Woods," "FUBU" or "Teddy Perkins," these openers are nonetheless pure, unfiltered "Atlanta." Take that as the praise intended.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Still beautiful, still fun and still excellent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    While the middle episodes slump, "Life & Beth" starts strong, ends strong, and features a lead with genuine dramatic chops.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    The oldest version — that rag-and-bone-shop-of-the-heart Ptolemy — could turn out to be Jackson's masterpiece, or one of them anyway. ... First-rate Jackson, entertaining series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    Great cast, fine performances, consistently entertaining.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    "L&O" is back, but it doesn't make a strong case for why it should be.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    Douglass comes to life, or those words vividly do.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 38 Verne Gay
    James is good in this; otherwise dumb … and dumber.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Come for that view, and this cast, and Fellowes' peerless talent for world-building — or at least a to-the-manor-born world. Don't come for any fresh insights into the American character. This is mostly fantasy, not a history lesson.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    They're real people with real problems in an all-too-real world. "As We See It," in other words, is the perfect Katims show. Best TV newcomer of the new year so far.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    It's a familiar sitcom with familiar beats, and stars a particularly familiar lead who brings a nostalgic vibe to an essentially wistful enterprise. "How I Met Your Father" is for anyone who grew up on Duff's "Lizzie McGuire" or "Drake and Josh" (Josh Peck joins in a later episode) and may be wondering right now why romance is so tragically out of reach circa 2022.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Good cast but fake LI setting for a bland sitcom stew.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    So yes, "Abbott" is familiar but the early episodes also have charm, potentially meme-able moments and what ultimately may matter most — heart. The year is new but we may have an early winner.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    The series has to update to 2021, or try to anyway. To that end, there are prominent Black characters here for pretty much the first time in series history — better late than never but about as awkward an attempt to redress its unbearable whiteness of being as you might imagine.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    As a live-action adaptation of a hugely popular series, it's often jauntier and funnier than the root stock, the violence even more outlandish and cartoonish. Hardcore fans of the animé series may be disappointed by the liberties taken but a much wider audience — the one that never __watched animé — probably won't be. Flat-out entertaining.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Faithful, intelligent adaptation, and an overstuffed one too.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Verne Gay
    Because Rudd's Herschkopf is so reliably repugnant and Ferrell's Marty so utterly hopeless, as a viewer you eventually feel trapped as well. There's no way out, no exit, just eight long hours spent with two famous actors who seem to know nothing of the people they're supposed to be.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Not unwatchable, but not particularly satisfying either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Solid thriller, good twists, too violent.

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