Vinnie Mancuso

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For 36 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Vinnie Mancuso's Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Boys: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 Titans (2018): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
36 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    Overall, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is as charming and endearingly tongue-in-cheek as that title would suggest. It mostly exists in that sweet spot between pure empty nostalgia and something completely new, a series that hits you with those sense memories from a simpler time while, once or twice an episode, reaching high notes all its own.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    His Dark Materials seems like a daemon who hasn’t settled on a form quite yet, and that’s oddly endearing in its own way, too. For now.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    The Walking Dead season 10 isn’t immune to the series’ trademark slogginess. This show is still a huge ensemble where far too much of that ensemble has the same issues, and they will be discussing them for several scenes at a time. But there’s no denying season 10 zips with an energy this world hasn’t felt in a long time. On a show this bleak, glimpses of hope like that can go a long way.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    Batwoman really sings when it’s building the adversarial relationship between Kate and Alice, an opposite-sides-of-the-coin situation with similar vibes to Batman and the Joker. Skarsten is having a blast alternating between whimsy and dangerous menace, and her villain feels like the only performance that’s been lived in for more than two episodes. Better yet, it’s bouncing off of Skarsten’s unpredictable energy that Rose’s surly, tamped down performance works best.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Vinnie Mancuso
    The result is funny, fascinating, and just the latest sign that even as The Gang gets older, Always Sunny could conceivably go on forever.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    With only one episode available, it’s tough to get a gauge of consistency, but the tone and aesthetic Nicotero is striving for, at least, fill my horror-loving heart with joy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    More than three-quarters of the episode works to wrap up a storyline we watched almost a year ago, then there’s a classic season finale-feeling parting of ways, then roughly 12-ish minutes that actually feels like a season 2. ... I still came away from “Trigon” really hopeful about Titans season 2. The last quarter or so of the episode moves with a different lightness than anything else that came before it
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    As is, it’s a highly ambitious series sporting a pair of faery wings that can’t carry its own aspirations off the ground.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Vinnie Mancuso
    The martial-arts fantasy series features some of the most dazzlingly impressive fists-and-feet throwdowns you’ll see on a screen this year, big or small. ... Unfortunately, even the most impressive fights can’t fend off a clunky script. Story-wise, Wu Assassins is one of the clunkier clunks to hit Netflix in a good long while.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Vinnie Mancuso
    Fantastic third season. ... GLOW season 3 is a show about women’s bodies as it’s always been a show about women’s bodies, but here the beauty seems to lie how far they’ll bend before they break.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Vinnie Mancuso
    Two Sentence Horror Stories is more a storytelling experiment than a consistent anthology show. Whether that experiment is truly a success still remains to be seen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Vinnie Mancuso
    The Boys operates on a few different levels, all of which the creative team nails on one level or another. ... But where the writing staff really excels is in the world-building. They’ve kept large chunks of the comic book story intact while also stripping away a bit of the X-Treme Edginess. ... And setting it firmly in a setting that’s both comic-book elevated and so perfectly 2019.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Vinnie Mancuso
    Really, the joy of Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein is that it never really explains or justifies itself. It’s just a brief weird thing made by some very funny people.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Vinnie Mancuso
    Hawley’s faithfulness to being as weird and infuriating as possible until the end is admirable. And when it’s working, as it does so often throughout season 3, it’s easy to get swept up in the freewheeling creativity of it all.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    Jessica Jones season 3 isn’t exactly going out with a bang, but it is bright enough to illuminate the darkest corners of the MCU just one more time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Vinnie Mancuso
    Swamp Thing, at least in its first two episodes, not only ups the ante, it’s also a triumph on pretty much every level, a nasty, gleefully disturbing bit of body horror on the Louisiana bayou that evokes everything from John Carpenter‘s The Thing to executive-producer James Wan‘s work with the Trench in Aquaman. ... But the real miracle here is that Swamp Thing still manages to feel like a human show.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    Good Omens‘ six episodes feel breezy thanks to a slick directing job from Douglas Mackinnon (Knightfall), but its narratively all over the place. To be fair, that’s often by design.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    Catch-22 is actually a more interesting, engaging show when it meanders, just kinda living dreamily among the odd cast of characters that populate the base around Yossarian.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Vinnie Mancuso
    Together, the four episodes point to a new Twilight Zone that is confident in its sheer variety, and that’s key.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Vinnie Mancuso
    Somewhere in the attempt to turn this story into a series, it feels like Hanna forgot to stop and be curious in between ass-kickings.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Vinnie Mancuso
    Without a concrete reason to care about Shadow, we’re essentially out of reasons to care about a show that once had so much wacked-out promise.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Vinnie Mancuso
    It’s not even pretending to be anything other than broadcast TV comfort food.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    In terms of tone, performances, and overall enjoyment, Doom Patrol is a blast. But as a single, isolated piece of story, the pilot--the only chapter not under embargo--can be a front-loaded chore to get through.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Vinnie Mancuso
    It’s not a show that you’ll immediately take to social media to discuss with countless other people. But in its own, completely different way, it will make you feel less alone.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Vinnie Mancuso
    It’s an incredibly game, consistently charming ensemble for a show that, overall, is brimming with potential. The opening chapters aren’t exactly love at first bite, but there’s something to this show’s wonky pseudo-science and earnestly beating heart that kept me enthralled all the same.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Vinnie Mancuso
    Overall, the show squanders a fantastic, real-life premise by trying to patch together its own flimsy mythology. Sometimes there’s a deeper meaning behind those lights in the sky. Sometimes it’s just lights. Project Blue Book is just lights. Case closed.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Vinnie Mancuso
    The resulting show is a hodgepodge of fascinating concepts bogged down by some tremendously dumb ideas and shaky execution.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Vinnie Mancuso
    The setting is contained but this cast is huge, and Watkins’ scripts don’t do enough to make anyone stand out for anything other than surface-level reasons.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Vinnie Mancuso
    Oleson and Co. have crafted such a dense, dark set-up here that, for the first time since Jessica Jones‘ first season, diving back into the streets of Hell’s Kitchen feels more like a treat than a chore. Thank God.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Vinnie Mancuso
    Oleson and Co. have crafted such a dense, dark set-up here that, for the first time since Jessica Jones‘ first season, diving back into the streets of Hell’s Kitchen feels more like a treat than a chore.

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