Arizona Republic's Scores

For 95 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Succession: Season 4
Lowest review score: 10 What About Brian: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 66
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 66
  3. Negative: 0 out of 66
66 tv reviews
  1. “Succession” is a brilliant show, and the first four episodes of the new season are no different. ... The writing remains razor sharp, and the acting is uniformly brilliant, though Strong’s Kendall is somewhat subdued in the first four episodes. ... That’s what we’ll really miss, after all — spending time with a bunch of awful people doing awful things, but doing them in such a fantastically entertaining way.
  2. An AMC series that is occasionally fun but overall way too slow and careful, despite dripping with Gothic horror tropes.
  3. Roy and Keeley's narrative arcs are the most interesting of the season (four episodes in, at least). If not the ones paid most attention to. That would be Ted, sorting out who he is, what he is and where he should be. ... The world needed "Ted Lasso" when it premiered. Watching Season 3, it seems that Ted Lasso may need more of the world.
  4. It’s a good series, well-acted, competently scripted. But it just doesn’t quite rock.
  5. If you’re interested in the Murdaugh story, and a lot of people obviously are, you’ll want to devour both. They necessarily cover a lot of the same ground, but talk to different people, which gives them a different feel and more perspectives. “Murdaugh Murders” goes in on tacky reenactments a little more. ... Of course it’s too much. That’s why people can’t look away.
  6. It’s also a primer on some of the more curious TV fads of the 1970s and ’80s. ... That, along with the occasional juxtaposition of real-life news clips alongside snippets of the films the case inspired, make “The 12th Victim” more interesting than it might otherwise have been — and a reminder that the Starkweather murders seemingly will never stop drawing us in.
  7. Moving. ... Benally and Galkin tell the story in the format of the true-crime genre while also making it something more than that.
  8. Lyonne is perfect, bumbling and stumbling like Peter Falk in his trench coat (right down to the cigarettes). ... Johnson hasn’t reinvented the TV wheel. But he’s merged two types of TV sensibilities into something that feels comfortable and new at the same time. “Poker Face” is a joy. Don’t miss it.
  9. You may love “Ted Lasso” or you may hate it, but you can’t argue that it isn’t sure of itself. Less so with “Shrinking,” though it has a kind of comfortable, lived-in pace and execution that makes it easy to watch.
  10. Mostly it’s a weird little show, not quite sure what it wants to be in terms of comedy nor how much it wants to reference the original in lieu of staking out its own claim on sitcom mediocrity.
  11. Playing an unlikable character and making us care about him anyway is a tough trick to pull off. In Lucky Hank, that’s exactly what Odenkirk does.
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    A rollicking spoof of the medicos, the army, the nurses, the Korean conflict. [17 Sep 1972, p.118]
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    So delightful is this woody neighborhood hangout, where "everyone knows your name...where troubles are all the same," that it may just be a reason for elbow-benders to desert their normal haunts. [30 Sep 1982, p.16]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Family Ties has a one-joke premise in the reverse generation-gap angle, but it appears promising. [22 Sep 1982, p.E5]
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  12. Clever, funny and troubling. [20 March 2000, p.1E]
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  13. Simple. It's not very funny. [14 March 2000, p.1E]
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  14. Sick as it sounds, this should be fun. [24 March 2000, p.1E]
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  15. But it scores points on a couple of fronts. On most sitcoms, the characters seem like they never have to go to work. At least in Daddio, Chiklis bothers to actually quit. More important, the kids play major roles. Maybe you have to have children to appreciate tales of diaper changes and Little League practice, but the kids in Daddio serve as more than just setups for jokes. [23 March 2000, p.1E]
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  16. The comedy is stale; it's as if the writers were trying to make the funniest show of 1982. [23 March 2000, p.1E]
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  17. The Others isn't an across-the-board success like The Sixth Sense. But it has its moments. And once you get past the sluggishness of the first episode, it's not half bad. [4 Feb 2000. p.1E]
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  18. [An] utterly brilliant documentary. [25 Sep 2005, p.1E]
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  19. As unremarkable as it sounds. [28 Sept 2001, p.1E]
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  20. Hilarious. [8 Nov 2001, p.1E]
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  21. Birds of Prey isn't "Buffy" or "Alias" smart, but it is fun, and Scott's a breakout star. It's from the producers of "Smallville", but it's much darker -- a good thing -- and has a hip sheen that serves it well. [8 Oct 2002, p.6E]
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  22. Worth watching. ... The domestic drama isn't quite so compelling as the cops-and-robbers stuff but takes some of the edge off of its intensity. [4 Apr 2000]
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  23. Not the best comedy you've ever seen, but the best chance for a new hit. [17 Sep 2002]
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  24. Decent effort, but you can't help wondering whether we'll be Watching Ellie for long. [26 Feb 2002]
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  25. Dracula returned without his soul. That's true of Watching Ellie, as well, if you accept that humor is the soul of a sitcom and that the show had any humor the first time around. It did. At least a little. This time, Watching Ellie wastes some serious comic talent, of which Louis-Dreyfus is just the most notable. [15 Apr 2003]
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  26. An attempt as fascinating as it is frustrating. But fun to watch all the same. [30 Nov 2001, p.1E]
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  27. Unfortunately, The L Word too often makes it seem as if having sex is all its characters are interested in doing, particularly in the 90-minute first episode. [17 Jan 2004, p.1E]
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