Arizona Republic's Scores

For 75 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Freaks and Geeks: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 What About Brian: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 53
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 53
  3. Negative: 0 out of 53
53 tv reviews
  1. [An] utterly brilliant documentary. [25 Sep 2005, p.1E]
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  2. As unremarkable as it sounds. [28 Sept 2001, p.1E]
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  3. Hilarious. [8 Nov 2001, p.1E]
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Not the best comedy you've ever seen, but the best chance for a new hit. [17 Sep 2002]
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  7. Decent effort, but you can't help wondering whether we'll be Watching Ellie for long. [26 Feb 2002]
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  8. 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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  9. An attempt as fascinating as it is frustrating. But fun to watch all the same. [30 Nov 2001, p.1E]
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  10. 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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  11. Big, loud, brash, fun -- just like the city...Hits the jackpot. [22 Sept 2003, p.1E]
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  12. Good for Kudrow for taking on something so different. You can't accuse her of trading on her Friends familiarity. You can, however, wish that The Comeback, for all the merits of its premise, was more enjoyable to watch. [3 June 2005, p.10]
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  13. Unlike the HBO hits, Queer as Folk isn't great TV. It is interesting TV, entertaining TV, at times very good TV. But not in the same league as The Sopranos. [3 Dec 2000, p.3E]
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  14. The talented Mr. Wolfwould disagree, but frankly, three is two too many. [29 Sept 2001, p.1E]
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  15. In lesser hands, the show would be suffocating, a dramatic black hole from which no light could escape. But Denis Leary, who stars as Tommy, and co-creator Peter Tolan are brilliant at letting a little humor creep in at just the right time. [30 May 2006, p.1E]
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  16. Its second season begins tonight and is just as flat-out brilliant as its first, as funny as it is uncomfortable, as entertaining as it is haunting. [21 June 2005, p.1E]
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  17. A flat-out terrific new series on FX that blends the harsh reality of what firefighters face on the job with the sometimes equally harsh reality they deal with when they go home...In short, you want to care about these characters and their lives, and there's nothing more you can ask from a show. [21 July 2004, p.1E]
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  18. It's not so instantly compelling, particularly for the uninitiated. [22 June 2004, p.6E]
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  19. One hopes viewers don't get too caught up in Nip/Tuck's sometimes over-the-top graphic images and miss the beauty of the series underneath. [22 July 2003, p.1E]
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  20. It's a first-rate drama, as well, like no other Western on TV before it. It's Dodge City turned inside out, dense with intriguing, complicated characters seeking their fortune in the baddest gold-mining camp of them all. [21 Mar 2004, p.1E]
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  21. Happily, it's a funny show that deserves a wide, diverse audience. [26 Mar 2002, p.6E]
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  22. Nothing thrilling, which actually seems to work on CBS. [25 Sept 2001, p.1E]
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  23. Even to an audience growing increasingly used to gritty televised fare,it's a tough look, indeed. [26 Apr 2000, p.3E]
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  24. It's beautiful to look at, mind-bending to even try to comprehend, absorbing, compelling, complicated, creepy -- and I have absolutely no clue where it's headed. [13 Sep 2003]
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  25. Like the series that preceded it, The Office Special is brilliant. [21 Oct 2004]
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  26. TV's greatest show. [4 Mar 2001]
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  27. Can the second season possibly be as good as the first? Judging from the first three new episodes, the answer isn't just "yes." The answer is that it might be even better. [16 Jan 2000]
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  28. It's flat-out brilliant. [1 Jun 2003]
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  29. The balancing act of working mom and psychic for hire, trying to be normal when you're not, is more interesting than the crime-solving. But how long can that be sustained? It's possible, in fact, that Medium would have worked better as a movie than as a series. [3 Jan 2005]
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  30. Gleefully raunchy and hilarious. ... The secret to Philadelphia's success is the delight it takes in its ridiculous situations. They go in whole hog, with no apologies. [29 Jun 2006]
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