Deseret News' Scores

  • TV
For 112 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Hidden Hills: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 61
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 61
  3. Negative: 0 out of 61
61 tv reviews
  1. Sort of "Back to the Future" by way of "thirtysomething" -- a derivative, annoying drama with a time-travel conceit. [27 Sept 2002, p.C08]
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  2. Hurrah for diversity! If only this were a show that was actually worth watching. [19 Sept 2003, p.C01]
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  3. It's relatively entertaining, but the content is more than a bit rough for its 7 p.m. time slot.
  4. From the looks of the pilot, it doesn't look like anything to get excited about. [15 Sept 1998]
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  5. It's deliciously dumb. [8 Nov 2001, p.C02]
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  6. A violent, confusing and ultimately unsatisfying journey to the dark side. [8 Oct 1999, p.C08]
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  7. A silly bit of fluff, complete with low-tech special effects and silly sight gags. But that's exactly what it's intended to be. [27 Sept 1996, p.3]
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  8. I hate this show...This is an awful, awful show. [24 Sept 2002, p.C08]
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  9. Crossing is excellent drama, strongly written and well-acted. The big question, however, is whether it will remain as unremittingly serious as tonight's pilot episode -- which might make it a bit heavy for weekly viewing. [10 Oct 2000, p.C07]
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  10. It's all rather dull. Which might be remedied. Maybe. [4 Oct 2003, p.E08]
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  11. If all teenage boys think about is sex, sex and more sex, then the producers and writers of "life as we know it" have captured the teenage boy perfectly.
  12. "The Chronicle" is more a goof than a scare. [12 Jul 2001]
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  13. Good weird. [3 Aug 1998]
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  14. "Dinotopia" is all style and little substance. The effects are good -- especially for TV -- but far too little attention was paid to developing scripts and characters. [27 Nov 2002]
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  15. Ritter and Segal are better than their material, but this is the sort of show (like "Home Improvement" or "Full House") that ABC used to do so well. [13 Sep 2002]
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  16. "Watching Ellie" isn't a total disaster. Louis-Dreyfus sings really well. [15 Apr 2003]
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  17. The Magnificent Seven is sort of an odd mixture of 1990s political correctness and every cliche that's ever been played out in Western movies and TV shows. But, odder still, it all comes together in a rather enjoyable way. [2 Jan 1998]
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  18. It's funny, it's cute, it's different ... This is a surprisingly good little show that kids and parents can both enjoy. [27 Sep 1997]
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  19. Terrible...Tremors isn't funny, scary or suspenseful. It isn't even one of those shows that's so bad it's fun. It's just bad. [27 Mar 2003, p.C04]
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  20. This is lame-brained - if relatively harmless - junk. [20 Sept 1996]
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  21. It's all extraordinarily dark and forboding, not to mention violent and convoluted. The art direction and special effects are pretty cool, but it's simply not enough to make for interesting television. [6 Mar 1999, p.E06]
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  22. A "comedy" that's not funny, original or in the least bit interesting.[3 June 2005]
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  23. There's a lot of good writing and acting here. [1 Dec 2000, p.C10]
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  24. Criminal Intent is yet another watchable Law & Order, which has become TV's most popular cop/lawyer show. But does three Law & Orders constitute too many Law & Orders? Maybe. [29 Sept 2001, p.E08]
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  25. All all indications are that the new version of Murder One will be just as well done, just as riveting as last year's. In the second episode, there are several unexpected twists and turns that will keep you engrossed in the story. [10 Oct 1996, p.5]
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  26. Rescue Me isn't your run-of-the-mill TV drama. It's astonishing in its ability to mix tremendous tragedy with genuinely hilarious comedy. [30 May 2006]
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  27. Rescue Me is by no stretch of the imagination a documentary, but a lot of what happens in this series comes from the real lives of real New York firefighters, which is sort of a mixed blessing, given that the behavior of the fictional FDNYers includes drinking, smoking, swearing, womanizing, bigotry and even the occasional bit of thievery. [21 June 2005]
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  28. Nip/Tuck could be equally effective as a drama without being anywhere near as graphic as it is. [22 June 2004]
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  29. The new series Nip/Tuck is gross, disgusting and vile. And I like it. A lot...If you can get past the ick factor, Nip/Tuck is really a character drama that recalls "Six Feet Under" or "The Shield" -- powerful stuff that's not just gross, it's engrossing. [21 July 2003, p.C08]
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  30. George Lopez is a show you can't help but root for because its star is so likeable. And, yes, it would be great to see more ethnic diversity on TV...But while the pilot isn't bad, it isn't all that good. But being likeable and mildly amusing is a start. [22 Mar 2002, p.C08]
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