TV Guide Magazine's Scores

For 1,531 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 When They See Us: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Bob's Burgers: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 898
  2. Negative: 0 out of 898
898 tv reviews
  1. The nifty suspect list includes The Good Doctor's Antonia Thomas, Outlander's Sam Heughan and Ricard E. Grant, but it's Nesbitt who keeps you glued to the bitter, berserk end. [26 Sep - 9 Oct 2022, p.5]
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  2. Their neurotic antics are enjoyable, but many of my favorite scenes are set in the multigenerational writers’ room where Hannah and original producer Gordon (Paul Reiser) bring together the woke and the reawakened. Not since The Dick Van Dyke Show and 30 Rock has pitching jokes generated such a geyser of genuine humor. [26 Sep - 9 Oct 2022, p.5]
  3. Some of the twists you can see coming from the next state. ... Much more fun are the cameos by true country-music royalty. [26 Sep - 9 Oct 2022, p.4]
  4. Though the acting is exemplary, this grim, glum prequel sorely lacks a Tyrion, an impish jester to puncture the portentousness. [12 - 25 Sep 2022, p.11]
  5. The Patient's sustained intensity over 10 half-hours has the sick kick of a haunting novella. [12 - 25 Sep 2022, p.11]
  6. The Rings of Power is a reminder of what drew many of us to epic fantasy in the first place: wonder. ... This series set in an ancient realm displays one dazzling and painterly landscape after another. Power also doesn't skimp on action. [12 - 25 Sep 2022, p.10]
  7. More of an intellectual thriller that tries to get pulses racing by watching code upload. [29 Aug - 11 Sep 2022, p.7]
  8. Welcome to Wrexham is at its best when it spends time with the resilient players and their stubbornly devoted fans. [29 Aug - 11 Sep 2022, p.7]
  9. The more you get to know J.P., the more you'll want to see him dead. ... If you’re smart, you’ll tag along for the ride. Few things are more satisfying than a guilt-free guilty pleasure. [29 Aug - 11 Sep 2022, p.6]
  10. Hugs and good humor, and something called the “Redemption Round,” guarantee an upbeat tone that makes it impossible to watch Password without smiling. Or laughing. [15 - 28 Aug 2022, p.5]
  11. While this format is uneven by its very nature, I’m especially encouraged by the shifting tones these stories attempt, from whimsy to the usual gory suspense with a side of existential despair. Dare I say that at its best, Tales even evokes Rod Serling‘s classic The Twilight Zone in its imaginative expansion of genre and mastery of short-form storytelling. [15 - 28 Aug 2022, p.5]
  12. The exploration of their, and others’, sexuality becomes as driving a force of League‘s narrative as the Peaches’ underdog quest to reach the championship. Lest this all sound too mopey and serious, rest assured that the series comes alive on and off the baseball field, with a vivid mix of colorful personalities taking wild swings at life, convincing themselves this is all real and that it’s OK to want something and live your dream. [15 - 28 Aug 2022, p.4]
  13. We learn an encyclopedia’s worth of detail about their careers, lives and struggles over the immersive, exhaustive six chapters of The Last Movie Stars. [25 Jul - 14 Aug 2022, p.4]
  14. Who done it is only part of the mystery in this engaging six-part true-crime docuseries. [4 - 24 Jul 2022, p.5]
  15. Loot mixes workplace comedy (solid) with the occasional rom-com subplot (less so). [4 - 24 Jul 2022, p.5]
  16. A show to die for. [4 - 24 Jul 2022, p.4]
  17. With danger always lurking, Bridges convinces us that underestimating this well-seasoned spy has deadly consequences, while the terrific Brenneman startles us by refusing to play the damsel in distress. [13 Jun - 3 Jul 2022, p.4]
  18. Becoming Elizabeth is less obsessed with the royal intrigue than with bodice ripping—quite literally at one point—once young Liz’s loins are stirred by the flirtatious attentions of her brother’s rowdy uncle, Thomas Seymour (the charismatic Tom Cullen), who impulsively weds the late king’s lusty and manipulative widow, Catherine Parr (Jessica Raine, chewing the luscious scenery). [13 Jun - 3 Jul 2022, p.5]
  19. [Ben Whishaw] sets a sardonic tone of gallows humor that helps keep the viewer amused amid the appalling barrage of graphic medical crises and frequent heartbreak. ... Rewarding series. [13 Jun - 3 Jul 2022, p.5]
  20. Severance is classic slow-burn TV, lulling you with its hypnotic weirdness before piling on the twists. By the end, I was on the edge of my seat begging for a second season. [14 - 27 Feb 2022, p.7]
  21. Derivative yet eerie existential thriller. [14 - 27 Feb 2022, p.7]
  22. About as fresh as the fourth season of a teen melodrama on The CW, albeit with rougher language. ... Still, it's early days, and whenever Banks pours on Will's charm, one can hope Bel-Air will rediscover some of the original series' sense of fun. [14 - 27 Feb 2022, p.7]
  23. Unfortunately, the series spends nearly as much time with another Anna: Anna Chlumsky, in an overwrought performance as the journalist desperate to tell Anna's story. [14 - 27 Feb 2022, p.6]
  24. Unexpectedly exhilarating. ... Lily James and Sebastian Stan are sensational as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. [14 - 27 Feb 2022, p.6]
  25. Smart tackles every aspect of Deborah's complicated personality - her vanity, insecurity, sexuality and unquestionable talent - with passion and wit. Einbinder also shines, now written less a pretentious foil than as a willing apprentice whose dues-paying verges on the slapstick. [23 May - 12 Jun 2022, p.6]
  26. The good news: Harry hasn't lost his edge, even if this spinoff sometimes stalls momentum by juggling a few too many storylines. [23 May - 12 Jun 2022, p.7]
  27. With international conspiracies and brainwashing adding to the intrigue, this File's a keeper. [23 May - 12 Jun 2022, p.7]
  28. It suffers from overlength. [9 - 22 May 2022, p.5]
  29. A thrilling concoction of pitch black humor and nail-biting suspense. [9 - 22 May 2022, p.5]
  30. As melodrama it's enjoyable, though ultimately a too-predictable escapade in the ongoing fight between good and evil. [9 - 22 May 2022, p.4]

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