TV Guide Magazine's Scores

For 1,327 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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 American Crime: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Zero Hour: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 763
  2. Negative: 0 out of 763
763 tv reviews
  1. Even when you empathize with Victor's growing pains, you may wish it didn't feel so much like a life lesson. [22 Jun - 5 Jul 2020, p.76]
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  2. A more realistic and sordidly satisfying [Perry Mason]. ... Rhys is a marvelous Perry. [22 Jun - 5 Jul 2020, p.6]
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    The cumulative effect of the exhaustively researched six-part Helter Skelter douseries is numbing, more miss than myth. ... Obsessives might dig it, but others will see it as overkill. [8 - 21 Jun 2020, p.5]
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  3. Riveting. ... Peet scorches the screen. [8 - 21 Jun 2020, p.5]
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  4. Sumptuous Masterpiece romantic melodrama. ... ITV canceled House after one season, so if you want a happy ending, stop watching several minutes before the end - the Taj Mahal is your cue - to avoid an ill-advised cliffhanger. [8 - 21 Jun 2020, p.5]
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  5. An earnestly amusing show that isn't afraid to wear its heart on its star-spangled sleeve. [8 - 21 Jun 2020, p.4]
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  6. Homecoming build to a shocking and satisfying finale that you're not likely ever to forget. [25 May - 7 Jun 2020, p.3]
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  7. Boldly seriocomic. ... Rich portrait of an underexplored culture. [25 May - 7 Jun 2020, p.3]
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  8. The handsomely produced Barkskins becomes a grueling but routine melodrama of corruption, savagery and betrayal. [25 May - 7 Jun 2020, p.3]
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  9. Endearing even when she's being aggravating, Kendrick lets us in on Darby's deep-rooted insecurities. [25 May - 7 Jun 2020, p.2]
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  10. Authenticity is the key to this slow-burning but mesmerizing celebration of a world where life is a messy improvisation. ... The Eddy evokes an art-house sensibility with handheld and jittery camerawork that swirls to the music. But there's a gripping pulp aspect tot he narrative. [11 - 24 May 2020, p.7]
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  11. Grisly thriller Hightown lays on the raunch and violence so thickly, you might mistake it for classic soft-core Cinemax. And yet there's a grim, propulsive urgency to the exploits of Jackie Quinones. [11 - 24 May 2020, p.7]
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  12. Too bad the vehicle for their improbable success, based on the story of a woman who jumped off the Hollywood sign to her death, looks like a laughable dud. The grown-ups come off better, even when you know they know they're slumming. [11 - 24 May 2020, p.7]
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  13. Empathy is what keeps this harrowing story from being just a wallow in misery. [Dominick's] journey of self-discovery, which includes a crusade that began in childhood to learn his birth father's identity, feels absolutely, dramatically true. [11 - 24 May 2020, p.6]
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  14. It takes three episodes of an uneven but sporadically shocking third season for them [Eve and Villanelle} to cross paths again, but it's worth the wait. [27 Apr - 10 May 2020, p. 11]
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  15. Achieves new depths of feelings - and hilarity - in its second season. [27 Apr - 10 May 2020, p. 11]
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  16. This sprawling canvas, with its Chinatown vibes and snarling cartoon villains, hardly needs Magda and her doppelgangers' obvious supernatural tricks to muddy the waters. [27 Apr - 10 May 2020, p. 10]
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  17. Fast-paced, very funny and ultimately life-affirming, Upload is (you guessed it) to die for. [27 Apr - 10 May 2020, p. 11]
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  18. Slow-burning. [13 - 26 Apr 2020, p.5]
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  19. Julian Fellowes' lavish follow-up to his celebrated PBS series, operating in a more Dickensian mode of ripe romantic melodrama and star-crossed coincidences. [13 - 26 Apr 2020, p.4]
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  20. An exhilarating exercise in dark and bracingly original romantic comedy. [13 - 26 Apr 2020, p.5]
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  21. Women rule in the thrillingly acted Mrs. America, a fabulously robust recreation of the 1970s battle over ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. ... They're going to have to expand the Emmy lists to acknowledge this much terrific talent. [13 - 26 Apr 2020, p.5]
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  22. The ambitious seven-part Masterpiece series World on Fire covers a lot of ground in its first season, but it still can't help feeling like every World War II drama you've ever seen. [30 Mar - 12 Apr 2020, p.8]
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  23. The jubilant reimagining of the vintage Norman Lear comedy has survived cancellation and is the better for it. [30 Mar - 12 Apr 2020, p.9]
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  24. The dazzling third season of the dense sci-fi thriller has raised the stakes and sharpened the focus of its mind-teasing existential premise. [30 Mar - 12 Apr 2020, p.9]
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  25. Taut four-part mystery. ... David Tennant is compellingly inscrutable as the town's affable doctor. [30 Mar - 12 Apr 2020, p.9]
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  26. A lavish feature-length escapade of cheerfully preposterous escapism. [16-29 Mar 2020, p.11]
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  27. Not everything burns equally bright in this twisty saga. ... But any time the moms step into the spotlight--Rosamarie De Witt is also terrific as a desperately needy adoptive other--Fires scorches with emotional intensity. [16-29 Mar 2020, p.10]
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  28. There's more Rod Serling than Agatha Christie in the latest loose Christie adaptation. [16-29 Mar 2020, p.11]
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  29. Riveting. [16-29 Mar 2020, p.11]
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