TV Guide Magazine's Scores

For 1,433 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 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Broadchurch: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 831
  2. Negative: 0 out of 831
831 tv reviews
  1. There's little surprise or suspense in these by-the-book anecdotes of weird phenomena in the skies and sinister cover-ups on the ground. [7-20 Jan 2019, p.11]
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  2. [Nic Pizzolatto] puts story and character first in this long-awaited comeback season. ... Even when the script takes heady philosophical detours into poetry and Einstein, it never loses sight of the toll of the investigation takes on those charged with solving the case. [7-20 Jan 2019, p.10]
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  3. Olivia Cooke vibrantly inhabits what little soul the ruthlessly opportunistic Becky Sharp possesses in this irreverent seven-part adaptation of the Thackeray classic. [10 - 23 Dec 2018, p.9]
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  4. Perfectly delightful second season. [10 - 23 Dec 2018, p.8]
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  5. A grisly hybrid of science fiction and horror, capable of claustrophobic chills but more often merely evoking chaotic confusion. [26 Nov - 9 Dec 2018, p.9]
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  6. It hard to "just say no" to this absorbing series. [26 Nov - 9 Dec 2018, p.9]
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  7. With a sensationally authentic cast--this unsentimental story movingly depicts emotional resilience in changing times. [26 Nov - 9 Dec 2018, p.9]
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  8. This series is cautionary escapism at its juiciest. [26 Nov - 9 Dec 2018, p.8]
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  9. Ambiguities and romantic complications abound as Pugh keeps us guessing where Charlie's loyalties will ultimately lie. [12-25 Nov 2018, p.11]
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  10. Riveting and superbly acted seven-part true-crime docudrama. [12-25 Nov 2018, p.11]
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  11. Lorre achieves a deeply personal best in this lovingly crafted, wise and wisecrackingly bittersweet bromance between a legendary acting coach (Michael Douglas) and his powerful Hollywood agent (Alan Arkin). [12-25 Nov 2018, p.10]
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  12. This brisk and mesmerizing thriller is the best sort of binge. [29 Oct - 11 Nov 2018, p.10]
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  13. Rebecca Branch remains more than a little nutty and still given to tuneful flights of fantasy. [29 Oct - 11 Nov 2018, p.11]
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  14. The lovingly biting tone of the working-class comedy remains much the same. [29 Oct - 11 Nov 2018, p.11]
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  15. Give the show credit for not dragging its heels. ... Watching Jon's circle of survivors--men and women, friends and spouses--as they pick up the pieces should make for some memorable TV. [15-28 Oct 2018, p.9]
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  16. The story takes wild, violent leaps amid myriad conspiracies, leading to a crazy, nail-biting climax that is both preposterous and wholly satisfying. Some binges feel like a slog. Bodyguard is more of a race, well worth the run. [15-28 Oct 2018, p.9]
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  17. A stylish if juvenile supernatural thriller. I was hoping for more whimsy and wonder--and frankly chills--amid the hocus-pocus, not to mention a bit less mythological mumbo-jumbo. But by the midpoint of the 10-epsiode season, the show finds its stride. [15-28 Oct 2018, p.9]
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  18. An opulent enterprise often eliciting little more than a head-scratching "Is that all there is" after these over-long vignettes. The tone shifts gears from a trite tale of martial stagnation and temptation from the John Cheever playbook to a more successful attempt to evoke The Twilight Zone's Rod Sterling in a surreal and disorienting "House of Special Purpose." [15-28 Oct 2018, p.8]
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  19. These eight new episodes do not disappoint, and a stark finale sets a powerful stage for a fifth and final season. [1-14 Oct 2018, p.11]
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  20. High Castle mostly slogs through a 10-episode third season without successfully fusing its best parts into a compelling whole. [1-14 Oct 2018, p.11]
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  21. The reset is as promising as it is necessary. [1-14 Oct 2018, p.11]
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  22. This is comic fantasy operating on the highest level, still capable of ending each episode with a jaw-roping twist that makes you wish you should skip right to the next. [1-14 Oct 2018, p.11]
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  23. The Miniaturist evokes the Dutch Masters with its moody and dark-hued cinematography. Unfortunately, the story is a bit murky too. [17-30 Sep 2018, p.25]
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  24. Joe's warped wit, honed by Badgley's sensitive-guy panache, sets You apart from Lifetime's woman-in-peril formula. [17-30 Sep 2018, p.25]
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  25. There's a sense of constant discovery and surprise in these eight magically sublime, funny-sad episodes. [17-30 Sep 2018, p.25]
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  26. This eight-episode series created by Beau Willimon has all the right stuff. Sean Penn, in his first TV series regular role, delivers a tremendously affecting performance. ... Some genre fans may gripe it takes the show too long to achieve liftoff, but that's the point. [17-30 Sep 2018, p.24]
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  27. A sweet but slight biographical tribute. [20 Aug - 2 Sep 2018, p.11]
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  28. Ozark is still a compelling place to visit, but, like the Byrdes, I'm itching for an endgame. [20 Aug - 2 Sep 2018, p.11]
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Rollicking second season. [20 Aug - 2 Sep 2018, p.11]
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  29. Alas, Disenchantment more than lives down to its puckish title with a flimsy premise, underwhelming characters and relentlessly labored humor. [20 Aug - 2 Sep 2018, p.10]
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