Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 2,510 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 The Ben Stiller Show: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Justice for Natalee Holloway
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1936
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1936
1936 tv reviews
  1. As cable TV movies go, this one stands out from the pack thanks in large part to performances from Christina Ricci and Judith Light. In fact, their work and the true story [...] are deserving of the big screen and a better production budget. [18 Jan 2019, p.50]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  2. [Cumberbatch's] fussy performance comes with some grating Sherlockian tics: voice-over, imaginary sequences, the recurring sound of British earth moaning. But this fascinating first-draft-of-history thriller captures the tragic complexity, techno-paranoia and Orwellian absurdity of the Brexit vote. [18 Jan 2019, p.50]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  3. Even in 2019, A Discovery of Witches proves some tropes are immortal for a reason. [18 Jan 2019, p.49]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  4. God help me, by the end of episode 1, I was officially invested in whether these poor saps would stay together. [18 Jan 2019, p.48]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  5. The series feels very much at home on The CW, maybe too much so, as it doesn't initially stand out from the rest of the network's lineup. But there's hope it could blossom as the chemistry between Mason and Parsons grows. [18 Jan 2019, p.48]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  6. The Other ensemble is across-the-board excellent. ... With its blend of biting showbiz commentary and earned emotional moments, The Other Two is a goofy gem, a modern-day fable about the healing power of other people’s fame.
  7. The first two episodes feature a characteristic blend of low-brow humor (a running gag involving novelty T-shirts, including one boasting a picture of a thong-wearing pineapple and the word slut), detailed deconstruction of said low-brow humor (“Is the pineapple the slut, or is it calling someone a slut?”), office comedy (a turf war erupts over the break-room microwave), and unexpected literary references (Jake reads Walt Whitman--who knew?). It’s smart, silly, good-natured, and very Brooklyn.
  8. Future Man is carried by its dry, crass, playful laughs--and the actors who deliver them so well: Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe and Derek Wilson. [11 Jan 2019, p.49]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  9. The bleakness runs alongside a whimsical, Monty Python-ish absurdity. [11 Jan 2019, p.46]
  10. Lohan's really playing second fiddle to wannabes who look like they failed their auditions for The Challenge. Episode 1 suggests we're watching a show about accidental gigolos, which in train-wreck terms is at least more fun than I Know Who Killed Me. [11 Jan 2019, p.48]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  11. Sex Education blends teen sex-romp tropes with a refreshing level of empathy. [11 Jan 2019, p.44]
  12. The Masked Singer is a deeply stupid enterprise. [18 Jan 2019, p.46]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  13. The new somber mystery will satisfy fans seeking the old True Detective high, and the Ozarks setting will surely please your cousin who loves Ozark. The acting is very strong. ... But Saulnier departs the series after the second hour. And the episodes that follow (I’ve seen through the fifth) feel repetitive, dreary, self-serious if not just mopey.
  14. Gotham brings crazypants eccentricity to a familiar Bat-plot, though, plus a final-act feeling that the safety’s off. The first three episodes overflow with bullet-y standoffs, blood feuds declared, unexpected explosions.
  15. This game-show revival has everything you possibly remember from the mid-2000s. ... Big opportunity missed, frankly, not making any of the models dudes this go-round. [7 Dec 2018, p.50]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  16. One benefit of this season’s leisurely pace is it allows us more time with the stellar ensemble. ... The look of Maisel is just so very that the beauty almost obscures the story; it was only after watching the episodes a second time that I was able to feel the characters’ emotions seeping through the visuals.
  17. Come for the sumptuous style, stay for the Syriana-ish espionage quagmire. [30 Nov 2018, p.46]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  18. Around the lead characters, we start to see a whole generation come of age. I mean it as a compliment when I say that My Brilliant Friend is the year’s best teen drama, drawing you into the lives, loves, and struggles of a group of children cusping on adulthood.
  19. Generally, Dannemora is more interested in the characters than their caper.
  20. A dazzling matchup of pulp and prestige. ... Britton is perfectly cast as Debra. ... As Meehan, the actor [Eric Bana] pivots from charming to chilling and back with astonishing ease. [16 Nov 2018, p.45]
  21. Stevenson honors the basic plot layout and the birthday-cake radiance of old-school She-Ra. But the original cast of characters has been casually diversified, and newly illustrated to boldly suggest human beings have all shapes and sizes.
  22. You'll laugh out loud at the characters' misery and awkwardness, and then feel awful for doing so. Like Davis herself, the show is like nothing else you've seen. [9 Nov 2018, p.50]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  23. It is not a coincidence that the most likable characters on This is Us are the ones that are consistently allowed to have feelings other than sadness, loss, and regret: Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    War looming over these episode threatens to recycle plot points in a new setting. The spark of a good season is still there. The passion could use rekindling. [2 Nov 2018, p.46]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  24. The campy horror-comedy delivers back-to-back episodes with refreshingly real emotions and routine not-so-real-blood. [2 Nov 2018, p.45]
    • Entertainment Weekly
  25. The rest of this derivative, Netflix-bloated season gave me buyer’s remorse. The saga’s unmistakably Potterized. ... The production design’s a retro fantasia.
  26. Whigham delivers one of the year’s best TV performances. ... Esmail has worked with the creators to reconceive their audio adventure as a visual delight, full of smart performances and lingering unease. For all its Hitchcock-y camera angles and Lost-y double-reverse plot twists, Homecoming is an all-too human freakout.
  27. House of Cards does not suffer from the lack of Kevin Spacey; anyone who has stayed with the Underwoods this long knows Wright is more than capable of carrying the action as the show’s anti-hero. ... Wright brings more humor to Claire than ever before as the President exploits sexist stereotypes about female hysteria.
  28. Murderer has clearly learned some lessons from season 1, and the new episodes attempt to anticipate sources of potential backlash and parry them pre-emptively. ... Whether or not Murderer helps Avery and Dassey or seals their fate, it remains a vital reminder of the need for transparency in the criminal justice system. But the series never loses sight of the many human tragedies at the center of this ongoing legal saga: The murder of a beloved young woman, Teresa Halbach.
  29. Reliably chilling horror anthology. [19/26 Oct 2018, p.92]
    • Entertainment Weekly

Top Trailers