For 1,308 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Verne Gay's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Better Things: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 The Wedding Bells: Season 1
Score distribution:
1308 tv reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Good Pacino, skillful pulp, but an impossible balancing act.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    The best show on TV remains — emphatically — the best.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Rowe simply does not look like Washingtone, and for a miniseries that seeks to render him in fully human form, that is a drawback. A fatal one? Hardly, but a distracting one. ... Meanwhile, Kearns Goodwin is missing entirely. ... Yet get past this and her "Washington '' works well, as levelheaded, cleanly-told history, absent hagiography or unnecessary clutter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    After a bumbling 4th — especially with regards to race — "Outlander" is back on track. A familiar one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Good performances, thoughtful series, but saddled with a grim inevitability.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    Fine, sharp opener to what already feels like a tragic climax.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    First-rate actress, compelling idea but neither can escape the clutches of a shopworn formula.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Drescher is back in a bantamweight sitcom from ancient times — the 1990s.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Smart, well-crafted, layered — verging on over-layered.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    Millennials will watch, and you will too because this is the best new comedy of the brand-new decade. ... "Nora" is a[n] unbridled joy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Verne Gay
    It's a bland allegorical satire built on an obvious point that unfolds in outer space where days (or nights) never end, and the passengers are irritating, and the ship is girdled by stiffs and human excreta. ... Lost in space, and on-screen, too.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Verne Gay
    Money and cameos and nice locales don't make parodies work (nor does gun violence, which this newcomer jarringly has). ... Pallid, distant reflection of "Childrens Hospital." A whiff.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Lugubrious, also highly watchable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    This "Party" does what the original did well because it knows all of this. Feelings are universal but circumstances are not. ... The rare reboot with a purpose — and a heart.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Stick with "Zoey." Get past the treacle, network cliches, and force-fed emotions, and it does improve. Earworms, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    [Midge] needs to grow, or at least her stand-up routine does beyond the tame gags about her ex-husband or Jewsih guilt. Those remain the weakest part of "Maisel." ... These early episodes do certainly play to "Maisel's" considerable and well-established strengths. They're a romp through the English language, abetted by actors who remain effortlessly up to the challenge. As always, the writing and those performances are still what resonate, and they're just about flawless
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Every screen shot locks you comfortably into the familiar "Star Wars" canon, but somehow it all feels fresh and new. ... "The Mandalorian" feels like a trip worth taking with them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Verne Gay
    It's what we do with our character that matters. This season— magnificently—reveals what Elizabeth has done with her's. You will be blown away. At least I was.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Exhaustive without ever being quite comprehensive, "Death" is still a solid, sane overview.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Steinfeld is good, the cast too and the show is not terrible either. What it's forgotten is that while we're all free to make Emily Dickinson into whoever we want, at least make her interesting. Emily deserves as much.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Mostly "The Morning Show" is a show in search of itself, uncertain of what to say about the #MeToo movement and workplace misconduct, or how to explore those real world parallels (Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer). This is because "The Morning Show" is often a mashup of verisimilitude with outright balderdashery.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Mirren will get an Emmy nod for this because she's Mirren. She is a great actress, and she's certainly good here. A pity she'll get that nod for so cramped a story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Verne Gay
    Is this funny? Often, and at times, very. Is the writing sharp? Razor sharp, and in fact, there's a line later on that's draws blood it's so good, but context is important to see why. Rudd is excellent, both of them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    No, this isn't your father's (or mother's) "Watchmen," but something new, occasionally thrilling too. Just not consistently so.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Not bad but not subtle either, this is a broadly told story of overprivileged parents and their wounded offspring. You already know the sorry outcome.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    The best part of the new series is that unfussy, effortless way of getting Kate's sexual orientation out of the way, and also Kate herself. She's a bantamweight crusader with lightning moves as opposed to devastating ones. ... What's less-best is the usual reliance on the sort of story that Gotham has undergone countless times before. There are no surprises left here, not even a decent dopey headline in the still-dopey, ever-credulous Gotham newspapers (which still don't have websites).
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Verne Gay
    "Almost Family" is also a snooze. It sleepwalks past the issues it purports to explore, as well as the unethical, and most likely criminal, behavior involved. ... So "Almost Family" made Hutton's Bechley an almost-loveable rogue, and his offspring almost-unbothered by the almost crime he perpetrated against them and countless others. No "almost" about that. It's flat-out creepy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Verne Gay
    Whitaker and the rest of the cast are first-rate, but what's most compelling about "Godfather" are its apparent ambitions.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Verne Gay
    Platt is mostly excellent, but he's not a comic actor, which is fine because "The Politician" is not exactly a comedy either. Never one to be bound by labels or genres anyway, Murphy has created a dramedy, satire, tragedy, romance, coming-of-age story and political parody, all of which contribute to viewer whiplash if not exactly ennui.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Verne Gay
    Well-crafted sitcom, but Goggins takes some getting used to.

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