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For 208 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brian Lowry's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 A Very English Scandal
Lowest review score: 10 Life of Kylie: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 208
208 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Brian Lowry
    What The Conners has going for it, which shouldn't be underestimated, are a couple of world-class actors in John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf as the one-time title character's husband Dan and sister Jackie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Brian Lowry
    Titans is a superhero hybrid -- a live-action series that essentially weds the CW's DC Comics-inspired fare with the gritty, premium-cable approach of Marvel's Netflix dramas. That's not a bad formula, and it yields an entertaining, heavily serialized show.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Lowry
    For those who have felt a void in the realm of TV self-absorption since "Girls" finished its run, Camping, from that show's producers, might be the trip for you. Otherwise, this HBO adaptation of a British series, starring Jennifer Garner, makes a pretty good case for turning off the set and getting outdoors.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Lowry
    In show-business terms, The Romanoffs certainly conveys its pedigree. But like so many who have claimed that royal lineage, the result turns out to be pretty pedestrian.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Brian Lowry
    For a network where youthful heroes and battling the supernatural often go hand in hand, Charmed casts a breezy spell.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Brian Lowry
    As pilots go, the show feels inordinately polished, from the casting to the little twists that emerge along the way.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Brian Lowry
    God has historically been good to CBS, in the form of faith-oriented series like "Touched by an Angel" and "Joan of Arcadia." The network returns to those roots with God Friended Me, an appealing show that weaves religion into its premise, while owing at least as much to the since-departed "Person of Interest" as those aforementioned dramas.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Brian Lowry
    To paraphrase Murphy's line, there's a difference between good television and an attention-getting concept and title. "Murphy Brown" certainly possesses the latter, but only sporadically qualifies as the former.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 35 Brian Lowry
    It's all very broadly played -- to go with its lead-in, "Last Man Standing" -- but raises the question how long lines like "Everybody relax. Act like we have Alzheimer's" are going to prevent the show from facing the TV version of retirement.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Lowry
    Eggold is appealing, in an old-fashioned, "Marcus Welby" kind of way, and the show does contain a few unexpected twists. The series is loosely based on a medical administrator's memoir, but the idea of a square-jawed doctor who really, really cares feels like an awfully familiar procedure.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Brian Lowry
    CBS has a good history with abbreviations ("CSI," "NCIS"), but creatively speaking, "FBI" is DOA.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Lowry
    It's a good ensemble, but the whole exercise feels too conspicuously like a throwback to a certain kind of ABC drama that, frankly, has seen better days, and which has begun yielding diminishing returns.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Lowry
    It's always difficult with such concepts -- and perhaps this one more than most -- to see whether the producers can sustain enough interest to keep the show airborne.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Lowry
    Sure, there are cosmetic changes (Higgins is a woman now), but once you get past the name, this could be any detective show, one likely to rise or fall on Hernandez's appeal and Magnum's camaraderie with his various pals.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Brian Lowry
    Feels too much like the third or fourth best series on USA network.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 55 Brian Lowry
    The undisciplined nature of the human mind -- which Fukunaga seeks to illustrate -- can present a frustrating maze to navigate. While the leads, especially Stone, are fine, their performances sometimes struggle against the off-kilter nature of the material.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Brian Lowry
    Without giving anything away (which isn't easy), "Forever" tackles some big issues about life, loss and what happens to a relationship when people discover they want different things. The half-hour show does so in a manner that cleverly pulls the viewer along from episode to episode, even if its answers, while intriguing, aren't quite equal to the buildup.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Lowry
    The First does a credible job of contemplating the costs of space travel, where, to quote an old line, no one can hear you scream. But wading through season one of this stiff but earnest series, it's possible someone will hear you snore.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Lowry
    At times creepy, often absurd, it's not necessarily the show for the #MeToo era, but it's certainly a good reminder to go change all your web passwords.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Brian Lowry
    Jim Carrey makes a triumphant return to TV with Kidding, a Showtime series that reunites him with the director of one of his best movies, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." The result is a sweet, melancholy, occasionally funny show that marks one of the new TV season's early highlights.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Brian Lowry
    A fascinating, high-class and timely drama, situated during the formative days of modern pornography but -- as filtered through that prism -- with a lot to say about where we are now.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Brian Lowry
    The USA series brings an anthological element to the concept -- think "Tales From the Purge" -- that has its moments, without quite making this "Purge" binge-worthy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Brian Lowry
    The producers also serve notice, early and often, that like its predecessor, "Mayans" will push to the serrated edge of what FX will allow. That promises a journey not everyone will be eager to take, but at this point, nobody should be surprised by the nastier twists and turns that come with the territory.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Brian Lowry
    The echoes of "Breaking Bad" have grown louder in Ozark...While by no means a great show, the intense second season cements its status as an eminently binge-worthy one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Brian Lowry
    John Krasinski is a strong choice to capture the terrorist-battling hero in his formative years, but the resulting series feels a bit too much like "Homeland" meets "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Brian Lowry
    It's a little too enamored with the will-they-win-the-game dynamic baked into the premise, as well as the familiar theme of organized sports providing an escape for the lucky few who win that golden ticket, while -- on a more basic level -- bringing structure and discipline into the children's lives.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 85 Brian Lowry
    America to Me features a winning mix of kids, running the gamut of emotions and experiences that high school entails.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Brian Lowry
    Ridiculous even by the title's standards, this loud, obnoxious time-travel parody perhaps appropriately underscores the limits of gluttony -- embodied in this case by NBC Universal's hunger for synergistic profits.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Brian Lowry
    It's a by-the-numbers affair -- the equivalent of a joke that begins "A princess, an elf and a demon walk into a bar...."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Brian Lowry
    Better Call Saul is TV's version of a Russian nesting doll, slowly adding layers to the "Breaking Bad" prequel, inching toward its logical expiration date. As the new season demonstrates, the AMC show has grown richer in the process, even if the pacing at times remains a trifle sluggish.

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