The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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The key faultline is that Episodes has written itself into a cul-de-sac. There's nothing left to it apart from a series of relationships and most of the interesting things that can happen have already happened.
The show is not any poorer for its broadness, of course. It's just... less British. And that's fine. We're still covered for that sort of thing, thanks largely to the superb "face work" of -- it has to be said -- the female cast members.
To the credit of creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, most of the comic situations in this run of the sitcom would have been impossible in earlier episodes because they depend on the accumulation of history between the characters.
One of the few genuine sex farces on cable television... It seemed doubtful that the show's creators could keep those plates spinning for another round, but the third season introduces a fantastic new contrivance: a psychotic new network head.