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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I just don't think this show has the power right now to keep audiences coming back week after week for more. For now, the series is a good background show for when you want a laugh while doing other things.
The series plays like a carnival ride -- something that's fun and exciting the first time, and tiring and a little nausea-inducing by the time you reach the 13th, which happens to be how many episodes were made for the first season.
Harley Quinn isn't the PG, kid-friendly animation we're used to seeing from DC ... it's vulgar and violent. It's no-holds-barred when it comes to its dialogue and action. When Harley hits, there's blood and lots of it.
Add pitch-perfect comedic timing, a solid cast of comedy's hardest hitters, and inimitable chemistry presented in the form of one of the most satisfying female friendships in a long while, and you have one of the best shows of the year, easily.
Harley Quinn often feels like the sort of show FX's doomed Deadpool series might have been had it ever seen the light of day. But there's a charming sense of inevitability to Harley Quinn that Deadpool never quite had.
The cast at large is key to Harley Quinn's success. Harley screeches so much I actually became worried for Cuoco's vocal cords, but the shrieking nonetheless remains essential to Harley's personal development.