For 346 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hal Boedeker's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Ally McBeal: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Uncle Buck: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 346
346 tv reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Hal Boedeker
    The business deals might have been artful, but the show certainly isn't.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Hal Boedeker
    Despite a fine cast and a harrowing topic, The Cleaner rarely gets beyond the surfaces.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Hal Boedeker
    It was simply a blah variation on "Beverly Hills, 90210," which lasted a decade on Fox.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Hal Boedeker
    The show reduces some of its actors, notably Cole, to stereotypical shtick. There are too many characters and too many emotional shifts, but not enough depth. Viewers who visit the neighborhood of Brewster Place won't get close to its people. [1 May 1990]
    • Miami Herald
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Hal Boedeker
    Nasty putdowns, a family trip to the mall and a parents' heart-to-heart produce boredom. These are greetings to ignore. [20 Sept 2002, p.E1]
    • Orlando Sentinel
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Hal Boedeker
    Extremely irritating. [26 Sep 1992]
    • Miami Herald
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    When you saddle up with CBS' new Magnificent Seven, you're in for trite violence, far-fetched situations, dull characters and saddle sores. [3 Jan 1998]
    • Orlando Sentinel
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    You have to be a huge fan to sit through this slog. The vapid dialogue, stupid situations and inept performances make it highly unlikable.[20 Sept 2002, p.E1]
    • Orlando Sentinel
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    Cringe-inducing... In a season of duds, the show is more jaw-droppingly bad than Jason Alexander's witless sitcom "Bob Patterson" and John McEnroe's foul game show "The Chair." [23 Mar 2002, p.E1]
    • Orlando Sentinel
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    A coarse, exceedingly obnoxious show.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    One of the more embarrassing new series this season.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    What About Brian traffics in flimsy liaisons, soapy squabbles and sophomoric sexuality.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    Most of the time, [Lehr] and the show are insufferable.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    Better to wait for the big-screen movie of "Sex and the City," arriving May 30.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    A pretentious and talky botch, John From Cincinnati won't fill the void left by The Sopranos.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    There are vivid reminders of the era's ugly clothes and hairstyles. But the writing is obvious and ham-handed.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    Despite the cast, Jezebel James is not a momentous arrival.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    Dim. Ryan is not to blame. Jaime, rebuilt after a horrific car accident, must live in a grim, punishing world and associate with joyless characters. Speedy Jaime can't outrun this train wreck.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    This little pipsqueak of a show doesn't deserve the wider forum of broadcasting.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    Sit Down, Shut Up is a disaster.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    Saget plays a cynical dad, but his acid outlook isn't enough to juice up this blah comedy, which was originally slated for The CW.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    WB's Hype is more often vulgar than funny. [8 Oct 2000, p.F1]
    • Orlando Sentinel
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    A strong candidate for worst new series, ABC's The Trouble With Normal looks for humor in neuroses. The Bob Newhart Show succeeded in this tricky territory, but Normal proves witless and worthless. [6 Oct 2000, p.E1]
    • Orlando Sentinel
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Hal Boedeker
    In the series, the effects are on par with the storytelling: Both are inept.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Hal Boedeker
    So far, Big Bro is a big bore. ... In devoting so many hours to amateurs, CBS reduced its prime time to bad home movies. [11 Jul 2000]
    • Orlando Sentinel
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Hal Boedeker
    The fall's worst new comedy.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Hal Boedeker
    Unan1mous, the worst new series this season, accomplishes the unthinkable: It makes Big Brother look respectable.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Hal Boedeker
    It's a bore, bore, bore.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Hal Boedeker
    The sheer cheesiness of it all is astounding, and it's bad cheese, not the campy variety that can offer guilty pleasures.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Hal Boedeker
    The fall's lamest new comedy.