Monica Collins
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For 27 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Monica Collins' Scores

Average review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 4
Lowest review score: 25 Watching Ellie: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
27 tv reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Monica Collins
    This twisted comedy of Tinseltown manners - so wicked insidey and sharply observed - shines through brilliantly here. "Larry Sanders" is arch TV about craven TV with no pretensions - if such a thing is possible, and it obviously is. [18 Jul 1995]
    • Boston Herald
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Monica Collins
    It takes a literate, cynical look at showbiz and, in doing so, creates fine art. [12 Nov 1996]
    • Boston Herald
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Monica Collins
    As you watch "Larry Sanders," the lines fly by and hit you with a sweet sting. Laden with crass cultural references and blistering put-downs, the show's scripts are usually dense with delights. [12 Mar 1998]
    • Boston Herald
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Monica Collins
    The new episodes are brilliant, proving the first season wasn't a fantastic fluke. [14 Jan 2000]
    • Boston Herald
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Monica Collins
    "The Office" makes you cringe in delight and heave with giggles when you see the absurdity of it all. [23 Oct 2003]
    • Boston Herald
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Monica Collins
    Murder One succeeds because it doesn't pander to you, nor does it demean you. The issues illuminated by the show challenge and entertain you. [19 Sept 1995, p.37]
    • Boston Herald
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Monica Collins
    A wonderful comedy that twists the family sitcom genre to a screwball turn. [6 Jan 2000]
    • Boston Herald
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Monica Collins
    "Brooklyn Bridge" may be too delicate and heartfelt to survive amongst its colder, more cynical competition. But it deserves a decent chance. Shows this good don't come along very often. [26 Sep 1991]
    • Boston Herald
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Monica Collins
    Jay Baruchel is fabulous as the geeky Steven Karp whose dad (Wainwright) is hipper. [25 Sept 2001, p.48]
    • Boston Herald
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Monica Collins
    For all its reptilian quirkiness, there is some maximum enjoyment here. [4 Aug 1998, p.34]
    • Boston Herald
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Monica Collins
    Imagine "Seinfeld" distilled to its cynical essence. [12 Oct 2000]
    • Boston Herald
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Monica Collins
    The title is the only thing that's obscure about this hilarious in-your-face comedy. [12 Sep 2002]
    • Boston Herald
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Monica Collins
    The show everybody will be talking about around the water cooler. [20 Jun 2002]
    • Boston Herald
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Monica Collins
    Sunday's premiere episode is one of the most cleverly outrageous half-hours of TV I've seen in a while. [28 Jan 1999]
    • Boston Herald
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Monica Collins
    This collection of characters - with all their quirks, quarks and nose jobs - is a winner. The women are strong. The men are sensitive. The life forms are testy. [5 Jan 1993]
    • Boston Herald
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Monica Collins
    There are several hearty laughs in "Home Improvement" - the best you can ask of any TV comedy. [12 Sep 1991]
    • Boston Herald
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Monica Collins
    A delectable documentary. [29 Nov 2001, p.55]
    • Boston Herald
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Monica Collins
    Who knew the dumbed-down domestic sitcom could be fun again? ... OK. It's not "Seinfeld." But "Eight Simple Rules" does just what it's supposed to - amuse, entertain, disperse a few laughs and warm fuzzies. [17 Sep 2002]
    • Boston Herald
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Monica Collins
    The story of an intriguing woman who can shoot a gun but can't hit the target is a premise steeped with promise. Let's hope Karen Sisco does not find happiness anytime soon. [1 Oct 2003, p.55]
    • Boston Herald
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Monica Collins
    What I kept looking for in Queer As Folk was a transcendent story line or sex-neutral message to lift this drama higher than the sum of its body parts. I couldn't find that deep thread of meaning...There are shreds of stories but, basically, it all comes back around to men bumping like bunnies - or wanting to bump like bunnies, or talking about bumping like bunnies.[30 Nov 2000, p.47]
    • Boston Herald
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Monica Collins
    Watching "Ellie" becomes an ordeal in watching the clock. You see your life ticking away, wasting time watching "Ellie." [26 Feb 2002]
    • Boston Herald
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Monica Collins
    Their escapist capers make for pretty but mindless TV. [5 Oct 2003, p.47]
    • Boston Herald
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Monica Collins
    The cast around Mulgrew is excellent. ... Mulgrew, however, drags it all down. Starfleet commanders are not supposed to be this dull, stiff and joyless. As a woman, she's all cardboard and mannish. [16 Jan 1995]
    • Boston Herald
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Monica Collins
    The show is so far removed from the standard set by "The Sopranos." It just doesn't get off the ground. [4 Apr 2000]
    • Boston Herald
    • 73 Metascore
    • 38 Monica Collins
    Being allowed inside the cerebrum of Ally, I feel some sympathy for her. I like her more than I would if she were the typical TV cipher. But I don't like her enough to want to watch this flawed show about a lawyers-in-love triangle week after week. [4 Sep 1997]
    • Boston Herald
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Monica Collins
    "Watching Ellie" is a mess of cliches and lots of straining for chuckles. Louis-Dreyfus makes it look like a huge effort, which is all the more obvious because her Elaine on "Seinfeld" was seamlessly amusing. [15 Apr 2003]
    • Boston Herald
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Monica Collins
    There are no characters to care about in Nip-Tuck. It seems their motivations are purely hollow. We love Tony Soprano - even when he cheats on his wife or whacks an enemy - because he reveals his own vulnerability and tragic flaws. But this Nip-Tuck bunch are vacant louts - "ER" meets "WWE SmackDown!" [22 July 2003, p.39]
    • Boston Herald