Monica Collins
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For 29 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Monica Collins' Scores

Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Murder One: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Nip/Tuck: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
29 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Monica Collins
    The new episodes are brilliant, proving the first season wasn't a fantastic fluke. [14 Jan 2000]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Monica Collins
    A delectable documentary. [29 Nov 2001, p.55]
    • Boston Herald
    • 64 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Monica Collins
    Their escapist capers make for pretty but mindless TV. [5 Oct 2003, 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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Monica Collins
    The most discouraging aspect of the film is the fact that we can never latch onto these characters in any warm, intimate or sympathetic way. They stand as ciphers in the larger steely drama. [10 Sept 1993, p.]
    • 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Monica Collins
    Beggars and Choosers has moments of high laughter and inside-y insight. Ultimately, though, it's a downer that dwells more on the cliches than the truths. [17 June 1999, p.59]
    • 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

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