Boston Globe's Scores

For 1,043 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Rescue Me: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Real Wedding Crashers: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 502
  2. Negative: 0 out of 502
502 tv reviews
  1. Rescue Me isn't for everyone, particularly those who find Leary's fuming a little too convincing. But it's certainly a TV gem, rough but gleaming. [30 May 2006, p.E1]
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  2. Sweet and intelligent...A genre-bender if ever there was one, Roswell takes the "Romeo and Juliet" love story, dresses it in "Rebel Without a Cause" Americana, and then gives the whole thing an "X-Files" twist. The show is a long, long way from "My Favorite Martian" and "Mork & Mindy." [6 Oct 1999, p.E1]
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  3. Created by Mike Judge, it does for techies, venture capitalists, and tech-biz campuses what Judge’s film “Office Space” did for cubicle dwellers, their bosses, and office parks back in 1999.
  4. It’s a promising reentry. All the major themes, so subtly articulated across the first six seasons, are coming to a head.
  5. Given the welcome arrival of spring, some viewers may not be ready to dive into the wintry expanses of Fargo, but, based on the first few episodes, it will be worth reliving the chill.
  6. The story of the plague has been told before, and it will and should continue to find new life. But The Normal Heart tells it with admirable honesty and plenty of emotion.
  7. The Knick is an astonishing new medical drama that has the potential to be one of the year’s best and most talked-about shows, as well as a breakthrough into TV series excellence for its star, Clive Owen, and its director and executive producer, Steven Soderbergh.
  8. Right in the first episode, the relationships are well lived-in, the writing is honest and bound up with the actors, the tone effortlessly embodies drama, comedy, and life’s absurdities, the contemporary homes and locations click, and the ensemble acting is filled with little moments and jewels.
  9. Starz’s The Missing is a reminder that familiar material can indeed yield extremely absorbing drama, that often the excellence of a series comes from the crispness of the script, the intelligence of the directing, and the intensity of the acting, and not necessarily the newness of the concept.
  10. After the forced opening minutes, it's the best multi-cam-com of the season.
  11. The tone tips awkwardly between crude and romantic, and a little of Azaria goes a long way. But I'm game for episode 2.
  12. This is a classic guilty pleasure, with campy twists and a fabulously diva-esque performance by Stowe.
  13. As a weekly series, the effects need to remain impressive and the writers need to avoid falling into "Lost" and "Walking Dead" band-of-survivors rehash.
  14. The two leads are very charming, and the first episode sizzles with promise.
  15. All the potential here is in the show’s resistance to the joyless atmospherics that have become the bane of comic-book shows and movies.

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