Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 957 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Southland: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 517
  2. Negative: 0 out of 517
517 tv reviews
  1. For a topic that sounds as dry as a fund prospectus, the acting and pacing is exceptional.
  2. There isn’t another show that can go from laugh-out-loud funny to soul-crushing sadness in a beat.
  3. This is the best young adult cast for any drama in years, and you’ll even be able to overlook Apa’s horrible dye job.
  4. Jay Baruchel is fabulous as the geeky Steven Karp whose dad (Wainwright) is hipper. [25 Sept 2001, p.48]
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  5. Not every question--or every character’s fate--is settled in the premiere, but fans of the show will not be disappointed.
  6. A wonderful comedy that twists the family sitcom genre to a screwball turn. [6 Jan 2000]
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  7. There hasn't been a show since "The Sopranos" so concerned with bodily functions, and it makes its oft-compared predecessor "Sex and the City" look like a TeenNick production. But it's also fresh, bracing and original.
  8. For those looking for yet another quality show for their Sunday nights, Low Winter Sun soars high.
  9. Broadchurch answers your summer prayers for top-notch drama.
  10. The production budget is almost up to the challenge. Some of the costumes--especially of the French court--look cheap. But there’s such a delight in seeing such a gifted ensemble deliver lines that still resonate.
  11. TV Land's first original sitcom is the surprise of the summer, a sparkling, breezy comedy, in no small part due to the casting of this year's It Girl, 88-year-old Betty White as a cantankerous caretaker.
  12. In its final season, with but eight episodes total, Rectify continues to take risks.
  13. Mad Men is off to one crazy-good start.
  14. If there's a nighttime soap any better, I haven't seen it.
  15. The first two hours are marked by surprising twists and betrayals. TV's most cunning series is back in session.
  16. Will The Event turn out to be another "FlashForward" or the next "Lost"? I'm betting cautiously on the latter.
  17. A serial killer, a state execution, slapstick involving a baby--Fox's new Raising Hope is deliciously demented and easily the funniest new show of fall.
  18. Go ahead and give this little show a chance. To paraphrase Coach Taylor's refrain: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose this show. [5 Oct 2007, p.e23]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    TV's best fashion reality show continues to reveal what made the first season so rich. This time around, there's more legitimate design talent, a more relaxed Heidi Klum and plus-size egos galore. [7 Dec 2005]
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  19. You'll worry the Big Apple will swallow them up. Mostly, you'll wonder how Breaking Amish will turn next.
  20. While we don’t know the identity of Jane Doe yet, the pilot drops some hefty clues, ones that only touch the surface of what looks to be a compelling conspiracy thriller.
  21. The character Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) might remind you of Leland Gaunt of Stephen King’s “Needful Things”: He knows just what words to drop to create mayhem. Freeman is outstanding as the little guy whose one moment of rage has far-reaching consequences.
  22. A superb, bracing look at the terrorist attack on Boston and its aftermath.
  23. Tyrant is the most engrossing new show of the summer.... Gordon’s razor-sharp timing, a skill honed on “24,” serves Tyrant well.
  24. "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]
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  25. Benoist is just so winning in this role.... As he did with CW’s “Arrow” and “Flash,” executive producer Greg Berlanti has managed to take a familiar superhero story and spin it into a TV show readers and new­comers can love.
  26. The three-week, six-hour miniseries introduces a colorful, international cast of characters who live and breathe to create one moment of perfection under the limelight.
  27. Louis-Dreyfus won Emmys for both "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Chrstine," and seems the best candidate to win another for her work here.
  28. This is no CBS crime procedural, and viewers deserve the chance to delve into this smart mystery for themselves.
  29. There’s such a richness of story and character here, and the visual and sound people do some great work cranking up the creep factor.

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