Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 569 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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 296
  2. Negative: 0 out of 296
296 tv reviews
  1. I loved the pilot, mostly because I could never predict where the story was going, a rarity in prime-time TV.
  2. Life may be short, but this comedy is not long enough.
  3. 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.
  4. You'll worry the Big Apple will swallow them up. Mostly, you'll wonder how Breaking Amish will turn next.
  5. 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.
  6. If there's a nighttime soap any better, I haven't seen it.
  7. Mad Men is back with another ridiculously addictive season.
  8. Jay Baruchel is fabulous as the geeky Steven Karp whose dad (Wainwright) is hipper. [25 Sept 2001, p.48]
    • 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]
  9. A wonderful comedy that twists the family sitcom genre to a screwball turn. [6 Jan 2000]
  10. "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]
  11. Broadchurch answers your summer prayers for top-notch drama.
  12. For those looking for yet another quality show for their Sunday nights, Low Winter Sun soars high.
  13. 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]
  14. 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.
  15. Game remains one of the more challenging shows to follow, but one of the most rewarding.
  16. 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.
  17. Alias is one of those rare action dramas where all the elements - plot, characters, production design, costumes, soundtrack and performances - come together to form one perfect hour of television. [30 Sept 2001, p.56]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Written well and delicately plotted, this new WB drama has staying power. You will want to know what happens to our heroine with the Botticelli visage. [29 Sept 1998, p.45]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A devilishly discerning comedy. [17 Sept 1996, p.39]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "American Beauty," has done something wonderfully unusual. He has written a tremendously life-affirming drama about death. [3 June 2001, p.43]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    '24'... has matured beyond sheer novelty while retaining its relentless excitement. [28 Oct 2002]
  18. The show everybody will be talking about around the water cooler. [20 Jun 2002]
  19. Just be grateful to be back in the neighborhood. [26 Sep 2005]
  20. Imagine "Seinfeld" distilled to its cynical essence. [12 Oct 2000]
  21. The title is the only thing that's obscure about this hilarious in-your-face comedy. [12 Sep 2002]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The constant bickering would quickly wear thin in a (gulp!) "Curb Your Enthusiasm" marathon, but over the course of a half-hour or two, it's amusing to watch him play a human matchstick and light a fuse wherever he goes. [4 Jan 2004]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Blessed with Kelley's rich writing talent, "The Practice" zips along at a lively, "ER"-like pace. [4 Mar 1997]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sparkling writing and smart performances - Elfman is a breakout star - make Dharma & Greg one of this season's brightest new half-hours. [24 Sept 1997, p.50]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Band of Brothers stands as a very satisfying adaptation of Ambrose's meticulous and engrossing account. [9 Sept 2001, p.61]