Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 703 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 379
  2. Negative: 0 out of 379
379 tv reviews
  1. Believe the hype: In its third season, Nip/Tuc' finds new ways to be shocking, brazen and gross-out wrenching. [20 Sept 2005, p.37]
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  2. Just be grateful to be back in the neighborhood. [26 Sep 2005]
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  3. Imagine "Seinfeld" distilled to its cynical essence. [12 Oct 2000]
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  4. The title is the only thing that's obscure about this hilarious in-your-face comedy. [12 Sep 2002]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    '24'... has matured beyond sheer novelty while retaining its relentless excitement. [28 Oct 2002]
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  5. The show everybody will be talking about around the water cooler. [20 Jun 2002]
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    • 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]
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  6. Nikita is a breakthrough for teen-happy CW, its riskiest show yet--one aimed at adults. It's one they might enjoy.
  7. With that ticking clock in mind, Benioff and Weiss are improvising with confidence and a keen eye on character. You can see stories being streamlined.
  8. "In this job, there’s no such thing as no such thing," Pete says. Exactly. Warehouse 13 is truly the show where anything can happen.
  9. The Girl ensures you'll never watch "The Birds" the same way again.
  10. Tambor gives a nuanced, career-defining performance here.
  11. The triangle--quadrangle?--becomes more twisted by episode's end. It leads to shocking violence against outsiders that deepens the tragedy and the mythology at the core of the show. "Game on" just might be the two most chilling words uttered this season.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Season four is definitely a turning point for these characters, as we watch them reach for some semblance of adulthood, but this newfound maturity is shaky at best.
  12. Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous is a clever riff on the fanaticism and cynicism inspired by the network’s own reality slate, including “Teen Mom,” “16 and Pregnant” and “Buckwild.
  13. The Royals wouldn’t be watchable at all except for Queen Helena, played to the hilt by Elizabeth Hurley.
  14. Game of Thrones plays by its own rules--and remains irresistible.
  15. Additional time would have made Verite more convincing. At 90 minutes, it runs short, especially as the family copes with its newfound notoriety
  16. While each night delivers some terrifically tense scenes, series creator Neil Cross’ scripts for nights three and four suffer from some flimsy foreshadowing and serve up slight characterizations of Luther’s antagonists.
  17. Cross The Bridge at your own peril. You just might get stranded in the summer’s best mystery.
  18. A dramedy poised to be the breakout show of fall — if it can only overcome the trying symptoms of treacle.
  19. Fresh Off the Boat is the funniest, most charming show of the season.
  20. The best new sitcom of fall, CBS' 2 Broke Girls is rich in laughs and snappy performances.
  21. Wilson, who writes and serves as co-­executive producer, brings a sense of innocence to the sometimes ribald shenanigans.
  22. Nashville is the snarky showbiz drama NBC's "Smash" can only dream of becoming.
  23. What separates “Tara” from “Jackie,” of course, is that Tara’s family is aware of Tara’s problems and supports her. In creator/writer Diablo Cody’s world, even the most damaged among us can lead healthy lives if they are loved for themselves. That’s a comforting message.
  24. There were moments during the first two episodes in which I wondered if the series was doddering along like a blindfolded Miss Marple. Have faith. Each episode swings in unexpected directions.

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