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 The Sopranos: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 517
  2. Negative: 0 out of 517
517 tv reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    "Soul Food" the series differs from the film in that it replaces romance with nudity and sex. The actors were good and the premiere episode was believable, but let's leave something to the imagination. [26 Jun 2000]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The first episode spends much of the time establishing the series, and it's not particularly edge-of-the-seat scary. But the paranormal special effects are good and the acting holds up. How the action unfolds is questionable - the constant touching, gasping and seeing visions could get old. [16 June 2002, p.A07]
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  1. Right now, the best advice for Nia and her new husband is to move far away from her family. Far, far away. [25 Feb 2003, p.46]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Young viewers disappointed at ABC's soggy sitcom version of the movie "Clueless" will find in Sabrina an appealingly fresh, funny show that delivers plenty of laughs. [27 Sept 1996, p.42]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Tremors could go somewhere. It's an appealing setup, with some resonance in Old West-style independence and eco-tourism. [27 Mar 2003, p.61]
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  2. A mind-boggling drama doesn't always make for compelling television. [12 Sep 2003]
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  3. He seemed to suffer from “Jimmy Fallon-itis”--he laughed too much at his own jokes.... The show pretty much stayed on point, with almost every joke leading back to Noah. He got to make the show all about him, and that’s OK--for one night, anyway.
  4. After watching the first four episodes of the sixth season back-to-back--an endurance test I don’t recommend--it’s apparent Rescue Me is recycling plots.
  5. Reality TV has gotten rich off ethnic stereotypes--"Jersey Shore," anyone?--and now comes the generically titled Family Restaurant, about the Quon family, who run a thriving Chinese restaurant.
  6. There are elements of the "Friday the 13th: The Series" and any J-horror film here, but the frights are few.
  7. This is one overstuffed show.
  8. If you’re doing the math at home, add shocking violence to a side of soap opera and you’re left with Six. At the end of the night, that may not be enough for you.
  9. While the cast is competent, Cox seems to have difficulty with her lines in some scenes. With time, she may relax into her role, but I have misgivings Doubt will be around long enough for anyone to get comfortable. Imitation Shonda Rhimes just isn’t as good as the real thing.
  10. Sister Wives practically twists and breaks its back assuring viewers how gosh-darn normal everything is. Still, there are some cracks in the crackpots.
  11. Germann plays Sam’s husband, who at first seems distant but then reveals touching devotion to his family. If only the main cast had such material to shine.
  12. The Night Shift gets the X-ray right for a series. Now it just needs to find a way to pump some new blood.
  13. The outlook for his head and neck here is much better; Legends, though, is on wobbly legs.
  14. Although the show is reminiscent of the kid-friendly TGIF lineup, some of the jokes are for the PG-13 crowd.
  15. Tonight's mystery ultimately doesn't hang together, but it does establish the show's light mythos in an easy-to-digest way.
  16. Like all time-travel shows, paradoxes can emerge like sinkholes. Still, the cast works so much charm, they must be exhausted by the end of the day.
  17. All The Young Pope proves is that absolute power is absolutely boring.
  18. NBC's The Cape aspires to be "The Dark Knight" but unfurls more like the campy 1960s "Batman" TV series.
  19. Hell's greatest sin? It's often laugh-out-loud funny.
  20. NBC's newest drama Awake adds a drop of fantasy to its crime procedural formula and then practically buries it in musings about the mysteries of the subconscious.
  21. It's wonderful HBO is willing to subsidize so many artists, but Treme feels more like a tax write-off than an actual series.
  22. There's not much new to see in this neighborhood, but the producers have done a superb job of scoring the series with fresh music.
  23. NBC, together with Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind"), tries to duplicate the success of AMC's "Mad Men" but cribs the wrong details with a woefully untalented cast, mixed feminist messages and a melodrama that is at times laugh-out-loud funny.
  24. While the pace of the series definitely picks up in the second night, Bag of Bones doesn't pull off the scares of King's previous works such as Misery" or "The Shining" nor does it have the poignancy of his "The Shawshank Redemption."
  25. Despite their [Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak's] experience, the show plays like a blind date gone bad.
  26. Griffiths does her best to hold the show together as a scattered woman coming into her own.

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