Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 765 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 410
  2. Negative: 0 out of 410
410 tv reviews
    • 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]
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  1. 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]
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  2. A devilishly discerning comedy. [17 Sept 1996, p.39]
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  3. Nip/Tuck is unabashed in its portrayal of the flawed ways people conduct the private sides of their lives and how the professional bleeds over in unexpected ways. [21 June 2004, p.43]
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  4. 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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  5. Just be grateful to be back in the neighborhood. [26 Sep 2005]
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  6. Imagine "Seinfeld" distilled to its cynical essence. [12 Oct 2000]
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Nikita is a breakthrough for teen-happy CW, its riskiest show yet--one aimed at adults. It's one they might enjoy.
  10. 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.
  11. Rabe is terrific, balancing drive and a mounting dread, and it’s a pleasure to see the actress commanding a lead role. The first three episodes build the mystery at a respectable clip.
  12. "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.
  13. The Girl ensures you'll never watch "The Birds" the same way again.
  14. Tambor gives a nuanced, career-defining performance here.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. The Royals wouldn’t be watchable at all except for Queen Helena, played to the hilt by Elizabeth Hurley.
  18. Game of Thrones plays by its own rules--and remains irresistible.
  19. Additional time would have made Verite more convincing. At 90 minutes, it runs short, especially as the family copes with its newfound notoriety
  20. 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.
  21. Cross The Bridge at your own peril. You just might get stranded in the summer’s best mystery.
  22. A dramedy poised to be the breakout show of fall — if it can only overcome the trying symptoms of treacle.
  23. Fresh Off the Boat is the funniest, most charming show of the season.

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