Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 619 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 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 325
  2. Negative: 0 out of 325
325 tv reviews
  1. If the script can at times seem slight, Douglas and Damon are 
superb.
  2. Suspense, surprises 
and crackling dialogue: True Blood is pumping strong again.
  3. Cross The Bridge at your own peril. You just might get stranded in the summer’s best mystery.
  4. Sunday's premiere episode is one of the most cleverly outrageous half-hours of TV I've seen in a while. [28 Jan 1999]
  5. The humor is more subversive than ever. [13 Aug 2007]
  6. 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.
  7. Sunny is now in its ninth season, but is not showing its age.
  8. The first new network show of fall is a supernatural adventure that manages to drop a few good scares.
  9. This is dark material, yet Faris balances it with a genuine winsomeness, able to wring laughs out of the most innocuous lines.
  10. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. looks to be the most fun you’ll find in an hour of prime time this fall.
  11. Wilson, who writes and serves as co-­executive producer, brings a sense of innocence to the sometimes ribald shenanigans.
  12. Her voice seems to roam all over the vocal register, but she is compelling.... West will make you forget he’s acting.
  13. The pace and the performances carry the film.
  14. A new day is approaching, and Don seems unprepared for what lies ahead.
  15. There’s something hilarious and twisted about outcasts running a school and turning out to be as much idiots as the typically popular kids. Faking It is the real deal.
  16. 24 is as much a thrill ride as ever.
  17. If The Lottery can keep up the promise of its premiere, it will punch a winning ticket.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike most movie-inspired TV series - in which the TV version is usually a soggier incarnation of its movie original - this Buffy, created by Joss Whedon, an Oscar nominee for his "Toy Story" script, fulfills some of the promise sorely lacking in the 1992 big-screen version. [10 Mar 1997, p.32]
  18. More accessible than “V” or “FlashForward,” “Happy Town” shows a sure hand with pacing and knows how to end an hour with a powerful cliffhanger.
  19. The discussion of vampire politics seems toothless at times, but True excels at setting up episode-ending cliffhangers. The episode pacing is superb.
  20. Scoundrels is wicked fun when the Wests are being wild.
  21. The good part involves just about any scene focusing on Angie Harmon ("Law & Order") as Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. The flip side? Just about every scene that isn't centered on her, especially those involving Jane's best friend, medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander).
  22. Buscemi is the only big-name actor associated with this cast, and though he seems to be having a great time strutting onscreen, most of the others aren't up to sharing the screen with him.
  23. This is a packed episode that sets up the dynamic for a season long rivalry that New Directions will be hard-pressed to overcome.
  24. Arnett isn't stretching himself here, but he's still funny as a man who can't comprehend why he can't buy the love of his life. Russell brings a fervor to the role of a woman who has yet to come across a tree she wouldn't want to hug.
  25. There's something bizarrely addictive about The Hasselhoffs.
  26. Face Off hews so much to the Runway formula, it practically falls over and busts a lip, but at least the pacing is fast.
  27. When Jackie snaps over one patient's plight, she could be speaking for impatient viewers: "People gotta stop trying to save people who don't want to be saved." Same goes for TV characters stuck in the same shtick.
  28. If you can accept you're watching the Kennedy saga through the prism of the "Fringe" universe, what you will find is an absorbing, addictive drama, with some authentic performances.
  29. The show runs rampant with rapid-fire dialogue and sly pop-culture references. The cast is strong.

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