Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 920 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 Larry Sanders Show: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 500
  2. Negative: 0 out of 500
500 tv reviews
  1. Once Upon a Time gets off to a bewitching start.
  2. The latest comic book adaptation to hit TV, NBC’s Constantine is a nifty spookfest with dark humor and some genuine chills.
  3. Those who long for a replacement for “How I Met Your Mother” (back when that show was good) might find a good match here.
  4. This is dark material, yet Faris balances it with a genuine winsomeness, able to wring laughs out of the most innocuous lines.
  5. Arrow has so much going for it, it doesn't need to linger on the past.
  6. Glover has created a show that is difficult to pigeonhole and supremely addictive.
  7. The remake of "Hawaii Five-0" is the best kind of throwback--to the buddy cop films of the 1980s. Think "Lethal Weapon" with a tropical twist.
  8. Series creator and writer Julian Fellowes has a habit of using dialogue to telegraph the obvious.
  9. Series creator/writer Neil Cross continues to spin dark strands that stray unexpectedly into unsettling territory.
  10. Ringer at times straddles camp--Bridget stays briefly in the "Double Nickel Motel," a wink that the two women truly are flip sides of the same scarred coin --but never succumbs to it, thanks to Gellar's muted performances.
  11. The humor is more subversive than ever. [13 Aug 2007]
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  12. 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.
  13. Ultimately, Sherlock doesn't play fair, but the game is so enjoyable, you'll be happy you joined in.
  14. The series gets off to a strong start as a black satire of not only D.C. but how politicians and journalists can leech off one another.
  15. The 75-minute “super-sized” premiere might leave you feeling a bit bloated, but Top Chef is still a satisfying treat.
  16. Suspense, surprises 
and crackling dialogue: True Blood is pumping strong again.
  17. [Caviezel] and Emerson make for one of fall's most formidable odd couples.
  18. If the first two episodes are any indication, this season of Homeland will be about Carrie not only recovering her balance but finding a measure of redemption. That's a trip worth taking.
  19. Sunny is now in its ninth season, but is not showing its age.
  20. Cynthia Cidre's smart take on the prime-time soap (1978-1991) pays homage to the past while moving the battle to the next generation.
  21. Leary is perfectly cast as the middle-aged wastrel with a modicum of talent and an ego the size of the Trump Tower.... Much of the show can’t be quoted. Many of the jokes you can see coming at you from the Zakim Bridge. They’re still funny.
  22. Rest easy: The premiere is good; next week’s episode is flat-out superb.
  23. A new day is approaching, and Don seems unprepared for what lies ahead.
  24. Copper spins somber stories of gold.
  25. Last season, Elliot was trying to save the world; now he’s trying to save himself. That battle promises to have lots of casualties.
  26. What emerges is scary, graphic, unnerving and not for those easily vexed by nightmares.
  27. For those impatient for the return of "Mad Men," The Hour fills that void and then some.
  28. For fans of quality TV, The Knick will evoke memories of the South Boston-set “St. Elsewhere.” That show needed more than a season to work out its kinks. The Knick is already off to a robust start.
  29. Her voice seems to roam all over the vocal register, but she is compelling.... West will make you forget he’s acting.
  30. BBC America's Being Human (the original, not to be confused with the pallid Syfy remake) takes a stab at re-inventing itself--and magically pulls off the feat.

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