Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 704 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 Desperate Housewives: Season 1
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. What emerges is scary, graphic, unnerving and not for those easily vexed by nightmares.
  2. For those impatient for the return of "Mad Men," The Hour fills that void and then some.
  3. 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.
  4. Her voice seems to roam all over the vocal register, but she is compelling.... West will make you forget he’s acting.
  5. 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.
  6. The first new network show of fall is a supernatural adventure that manages to drop a few good scares.
  7. On Veterans Day, Wartorn is a somber reminder of the price that many pay when they serve their country and a wake-up call to the rest of us about the debt we owe them.
  8. Smart, slick and sexy.
  9. In its second season, The Walking Dead remains the most suspenseful show on any TV network.
  10. Community is still kicking, with more gas and laughs than just about any other NBC sitcom.
  11. This spy spoof hits a bull’s-eye with risque snark and one of the best vocal casts assembled for any animated series.
  12. If you don't tear up at least once during each episode, you've already coded. "Boston Med" is the cure for summertime TV blues.
  13. Web Therapy is far more entertaining [than Episodes], but, alas, wildly uneven, probably in part due to the need to weave new material around the Internet series of the same name that spawned it.
  14. The ex-commander-in-chief sits down with National Geographic Channel to give a moment-by-moment account of the darkest days of his presidency--and the nation--in the utterly absorbing George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview.
  15. HBO's True Blood rises from the grave of last year's uneven season, smarter, spookier and sexier than before.
  16. You think you know how this story will end, but trust DeKnight and his company of players to surprise us to the last bloody moment.
  17. It's not often that a movie that's important also manages to be educational and entertaining. Five is all three.
  18. Red Road’s depiction of mental illness is one of the most compelling on any scripted series, and Nicholson continues to amaze.
  19. In Happily Divorced, TV Land, the cable channel for baby boomers, finally may have found the perfect companion to its smash "Hot in Cleveland."
  20. Many young women, if they're being honest, will see themselves here. And many parents will see their daughters.
  21. 24 is as much a thrill ride as ever.
  22. The mix of humor and horror is unparalleled, and the bonds of friendship between these supernatural denizens feel authentic.
  23. It’s a macabre dance that only promises to get more intense.
  24. The pilot, directed by co--executive producer Jon Favreau ("Iron Man"), poses numerous questions, and to the credit of everyone involved, delivers some surprising payoffs that other shows would hold for weeks, if not seasons.
  25. With Milch holding the reins, Luck seems a lock for the winner's circle.
  26. Week is about as much a serious social experiment as "Survivor" or "Kid Nation," but the production qualities are strong for a cable reality show and its subjects are fascinating as they react to the new world order
  27. You don’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy The Flash, but if you are one, there are so many Easter eggs in the pilot--especially the one at the closing moment--that you just might go into nerdgasms. The Flash isn’t stopping for anyone.
  28. The womanizing, booze-guzzling, chain-smoking ad exec (played brilliantly by Jon Hamm) at the heart of AMC's Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men has found a curvy sliver of joy in his life.
  29. Sunday's premiere episode is one of the most cleverly outrageous half-hours of TV I've seen in a while. [28 Jan 1999]
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  30. 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.

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