Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 658 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 point 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 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 349
  2. Negative: 0 out of 349
349 tv reviews
  1. It’s a macabre dance that only promises to get more intense.
  2. 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.
  3. If the script can at times seem slight, Douglas and Damon are 
superb.
  4. Suspense, surprises 
and crackling dialogue: True Blood is pumping strong again.
  5. Cross The Bridge at your own peril. You just might get stranded in the summer’s best mystery.
  6. 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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  7. The humor is more subversive than ever. [13 Aug 2007]
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  8. 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.
  9. Sunny is now in its ninth season, but is not showing its age.
  10. The first new network show of fall is a supernatural adventure that manages to drop a few good scares.
  11. This is dark material, yet Faris balances it with a genuine winsomeness, able to wring laughs out of the most innocuous lines.
  12. 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.
  13. Wilson, who writes and serves as co-­executive producer, brings a sense of innocence to the sometimes ribald shenanigans.
  14. Her voice seems to roam all over the vocal register, but she is compelling.... West will make you forget he’s acting.
  15. The pace and the performances carry the film.
  16. A new day is approaching, and Don seems unprepared for what lies ahead.
  17. 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.
  18. 24 is as much a thrill ride as ever.
  19. If The Lottery can keep up the promise of its premiere, it will punch a winning ticket.
  20. 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.
  21. A dramedy poised to be the breakout show of fall — if it can only overcome the trying symptoms of treacle.
  22. Smart, slick and sexy.
  23. Tambor gives a nuanced, career-defining performance here.
  24. Those who long for a replacement for “How I Met Your Mother” (back when that show was good) might find a good match here.
  25. 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.
  26. The latest comic book adaptation to hit TV, NBC’s Constantine is a nifty spookfest with dark humor and some genuine chills.
    • 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]
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  27. 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.
  28. The discussion of vampire politics seems toothless at times, but True excels at setting up episode-ending cliffhangers. The episode pacing is superb.
  29. Scoundrels is wicked fun when the Wests are being wild.

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