Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 718 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 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 387
  2. Negative: 0 out of 387
387 tv reviews
  1. 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.
  2. If the script can at times seem slight, Douglas and Damon are 
superb.
  3. How far can Frank accommodate her when his own power base is splintering? That will be the most tantalizing plot to follow this season.
  4. Arnold's Beyond Scared Straight hews to the premise of the original and proves to be just as gripping.
  5. Her Patty knows how to spread the hurt. Get in on Damages' final round.
  6. Ordinary is super at capturing a middle-class family suffering from self-imposed Kryptonite poisoning
  7. If The Lottery can keep up the promise of its premiere, it will punch a winning ticket.
  8. As a man struggling to find where he misplaced his heart, Perry makes angst seem easy. His sense of timing isn't rusty. The sitcom has a few clouds: Alonzo needs an edge and the show should make Jorge Garcia's ("Lost") facilities manager a permanent regular. But Mr. Sunshine could be midseason's brightest ray of mirth.
  9. The show's repetitive voice-overs are annoying. But you'll be sucked into this dangerous venture.
  10. Dead is always at its most unsettling--and poignant--when its characters have a moment to breathe and to address their dark, nightmarish world.
  11. King, Cudlitz and McKenzie carry this drama, in note-perfect peformances. They make Southland a worthy part of your Tuesday night stakeout.
    • 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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  12. 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.
  13. Mr. Robot is like a computer virus that will worm its way into your consciousness if you’re not careful.
  14. The sets and costuming are top-notch. The musical score is brash, if redundant. The personal dramas range from silly to 
diverting.
  15. Face Off hews so much to the Runway formula, it practically falls over and busts a lip, but at least the pacing is fast.
  16. Primeval (which has already been renewed for a fifth season) doesn't ask you to think, just to enjoy the mayhem that follows when a rampaging behemoth is set loose anywhere in the United Kingdom. It's hard to find fault with a formula like that.
  17. With its frantic pacing, ­vicious masterminds and ­valiant law enforcement agents, Crisis might remind you of Fox’s “24.” Not the best seasons of “24,” but still. There’s a lot to be said for a show that works up a sweat trying to surprise you.
  18. The castmates aren't polished performers, but they know how to work a joke fast and move on. [4 Aug 2005]
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  19. The show runs rampant with rapid-fire dialogue and sly pop-culture references. The cast is strong.
  20. The dark tone might be the greatest barrier at first to viewers, but the cast rolls with the wisecracks.
  21. Boardwalk shows no signs of losing its identity. All signs point to a bloody proper finish.
  22. While often touching, it's a lightweight addition to HBO's schedule.
  23. The six-episode series mixes this type of sharp -humor and dialogue with gory scenes and tense horror.
  24. Give Lost Girl a try. You might be seduced.
  25. Longmire isn't a conventional show. The mystery tonight might be slight, but the pilot is a dusty little gem.
  26. Serves up spine-tingling chills with its moody, noirish visuals and grimly efficient leads. [22 Sep 2004]
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  27. Under the Dome is the TV equivalent [of a ham sandwich], with all the fixings: a goofy, sometimes creepy, thriller from horror maestro Stephen King about a town trapped under a large invisible barrier.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Push is a David Lynchian view of good and evil, avarice and honor. But it's also a game show. [16 Sept 2002, p.32]
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  28. Ed is swell, as Ed might say. Not quite a strike but a satisfying spare. [5 Oct 2000, p.48]
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