Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 617 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 Larry Sanders Show: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 324
  2. Negative: 0 out of 324
324 tv reviews
  1. When Happy Endings is funny, it's need-to-pause-the-DVR-because-I'm-laughing-so-hard funny. And viewers should easily be able to commit to that.
  2. Don't look now, but Falling Skies could be a summer obsession.
  3. No one expects "The Good Wife," but if the show is aiming for balance, it needs to step up its court game.
  4. While the documentary sometimes feel hurried, Pelosi has written a superior companion book of the same title that allows the newcomers to better share their stories.
  5. The premiere drops enough intriguing hints about the players' pasts without distracting from the main plot. You can't have a team without conflict, and every character seems to carry a quirk that rubs the others the wrong way.
  6. Watch and you'll want to play along, too.
  7. For shows that play to our longing for America's lost days of glory, the sky's the limit.
  8. Sisto is surprisingly sweet as a befuddled dad. Everyone seems to want the next Emma Stone. Levy isn't there yet, but given time she might grow into a solid comic actress.
  9. What seems like a straightforward question--Is Nick a traitor to his country?--might be the most devilishly complicated thing to answer, and definitely worth pursuing in this complex show.
  10. The cartoon is often laugh-out-loud funny, pulling off ridiculously zany sight gags, such as when Mondo decides to impress a girl by surfing and, instead, inadvertently beheads a bird, among other things.
  11. The six-episode series mixes this type of sharp -humor and dialogue with gory scenes and tense horror.
  12. Give Lost Girl a try. You might be seduced.
  13. Lifetime's latest ripped-from-the-headlines biopic, about alleged wife-killer Drew Peterson, is salacious, sinister and downright sleazy. It's also as irresistible as a piping hot box of Dunkin' Donuts munchkins.
  14. Moore's impersonation of Sarah Palin is the hook to reel you into HBO'S latest truelife political thriller.
  15. Rest assured: The Borgias are still bad to the bone.
  16. Contrary to the title, you can trust the B---- for a good laugh.
  17. Longmire isn't a conventional show. The mystery tonight might be slight, but the pilot is a dusty little gem.
  18. Of the two series [Web Therapy and Episodes], Episodes is the most consistent and polished. It's also the one show that finds a groove and is happy to patter around its middling course.
  19. The Neighbors is the silliest show you will watch all year.
  20. The first episode teases an exciting dynamic, with the possibility of forcing viewers to root for one monster over another.
  21. While often touching, it's a lightweight addition to HBO's schedule.
  22. Mankind: The Story of All of Us is that college freshman survey course, a buffet of tasty data, a little bit about a lot. It might leave you hungry for more.
  23. Legit is the sort of comedy that lets its heart beat once an episode.
  24. Do No Harm, a modern spin on Robert Louis Stevenson's "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," sounds lame. Yet it is so fast-paced and slickly produced, it could just be your new guilty pleasure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Abrams and co-creator Damon Lindelof infuse the opener with horror, poignancy, mystery and pitch-perfect humor...If Abrams and company can sustain the pace and intrigue of the pilot, then Lost will be a great place for viewers to lose themselves every week. [22 Sept 2004, p.EDGE 47]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A familiar premise with fresh faces and equal doses of humor and pathos might be the right prescription for fans of the genre. [27 March 2005, p.039]
  25. The good news is the characters created here are so interesting that we want to know more about them. Whedon continues to slay viewers. [19 Sept 2002, p.48]
  26. A series with substance and heart that doesn’t insult the city or pander to stereotypes.
  27. Fimmel has an odd charisma as a barbarian who sees nothing wrong with butchering a group of unarmed, cowering men. But much of the supporting cast is problematic--either­ the actors just aren’t up to the work or the characters are underwritten.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Boomtown stumbles when it adopts an occasional sanctimonious tone. And, like most cop shows, it contains liberal doses of violence and the ubiquitous sexually depraved perp. But Boomtown also is an impressive accomplishment in editing that will keep you hanging on until the final scene. [29 Sept 2002, p.55]

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