Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 765 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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Hollow Crown: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 410
  2. Negative: 0 out of 410
410 tv reviews
  1. While often touching, it's a lightweight addition to HBO's schedule.
  2. The six-episode series mixes this type of sharp -humor and dialogue with gory scenes and tense horror.
  3. Give Lost Girl a try. You might be seduced.
  4. Longmire isn't a conventional show. The mystery tonight might be slight, but the pilot is a dusty little gem.
  5. Serves up spine-tingling chills with its moody, noirish visuals and grimly efficient leads. [22 Sep 2004]
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  6. 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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  7. Ed is swell, as Ed might say. Not quite a strike but a satisfying spare. [5 Oct 2000, p.48]
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  8. A delectable documentary. [29 Nov 2001, p.55]
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  9. There are several hearty laughs in "Home Improvement" - the best you can ask of any TV comedy. [12 Sep 1991]
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  10. No, Project Greenlight doesn’t promise art, but it does deliver drama.
  11. For shows that play to our longing for America's lost days of glory, the sky's the limit.
  12. It's impossible to tell by the uneven debut episode if the tone of the writing will be consistent. ... The dramatic portions of the show flow easily... But the writers seem unsure how they want to portray the violence in "Platinum," of which there is plenty in the first episode. [11 Apr 2003]
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  13. Things are about to get a lot worse on Penny Dreadful, and for viewers, that is a very good thing indeed.
  14. This bleak depiction of hospital work locates the show about two degrees south of “St. Elsewhere.” And yet, after I finished the first three episodes, I realized I was hooked; I wanted more.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The soul of the show is 30-something daughter Lydia (Heather Paige Kent), who dumps her loutish, lay-about fiance and decides to go to college. Written by waitress-turned-screenwriter Diane Ruggiero and based on her own life. The supporting cast, which includes Paul Sorvino, Kevin Dillon, Debi Mazar and Ellen Burstyn, is a standout. [1 Oct 2000, p.6]
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  15. Who knew the dumbed-down domestic sitcom could be fun again? ... OK. It's not "Seinfeld." But "Eight Simple Rules" does just what it's supposed to - amuse, entertain, disperse a few laughs and warm fuzzies. [17 Sep 2002]
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  16. The story of an intriguing woman who can shoot a gun but can't hit the target is a premise steeped with promise. Let's hope Karen Sisco does not find happiness anytime soon. [1 Oct 2003, p.55]
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  17. If their melodrama isn't always gripping, Nip/Tuck rushes in an array of guest stars as distractions. [5 Sept 2006, p.36]
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  18. Moore's impersonation of Sarah Palin is the hook to reel you into HBO'S latest truelife political thriller.
  19. Holloway looks leaner than his Sawyer days and cleans up nice. Ory, such a spitfire on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” as both Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, seems tamed here, and unfortunately, a little dull.
    • 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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  20. The discussion of vampire politics seems toothless at times, but True excels at setting up episode-ending cliffhangers. The episode pacing is superb.
  21. 'The Closer' may be the first TV series to mimic ['Desperate Housewives''] ability to present women with textured, complicated lives. [12 Jun 2005]
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  22. The sets may at times look fake (is that Afghanistan or Vancouver?) and savvy viewers will spot the traitor in Mike's story line early on, but Traffic deftly puts tiny human faces on global problems. [23 Jan 2004]
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  23. The good part involves just about any scene focusing on Angie Harmon ("Law & Order") as Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. The flip side? Just about every scene that isn't centered on her, especially those involving Jane's best friend, medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander).
  24. 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.
  25. [A] sweet yet raunchy comedy.
  26. There may be fewer jump scares, but this could turn out to be the best Horror Story.
  27. The unscripted series is surprisingly engrossing and probably more valuable than two years of film school for would-be auteurs.

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