Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 703 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 Boston Legal: 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. Contrary to the title, you can trust the B---- for a good laugh.
  2. Red Faction: Origins is light-years brighter than the typical Syfy Saturday dreck.
  3. Don't look now, but Falling Skies could be a summer obsession.
  4. In a subtle tip to the original series and its narrator, William Conrad, look for a cameo from "America's Most Wanted" John Walsh, who repeats Conrad's memorable opening to the series. Heavy hand of fate, indeed. [6 Oct 2000, p.S32]
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  5. Scoundrels is wicked fun when the Wests are being wild.
  6. Stalker is the kind of show that will have you checking the locks on your door--and changing­ your Facebook status to “guarded­ by rabid pitbulls.”
  7. Watch and you'll want to play along, too.
  8. Scripter Peter Straughan masterfully hits almost all the right notes in this fictionalized account of Cromwell.... The stage actor doesn’t convey the cunning with which Mantel imbues her protagonist. At times his lawyer seems a bit thick. At the close of next week, however, Cromwell--and Rylance--find their footing.
  9. 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]
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  10. The series is fun and frothy but also often poignant.
  11. Rest assured: The Borgias are still bad to the bone.
  12. While these newsies may have outsized personalities, everyone shares a belief in getting the story right and serving the community.
  13. Filmed in South Africa, Sails is awash in lush scenery, bloody expensive sets and brutal action. You’ve probably never seen a sword fight like the one that caps tonight’s episode.
  14. A series with substance and heart that doesn’t insult the city or pander to stereotypes.
  15. True Detective will linger with you long after the credits roll, a grim journey into night.
  16. This is a packed episode that sets up the dynamic for a season long rivalry that New Directions will be hard-pressed to overcome.
  17. Wilson might be playing Penny with a better apartment, but she’s always a delight. Marino makes for a great sparring partner, and Williams has been off our screens far too long.
  18. 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.
  19. Some story points, annoyingly, are dropped between the April 18 and April 25 episodes.... Even with a terrific supporting cast, Maslany is this show.
  20. 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.
  21. Arnett isn't stretching himself here, but he's still funny as a man who can't comprehend why he can't buy the love of his life. Russell brings a fervor to the role of a woman who has yet to come across a tree she wouldn't want to hug.
  22. A dramedy about an unplanned pregnancy? CW has nerve--and the creativity to carry it off.
  23. Your love for the show depends on your tolerance for Leary and his overbearing character. [30 May 2006, p.28]
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  24. If you can accept you're watching the Kennedy saga through the prism of the "Fringe" universe, what you will find is an absorbing, addictive drama, with some authentic performances.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Less silly than it sounds, Atlantis accomplishes the basic task of rejuvenating the Stargate action-adventure premise. ... Most importantly, it's Stargate without obnoxious SG-1 star Richard Dean Anderson, which instantly makes it twice as good. [16 July 2004]
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  25. Like Amy’s “Parks and Recreation,” the humor is never mean.
  26. 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.
  27. Buscemi is the only big-name actor associated with this cast, and though he seems to be having a great time strutting onscreen, most of the others aren't up to sharing the screen with him.
  28. 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.
  29. Diplomacy by its nature doesn’t lend itself well to visual storytelling. Perhaps that’s why the show adds a conspiracy element.... Give props to Madam Secretary for the casting.

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