Houston Chronicle's Scores

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For 130 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Chicago Hope: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Woops!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 99
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 99
  3. Negative: 0 out of 99
99 tv reviews
  1. TV's best new drama. [27 Sept 2002]
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  2. The Shield is the kind of cop show you might find on HBO, a superbly written, inventively directed, sharply acted drama that screams authenticity and excellence, and -- like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and Sex and the City -- makes matter-of-fact use of adult language and nudity. But The Shield is not on HBO. [10 Mar 2002, p.2]
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  3. Homicide is a cop show of a different kind, a rare TV combination of writing to die for, brought to life from the pages of a bestseller, by a knockout ensemble cast, and the production smarts of one of Hollywood's hottest Oscar-winning filmmakers. [31 Jan 1993, p.3]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    Deliciously written ... this is the most compelling and original television series, and [Marc] Cherry our most gifted auteur, since The West Wing and Aaron Sorkin burst upon the scene five long years ago. [1 Oct 2004]
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  4. I think Curb Your Enthusiasm is funnier, smarter and classier than Seinfeld. [13 Sep 2002]
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  5. This season's best series. ... It's extremely well-written, and the operating scenes are so realistic that you may cover your eyes. It's life-and-death drama but leavened with a little dark humor. And it works. [17 Sep 1994]
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  6. The funniest comedy since The Simpsons. [9 Jan 2000]
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  7. Subtle, sophisticated, witty, cutting and right on target. [14 Aug 1992]
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  8. Filled with a terrific ensemble cast breathing life into characters that stay just this side of being caricatures, stinging Hollywood putdowns that cut to the funny bone and some of the sauciest true-to-life dialogue imaginable, 'Sanders' is the definition of sophisticated adult humor in the '90s. [16 Jul 1995]
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  9. The cast here is a standout, down to the smallest parts. ... And this production is super-slick, from camera work to moody musical score. The script is sharply cutting edge. The step is relentlessly slow, with violence as the pace-breaker. [27 Oct 1996]
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  10. As unpredictably thrilling as ever. [15 Jan 2000]
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  11. Forget the sags and disappointments of last year. For season three, creator and producer David Chase gets it right again. [3 Mar 2001]
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  12. The freshest new show of this or any recent TV season. [8 Sep 1997]
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  13. Easily one of the funniest shows of the year. [21 Oct 2004]
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  14. The unheralded Olyphant is the star, and he's excellent. [21 Mar 2004, p.8]
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  15. Daniel Benzali is terrific as Theodore Hoffman, the big L.A. defense lawyer, and he's backed by a fine ensemble, including the young hungries of his firm...If you want to see TV series drama as good as it gets this year, this is it. [19 Sept 1995, p.1]
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  16. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is so good I'm almost afraid to say how good it is. I've learned from sad experience that TV's good things are quite regularly the first to go. [1 Mar 1992, p.3]
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  17. Gilmore Girls has got something - maybe just what it takes to grow on you. [5 Oct 2000, p.4]
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  18. But before your eyes glaze over, the good news is, it still works. And this slick, big-budgeted, action-packed pilot gives it the high-profile send-off to bring even skeptics around. [6 Oct 2000, p.1]
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  19. New plot, new cast, same Kiefer, same excitement. [2 Jan 2005]
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  20. Season 4 of MTV's ""The Real World'' has all the signs of topping the incredibly rich Season 3, which topped Season 2, which topped Season 1. [25 Jun 1995]
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  21. A show for grown-ups, with a witty script, a charismatic cast and the good sense to leave the messages on the cutting-room floor. [21 Sep 1998]
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  22. With a little TLC, the clone could turn out to be better than the original. [23 Sep 2002]
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  23. Nip/Tuck is what the doctor ordered to put a little wicked dramedy in a silly sitcom-ed out TV season. [20 July 2003, p.3]
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  24. Born-again Murder One has what makes a hit: terrific script, slick production, great casting and a charismatic star. [10 Oct 1996, p.1]
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  25. Everything is seriously tongue-in-cheek. The scares satisfy, and the laughs are earned. [8 Jul 2001]
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  26. The responsibility for Gideon's Crossing rests with Braugher's appeal, and he's up to it. The rest is up to the scripts, to make Ben more human and the stories less dark and down. [10 Oct 2000, p.1]
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  27. The Boondocks is can't-miss TV, as vicious, funny and relevant as McGruder's comic strip.
  28. Freaks and Geeks shows promise of touching the same common chord that The Wonder Years played so well for the classes of the '60s. [25 Sept 1999, p.7]
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  29. The dialogue is smart, and the comedy is edgy, and from the six already previewed out of this 13-episode run, the characters may drive you crazy with their constant navel-gazing, but they do grow on you. [3 June 2001, p.2]
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