Houston Chronicle's Scores

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For 138 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Woops!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 102
  2. Negative: 0 out of 102
102 tv reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Easily one of the funniest shows of the year. [21 Oct 2004]
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  4. As unpredictably thrilling as ever. [15 Jan 2000]
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. I think Curb Your Enthusiasm is funnier, smarter and classier than Seinfeld. [13 Sep 2002]
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  8. The humor is meaner and the laughs less free and easy. [22 Jun 1994]
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  9. 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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  10. Subtle, sophisticated, witty, cutting and right on target. [14 Aug 1992]
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  11. TV's best new drama. [27 Sept 2002]
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  12. There's a lot to love about Everybody Hates Chris.
  13. A winner. [20 Sep 1991]
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  14. If the next 23 hours are half as spellbinding as tonight's - and, of course, providing that the TV audience is ready to find a terrorist attack entertaining - 24 could still be the hit of the season. [6 Nov 2001]
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  15. 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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  16. The funniest comedy since The Simpsons. [9 Jan 2000]
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  17. Felicity is a stylishly produced, appealing show, with a likeable ensemble of players. Even though the romantic triangle is and will remain the centerpiece, the best thing about the show is that in the college setting there's plenty of new territory to explore the experience of coming of age. [29 Sept 1998, p.1]
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  18. It's the old Northern Exposure trick again. Quirks and eccentrics abound, but they could grow on you. It's nicely done, with an air of sweet innocence by David Letterman's production company, with former Late Show producers Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman at the helm. [7 Oct 2000]
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  19. Band of Brothers may be the best film ever made to show the everlasting bond forged in war between ordinary men...It may also be the best film ever made to show the relentlessness and horror of war. Aurally and visually, it's as graphically real as the battle scenes of Saving Private Ryan, only Band is five times longer...Still, there's something stopping me from saying this is the best war movie ever made, and that is because Band of Brothers succeeds as a whole, but fails to be as interesting in its individual installments. [9 Sept 2001, p.2]
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  20. In a stunning two-part pilot episode, which concludes next week, J.J. Abrams (Alias) has taken a derivative concept - a plane crash on a deserted island - and shaped it into something new and compelling, and possibly prehistoric. [22 Sept 2004, p.1]
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  21. 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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  22. What makes Sports Night such a standout is Aaron Sorkin's crisp and clever script. It's crammed with characters who seem full-fleshed and real after just one encounter. And, trust me, you do NOT have to be sports fan to get it. [22 Sept 1998, p.1]
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  23. The acting is strong. The music is urgent. The on-location shooting - with many exteriors - has a gritty Gotham authenticity. And the directorial style is crisp and energized. [21 Sept 1993, p.H1]
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  24. The Tick made me laugh out loud enough to miss the next laugh line. And that doesn't happen often in these TV times of tired old, same old sitcoms. [4 Nov 2001, p.2]
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  25. Gilmore Girls has got something - maybe just what it takes to grow on you. [5 Oct 2000, p.4]
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  26. The unheralded Olyphant is the star, and he's excellent. [21 Mar 2004, p.8]
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  27. May leave you exhausted. [17 Sep 1994]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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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  28. It works. It's different. It's fun, offbeat and charming. [31 May 1990, p.5]
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  29. Their ear for dialogue is exceptional, and there's no doubt they know their characters. HBO is well aware, too, which is why the network left the authors to their work. [1 June 2002, p.9]
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