Miami Herald's Scores

For 528 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 The Wonder Years: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 New Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 277
  2. Negative: 0 out of 277
277 tv reviews
  1. Cutler’s documentary The World According to Dick Cheney is a rousing piece of work.
  2. The sordid ugliness that festers inside Magic City's voluptuously beautiful wrappings makes irresistible television.
  3. Sins of fathers and mothers not only visit each of the characters, but infest them; the show shimmers with an inner core of volcanic anger that makes it far more interesting than your average family soap.
  4. Shark works some of the same ground as Fox's new legal drama Justice, but with far more wit and style.
  5. The show's witty, inventive writing would be fun even in the hands of a less capable cast.
  6. McKidd and castmates Gretchen Egolf as his wife Katie; Reed Diamond as his brother Jack, a cop who used to date Katie; and Moon Bloodgood as his spectral fiance, Livia, play this with just the right mix of credulity and dry wit.
  7. Archer is a millennial (and very much R-rated) "Get Smart" that acerbically and hilariously plays on our post-9/ll fears that "U.S. government intelligence" might be a grim oxymoron.
  8. Mixing paranoia, bleak humor and post-9/11 exhaustion in a potent story-telling brew, it's one of the new television season's most promising dramas.
  9. Roth makes for a tartly witty hero, the mysteries are intricately plotted, and the show makes the most of the weird dynamics of an office where the boss can ferret out everybody's secrets.
  10. Terriers, FX's comedy-drama about a pair of bargain-basement private eyes, is a piquantly funny sojourn among lovable losers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    South Riding has everything you could want from a Masterpiece event: perfect period details, a forlornly gray surf, a swelling soundtrack, disputes over crunchy-gravel real estate, whistling trains and black-tie dinners in hotels, a believable and compelling story involving multiple characters and plots and a faithfulness to its original material that allows for a textured, even sorrowful, bleakness.
  11. In Californication, [Duchovny] gets to take full advantage of his low-key comic approach, and the result is irresistible. The rest of the cast matches him riff for riff, especially British actress Natascha McElhone as the disenchanted Karen and young Madeleine Martin as their 12-year-old daughter Becca.
  12. Padalecki and Ackles are hunky, funny and a joy to watch.
  13. It's a testament to the remarkable performance of Collette that it will never occur to viewers that Tara's behavior is anything but a mortal compulsion. Her remarkable moment-to-moment morphs from teeny-bopper slut to Stepford Wife to biker brute and then back again beggar the imagination.
  14. Like other creatively ground-breaking series -- it slightly resembles Cheers, St. Elsewhere, Moonlighting and Twin Peaks -- Exposure beguiles its audience with unusual stories that take television to a new frontier. [23 Sept 1991, p.C1]
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  15. Schwartz's good eye for characters and cutting sense of humor--makes Chuck a thoroughly enjoyable romp.
  16. This tale of a lonely cop left behind by everyone--partners, friends, lovers, even the criminals he pursues--has a piercing melancholy that elevates it way above its fantasy trappings.
  17. The show is not without the occasional car chase, but its real strength is in its evocation of the schizoid paranoia of the double life of intelligence.
  18. Chronicling the opposite relationships requires Mad Love to bounce from light romantic comedy to murderously hostile wisecracks and back again, which it accomplishes with considerable deftness. The show's quick wit is matched with a talented cast, particularly Labine.
  19. In any season, I'll Fly Away would stand out for its sensitive writing and acting. [7 Oct 1991]
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  20. 30 Rock... is pretty darn funny, a bitterly merry comic jihad against corporate stupidity and mendaciousness.
  21. Suits is far more than a whimsical caper show. Beneath its cuttingly funny dialogue lurk complex emotional edges.
  22. Hit & Miss, once you get past the successive bombshells of its opening minutes, is a painful yet endearing drama about trying to build a family in a landscape blighted by loneliness and rejection.
  23. Welcome to The Goode Family, a scathingly funny report from the front lines of America's culture wars.
  24. Watching him color in the lines of his own personality is fascinating. [19 Sept 2002]
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  25. No Ordinary Family is no comic-book kiddie show but a perceptive and engaging comedy-drama about domestic dysfunction.
  26. With a charming and funny cast, there's lots to like about What I Like About You. [19 Sept 2002]
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  27. A very watchable hour of TV. [23 Sep 2002]
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  28. Much edgier in confronting issues of class and ethnicity. But it never loses its sense of humor. [19 Sept 2002]
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  29. Reaper is a hilariously fractured commentary on Gen Y.

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