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 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Arrested Development: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Oprah's Big Give: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 277
  2. Negative: 0 out of 277
277 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's really one lonnnnng sex joke. That said, some of the punch lines are pretty funny.
  1. Longford is never less than gripping. But it unconsciously apes the moral myopia that afflicts its protagonist.
  2. If none of this quite rises to the level of Jon Stewart's intellectual hopscotch or Amy Poehler's inspired lunacy, it's nonetheless agreeably funny.
  3. It's an ancient TV dilemma: Bring an edgy comedian aboard, then make him tone down what he does best in order to avoid offending anybody. The problem is only compounded for ethnic performers who know they'll get little time to develop an audience...Lopez's amiability, however, gives it a chance to work. [27 Mar 2002, p.E6]
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  4. Some of the bits are awfully predictable, like tough-guy Sands mellowing into a big-brother type for a young street punk who (amazing coincidence alert) has a hottie older sister. Others are more interesting, particularly a debate between Goldberg and Marte over whether warring on drugs makes any sense.
  5. Fox's beguiling but unconventional drama Lone Star will have a similar problem [programmers with quick trigger fingers] if viewers demand a quick payoff.
  6. Secret Circle is competently performed and produced and liable to entertain anybody not old enough to remember Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty doing pretty much the same stuff in Charmed back in the 20th-century day.
  7. The Loop's constant jokes about hot bodies and alcoholic excess would doubtless wear thin very quickly if not for a lunatic cast of young unknowns and gifted veteran character actors.
  8. Lovably silly.
  9. Rather than suspense, Happy Town appears to be going for the goofball irony of its ABC ancestor Twin Peaks.
  10. Blond toughie Kelli Giddish (Past Life) is fun to watch as the lead marshal, provided you don't have an excessively ACLUish temperament.
  11. Every case is wrapped up in precisely 42 terse minutes, with no dangling threads to trouble consciences or make syndication sales tough. If you liked any of the other L&Os, you'll probably like this one. If you didn't, well....
  12. Vikings is at least fun to watch, in a sword-swinging, head-chopping, maiden-despoiling sort of way.
  13. Missing here is the complexity that makes shows like "L.A. Law" or "Hill Street Blues" fun to watch. Executive producer Dick Wolf has said Law & Order is not an ensemble show. What it is is a show about police and legal procedures -- and they're recounted in almost documentary fashion. Of course, as with so much TV law, time is collapsed and these complicated procedures are neatly wrapped up by the show's conclusion. [9 Sept 1990, p.H1]
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  14. Freddie is a series of collisions -- between generations, sexes, ethnicities and perhaps most of all between youthful Latin macho and imperious Latin matriarchy in the struggle to rule the house.
  15. The characters are drawn overly broad, situations are grindingly forced, and efforts at social commentary and smart parody are Cliff Notes of real life. [29 Sept 1999, p.1E]
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  16. Creator Kelley delights in making fun of his characters, and he can't sustain the bizarre tone. [18 Sept 1992, p.5]
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  17. In short, The Neighbors closely resembles the old Conehead sketches from the early days of Saturday Night Live.
  18. In an effort to avoid a controversy similar to what befell Ellen last season, this show has taken a safe route that kills some of its comedy potential. [21 Sep 1998]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the attractive Nikki Cox (Unhappily Ever After and Norm), then there's a lot to like about this sitcom. [7 Oct 2000, p.5E]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A good cast that includes Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore) and Paul Sorvino (Law & Order) works hard to overcome a script filled with cliches. [7 Oct 2000, p.5E]
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  19. Yet even in its best moments, Hot Coffee is done in by its essential dishonesty. Saladoff, who learned filmmaking while preparing mini-documentaries for use in trials, is a gifted director with a sure touch for pacing and an extraordinary talent for rendering complex legal doctrine into easily comprehended language. But like any good lawyer--and unlike any good documentarian--she's intent on concealing the weakness in her case.
  20. There are some scary moments in the first episode, which is appropriately dark and foreboding. But you can't escape the feeling this is just another X-Files clone. [6 Oct 2000, p.1E]
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  21. By focusing on the science used by crime-scene investigators, C.S.I. puts a creative spin on the traditional cop-show genre. [6 Oct 2000, p.1E]
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  22. It's a premise that has been tried many times, but snagging big-screen heartthrob Byrne gives it some cachet. [6 Oct 2000, p.1E]
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  23. No, it's not Twilight--but it's not bad, either. The Vampire Diaries, The CW's new fang-gang drama, successfully hitches the sanguinary sexuality of the vampire ethos to the in-group/out-group dynamic of the teen soap.
  24. A dumb but powerful serialized mystery that has an equal shot at being the season's biggest cult hit and its most mind-boggling flop.
  25. If Wings wants a long run, it would do well to lay off the plane crash jokes and the sexist bits. It has the cast and concept to go places. [19 Apr 1990, p.F1]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Pilot plays like network TV's answer to the Tailhook scandal, pretending to wear a feminist attitude while managing to make its women characters ridiculous, obnoxious or scantily clad. [23 Sep 1995]
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  26. Jason O'Mara is enormously appealing as the determined but befuddled Tyler....Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Life on Mars' writers, who seem to have been knocked considerably deeper into history than their character.

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