Miami Herald's Scores

For 535 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 Walking Dead: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 279
  2. Negative: 0 out of 279
279 tv reviews
  1. Its essential shallowness is on display from the very start, when 11 contestants for a junior editor's job at the fashion magazine Elle are issued their first challenge: Bring the boss breakfast.
  2. Louie is so low-key that it has no discernible pulse. To say it's unfunny is accurate (profoundly so) but also beside the point: It's un-anything.
  3. CBS' new comedy-drama The Ex List is a descent to the most profound levels of Chick Flick Hell, where the damned and those with Y chromosomes cry out in agony through all eternity.
  4. The aggressive fakery of School Pride makes it unfortunately difficult to believe when the show throws some unexpected punches.
  5. Even if you buy the premise that 2012 Nashville is a redneck hellhole barely familiar with indoor plumbing (big laugh in episode one: Reba meets her first gay person!), the show's performances and punchlines mostly fall flat.
  6. What made a quirky, fun six-hour miniseries in May has turned to monotonous stupidity in the conversion to weekly series. [28 Nov 2002]
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  7. Despite a decent cast that includes Jon Cryer and Paget Brewster, all the demented characters are too much to take. The trouble with The Trouble With Normal is that it needs some normalcy. [6 Oct 2000, p.1E]
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  8. Extremely irritating. [26 Sep 1992]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Slightly dumb, big-hearted guy just wants to be left alone with his wife and big-screen TV. Flat writing and formula acting do little to advance such a hackneyed plot. [21 Sept 1998, p.1C]
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  9. It's irresponsible for a show like The District, which had the opportunity to be racially diverse in not only its casting but its portrayals, to fall back on racial stereotypes. [7 Oct 2000, p.1E]
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  10. Somebody on The Wedding Bells is always saying ''We need to talk about it,'' to which the reply is invariably something like "I'm not big on dating men I've slept with.''
  11. It just substitutes South Africa for "Everwood's" Colorado, trite idiocy for "Everwood's" sharp dialogue, and a game of blind-man's-bluff for "Everwood's" casting director--actress Leah Pipes, who looks 25 and sounds 30, is the least convincing teenager since Stockard Channing staved off menopause in "Grease."
  12. Humdrum.
  13. Stuffed with incomprehensible medical jargon and grisly shots of exposed brains, 3 Lbs. would be a major annoyance even if it had an original thought in its seriously underweight head.
  14. In the case of ABC's turgid legal melodrama The Deep End, you might not want to show up at all.
  15. It is a dank and ugly affair, with Underwood playing a dour, Nietzschean superhero who is encumbered neither by his paralyzed legs (rendered useless by a criminal’s bullet) nor petit bourgeois considerations of law and morality.
  16. Welcome to The Captain is less a TV show than a grim ransom note from the striking Hollywood writers.
  17. The show's dialogue feels scripted, its frequent hookups and breakups abrupt and phony, and its scenes from the music business out and out fraudulent.
  18. Having started with a bad premise, producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin then made it infinitely worse by rejecting the loneliness and isolation that were the nucleus of Hitchcock’s film.
  19. No matter how horrible the clichés or gorgeous the gowns, they can't distract from the androphobic virulence at the heart of Lipstick Jungle.
  20. A mess.
  21. Basically, Suburgatory is a random collection of clichés drawn from such suburb-bashing works as Valley Girls, Stepford Wives, Clueless and Cougar Town, assembled without a scintilla of wit or human empathy.
  22. Maybe the best way to explain UPN's new drama South Beach is to tell you that when Vanessa Williams warns a young model that ''South Beach will eat you alive,'' I fully expected the next scene to be a horde of zombie parking attendants chewing the entrails of half-naked girls in the lobby of the Delano. Cannibalism is about the only thing missing from this delirious new trashfest of hard bodies and soft brains.
  23. After a few minutes in front of ABC's bewildering sorcery drama Eastwick, you may wish that Bewitched's Samantha would twitch her nose and make the whole thing disappear.
  24. Testees probably shouldn't be considered part of the fall season, but let's be fair--it's as lousy as anything the broadcast nets have come up with.
  25. The Goldbergs runs the gamut from stale to sour.
  26. Think of TV's Stir Crazy as only a slightly more sophisticated Dukes of Hazzard. ... If you really need this kind of "comedy" fix, my recommendation is to rent the movie once a week and watch it until the series is canceled. [17 Sep 1985]
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  27. An absurd fairy tale.
  28. It’s badly written.... And it’s horribly miscast.
  29. With the pace of a music video, the characterizations of a comic book and the political-correctness quotient of a Berkeley vegetarian commune this production makes Cecil B. DeMille look like a sober theologian.

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