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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Pushing Daisies: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Uncle Buck: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 277
  2. Negative: 0 out of 277
277 tv reviews
  1. 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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  2. It’s badly written.... And it’s horribly miscast.
  3. The Goldbergs runs the gamut from stale to sour.
  4. 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.
  5. 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]
    • Miami Herald
  6. The network thinks this is razor's-edge television because the characters turn to address the audience during cut-ins. But all the bellowing is straight from The Honeymooners, the jokes from Mandingo and the dialogue... from about sixth grade.
  7. A purported sitcom, it draws no laughs... but does manage the impressive achievement of making Stockard Channing and Henry Winkler, playing Gorham's parents, thoroughly unlikable.
  8. CBS' crummiest imitation of CSI yet.
  9. Tr[ies] to distract you from [its] essential awfulness by manipulating the daylights out of you.
  10. This kind of comedy only stands a dim ghost of a chance if it has a lot of gratuitous nudity and substance abuse, along with the words ''National Lampoon'' in the title.
  11. An exercise in moronity.
  12. With the debut of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' show tonight, [Seinfeld] has now spawned five relentlessly unfunny and compulsively unwatchable sitcoms.
  13. A live-action version of Beavis & Butthead, except with a cast that's considerably less life-like, Modern Men is from the Guys Are Loathsome Pigs And Chicks Must Civilize Them genre that produced Men Behaving Badly, Champs and a bunch of other unwatched and unremembered shows, of which this will soon be one.
  14. A hollow imitation of a sitcom.
  15. This show just isn't funny. At all. Ever. Under any circumstances.
  16. Yet another doomed and dreadful attempt to bring improv comedy to television.
  17. A giant bore.
  18. As for the lack of laughs, you're just going to have to take my word for it, unless you want to risk serious brain damage.
  19. Kelley's compulsive fascination with erratic eroticism turns everything in Swingtown into hypersexualized sleaze.
  20. The Beast is singularly unimaginative, a collection of set-pieces barely bound together by a narrative thread, substituting attitude for substance and coyness for coherence.
  21. To the extent this sounds interesting, it isn't: Half the dialogue seems to have been written for barking dogs, the other half for mewling kittens, and the cast performs accordingly.
  22. The tedium and unoriginality of this new ABC sitcom, the latest entry in the vastly overworked motherhood-as-martyrdom genre, has to be seen to be believed, though my strong and sincere suggestion is that you just take my word for it.
  23. Why anybody is paying the writers and cast of Surviving Suburbia for what is essentially an amateur-hour production is just one more of those eternal television mysteries.
  24. Pointless, charmless and bound to be viewerless after the first half-hour or so, The Philanthropist recalls such epochal television bombs as Manimal (a scientist who could turn into a crime-fighting dolphin) or It's About Time (astronauts break the time barrier and frolick happily with cavemen) in its conceptual imbecility.
  25. Kolchak's ridiculously precious writing is not the only thing that rings false about Night Stalker.
  26. The WB is lying when it boasts that Pepper Dennis signifies a new television life form, the one-hour comedy. Boring, yes; witless, definitely; trashy, oh my God yes. Comedy? Dream on, guys.
  27. Cougar Town (which doesn't debut until Wednesday, but I wanted to give you time to disconnect your TV set) is downright unwatchable, an agonizingly unfunny gutter-ball that will almost certainly be the first of the new season's shows to be canceled.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Easily the worst of the bunch--in fact, there's a good argument to be made that it's one of the most atrocious TV shows of all time--is NBC's Breakthrough with Tony Robbins.
  28. Silly, hackneyed and suffering from a lethal overdose of Hollywood political smugness, it's the biggest lawyer joke of all.
  29. It is uniquely stupid, profoundly stupid, an ecstatic nirvana of stupidity, a stupidity that defies all previous boundaries of time and space.

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