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 Joan of Arcadia: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Triangle (2005)
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 277
  2. Negative: 0 out of 277
277 tv reviews
  1. Durst’s books all offer the same engaging elements that the BBC makes such excellent use of in this two-part miniseries: The claustrophobic lifeboat atmosphere of a society teetering toward its doom.
  2. Welcome to ABC's V, the final, the most fascinating and bound to be the most controversial new show of the fall television season.
  3. The show shrewdly offers more than a monster of the week, with some absorbing subplots that continue from week to week.
  4. Half a century and half a dozen wars later, it may seem that there's nothing left to say about Vietnam. But Vietnam in HD proves that there is, and says it dazzlingly, horrifyingly well.
  5. Those patient viewers who do stay will be richly rewarded with a humanist story that gains traction as it goes--a vivid and intimate character piece meant to be savored like a spicy gumbo.
  6. Sharply written and acted.
  7. Damages returns to spiteful, vindictive and wildly entertaining life Wednesday night after resuscitation by satellite-television provider DirecTV.
  8. With dazzling action scenes and a pair of stars who ooze charm and sensuality, Undercovers easily overcomes its predictability.
  9. Crumbs' approach to the foibles of the family, though not for the tender-hearted, is raucously funny.
  10. Welcome to the tawdry, tantalizing and altogether terrific world of Gossip Girl.
  11. Suburban rage may not be pretty, but in Nip/Tuck, it's always funny. [22 July 2003, p.3E]
    • Miami Herald
  12. A potent brew of family melodrama, crime-thriller tension and conspiratorial intrigue, Blue Bloods may actually bring some viewers back onto the sinking ship of Friday-night television.
  13. The CW's tale of an evil twin and an even eviler twin, is devious doppelganger drama at its best.
  14. True Blood is an unlikely but irresistible mixture of pungent political satire, observant pop sociology and lurid drive-in thrills.
  15. A raucous, raunchy and utterly loving account of life at the bottom of the military food chain.
  16. Smash doesn't dabble in sociology: It's pure greasepaint melodrama. Sneer all you want, but if you sneak in a secret smile now and then, that's OK, too.
  17. Bello's performance as the weather-beaten Timoney, swabbing her emotional scars with alcohol, nicotine and invective, is easily the highlight of the fall television season.
  18. The multiplicity of story lines and characters turns Las Vegas into a complex undertaking, but Caan, Duhamel and their excellent castmates make it work, brilliantly. [22 Sept 2003, p.4E]
    • Miami Herald
  19. But for all the laughs, Being Human never loses sight of the menace of its characters.
  20. The uncommon acuity of Boyd's script is immeasurably bolstered by an outstanding female cast.
  21. Torchwood: Miracle Day is smashing entertainment.
  22. Akerman has wit and style, and so does the show.
  23. A dark gem of a show.
  24. Innovative, daring and--most importantly--funny, Aliens in America is a fresh take on an old problem, the loneliness of being different.
  25. There's nothing at all subtle about the gloriously absurdist Wilfred.
  26. Everybody in Brothers is funny, but the unquestioned star of the show is Pounder, a rapturous mix of menace and guile in the struggle to keep her men in line.
  27. The Company is a gripping requiem for the Cold War and the men who fought it.
  28. It is a powerful and often heartbreaking piece of filmmaking that ponders just how thin our veneer of civilization really can be.
  29. Watching this conspiracy, class warfare and romantic indiscretion collide makes for a hugely engaging show, all the more so because of the lushly photographed Victorian settings and droll dialogue.
  30. O'Dowd and Garai are fascinating as they make their characters grow in opposite directions--he more steely, she more compassionate--over the course of the show.

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