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 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
  1. Parenthood tries to capture the headaches of being a modern parent. Good enough, but it also supplies a sweet brand of aspirin to ease every pain. And at an hour tonight, it's too long. It will probably work better at the half-hour length it will have in future episodes. [20 Aug 1990, p.C1]
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  2. Ben Stiller pulls off so many inspired skits in Sunday's premiere that his series ranks as one of the fall's most promising. ... Just try to overlook the weak material. [26 Sep 1992]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    In this comedy, rowdy young woman gets a job in a library, and finds she likes it. [9 Sept 1996, p.1C]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Williams and Heard are good fill- ins for Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. [17 Sept 1995]
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  3. Exhausting. With documentary precision and harrowing efficiency, E.R. drops you in the emergency room and leaves you there to squirm. [17 Sep 1994]
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  4. A stylish but familiar high school story, one that's considerably easier to take than two of this TV season's other back-to-school efforts: "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" and "Ferris Bueller". And, it's less frenetic than "Hull High". The show's greatest assets are Priestley and Doherty, who are appealing even when the storylines aren't. [4 Oct 1990, p.G1]
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  5. Until the confrontation scene, Fresh Prince coasts along on the considerable charm of Smith, who is making his acting debut at 21. Many shows before it have relied on their stars, but that last scene gives an intriguing insight into what Fresh Prince could be. [9 Sept 1990, p.H1]
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  6. There was a lot more to Sex and the City than menage a trois jokes, and whether Hot Properties can move beyond smutty snickers to develop real characters and story lines remains to be seen.
  7. If not exactly compelling, the pilot episode is engaging and often quirkily funny.
  8. As assembly-line products go, Three Rivers isn't half bad.
  9. What it isn't is very dramatic. If watching attorneys haggle like rug traders was all that interesting, Feige probably would still be doing it. Nonetheless, there are worse ways to spend an hour than watching Raising the Bar, especially since the cast members are all quite pretty.
  10. Surface has no complex or cynical subtexts; it's straight-ahead sci fi.
  11. Watching Logan hand small children assault rifles for inspection will no doubt amuse gun nuts and enrage anti-gun nuts. And both camps are likely to blink at one of the (surprisingly numerous) female customers who--jokingly asked if she's carrying a weapon--whips out three concealed knives.
  12. The result is compulsively watchable pulp, provided you have a high threshold for decapitations and copulations, sometimes simultaneous.
  13. Each of them [actresses Rebecca Ferguson, Faye Marsay and Amanda Hale] stabs backs and pops bodice buttons with the necessary élan while keeping a straight face at The White Queen’s putative moral, which is that arranged marriages are corrupt and evil, while those born of attempted rape, self-mutilation and suicide are sacred and empowering.
  14. Far from a complete accounting of how the United States government tracked down and killed its Public Enemy No. 1--even the SEAL raid that ended with his death is hardly mentioned, much less described--this film might be better titled The Spooks Strike Back.
  15. It's warm and funny, has a pleasant dose of the fantastic, and even manages to throw in a few life lessons along the way, in a manner not nearly as ham- fisted or homily-heavy as shows like Highway to Heaven and Wizard. [19 Sept 1986, p.B1]
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  16. When [Uecker] and Hewett trade barbs, they elevate the material far beyond the way it would read on the printed page. Down the line, however, for this show to sustain, the writing and the plotting will have to show a bit more originality and flash than it does tonight. [15 Mar 1985]
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  17. Cooper and Somerville... keep things moving.
  18. A lot of this is pretty funny, but for 24 episodes?
  19. However badly you thought American race relations were going, Black. White. will make you feel worse.
  20. Weeds may make you chuckle, but it wants you to gasp, and unless your name is June and you call your youngest son Beaver, it's not likely to happen. [7 Aug 2005]
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  21. The show is kind of amusing, at least in a summer-TV sort of way.
  22. If Ozzie and Harriet, the original sitcom mom and dad, might have some trouble recognizing themselves in any of this, surely Houlihan, the bullied boy-toy nurse of M*A*S*H, will raise a clenched fist of solidarity with the hardbitten Iraq war veteran Veronica Callahan of Mercy.
  23. The truth is that Rob is a rather funny sitcom about the cultural collisions that occur every day in an increasingly blended America.
  24. Like the people whose story it tells -- those bright, over- educated, social-climbing, New York killer careerists and consumerists (I'm avoiding the dreaded Y-word here) -- Baby Boom is affected, but stylish. Like its subjects, it can be annoying with its display of superficial trappings like a designer kitchen. But once the veneer is stripped away, the show -- and its main character, J.C. Wiatt (the reliably engaging Jackson) -- can be rather pleasant. [10 Sept 1998, p.B1]
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  25. The China Beach premiere has its ups and downs. The downs are mostly in its too pat and predictable dramatic choices. It takes the easy road too often in its resolutions. Its bag of storytelling tricks is trite, undermining a greater potential that might have been tapped with less telegraphed, less easy calls. But there is much to admire as well. The acting and characterizations are uniformly splendid. [26 Apr 1988]
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  26. The hardball banter over coolness quotient is coupled with some pretty amusing generation-gap comedy.
  27. To say that Love Monkey is derivative and predictable is not quite the same as saying it's bad.
  28. As a kind of CSI: Sleaze City, the show is quite watchable.

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