Miami Herald's Scores

For 538 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 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 My Name Is Earl: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Three Wishes: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 280
  2. Negative: 0 out of 280
280 tv reviews
  1. The result is a blend that’s sometimes funny, occasionally poignant and fitfully horrifying. There are flashes of a Nixon rarely glimpsed or perhaps even suspected.
  2. An ugly little glimpse into our hometown community...A cinema-verite, hand-held camera walk on the wild side with the Broward County Sheriff's Office.. A televised tour into (Broward's) heart of darkness...It had real energy. It was tense, taut, a video knuckle sandwich. You were with those cops as they chased fleeing perps, wrestled with muscled smugglers. And you couldn't help but be impressed with the heroism and dedication of the men and women on the streets -- Sheriff Nick 'I Never Met A Camera Angle I Didn't Like' Navarro's grandstanding antics notwithstanding. [Jan 1989]
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  3. Political Animals can be slightly murky when it comes to invoking issues and ideologies. But when it comes to the microlevel of politics, the misdirection and machinations politicians employ to satisfy their own ambitions and thwart those of others, Political Animals is peerless.
  4. Hilarious. [4 Aug 2005]
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  5. In Broke, Corben once again displays his astounding narrative skills, weaving a complex tapestry of facts, numbers and anecdotes from dozens of interviews and a mountain of archival footage.
  6. The show's intricate plotting and finely rendered characters will engage your brain, but there's plenty of below-the-shoulders action, too.
  7. It's more like M*A*S*H* for the four-legged, a subversive and perversely funny workplace comedy.
  8. Original in concept, intelligent in execution, it's a scruffily Steinbeckian chronicle of life at the social and economic margins.
  9. Based on the pilot episode--with its taut script, strong performances and special effects that are impressive without being overwhelming--there’s hope that Under The Dome might measure up to its unsettling print progenitor.
  10. It's hard to say which is more unlikely: That a corporate legal fang could be God's prophet; or that the Almighty would spread His word through visions of George Michael; or these matters could be blended into a daffily funny and affecting television show.
  11. Ellis has used Adams' works to create a wondrously full and nuanced portrait of the man, which is brought fully to life by Paul Giamatti.
  12. HBO's drama Cinema Verite is a searing and irresistible look at the making of An American Family and an incisive dissection of the mendacity of what we so absurdly call reality TV.
  13. No matter who’s on screen or what they’re doing, Back in the Game is gut-bustingly hilarious.
  14. Watching her construct a self from a handful of jagged fragments is a seductive pleasure.
  15. Aside from the dismal possibility that Braugher's return to television could be a short one, should Gideon's Crossing fail, it would be a critical blow to shows that dare to be deep. [10 Oct 2000, p.2E]
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  16. What makes Welcome to the Family interesting, and rather sweet, is that it confounds expectations.
  17. The engaging, honest commentary is just what a DVD set should provide, and once again The Office extras don't disappoint.
  18. [Glory Hounds] is too grim to be poetry. Though, like all true war stories, it is something of a love story; and like all true love stories, it will break your heart.
  19. Sean Saves the World is like a comedy cruise to self-discovery, with both Sean and his daughter learning of strengths and weaknesses they didn’t know they had, the process punctuated with keenly funny dialogue and precision timing.
  20. Intelligent and entertaining reimaginations of stupefyingly bad pieces of 1970s sci-fi hackwork.
  21. A kinky streak of humor keeps Desperate Housewives from sliding into morose desolation. [3 Oct 2004]
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  22. It's funny and smart, with affably quirky characters who aren't cut from cardboard.
  23. The new CBS cop drama Vegas--a cross between Gunsmoke, The Untouchables and a Sheriff Joe Arpaio reality show--is wildly entertaining.
  24. Derivative Pan Am may be, but that doesn't make it any less watchable.
  25. [An] amusing, endearing, female-buddy sitcom.
  26. For now, Alcatraz is a sinister bag of sinister pleasures.
  27. Nor is The L Word all sexual sturm und drang. Its light moments are laugh-out-loud funny. [18 Jan 2004, p.3M]
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  28. Cathy's modest conception of throwing caution to the winds mirrors the strengths of The Big C, which is affecting precisely because of its refusal to assume epic proportions.
  29. With enough chemistry between its stars to power a DuPont lab and a wise use of off-the-beaten-path South Florida shooting locations -- it goes for a fetid swamp over South Beach every time -- The Glades is thoroughly enjoyable.
  30. But I think the biggest reason is that I like its star, the British actor Woodward, who is an older man, 55, a veteran actor of 40 years, and not just another pretty young face on a vacuous head. He gives this show the same touch of class that another British export, Patrick Macnee, used to give The Avengers. [18 Sept 1985, p.3]
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