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 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Maximum Bob: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Oprah's Big Give: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 279
  2. Negative: 0 out of 279
279 tv reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the attractive Nikki Cox (Unhappily Ever After and Norm), then there's a lot to like about this sitcom. [7 Oct 2000, p.5E]
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  1. As a cop drama, Haven--marred by busy and blurry story lines--is barely competent. But as a narrative of eccentric, slightly damaged yet ultimately warm characters, it's quite successful. The deadpan my-badge-is-bigger-than-yours needling between Rose and Bryant is particularly engaging.
  2. This is an intriguing blend of The Fugitive and The O.C.: half suspense and half intergenerational melodrama.
  3. Credit is due here for crafting a show in which the relationships are at least as important as the chase scenes. [20 Sep 1985]
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  4. Welcome to the tawdry, tantalizing and altogether terrific world of Gossip Girl.
  5. 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.
  6. Equal parts sly and stupid, rousing and ridiculous.
  7. What's missing is a soul, a reason to care what happens to the characters. Carter also fails to give viewers enough critical insights to fully understand the complex premise.[8 Oct 1999, p.1E]
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  8. 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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  9. Plain Jane, The CW's counterfeit ugly-duckling show, is too triflingly stupid to reach Breakthrough's profound depth of awfulness, but give it points for its abject phoniness.
  10. The testosterone-infused interplay as they taunt each other over career potholes, curdled marriages and sexual depravities and deprivations is scathing and hilarious, though an astonishing percentage of it cannot even be alluded to here.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The producers of The Big Easy could take a lesson from Homicide, a show that capitalizes on its regional setting by letting Baltimore's charm come through unself-consciously -- not dressed up, as New Orleans is here, in a bad Mardi Gras costume. [10 Aug 1996, p.3G]
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  11. Rather than suspense, Happy Town appears to be going for the goofball irony of its ABC ancestor Twin Peaks.
  12. New Zealand, however, cannot be blamed for The Gates, approximately the 1,712th American television show about vampires.
  13. The result is compulsively watchable pulp, provided you have a high threshold for decapitations and copulations, sometimes simultaneous.
  14. The Goldbergs runs the gamut from stale to sour.
  15. With enough intrigue for a spy thriller and enough careening car chases to satisfy the most deranged Fast and Furious cultists, it's an action series that engages your brain as well as your clutch foot.
  16. Much edgier in confronting issues of class and ethnicity. But it never loses its sense of humor. [19 Sept 2002]
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  17. Cupid, like most romantic comedies, can be sappy, sloppy and schemingly manipulative. But the bright writing (no surprise to anyone who watched Thomas' snappy teen-detective drama "Veronica Mars") and affecting performances by Cannavale and Paulson make being manipulated seem a guilty pleasure in this case.
  18. McKidd and castmates Gretchen Egolf as his wife Katie; Reed Diamond as his brother Jack, a cop who used to date Katie; and Moon Bloodgood as his spectral fiance, Livia, play this with just the right mix of credulity and dry wit.
  19. It's funny and smart, with affably quirky characters who aren't cut from cardboard.
  20. With so many different directors and writers involved, it's always hard to judge where anthology series may be going. But the first two episodes of Fear Itself are good, goosebumpy fun, with the deft set-ups, rousing action and surprise endings of a comic book.
  21. The marvelous Daniels rises above the cuteness, but he deserves a worthier foe than the loud, whiny Savage. A St. Elsewhere rerun, anyone? [23 Sept 1993, p.7]
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  22. Highly entertaining.
    • 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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  23. 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.
  24. The show reduces some of its actors, notably Cole, to stereotypical shtick. There are too many characters and too many emotional shifts, but not enough depth. Viewers who visit the neighborhood of Brewster Place won't get close to its people. [1 May 1990]
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  25. Mostly I winced: at the irritatingly arch dialogue; at the hoochielicious every-other-scene dance routines; at Michalka's acting range, which seems to have just two settings--smug and self-righteous.
  26. It is relentless and ultimately meretricious in skewing history to its conceit that the United States is a murderous war machine destroying everything in its path to empire.
  27. No surprises here, unless Shannen Doherty oozes out of one of the petri dishes. [23 Sept 2003, p.4E]
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