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 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Everybody Hates Chris: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Winner: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 277
  2. Negative: 0 out of 277
277 tv reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Williams and Heard are good fill- ins for Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. [17 Sept 1995]
    • Miami Herald
  1. No, it's not Twilight--but it's not bad, either. The Vampire Diaries, The CW's new fang-gang drama, successfully hitches the sanguinary sexuality of the vampire ethos to the in-group/out-group dynamic of the teen soap.
  2. Much edgier in confronting issues of class and ethnicity. But it never loses its sense of humor. [19 Sept 2002]
    • Miami Herald
  3. Welcome to The Captain is less a TV show than a grim ransom note from the striking Hollywood writers.
  4. The CW’s newest wallow in adolescent angst.
  5. After a few minutes in front of ABC's bewildering sorcery drama Eastwick, you may wish that Bewitched's Samantha would twitch her nose and make the whole thing disappear.
  6. 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]
    • Miami Herald
  7. The sheer power of these stories carries The Kennedys even during the occasional stumbles that result from trying to pack 40 years of history into five and a half hours of programming.
  8. Sharply written and acted.
  9. The humor is driven mostly by a relentless slapstick vulgarity, particularly concerning the flatulence and sex habits of parents. If you’ve got a high tolerance for those sorts of jokes, it is funny indeed.
  10. With a gorgeous cast (even -- especially? -- the dead ones), plenty of cool slow-mo martial arts action, a glorious collection of lethal hardware and an intriguing plot, Blade's got something for the whole family, provided they rank somewhere between the Munsters and the Mansons in sensibility.
  11. More often, though, the laughs range from tepid to nonexistent.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's really one lonnnnng sex joke. That said, some of the punch lines are pretty funny.
  12. There’s also plenty of good writing and acting in the drama Lucky 7, though to exactly what purpose is difficult to say.
  13. Virtually everything in Accidentally on Purpose is some kind of cheap sexual crack or double entendre. The essential sweetness Elfman showed in Dharma & Greg and the later, unfortunately little-watched Courting Alex curdles into mean self-parody as she scorns her new boy-toy as an intellectual and economic inferior even as she grovels before his bedroom skills.
  14. Kelley's compulsive fascination with erratic eroticism turns everything in Swingtown into hypersexualized sleaze.
  15. None of them is very interesting, and it's actually kind of hard to tell them apart.
  16. It also helps that Heather Graham as Emily is so appealing that it often distracts from the fanciful idiocy of what she's saying or doing.
    • 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]
    • Miami Herald
  17. Oprah's Big Give is no mere appallingly bad television show but a refutation of human decency itself.
  18. What Fox programmers failed to notice was that their new show was peopled entirely with unpleasant characters working from a 100-percent laugh-free script. Watching Running Wilde, you can actually feel your eyes and ears disconnecting as they go off in search of some way to amuse themselves.
  19. 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.
  20. Kolchak's ridiculously precious writing is not the only thing that rings false about Night Stalker.
  21. As assembly-line products go, Three Rivers isn't half bad.
  22. It's an interesting approach, but despite well-drawn characters and the strong cast, there's a sense that the show is trapped in amber, a perfectly preserved relic from another age.
  23. It’s entertaining and engrossing.
  24. It's more like M*A*S*H* for the four-legged, a subversive and perversely funny workplace comedy.
  25. Blond toughie Kelli Giddish (Past Life) is fun to watch as the lead marshal, provided you don't have an excessively ACLUish temperament.
  26. The show's pea-brain sociology is eclipsed only by its Dadaesque conception of courtroom drama.
  27. It's funny and warm and I dare you to watch it without getting your pants charmed off.

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