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 7.9 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 Three Wishes: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 280
  2. Negative: 0 out of 280
280 tv reviews
  1. 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.
  2. This unsettling documentary series on the cable WE network, which follows a dozen Kansas City girls through four years in their suburban high school, suggests we've come a long, hard way from "Grease."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is so good and bad all at once that you just have to watch it. Remember, it's based on a comic book. [11 June 2001, p.2C]
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  3. Until watching The Middle, I would have said it was time the sitcom concept of the madcap mom trying to balance kiddies and career got a decent burial, complete with a stake through the heart. But Heaton and producers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline give the idea new life.
  4. Conceptually, this isn’t half-bad. The writing, unfortunately, is all-bad.
  5. Suburban rage may not be pretty, but in Nip/Tuck, it's always funny. [22 July 2003, p.3E]
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  6. 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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  7. Louie is so low-key that it has no discernible pulse. To say it's unfunny is accurate (profoundly so) but also beside the point: It's un-anything.
  8. Flying Blind tries to transplant the wackiness of old screwball comedies into series TV. The leads have chemistry, but Alicia's way-out, avant-garde world can be a drag. [12 Sep 1992]
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  9. Community's party animals tend to get their kicks less from bongs, grain-alcohol projectile vomiting and peeping into sorority windows than from irregular Spanish verbs and lengthy recitations of the script of The Breakfast Club, which, for the most part, is even less amusing than it sounds.
  10. Turgid and plodding, Rubicon has the pace of an industrial-training film and the lucidity of a Czech art movie with the subtitles turned off. It would have to triple its pulse to rise to the level of lethargy.
  11. Think Gray's Anatomy with unpretty people; then think of something else to watch.
  12. If the genre is no longer groundbreaking, it's still compelling in skilled hands.
  13. Swift pacing energizes the movie, and Schulman writes compelling scenes for the large cast. Many actors, who have only one scene to make an impression, meet the challenge splendidly. [11 Sept 1993, p.G1]
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  14. It's a very enjoyable hour and it's easy to get caught up in the action and the scenery and forget what we all know from the movie and the first series. But it's a tossup whether the manhunt will bring us back week after week. This time around, Kimble's chase could be much shorter. [6 Oct 2000, p.1E]
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  15. Funny and intriguing.
  16. Lovably silly.
  17. A very watchable hour of TV. [23 Sep 2002]
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  18. Try as Midler might - and she does try, doing a few physical comedy bits that would make Lucille Ball proud - even she can't overcome the reality that Bette is an idea that never developed beyond the star's reputation. [11 Oct 2000, p.1E]
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  19. The scenes of the guys driving golf balls onto the roofs of Hollywood mansions or scamming stereo dealers are funny and even sweet in a post-adolescent Porky's sort of way. [18 July 2004, p.5M]
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  20. Sons of Anarchy is bloody, disturbing and maniacally addictive.
  21. It is a powerful and often heartbreaking piece of filmmaking that ponders just how thin our veneer of civilization really can be.
  22. It's only measured against that formidable benchmark that the spinoff falls short of those expectations. It's a solid drama, but it's no Law & Order - yet...On its own, it's a good show. But it's got the genes to be great. [20 Sept 1999, p.1E]
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  23. No fictional conceit can possibly match the darkness of the Manson family. But Durham County, a series about a cop's growing realization that his bland suburban neighborhood may house a serial killer, is genuinely creepy.
  24. This can be dryly funny in small doses, but Conchords really feels less like a sitcom than a Saturday Night Live sketch stretched out to about six times its shelf-life.
  25. Derivative Pan Am may be, but that doesn't make it any less watchable.
  26. Missing here is the complexity that makes shows like "L.A. Law" or "Hill Street Blues" fun to watch. Executive producer Dick Wolf has said Law & Order is not an ensemble show. What it is is a show about police and legal procedures -- and they're recounted in almost documentary fashion. Of course, as with so much TV law, time is collapsed and these complicated procedures are neatly wrapped up by the show's conclusion. [9 Sept 1990, p.H1]
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  27. The new CBS cop drama Vegas--a cross between Gunsmoke, The Untouchables and a Sheriff Joe Arpaio reality show--is wildly entertaining.
  28. This sitcom is a loving embrace of convulsive domestic eccentricity.
  29. Putting aside for a moment questions about whether it signifies the imminent collapse of Western civilization and even the human reproductive impulse, this version of Nikita can still provide a rollicking, if slightly psychotic, good time.

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