Houston Chronicle's Scores

  • TV
For 147 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Hype: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 106
  2. Negative: 0 out of 106
106 tv reviews
  1. what was left was such a confusing big-city western, it was hard to tell the good guys from the bad. [21 April 1993, p.8]
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  2. Wonderland is more than a finely crafted TV medical drama. It's an exercise in intensity, as riveting as it is exhausting - and risky. [29 March 2000]
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  3. "Making the Band" is "The Monkees" meets MTV's "The Real World" and "Road Rules." What a concept...The big surprise is, it works. [24 March 2000]
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  4. God, the Devil and Bob is irreverent, but it's not offensive. It's just not as good or as funny as it should be. [9 March 2000]
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  5. What sells this TV cop shop is its heavy emphasis on the personal and the personalities of two young men in a high stress job. [19 March 2000]
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  6. The territory's familiar and the jokes too tame and infrequent to give Daddio the heigh-o. But it doesn't deserve the heave-ho, either - especially if the laughs increase. Chiklis' warm-hearted character is hard to dislike, the kids are cute, and, bottom line, we like this show more than the show that's usually on at this time, Jesse. [23 March 2000]
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  7. Unfortunately, Battery Park is a precinct I don't care enough about to come back for more. [23 March 2000]
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  8. If NBC hopes to ride the wave generated by the movie The Sixth Sense, it has a way to go to catch it. The Others is a too-predictable curiosity adrift in a sea of aiming-to-scare-you special effects. [4 Feb 2000]
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  9. "From the Earth to the Moon" is television at its finest. A soaring journey to a new level of creative dramatic artistry and TV technology to explore the can-do spirit of ordinary men doing something so extraordinary that it changed our world forever. [5 Apr 1998]
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  10. Tucker turns adolescence into hormone hell in this raunchy effort to capitalize on the charm of "Malcolm in the Middle". [2 Oct 2000, p.4]
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  11. No wonder Danny doesn't have a laugh track. Who's laughing?
  12. Luis is a four-car pileup on the interstate - metal-on-metal loud and abrasive, and just about as funny. [19 Sept 2003, p.12]
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  13. Combine these characters with some clever plotlines, mix in some unusual elements (or lack thereof) - on-location shooting using film, not tape; no laugh track; no audience - and now we're talking something gale-force true, something we haven't quite seen before. [10 Sept 1997, p.1]
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  14. The Tick made me laugh out loud enough to miss the next laugh line. And that doesn't happen often in these TV times of tired old, same old sitcoms. [4 Nov 2001, p.2]
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  15. Having now seen it, I don't think I want to go there. [8 Oct 1999, p.H1]
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  16. Beggars could be a great one, if they don't waste their time going for sex jokes. [17 June 1999, p.1]
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  17. In my opinion, her performance registers as expressionless, which is not terribly impressive for one who's reportedly been acting since age 4. [27 Sept 1996, p.1]
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  18. Karen Sisco has action, heart, humor and sex appeal - four good reasons Law & Order should be looking over its shoulder this fall. [1 Oct 2003, p.6]
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  19. The responsibility for Gideon's Crossing rests with Braugher's appeal, and he's up to it. The rest is up to the scripts, to make Ben more human and the stories less dark and down. [10 Oct 2000, p.1]
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  20. The Huntress has a lot going for it. O'Toole is smashing, the script is a nice mix of comedy and action, and these quirky but well-drawn characters actually have heart. [26 Jul 2000]
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  21. This gangster saga works best when its hero is in peril. The whackings and the miserably boring lives of thugs - who appear to do nothing but hang around a dumpy pool room bar when they aren't killing each other - are old stuff by now. The double life with the Pistone family adds a different diversion, and there are occasional attempts at humor. [4 Apr 2000]
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  22. Everything is seriously tongue-in-cheek. The scares satisfy, and the laughs are earned. [8 Jul 2001]
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  23. So far, the plot's in place, but Dead Zone's good old gotcha is minimal. And in anything claiming to trace its roots to Stephen King, minimal chill factor could be risky - maybe even the kiss of death. [15 June 2002, p.9]
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  24. The emphasis in this series opener is on action. What's missing is the more gentle humor and fantasy that marked the miniseries as a family treat. [26 Nov 2002]
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  25. Ritter has a well-honed sense of comedic timing, and some of the lines are clever, for a change. This one could grow on you. [15 Sep 2002]
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  26. Watching Ellie is better than bad, but it could be - no, should be - a lot more fun than it is. [26 Feb 2002]
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  27. Louis-Dreyfus, the performer, is not the problem here, and neither is the format. The problem is the material. [15 Apr 2003]
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  28. You don't have to have seen "Soul Food," the movie, to get right into it. [28 Jun 2000]
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  29. RoboCop - The Series works well as a mass-market show. ... It offers action, as opposed to violence. And its ironic humor, though not as hard-edged as the movies', has a sly, subversive bent. [19 Mar 1994]
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  30. The special effects qualify as middlin' in this TV version of the popular movies and videos. What's superior is the sense of family.
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