Houston Chronicle's Scores

  • TV
For 159 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Hype: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 112
  2. Negative: 0 out of 112
112 tv reviews
  1. Hennessy has the strength to be a leading lady, but she's up to her neck in ghoulishness.
  2. It's an intriguing premise, and executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron (Moonlighting) promises liberal helpings of comedy mixed in the weekly doses of action/suspense. Success rides on where it goes from here. [12 Sep 1999]
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  3. A bubbling stew of raging hormones, buff bodies and the culture shock of rich meets poor. [12 Jul 2000]
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  4. Wolf Lake, CBS' brooding series about humans in wolves' clothing (or maybe that should be vice versa) premieres after a total makeover that leaves it more of a furry X-Files meets Twin Peaks than a confusing call of the wild.
  5. There's something magical about Shepherd that keeps us interested and makes us predict a long life for this series. [02 Jan 1995, p.1]
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  6. The surprise is, Blonde's retelling of what's already an offensively oft-told tale is absolutely irresistible. [27 May 2001]
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  7. Ron Glass' Ronald Felcher, history teacher, should have the star billing. He's the only light, and right, in a faculty lounge of stereotypical teacher put-downs. [23 Sep 1996, p.1]
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  8. This one has everything - humor, high production values, solid acting and imaginative story lines that teach without knocking you over the head. [09 Sep 1995, p.1]
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  9. TNT's four-hour miniseries boasts fine performances, exceptional photography and all the other bells and whistles that mark a great show...All is in place, except for the scary bits. There's nary a fright to be found.
  10. A six-hour haunted house tale that tugs out every tired trick in the Boo! book, trying to scare you silly. Don't say we didn't warn you, if you're silly enough to watch all that. [27 Jan 2002]
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  11. King scares up a devil of a storm. Stephen King's mission in life is to scare us all to death. And he does a pretty good job of it, too, this week on ABC. [14 Feb 1999]
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  12. To say The Tommyknockers is bad is an understatement. It's awful. [7 May 1993, p.1]
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. "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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Unfortunately, Battery Park is a precinct I don't care enough about to come back for more. [23 March 2000]
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  20. 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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  21. "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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  22. 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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  23. No wonder Danny doesn't have a laugh track. Who's laughing?
  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. Having now seen it, I don't think I want to go there. [8 Oct 1999, p.H1]
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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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