New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,461 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Empire (2015): Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 How to Get the Guy: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 609
  2. Negative: 0 out of 609
609 tv reviews
  1. The two-hour show was a hodgepodge that never built momentum or drama. So this Passion aroused none. It was less than the sum of its parts.
  2. This is a gritty, bloody knuckled rock ‘n' roll fairy tale as told by the best in the business. There’s little chance that Vinyl will either burn out or fade away.
  3. Skillfully directed by Tommy Kail (“Hamilton”) and boasting exuberant choreography by Zach Woodlee and period-perfect costumes by William Ivey Long, Grease went down as easy as a chocolate malted.
  4. It all feels very been-there-done that and likely would have been much better had it been a gutsy, raw, warts and all cable show.
  5. A look at the first pay cable episode of the iconic kids show reveals that it offers the same mix of fun, education and goofiness that has kept Sesame Street a powerhouse piece of programming for 46 years.
  6. Aside from a couple of odd pop-culture references (characters played by Amber Riley and the Common busted out glittering iPads at different points in the show) NBC's The Wiz Live! was far tighter and far more fun to watch than last year's awkward production of "Peter Pan" and 2013's high-rated but wooden "The Sound of Music."
  7. Calm, nimble and damn funny, Noah didn’t even break a sweat and seems easily poised to carry on the satire and smarts that turned the Comedy Central talk show into a source of news and entertainment for an entire generation. The Daily Show is in good hands. That’s our moment of zen.
  8. A promising mystery thriller with a pair of strong, intriguing characters at the center.
  9. [Cosby: The Women Speak] doesn’t put forth any accusations we haven’t heard before. What it does is add dimension, because seeing the faces of the women Cosby allegedly drugged and raped drives home the point that this isn’t a horror movie, but a series of real-life events that changed lives and forced women to live with shame and secrets.
  10. This one’s just so relentless. As in “Glee” or “American Horror Story,” Murphy delights in misdirection and abrupt shifts of tone, both of which he does well. The dialogue is snappy and no pretension escapes un-nailed.
  11. Empire rules, bigger and badder than ever. If anyone thought Fox's breakout hit was over the top last season, the second-season premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 23, has so much murder and intrigue that it makes what's come before look as tame as C-SPAN.
  12. In the broader picture, happily, The Bastard Executioner doesn’t require any extensive knowledge of British or Welsh history. It may require some patience to understand where it’s going and start heading toward the payoff.
  13. The stories themselves require some tolerance for unlikely developments, but they’re cleanly told and move along at a brisk clip. It’s all a spot of good fun.
  14. All this [bathroom jokes] serves a fan base, which is fine. It’s just too bad that a lot of viewers who would appreciate the sports humor will pass on the uber-raunch.
  15. How long they can keep topping their previous screwups while giving us brief, telling glances of their deeply buried Better People may be the show’s biggest challenge. But right now, they’re bad in a good way.
  16. There’s every sign the ride from here to there will be as entertaining as the ride from then to now.
  17. One of the strengths of Narcos is its refusal to paint anyone as purely good or bad.
  18. At the end of the day, or at least the end of the pilot, we’re left with another quirky family that mostly seems to be heading only for the next laugh line.
  19. After a rather long walk down some shadowy alleys, Public Morals becomes a much more intense and traditional crime drama.
  20. Tucker, whatever its modest comedic achievements, feels like a retread.
  21. It helps a lot that [Blunt] is played by Patrick Stewart, who brings theatrical majesty to a man who quite sincerely believes words can change the world for the better.
  22. Survivor’s Remorse becomes simultaneously more uncomfortable and funnier as it launches its second season Saturday. Both those qualities are good.
  23. If this show has a future, it's got to be a bit more imaginative about its past and present.
  24. The pilot script manages to poke fun at more ethnic groups than the average episode of "All in the Family," but without any of the wit. Most of the jokes, like most of the characters, just sit there.
  25. Unauthorized captures the feel-good part. Unfortunately, it misses the “written well” part. Like, completely.
  26. The new cop series Hawaii isn't your father's "Hawaii Five-O." It's probably not yours, either, or your child's, or anyone's. It's awful.
  27. They also don’t know what’s happening back East, so we don’t start with any crossovers or even cross-references. There’s just the uneasy sense that something is wrong, which for TV drama purposes means something is right.
  28. The Smithsonian show generally accepts the standard premise that we either had to drop the bomb or face millions of casualties from a land invasion of Japan.
  29. Thanks to winning performances by Cameron, Chenoweth and others, it's a flick the family can sit down and enjoy.
  30. PBS goes deeper than Smithsonian [The Day the Bomb Dropped], partly because it’s a two-hour show, but also because it raises the thorny isue of whether that first bomb needed to be dropped at all.

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