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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Aliens in America: Season 1
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. Cinemax originals have mostly been built on testosterone and skin. The Knick gives us a fuller and richer body.
  2. As viewers, we're less interested in the destination than the ride, and this one starts out feeling like fun.
  3. That's more than a simple bid to cash in on nostalgia for two of the show's original cast members, though it does have that basic appeal. Their return also adds a new dimension to the show.
  4. It’s a complex, multilayered show, with the writing and acting chops to pull it off.
  5. This year, once again, Benedict Cumberbatch's modern-day Holmes and his intrepid sidekick Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) provide breathtaking non-stop exhilaration.
  6. The Strain dramatizes the book series of the same name and creates a creepy, ominous mood that does it full justice.
  7. Lee directs the film in a way that spotlights Tyson’s humor and a degree of articulation that probably still surprises a lot of people.
  8. That spy-story [how skilled next-door neighbor and FBI agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) is at putting two and two together] part isn't unique. The other parts still feel fresh.
  9. Don't let all this make the show sound complicated. Based on opening night, it looks like Shameless fun.
  10. While he can be matter-of-fact, bemused and self-deprecating, he never loses a sense of forcefulness, purpose and pride. As Fishburne obviously understands, the story requires no hand-waving or rhetorical embellishment.
  11. TNT's new Memphis Beat has a great soundtrack and a pretty good cop drama in between.
  12. We like the people and the jokes are funny. We know there’s something vulnerable and even poignant behind that barrage of one-liners.
  13. John Maggio traces the Italian-American tale in a loving but clear-headed way.
  14. It's nasty, hard-core stuff--a tale well told.
  15. It would be a stretch to call Mad Love subtle--one running gag is an elevator that stops a few inches short of the floor--but neither does it feel compelled to spell out every nuance, like how Larry and Connie really feel about each other.
  16. Patty returns to the unanswered question that Ellen asked her last season: "Is it worth it?" For viewers, yes, it is.
  17. White Collar works mostly because we like the characters so much, and no matter where Neal and Mozz end up, nothing seems likely to make us rethink that affection.
  18. If these all sound like the same kinds of dramas that would go on in any American community anywhere, they are. That's the point.
  19. Doubtless there always will be some of the Gen. Patton mentality, that a soldier with no physical wounds must be "yellow" if he or she can't just shake it off. Wartorn argues, powerfully, that blaming the victim is not our finest hour.
  20. Matters are only getting more complicated and dangerous for Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and her sister clones as season three of Orphan Black gets under way. The consolation is that this is good for viewers, who get to enjoy watching the show skillfully weave ever more complex entanglements.
  21. Power hits on all cylinders as it returns for its second season.
  22. It’s period drama, unfolding at a period pace. It’s Starz, so it’s got some skin. Whether you get hooked probably depends on how you like Claire. It’s hard not to.
  23. It has good characters and plenty of action. It keeps its science fiction accessible, not abstract. Maybe best of all, it has a great sense of humor.
  24. This will be good news to people who enjoy watching train wrecks in which the engineer accelerates as the precipice nears, which is Grace's signature move.
  25. That plot crystallizes through a pair of two-hour episodes, Sunday and Monday nights, and at times it crystallizes slowly.
  26. The new Mildred isn't perfect. Sometimes it has too much time on its hands, holding scenes just because it can. But watching it is time well-spent, because it reminds us that not everyone gets over the rainbow to the place where the dreams you dare to dream really do come true.
  27. If the dramas are exaggerated, Jenna makes the trauma feel legitimate, and her narration gives everything a knowing undertone of humor and self-awareness that keeps the most uncomfortable moments from being painful.
  28. While it still oozes testosterone, it has a sharper focus and a sharper message [than the current Strike Back series].
  29. [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.
  30. In general, we like his character, and Reese's. They have a new boss named Kevin Tidwell (Donal Logue), who doesn't start off all good or all bad. Neither does the show. But if it can maintain this level of quality, it's got a shot.

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