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 30 Rock: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 609
  2. Negative: 0 out of 609
609 tv reviews
  1. It's one of the best new shows from any network this year, and is a total, almost giddy delight from start to finish.
  2. Ingenious. ... It's an inspired, imaginative technique, making the slices of standup routines fit seamlessly into the therapy sessions, which is sort of what standup comedy is, anyway. [26 May 1995]
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  3. This 10-hour production on World War II in the Pacific is an ambitious, imperfect, intense and often compelling look at combat that gets dirtier and more ragged with each episode.
  4. By now, what we shouldn't take for granted is how good the performances in "Curb" have gotten to be. [7 Sep 2007]
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  5. Manages to be outrageous and innovative at the same time. [26 Oct 1998]
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  6. The two-hour pilot is a wonderful show - the best start for a "Star Trek" series in its long and amazing history - and Bakula's instantly likable characterization is no small part of it. [24 Sep 2001]
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  7. 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.
  8. One thing the witty pilot by Dottie Dartland and Chuck Lorre doesn't do is get the respective in-laws into the same scene but that's bound to happen soon. And when it happens, it's bound to be a real howl. [24 Sept 1997, p.70]
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  9. As You Like It is effortlessly entertaining from start to finish.
  10. Rescue Me is one of the darker dramas on television, and also one of the darker comedies: Its humor is as brittle and brutal as its intense scenes, and, like everything here else, is memorably credible.
  11. It has everything you want from such a show: quirky characters, gifted actors, a captivating central story - and questions that leave you not only wanting more, but hungry for it.
  12. In Treatment feels neither soapy nor formulaic, because of the intensity with which it's presented.
  13. Miramax will release the winner's movie next year. Its value, at this moment, is a question mark, but Project Greenlight is an impressive exclamation mark. [28 Nov 2001, p.101]
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  14. The FX series begins its second year with assurance, inventiveness and more than a little boldness.
  15. Though the overall tone is light, there's enough darkness in "The Riches," and enough depth in the performances, to make you care about these people - even when you don't totally buy the premise.
  16. Karen Sisco, from the very first frame, is a stunner - and a keeper.
  17. Even more so than last season, we see an awful lot of Christian's bare backside. But the best scenes are when we see him naked emotionally, whether with his psychiatrist or with best friend Sean...This year, that's the core of Nip/Tuck, and it starts the season dynamically.
  18. It has a sprawling cast, but even before the pilot is over, because of the clever way it's written, directed and acted, you'll know, and like, every single character.
  19. The L Word succeeds precisely because it isn't exploitative, and because its sexy scenes are anything but gratuitous. [16 Jan 2004, p.121]
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  20. How fitting, then, that the plastic-surgery drama returns Tuesday for its fifth season by dangerously reinventing itself. Dangerously - and totally successfully.
  21. It's as quirky, original and funny a comedy as "Universe."
  22. "Thief" brims with strong, potent performances.
  23. Whichever the case, or whatever combination of the two, watching these 15 aspiring fashion designers compete for their big break is more fun than a new Victoria's Secret catalogue.
  24. The shocker is that this third variation on the formula, made for American TV, is the best yet. [26 Jan 2004]
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  25. The show itself, however, does much of its best work in the shadows, where nothing is that clear.
  26. "Raines" not only deserves an audience - with any luck at all, it deserves a renewal, and a firm spot on NBC's fall schedule.
  27. I can't remember the last time I laughed so quickly and loudly at a new TV series.
  28. There's enough classic "Sopranos" action -- some of it involving extreme physical violence -- to remind the average person that where the Sopranos are is not where most of us want to go. Yet at the same time, these episodes repeatedly return to the ways in which the Soprano clan, in its desperate, sometimes twisted and sometimes touching way, seeks to embrace family values.
  29. To its credit, "Soul Food" doesn't stop to explain everything to us. The decision to let viewers pick things up as the show proceeds keeps it from getting bogged down in obvious, clumsy, drama-killing exposition. The result is truer and more natural dialogue, better pacing, events that unfold slowly to engage viewers more completely, and characters whose personalities are revealed by what they do and say in the context of their immediate situations. [27 Jun 2000]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While it remains to be seen if Gossip Girl will take the plot plunge "The O.C." did after its first season, the beginning here is encouraging.

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