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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Deadwood: 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. Game of Thrones, partly because it’s as cold-blooded as its characters in treating personnel turnover as the natural order, seems to have little trouble keeping its pedal to the metal.
  2. A promising new summer series.
  3. Mary doesn't win 'em all, but In Plain Sight is a W for USA.
  4. The pilot, which obviously had a big budget, looks almost as sleek as a movie. Creator Joss Whedon promises the show will work hard to stay on that level. It will live or die, however, on whether we want to keep watching its characters. Right up front, the answer is we do.
  5. Fortunately, someone finally grabs hold of the wheel and steers it back to where it belongs, as one of the great character dramas of contemporary television.
  6. Damages is a show that has always required a viewer's full attention, and the rewards are there for those who do.
  7. Add strong performances by a dozen major characters, starting with Claire Foy as Little Dorrit, and you've got the kind of production television is often accused of having abandoned.
  8. Freaks and Geeks is tapping into something primal: adolescents' hunger to begin to understand themselves and their world. Freaks and Geeks is too honest to offer answers. But it affirms the value and the universality of asking the questions. [24 Sept 1999, p.140]
    • New York Daily News
  9. The Loving Story is a different kind of 1960s civil rights tale, one that in many ways has a deeper level of warmth.
  10. Visually, Korra is striking. It's full of little tricks and nuances that only true fans will notice and savor, but nothing prevents civilians from enjoying it as well. The same holds for the mythology.
  11. It's a feel-good story, and what makes it more satisfying is that in contrast to so many reality shows, the people here feel genuine, with no sense they're performing for the camera. This one's a contender.
  12. A lot of viewers may say, "I can't watch this." It will reward those who do.
  13. Lifetime's new Against the Wall turns out to be first-rate drama. In fact, it's one of the best new shows of the year.
  14. Okay, it gets silly. But silly can be funny, too, and Archer is, as noted, consistently funny.
  15. Thanks to winning performances by Cameron, Chenoweth and others, it's a flick the family can sit down and enjoy.
  16. 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.
  17. Unforgettable is exactly what a summer show should be: fast-paced and fun.
  18. In the larger sense, Empire is a music soap the way “Scandal” is a political soap, and it already has that same densely packed swirl of interlocking stories.
  19. While some of their "family values" are perverse and illegal, most are rooted in the same principles embraced by the straightest arrows in town. That's what makes them more than motorcycle thugs and makes their show worth the discomfort it sometimes takes to ride with it.
  20. A solid, nonjudgmental documentary on a man so tortured he almost killed himself, yet gifted with remarkable insight into human behavior, his and ours.
  21. Being Mary Jane is a film for grownups. A good film for grownups.
  22. What the show doesn't say, but wouldn't mind our noticing, is that even today we should be very careful about giving up some part of our freedom because someone tells us it will "solve" some other problem.
  23. The reset on USA’s breezy legal drama Suits turns out to be more like ordering a different flavor latte at the same coffee shop. That’s okay, because it’s a good coffee shop.
  24. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the funniest and most satisfying new broadcast sitcom of the season.
  25. Saul picks up plot speed rapidly at the end of the first hour. The beginning, however, is so deliberate it’s almost hypnotic.
  26. The reason to watch 24: Live Another Day isn’t for ideology. It’s to get caught up in a fast-paced, high-powered adventure played out by people we care about.
  27. This seven-part National Geographic series on the world's great migrations turns out to be riveting--not just beautifully filmed, which you would expect, but bursting with great stories about how diverse creatures have learned to survive in a world where everyone is fighting for the same food, air, turf and water.
  28. Creator Timothy Sexton has woven this story with a master’s touch, making us care about the characters even as we fear for their lives. Or, for that matter, all our lives.
  29. So we have solid setups here for tales of love, redemption, friendship and the same championship dreams that made Rocky an American icon.
  30. It has woven well-crafted murder dramas and, beyond that, given us wonderfully complex lead characters who go way beyond the light banter, gruff exterior and “will they/won’t they” tease of most TV cop teams.

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