New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,326 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 My Name Is Earl: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 551
  2. Negative: 0 out of 551
551 tv reviews
  1. The show clearly plans to unveil the science fiction slowly, in some cases letting us come to certain realizations at the same time as the characters. This will rule out some casual viewers, because Extant is a show to which you must pay attention/--a task which, happily, the writing and acting make rather pleasant.
  2. As drama, that new direction is interesting and may be darkly honest. It’s just unsettling, which will take some adjustment for viewers of a network that has rarely gone there.
  3. While Jackson will feel some genuine hesitation and wariness about Grammer's pit-bull personality, it doesn’t feel yet like the chemistry between the actors has fully developed.
  4. Everyone talks fast, suspecting that if they pause to breathe, someone else will jump in. But it’s not too chaotic, and most of The Approval Matrix comes off as a discussion actual people could really have.
  5. Wizard Wars never comes across as a straight magic show, but more about how to assemble the pieces that add up to a magic show.
  6. The production, and Brody, work hard to elevate Houdini’s routines to metaphor.
  7. Messing is most agreeable, hitting her comedy marks and credible as supercop.
  8. The Good Wife has endured, despite borderline ratings, because it handles the fundamentals so well. It needs to keep doing that.
  9. There’s a Crescent City flavor here. But in the larger picture, not much on this menu is unfamiliar.
  10. It’s funny. It’s also scattered, and in the first episode it doesn’t push envelopes or test edges.
  11. Santos very nicely balances her conflicting roles as the kid who wants to experience life and the teenager who finds she has become the mother. We’re rooting for her, the same way we root for the teens in other MTV dramas. The network does this stuff well.
  12. The Flash forms a decent complement to “Arrow,” from which it has been spun off. If it doesn’t sparkle, it also doesn’t stumble.
  13. Once we know the setup, at home and in the workplace, we can pretty much figure what we're about to see and hear. That doesn't make the show less amusing or Cristela herself less appealing. It does mean that once it has found its pocket, at least in the beginning, it seems content to work inside it.
  14. Even by the soap-opera standards of telenovelas, it feels a little much. The pieces at first don’t always mesh smoothly. Rodriguez is terrific, though, and this could be that rare telenovela that assimilates.
  15. A few horror-story cliches seep in, but with Bello playing a character who is strikingly unglamorous and at times not even sympathetic, Big Driver should deliver for its audience.
  16. It’s a breezy, amusing half hour with a lead character whose insecurities poke through her confident exterior.
  17. Sitcoms have succeeded on less, and while The McCarthys won’t dazzle anyone with spectacular dunks, it’s counting on the fundamentals being enough.
  18. [The two plotlines] provides plenty of rich material for Sorkin on both fronts, and we can be sure he’s got plenty to say. The hope is that he will restrain himself enough so the rest of us can distill it into something we can digest.
  19. It may be a couple of weeks before we decide whether these lead characters and their ensemble will be able to mix the soap and the political intrigue into a story that makes us care enough to keep coming back.
  20. This new documentary on the British artist Banksy doesn’t pretend to tell us whether he’s a great conceptual artist or a great scam artist.
  21. Because of the short-form length, this Toy Story doesn’t have the barrage of witty asides and pop culture fun that we’ve seen in the movies.
  22. Significant parts of Guide will remind you of past dramas about women in their 40s who are suddenly “out there” again. But it has its own sense of humor and hurt, all of which Edelstein conveys nicely.
  23. Despite the accordant level of menace, The Librarians never gets too dark. If anything, it sometimes gets too goofy. Still, it’s worth checking out.
  24. The dialogue only occasionally gets "Star Trek"-ish, and the special effects are nothing special. But it’s not a bad story, it moves well and you don’t have to wait a hundred years for the conclusion.
  25. Complexity is one thing; making the complexity compelling is another, and "Prison Break" fails there.
  26. The quality of the mystery in the pilot, no better than mediocre, is what keeps this series from starting off with a wider lead at the opening gun.
  27. "Felicity" is a tolerable, even watchable family drama.
  28. No matter how obvious the wardrobe might be, the scripts are even more so.
  29. "Courting Alex" is courting disaster by the way it plays against Elfman's, and Coleman's, strengths.
  30. "The Unit" features a strong cast - but for much of this show, they're cast adrift.

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