New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,305 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% 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: 60
Highest review score: 100 Sons of Anarchy: Season 7
Lowest review score: 0 Workaholics: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 542
  2. Negative: 0 out of 542
542 tv reviews
  1. A lot less dreadful, and more imaginative, than it sounds. ... Oddly, and disappointingly, the runway portion of the episode is rushed - the dresses don't get enough screen time to register fully. [1 Dec 2004]
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  2. The "Apprentice" vision of "reality" is pretty much summarized by the fact that somehow all the women are slender and attractive. [8 Jan 2004]
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  3. The action moves quickly, from one incident to the next, and the whole ends up a little more than the sum of its parts. "Reno 911!" may not be truly arresting television, but it sure looks like it, and is fun to watch. [23 Jul 2003]
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  4. It's a bit cruder and ruder [than "Family Guy"], and its family seems unimaginatively similar to Peter Griffith's - except that the dad works for the CIA, and there's a talking alien instead of a talking dog. [28 Apr 2005]
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  5. There's a good cast at work here - but after previewing two episodes, "Medium" seems anything but well-done. [3 Jan 2005]
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  6. By looking less repugnant than the others, it comes off looking almost attractive. [30 Jun 2003]
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  7. The problem isn’t the characters, though they can feel a little stilted. The problem is that we don’t believe the whole situation.
  8. Nip/Tuck does not grab you like "The Shield," though, and does not ingratiate you to its quirky tone, like the network's comedy "Lucky." It's more artifice than art, and in everything from the performances to the dramatic contrivances, you can see the strain.
  9. For every talented performer or performance, there's one that doesn't quite work. For every scene that hits the right comedic or dramatic tone, there's another that tries too hard, tells too much or falls too flat.
  10. Like casino chips sprinkled over a roulette table, the assets of this NBC show aren't being used very wisely, and are no guarantee of success. [22 Sept 2003, p.77]
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  11. Less understandable is why this TV version also reaches to "Alien Nation" for inspiration, which it does by pairing Easton's David Hume with an android partner played by Karl Pruner. Also baffling is the under-utilization of Cynthia Preston as Hume's wife, although doubtlessly she will figure more prominently in later episodes. [5 Mar 1999, p.117]
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  12. Anyone who thinks Silverstone's charm wasn't the major factor in the movie has only to watch the TV version. With Blanchard at the center, Clueless doesn't have the same flair and in this appearance-is-everything Beverly Hills comedy, flair is everything.
  13. Williams, though, in both Sunday's telemovie and the subsequent Tuesday-night regular episode time-slot at 8, is too reserved and colorless. [15 Sept 1995, p.127]
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  14. The TV pilot, like the theatrical film, is long on hardware and gunplay and short on logic. [24 Jul 1997]
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  15. The change of format doesn't bring with it any sense of assurance. To amp up the canned laughter while simultaneously lowering the intelligence level of the humor isn't a recipe for success. [14 Apr 2003]
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  16. Up front, at least, the show too often feels like its fighting with itself.
  17. The comedy dominates so much that the forcefully dramatic situations - when O'Toole's character explodes with a verbal or physical outburst, for example, or when they're put in physical jeopardy - seem woefully out of place, almost like spoofs. And even those don't seem to be taken seriously by the characters, so why should viewers react any differently? [26 Jul 2000]
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  18. The cast works well together. They just have to fight some implausible setups and jarring shifts from clever and poignant to sappy and slapstick. ... Even assuming the show can keep the cast sick enough to be in the hospital, but so not sick it just gets sad, it may be hard to sustain this story over a full season.
  19. Farmer Wants a Wife feels about as "real" as "The Dukes of Hazzard," suggesting it should be viewed in much the same spirit.
  20. The problem with this "Diary" is that Belle simply isn't as interesting as Bridget [of "Bridget Jones's Diary."]
  21. While moments in The Principal's Office are relatable enough, they're just not that intriguing, maybe because they involve people we've never met before and will not meet again.
  22. The phrase "all over the place" barely begins to cover it.
  23. It should be funny, which the new Fox workplace comedy Do Not Disturb is not.
  24. Bella, played by Elizabeth Reaser of "Grey's Anatomy," is pleasant, and viewers will appreciate how she works to keep urgency from devolving into desperation. But she's stuck in this guy-of-the-week plot that leaves little room to do anything but hope each guy has enough unique quirks so the jokes can change.
  25. A wellmeaning, goodnatured show that doesn't have quite the sparkle you'd expect when the main characters include Aphrodite and Hercules.
  26. Everything but the problems feels increasingly awkward and forced. Well-played as the characters remain, we care less about them, not more.
  27. With the second season now starting, it needs to add a little more value.
  28. Wile Bobby Cannavale plays a credible Cupid and Sarah Paulson is likable as his mortal sparring partner Dr. Claire McCrae, there just isn't a whole lot here.
  29. Lange is fine as the senior Edie, but Barrymore, for reasons not entirely her fault, seems off her game.
  30. For the moment, it would be nice if the show could just make the present more compelling.

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