New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,390 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Downton Abbey: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 576
  2. Negative: 0 out of 576
576 tv reviews
  1. Brooks makes it fresh, and not just because he comments on clips from "Blazing Saddles" or "Your Show of Shows," the seminal TV show he worked on with Sid Caesar in the early 1950s.
  2. To be as much fun as it strives to be, Warehouse 13 can't be just a cop show with a gimmick. It needs to make the gimmick interesting and fun. Season one was promising and season two seems to be staying on track.
  3. As you would expect from a show entering its 19th season, the acting and the pacing are strong and confident. L&O has always been smart enough to stick with what works.
  4. [Martin's] got his own troubles, and at least up front they make for some engaging television.
  5. Much remains solid at the heart of rich Downton drama, and Fellowes has certainly shown in the past that he can bring it all back home.
  6. With fine supporting players like Anna Chancellor as Fleming’s wartime superior, Second Officer Monday, and Rupert Evans as Ian’s brother Peter, this four-part series makes us care about people whose fate neither we nor they can easily summarize.
  7. Lights Out isn't always comfortable watching, because it forces people we like to do things we don't like. But if it's sometimes hard to watch, it's harder not to.
  8. Mainly, underneath the sitcom setups and witty banter, this show moves to the pulse of the ad game. The mystique and power of raw ideas push this story as surely as they push the characters of "Mad Men."
  9. The restless undertone that has permeated the show from the beginning does not abate as we start the final round of adventures and presumably get some idea where everyone will go after the cameras are turned off.
  10. Life Unexpected is TV pleasure unexpected.
  11. A strong documentary that examines a sympathetic yet imperfect character while admitting it's impossible to pin down his precise impact on history.
  12. Other complications arise as well, and Laurie is superb in this episode, carrying scenes so strongly that for long stretches the viewer will forget the absence of his regular colleagues entirely.
  13. The new prime-time soap opera "Desperate Housewives" could be described as a guilty pleasure - but there's no reason for guilt. This show is an absolute pleasure - and the most entertaining new show of the fall season. [30 Sep 2004]
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  14. State of Play is one of the best dramas about a newspaper since "All the President's Men." [16 Apr 2004, p.131]
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  15. As in past seasons, a few moments this year may seem made for TV. But this is a show that's scored way more than it has faltered, and the opening episode suggests that streak will continue.
  16. No one in Westeros is going soft, and there is no shortage of intrigue and sly drama that doubtless foreshadows death, destruction and plentiful violence to come.
  17. Who Do You Think You Are? still has an uneasy feeling at times, stemming from the fact it only traces the ancestry of celebrities. But if celebrities aren't the only important Americans, that doesn't mean interesting celebrity ancestors aren't important.
  18. Watching it, to be blunt, is more work. It’s work well rewarded.
  19. There’s plenty of action to go with snappy grownup dialogue, and Peggy is the kind of dame you won’t be able to resist watching.
  20. Another Day presents a steady stream of music, traditional and new. By the halfway point, the larger point of the film also kicks in, about how this music keeps getting played because it’s too good to disappear. Happily, Another Day, Another Time is also this day and time.
  21. A clever, quick and maybe even a little subversive show. [21 Sep 1998]
    • New York Daily News
  22. Whether the film gets all the nuances right is hard for civilians to say. But round for round, the fight is surprisingly lively.
  23. Admit it: You've probably never considered the potential impact of sleep deprivation on a serial killer. Well, the creators of Dexter have, and the results make for highly entertaining television.
  24. Where it diverges [from many trappings of a Western] is the lack of white hats and black hats. The axis of good and bad is constantly shifting, which is part of what makes the story intriguing.
  25. Arrested Development often feels like an interwoven series of droll sketch comedies, which means viewers can walk in at almost any time and enjoy the gags.
  26. It remains one of the best.
  27. A viewer who knew nothing of the earlier incarnations could come to this one and find it immediately engaging, like a good modern police buddy-team drama.
  28. The comedy is sharp enough, but also gentle. We like the characters. We probably even know them. And it never hurts to put the rom back into com.
  29. Hot Coffee presents one side of a discussion whose resolution may ultimately be found in the middle. Its greatest value is that this is the side less heard.
  30. The journey has been fascinating, and unlike in some other cop shows, the police part isn’t toss-away boilerplate. While the cases aren’t as complex as the characters, they’ve got layers.

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