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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Bleak House: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Workaholics: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 609
  2. Negative: 0 out of 609
609 tv reviews
  1. There’s doubtless some dramatic license here. No matter. It’s a classic campfire story, from a land that truly was the Wild West.
  2. Montgomery's last gig on CBS, "Without a Trace," lasted seven years. Unforgettable has a ways to go, but it's got a lot of the right stuff.
  3. It knows exactly what it wants and needs its new hybrid product to be. The hockey fights video of teen romance drama.
  4. While there are times when it’s no easier to watch, the certainty of the end seems to give the show more focus.
  5. If something has been missing from your TV screen since "24" went off the air, like an unapologetic, fist-pumping, nonstop action thriller with compelling good guys and loathsome bad guys, Cinemax's new Strike Back needs to be your appointment television for the next 10 weeks.
  6. Anyone who loves Batman, naturally, will be watching Gotham, and knowing the Batman world makes the show more fun. But it’s also surprisingly accessible to viewers who just like a good action-packed cop drama with a dry sense of humor. Up front, it looks like a bat-winner.
  7. Bessie doesn’t poke into deep psychology. It’s more a snapshot of an impressive, self-made life--with a great soundtrack.
  8. Much of the real beauty of Power lies in the details, conversational and visual.
  9. Calm, nimble and damn funny, Noah didn’t even break a sweat and seems easily poised to carry on the satire and smarts that turned the Comedy Central talk show into a source of news and entertainment for an entire generation. The Daily Show is in good hands. That’s our moment of zen.
  10. It’s a half hour you won’t regret spending.
  11. The dialogue can be crisp, sharp and witty, particularly among colleagues in both the White House and at the Globe.
  12. This handoff is clean.
  13. Viewers may find it takes some concentration to sort out the lineup and the dramas here. The payoff is worth the investment.
  14. Nashville plays as a smartly written and well-appointed soap.
  15. Now it must find a way to become more than a routine action drama pitting plucky good guys against amoral, robotic bad guys. It's got the characters who can do that, though, and it's also streamlined its story enough so even a new viewer can figure out what's going on from tonight's back-to-back premiere episodes.
  16. Through a fast-moving combination of live action and CGI, Sons of Liberty shows how the point of no return became America’s starting point.
  17. It may also turn out that "Twilight" and "The Vampire Diaries" and their kin have satisfied the target audiences for these wistfully romantic bedtime fantasies. But if there's room for one more, Teen Wolf could be it.
  18. The good part is that the drama should be fun to watch for us. And for the guy at Pizza Shack, too.
  19. It's a charming dance, and Gillan and Cho play it with the proper froth.
  20. It’s not always comfortable or reassuring. It’s just a strong story told by a strong cast.
  21. It's still, for the most part, the exact same show, which is a relief: The fun remains watching a pressure-cooker gathering of a bunch of the alleged "best and brightest," and seeing just how quickly they can act with astounding stupidity. [9 Sep 2004]
    • New York Daily News
  22. All three families seem fairly serious, not just like people who want to be on television. So the details of their new lives seem instructive, even if the lesson is “better them than us.”
  23. It's unavoidable that True Blood will fall into some of the same dramas as other vampire shows. It's just got sharper teeth.
  24. Without taking anything away from “Once Upon a Time”--this one is cleaner and seems to require less cataloging of multiple plotlines.
  25. Aside from a couple of odd pop-culture references (characters played by Amber Riley and the Common busted out glittering iPads at different points in the show) NBC's The Wiz Live! was far tighter and far more fun to watch than last year's awkward production of "Peter Pan" and 2013's high-rated but wooden "The Sound of Music."
  26. He has always been wrapped a little tight but now he's about to explode, and Chiklis plays it beautifully, making it sound as if he must measure every phrase so that just opening his mouth doesn't release all the frustration in a nuclear blast.
  27. What Southland has, already, is its own swagger, a get-outta-my-way style of moving and talking that says it's going for the raw edges we see on cable shows like "Breaking Bad." Southland pulls it off, too. If Thursday night's premiere episode is an indication how it plans to roll, it's a keeper.
  28. The new musical-comedy drama Glee dresses like "High School Musical" and has the heart of "Porky's." That's a compliment.
  29. Crucial, sometimes hopeful and sometimes worrisome as the larger issues of modern medicine are, Hopkins excels on the human side.
  30. It's well-paced, it's fun to watch and none of the characters needs to be anywhere near as annoying as, say, Nick Castle.

Top Trailers