New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,246 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: 60
Highest review score: 100 Everybody Hates Chris: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 514
  2. Negative: 0 out of 514
514 tv reviews
  1. One of this season's most tasty and twisted TV treats.
  2. It's one of the best new shows from any network this year, and is a total, almost giddy delight from start to finish.
  3. If you loved "The Office" you may have grave doubts that any followup comedy could be as good and as quote-the-dialogue funny. "Extras" is that - another triumph, and a perfect Sunday-night companion piece for "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
  4. In theme and execution, in caliber of performance and level of dramatic tension, "Sleeper Cell" is an impressive, relentlessly gripping drama.
  5. Four hours in, living up to past standards no longer is in question. Setting new ones is what's going on here, as "24," partly by cashing in on our knowledge of and commitment to previous seasons and characters, gets off to its best start ever.
  6. The language, the acting, the themes - everything in "Deadwood" is good as gold. In TV entertainment terms, maybe even better.
  7. Every hour is impressive, surprising and entertaining.
  8. It's bold, different and exciting, with a central character and performance that take your breath away.
  9. "The Nine," starting tomorrow, is the show most people will want to discuss at the office water cooler.
  10. Like the best TV comedies - from "Seinfeld" to "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and all the way back to "The Jack Benny Program" - "30 Rock" sparkles not just because its central star gets to shine, but because everyone does.
  11. Unlike most serialized dramas of late... "24" continues to do everything right.
  12. As with the Gervais-Merchant "The Office," the more time you spend with the characters in "Extras," the more you feel their pain as well as laugh at their expense.
  13. "The State Within" is challengingly cerebral - but at times, it's also almost painfully visceral. Don't miss it.
  14. The law-firm arena is one of TV's oldest and most familiar genres, but Damages enlivens it by defying expectations.
  15. With strong performances by a cast that includes Alfred Molina, Michael Keaton, Rory Cochrane and Chris O'Donnell, this adaptation of a Robert Ludlum novel reels you right in.
  16. The team behind this series--creator Tom Kapinos from "Dawson's Creek," executive producer Scott Winant from "My So-Called Life" and "thirtysomething," and Duchovny himself--makes it easier for Duchovny by surrounding him with sparkling female characters and talent.
  17. Sameer Asad Gardezi and his writing partners have created something very different in Aliens in America--and something very, very funny.
  18. Pushing Daisies is perfect.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Shrek the Halls is pure delight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Writers Kirk Ellis and Michelle Ashford do justice to McCullough's narration, and director Tom Hooper has a straightforward style that gives flesh-and-blood dimension to names from history books. Best of all are two extraordinary performances at the center: Paul Giamatti as Adams and Laura Linney as his wife, Abigail.
  19. It's not comfortable. Just compelling.
  20. The real skill and appeal of Mad Men remains in its characters.
  21. Fabulous in every respect.
  22. Archer is the rare show that's in love with its own wordplay and good enough that this love becomes endearing rather than annoying.
  23. Justified doesn't have the bite of "Fire in the Hole," from which the first episode was adapted, but it gets much of the tone--droll, a little weary, frequently tense, sometimes conflicted--never forgetting that at the core, good is challenging evil.
  24. Watching HBO's new Boardwalk Empire is like sitting in your favorite tavern and hearing someone say, "Drinks are on the house." Friends, it doesn't get much better.
  25. The next great "Masterpiece Theater" series has arrived.
  26. Season one set the bar high. Season two clears it.
  27. Whether you've followed the show to this point or not, you can tune in and savor smart TV drama at its best.
  28. If Sunday night's two-hour return episode of Mad Men ended after the first four minutes, it would still put the show in contention to win its fifth straight Emmy as the best drama on television.

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