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 Shrek The Halls
Lowest review score: 0 Workaholics: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 551
  2. Negative: 0 out of 551
551 tv reviews
  1. The next great "Masterpiece Theater" series has arrived.
  2. This HBO special, it must be noted up front, is not for all ages. Like the other best comedians, though, Louis never seems to tack on the graphic subject matter and language simply for shock. His nongraphic bits are also just as funny, like his riff on divorce and parenting.
  3. Relentlessly intense and depressing, ferociously written and spectacularly acted. [14 Apr 2000, p.135]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rescue Me is like a roaring five-alarm fire. The moment it seems the blaze is under control - whoosh - the place explodes. And just as quickly, it's under control.
  4. Hilarious.
  5. Once you sort out all the teams and players, Game of Thrones falls together like a good Western. But you may need all 167 hours, at least at first, to do the sorting.
  6. This season also takes a few scenes to get into gear. But it’s faster, and Schilling in particular slides right into her new rhythm as the seasoned prison veteran.
  7. Whether you've followed the show to this point or not, you can tune in and savor smart TV drama at its best.
  8. The Good Wife has endured, despite borderline ratings, because it handles the fundamentals so well. It needs to keep doing that.
  9. The shadows are deep enough over "Breaking Bad" that it's hard to imagine a ray of hope or light shining through anywhere. But the actors and writers are so good that, like Walt, we'll keep looking for it.
  10. It's a nonlinear way to approach a drama series, but that's what makes it so gripping. [27 Sept 2002, p.134]
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  11. Somehow, it’s hard to appreciate the insights because the whole thing just feels so gosh-darned depressing.
  12. Rescue Me is one of the darker dramas on television, and also one of the darker comedies: Its humor is as brittle and brutal as its intense scenes, and, like everything here else, is memorably credible.
  13. 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.
  14. By now, what we shouldn't take for granted is how good the performances in "Curb" have gotten to be. [7 Sep 2007]
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  15. Tuesday night by plunging its characters deeper into a web of crisscrossing dramas that suggest the law and politics ultimately come down to soap operas. Whether it's true or not, The Good Wife makes the theory entertaining to explore.
  16. 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.
  17. The episodes that kick off this last 10-show run don't feel perfect. But they almost always feel intuitively right.
  18. It's one of the best new shows from any network this year, and is a total, almost giddy delight from start to finish.
  19. FNL didn't get to be the best new show on prime time last season by losing its balance, and tonight's opener has the large cast still making almost all the right moves. [5 Oct 2007, p.147]
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  20. Credibility starts to fray when our heroes, or anti-heroes, keep needing miraculous last-second evasions and escapes.
  21. 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.
  22. The Roosevelts doesn’t whitewash its subjects or make excuses for their missteps. It does admire them greatly, for their courage and vision.
  23. Though it’s not the series’ strongest script, the two fine actors can still extract every nuance from it.
  24. Even if you're confused when tuning in as a first-timer, it's a lot better than not tuning in at all. [4 Nov 2004, p.103]
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  25. '24'... isn't a TV show. It's a thrill ride - so intense and fast-paced, it ought to come with guardrails attached. [5 Nov 2001]
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  26. Freaks and Geeks is tapping into something primal: adolescents' hunger to begin to understand themselves and their world. Freaks and Geeks is too honest to offer answers. But it affirms the value and the universality of asking the questions. [24 Sept 1999, p.140]
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  27. Okay, it gets silly. But silly can be funny, too, and Archer is, as noted, consistently funny.
  28. 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.
  29. Treme, created by "Wire" mastermind David Simon, may not ultimately get to the level of those others, because it's going to take a while to sort out the characters and lay down the themes. It also looks to have a deliberate pace, and it doesn't seem to be setting up for a lot of blood-and-guts action, so it may end up attracting a more cerebral crowd.

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