New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,264 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 Breaking Bad: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 How to Get the Guy: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 524
  2. Negative: 0 out of 524
524 tv reviews
  1. If you’re a sci-fi fan for whom this stuff can never be too complex, have at it. If you’re not, wait an hour and watch “Revolution.”
  2. They're profane, contentious and come off hard as nails, given to saying things like if a man is good to his family, his crimes are not that important. For most viewers, it's a glimpse into another world--a world where a glimpse is enough.
  3. "Raines" not only deserves an audience - with any luck at all, it deserves a renewal, and a firm spot on NBC's fall schedule.
  4. It does, however, wisely retain some of the elements that worked in the original, like characters who are interesting without being deep. We watch them because of what they do, not because we think there's a lot there.
  5. In between the romantic dramas, a lot of sharply written comedy and some long passages of news-wonk stuff, it aims to make viewers do a little thinking.
  6. The "Apprentice" vision of "reality" is pretty much summarized by the fact that somehow all the women are slender and attractive. [8 Jan 2004]
  7. It doesn't bode well for this series, however, that tonight's premiere features a magnetic, dynamic, no-nonsense female cyborg who steals every scene she's in--and it isn't Ryan as Jaime Sommers.
  8. Catfish has value as a cautionary tale, and documentation of one way the Internet has affected lives. That makes it sociology, not entertainment.
  9. Duck Dynasty still turns out to be a formulaic show, with a lot of low-level verbal crossfire among family members who at the end of the day assure us they all love each other.
  10. The Whole Truth gets a split verdict. Solid idea, inconsistent execution.
  11. It’s getting there. If things feel a little contrived, or a lot contrived, that’s hardly a first for the show. They’re also tangled and messy and dastardly with a real shot at becoming sordid. That’s a good start.
  12. TNT's new Memphis Beat has a great soundtrack and a pretty good cop drama in between.
  13. It's a lawyer show with no aspirations to examine the legal universe. If it has any antecedent, it would be "My Cousin Vinny." So it's wise not to try to parse the nuances too closely here. Better to enjoy a steady stream of pop-culture banter and an attitude reminiscent of sophomore year in college.
  14. None of the stories is particularly memorable and, interestingly, no one suggests that weight gain was a by-product of depression from losing the spotlight.
  15. This Coma is different enough from the 1978 movie to have its own appeal, and the cast keeps things interesting even during plot lulls.
  16. Mary doesn't win 'em all, but In Plain Sight is a W for USA.
  17. Once the race starts, the drill is familiar. Sand dunes, snowy peaks, raging rapids, weekly eliminations. It doesn't diminish the achievements of the contestants that we sometimes feel like we've been there and seen that.
  18. Body of Proof would be interesting enough if it were just "Quincy" with better legs. Add the other elements and you have something worth checking out.
  19. Picking up a copy of the Washington Post from any day in his presidency would likely provide more insight into the man who led the Free World when the Berlin Wall fell and later launched the first Gulf War.
  20. Scoundrels seems less concerned with how it sets up the rest of the series than with the laughs it hopes that setup will engender....Still, Scoundrels isn't all sitcom setups and repartee. At several points, just when we think we have one of the Wests safely caricatured, he or she will do something that surprises us.
  21. A promising new summer series.
  22. After an episode or two, when you sort out the characters and how their lives bang together in the dark, elegant shadows of late-1950s Miami Beach, you'll find rich drama, well written and beautifully styled.
  23. Reaper has a clear potential to be simply cartoonish, like a bad adaptation of an action comic. But it surprises you, sprinkling in enough human nuance to keep several decent character dramas percolating.
  24. A script so unimaginative, and characters so flat and forced, that it begs for a recall vote.
  25. As drama it has a few holes and clearly a lot of backstory that will unspool at its own pace....But the narrative is crisp, fast and easy to follow.
  26. The fragility of these women sucks the fun out of the meeting-and-culling process that should be the entertainment heart of any dating reality show.
  27. The Secret Circle isn't stunning out of the gate. It does seem to understand what it wants and needs to be.
  28. It's fun in a familiar sort of big-hair soap opera way.
  29. "Dresden" hasn't put a spell on me at the start - but it's not bad. It's just that on Sundays, opposite such shows as "Desperate Housewives" and "Rome," not bad is not nearly good enough.
  30. There’s nothing terribly wrong with Killing Kennedy. We just don’t need the splashes of Hollywood in a story we already know way too well.

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