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 The Sopranos: Season 3
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. It fields one of the most enjoyable sitcom ensemble casts in some time.
  2. There’s nothing wrong with a warm rhapsody on the flowering of television. But when a TV series starts that way, it feels like it’s saying, “But first, a word about us.” And then we get to all the other stuff.
  3. Everyone in "How to Make It" isn't a winner. But the show looks to be just that.
  4. It gets nothing right - not the potential sexiness, not the negligible drama and certainly not any solid shot at explaining, much less popularizing, the alleged sport of roller derby.
  5. Leaden, predictable and, at times, unintentionally funny.
  6. Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV Tuesday night in a show that could be a lot of soapy fun, but may require more work than some TV viewers will want to put in.
  7. If you're fascinated enough by their boorish behavior to return for more, you have a stronger stomach for tacky TV, and people, than I do. [21 Mar 2006]
    • New York Daily News
  8. Bitten seems aimed more at a mainstream audience than the hard-core werewolf/vampire crowd, which is okay. Probably smart, in fact.
  9. What makes it all work is the good time the Cassidys, especially David, are having in these roles. In the end it's contagious. Shakespeare, no, but clever enough to be good 'tween fun.
  10. Over four nights, the episodes do gradually blossom into the kind of internal dramas that power Mark Burnett-style reality shows. Just be prepared for long early stretches with minimal action and not entirely riveting characters.
  11. Aquarius sets up several subplots that are nicely turned, and as ’60s pieces go, it’s hardly the worst. It just doesn’t quite make you feel you’re there.
  12. Washington Heights keeps viewers more off-balance than your average program, scripted or unscripted, about 10 young people at the point when they have to start figuring out the rest of their lives.
  13. The Crazy Ones has its charms. It also has yet to find the balance between Williams’s shtick--his solos, basically--and the good ensemble comedy that would keep viewers coming back.
  14. It all adds up to an hour of decent entertainment, and there's room for enough character development to give NCIS: Los Angeles a personality of its own.
  15. The show still has some interesting things happening, and there are worse things on TV than a fast-paced action drama. But making it into “Son of 24” doesn’t feel like the right touch.
  16. There's a good cast at work here - but after previewing two episodes, "Medium" seems anything but well-done. [3 Jan 2005]
    • New York Daily News
  17. The connection of Graceland to real-life events doesn't much matter. It feels promising as television, and several characters besides Warren and Briggs--including a DEA agent played by Serinda Swan, switching sides after “Breakout Kings”--have the potential to make us care about their stories.
  18. Bower starts out seeming just a bit too young and green to command the throne, though he may grow into it as the weeks go along. The rest of the cast play their positions well, from the conniving Morgan to the inscrutable Merlin. And if once in a while things look like "The Young and the Restless," well, some truths are eternal.
  19. So the upstairs and the downstairs people are sorting things out this season, a process that drifts in and out of confusion.
  20. Mitt focuses on a couple of flashpoints: the unsuccessful 2008 primaries against John McCain, the successful 2012 primaries and the 2012 general election. In none of these do we get any “aha, so that’s how he really feels” moments. It’s more a portrait of someone who assesses each situation accurately, good or bad.
  21. The characters, all of whom are terribly likable, speak as if they are reading from Hallmark greeting cards.
  22. The rest of the drama, though, suspends disbelief much more successfully. The acting, by both men and women, is quite nuanced and well-observed. After a few episodes, you feel their pain, and hope that it is eased.
  23. Once you get past its somewhat misleading title, Mark Burnett's new Shark Tank is a well-paced hour that offers entertainment without humiliation.
  24. A very complex metaphysical mystery, the enjoyment of which comes, in no small part, from the surprises that spill out as it slowly unfurls.
  25. We've seen all the parts of this story before, and frankly, we've seen them told better.
  26. William & Kate is designed almost entirely as an opening act to the real wedding, a short guide to the players. It succeeds simply by not giving anyone a single reason to believe W&K won't live happily ever after.
  27. Truthfully, it doesn’t add much value to have Grimes’ husband Gary (Julian Ovendon) deliver a melodramatic speech, accompanied by appropriate mood music, about how he married her because he knew she wanted to save the world. Fortunately, the hunt itself has been crisply framed.
  28. While it has contemporary music, appliances and vernacular, it has the soul of an old-school sitcom where the issues are basic: boys and girls, grownups and jobs, rogue waves and colorful surfboards.
  29. The show has its tense moments. But it's closer to comfort television than "Hell's Kitchen."
  30. It all feels very been-there-done that and likely would have been much better had it been a gutsy, raw, warts and all cable show.

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