New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,272 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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Justified: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 529
  2. Negative: 0 out of 529
529 tv reviews
  1. You don't have to know a thing about "Firefly" to enjoy this fascinating victory dance.
  2. Brooks makes it fresh, and not just because he comments on clips from "Blazing Saddles" or "Your Show of Shows," the seminal TV show he worked on with Sid Caesar in the early 1950s.
  3. For viewers, most of the jokes still click.
  4. The new prime-time soap opera "Desperate Housewives" could be described as a guilty pleasure - but there's no reason for guilt. This show is an absolute pleasure - and the most entertaining new show of the fall season. [30 Sep 2004]
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  5. While it’s too early to tell for sure, Harmon does seem to have brought back some of the show’s earlier spirit. What he’s not doing is making an overt bid for any new, broader audience.
  6. [A] powerful and impressive 40th anniversary retrospective on the Watergate case and the movie it spawned, “All the President’s Men.”
  7. For fans of youth shows, occult shows and action shows, this new, weekly Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the right program at the right time. [10 Mar 1997, p.70]
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  8. The Walking Dead may be under new management, but it seems to have kept its rhythm, moving easily between bursts of intense violence and long stretches of psychological sparring.
  9. It’s not just a good story, it’s a good story well told.
  10. House of Cards, like “The West Wing,” has soap and melodrama in its DNA. It also moves at a surprisingly deliberate pace, often seeming to linger on a scene just so it won’t clutter itself up by bringing in too many subplots. Still, the second season maintains the tension of the first season, and the “Bad Boys at Work” sign is still up. Let the binging begin.
  11. For the nongeeks among us, watching HBO's sprawling new fantasy drama Game of Thrones is the epic TV version of trying to sort out the Middle East. That doesn't make it a bad show, and certain elements like the production can be savored by all.
  12. Orange has graphic scenes that aren’t for kids. But they aren’t played for cheap gags, either, and that attitude serves the production well. With Schilling in top form, this Orange tastes fresh.
  13. It’s a complex, multilayered show, with the writing and acting chops to pull it off.
  14. It's unavoidable that True Blood will fall into some of the same dramas as other vampire shows. It's just got sharper teeth.
  15. Fascinating film details history of American unit whose sole objective was to fool Hitler and Nazis by creating fake armies.
  16. How fitting, then, that the plastic-surgery drama returns Tuesday for its fifth season by dangerously reinventing itself. Dangerously - and totally successfully.
  17. Tonight's episode just feels a little too much like the first day of orientation, where we're squinting at nametags, instead of checking out what's for dinner.
  18. Moguls & Movie Stars has been assembled with obvious care, using a wide range of illustrative material and charming interviews with surviving major characters, descendants and historians.
  19. Unlike most serialized dramas of late... "24" continues to do everything right.
  20. This TV version not only has a distinct, appealing look, it also retains the radio show's sound and personality.
  21. Lights Out isn't always comfortable watching, because it forces people we like to do things we don't like. But if it's sometimes hard to watch, it's harder not to.
  22. Too much of Men, despite Romano's skill at observational humor, feels slow and uncomfortably downbeat.
  23. The documentary covers, thoroughly and in as balanced a way as possible, the murder of a 15-year-old California middle-school student by a classmate.
  24. '24' remains one of the most enjoyable dramas on TV. [7 Jan 2005]
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  25. Everything but the problems feels increasingly awkward and forced. Well-played as the characters remain, we care less about them, not more.
  26. Ingenious. ... It's an inspired, imaginative technique, making the slices of standup routines fit seamlessly into the therapy sessions, which is sort of what standup comedy is, anyway. [26 May 1995]
    • New York Daily News
  27. Whichever the case, or whatever combination of the two, watching these 15 aspiring fashion designers compete for their big break is more fun than a new Victoria's Secret catalogue.
  28. Admit it: You've probably never considered the potential impact of sleep deprivation on a serial killer. Well, the creators of Dexter have, and the results make for highly entertaining television.
  29. You want to like it, because the rough patches stem more from high ambition than from shortcomings.
  30. Watching them through this process turns out to be surprisingly interesting.

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