New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,431 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 Larry Sanders Show: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Workaholics: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 595
  2. Negative: 0 out of 595
595 tv reviews
  1. The women are the more critical characters, in any case, and Rashad, McDonald and Lathan give the show all the power it needs for its uncomfortable and frustrating yet in some ways hopeful ride through the life of a black family in 1950s Chicago.
  2. Elizabeth is mercurial, powerful, unpredictable - qualities made real, and a bit frightening, because of the intensity with which Mirren commits to the role.
  3. There are a lot of good laughs here, and they are not the result of Larry David changing anything about the show or his character, who is the show. He'd still trip his mother to get the last seat on the bus.
  4. Some Dexter fans have thought the show meandered around for the last couple of seasons as if it were waiting for something to happen. Now it has.
  5. Damages is a show that has always required a viewer's full attention, and the rewards are there for those who do.
  6. Gilmore Girls occasionally feels a bit too glib for its own good, with pacing sometimes a tad frantic for a one-hour family drama. Those quibbles aside, it's a welcome addition to prime time, and one of the best of this fall's crop of new series. [4 Oct 2000, p.100]
    • New York Daily News
  7. Sons has hit the ground roaring.
  8. No, The Hour is unlikely to remind anyone of "Mad Men." Except that it's superior period drama with a deliberate pace.
  9. Bell's acting, very real and often very raw, is this show's not- so-secret weapon. [22 Sept 2004, p.94]
    • New York Daily News
  10. One thing the witty pilot by Dottie Dartland and Chuck Lorre doesn't do is get the respective in-laws into the same scene but that's bound to happen soon. And when it happens, it's bound to be a real howl. [24 Sept 1997, p.70]
    • New York Daily News
  11. [A] powerful and impressive 40th anniversary retrospective on the Watergate case and the movie it spawned, “All the President’s Men.”
  12. It's nasty, hard-core stuff--a tale well told.
  13. As usual with premiere episodes, it's not until the end that we start to sense which contestants we can ignore and which ones could be around awhile. The pace will quicken once we have a better sense of the lineup.
  14. With this delightful and boldly distinctive new series, the co-creator of "Seinfeld" has managed to accomplish two seemingly impossible things at once: He has given HBO its best sitcom since "The Larry Sanders Show," and given all of television the best sitcom since "Seinfeld." [13 Oct 2000]
    • New York Daily News
  15. 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.
  16. In many ways, Branagh's Wallander slides seamlessly into a long line of screen detectives who think more loudly than they talk.
  17. Wright is a diligent reporter, and his material has been whipped into a smooth script under producers David Simon and Ed Burns.
  18. Get past the language, though, and Deadwood slowly but surely draws you in. Keith Carradine, as Hickok, brings quiet stoicism and strength to a new level; Timothy Olyphant as Seth Bullock, who has hung up his lawman's badge to hang a hardware-store shingle in town, isn't far behind. [18 Mar 2004, p.101]
    • New York Daily News
  19. You don't have to know a thing about "Firefly" to enjoy this fascinating victory dance.
  20. 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]
    • New York Daily News
  21. 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.
  22. Even by the soap-opera standards of telenovelas, it feels a little much. The pieces at first don’t always mesh smoothly. Rodriguez is terrific, though, and this could be that rare telenovela that assimilates.
  23. 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.
  24. Whether the people here are fifth-generation circus or they ran away to join it, their lives make for a good tale.
  25. 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.
  26. Fascinating film details history of American unit whose sole objective was to fool Hitler and Nazis by creating fake armies.
  27. The episode moves along at a good pace, with only a couple of moments when the timing feels a little too coincidental.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. It’s not just a good story, it’s a good story well told.

Top Trailers