New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,370 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Rescue Me: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 567
  2. Negative: 0 out of 567
567 tv reviews
  1. The game has always been better and more joyous than many of the people who played it. "The Tenth Inning," like its predecessor, makes that point as cleanly as a line-drive single to left-center.
  2. The journey has been fascinating, and unlike in some other cop shows, the police part isn’t toss-away boilerplate. While the cases aren’t as complex as the characters, they’ve got layers.
  3. It all adds up to a dizzying series of cross-plots and so many brief and often odd alliances that some viewers may wonder if they've wandered into "Survivor." On the positive side, it's all done with standard Glee fun, the tongue never far from the cheek, and it's punctuated with upbeat musical numbers.
  4. Watching this show feels like walking around Manhattan, and you don't have to be a dog person to think that's fun.
  5. Life is annoying Nucky Thompson as Boardwalk Empire starts its third season, and that gives this first-rate show just the push-off it needs.
  6. The reason to watch anyway is that it can also be rewarding on levels you rarely find in television drama.
  7. After a 40-minute trip through the strange life of Robert Durst, we have no idea whether he’s a killer or a survivor.
  8. A splendid new addition to pay-cable's stock of dark comedies that keep a human heart beating behind the laughs.
  9. Alias is so captivating because the actors and the writers make you believe in the characters, the situations and the jeopardy. There's a lot of humor, too, in both the romantic relationship and the James Bond-style spy gadgetry. And there are plenty of surprising turns. [28 Sept 2001, p.149]
    • New York Daily News
  10. Unfortunately, the potentially intriguing premise of this new three-part BBC America series, In the Flesh, soon turns into a heavy-handed allegory for how we treat anyone who is different and perceived as threatening.
  11. Despite the overload of information we’ve acquired about Nixon in the years since, the tapes still have the power to jar.
  12. This will be good news to people who enjoy watching train wrecks in which the engineer accelerates as the precipice nears, which is Grace's signature move.
  13. Jenna's buoyancy in a life of constant land mines keeps Awkward fun and refreshing.
  14. While some tension looms throughout Steel Magnolias, it's really more a character drama.
  15. As you would expect from a show entering its 19th season, the acting and the pacing are strong and confident. L&O has always been smart enough to stick with what works.
  16. Matt Groening seems to figure that since we’re now entering the final season for Futurama--again--he might as well let all his random absurdist thoughts out of their cages. That’s not a bad thing.
  17. Wright, who already has won an Emmy for the role, remains one of the best parts of the series, while Underwood’s bottomless appetite for dark dealing keeps Spacey so deliciously detestable you can’t help but keep rooting for the bad guy to win.
  18. The question, of course, is whether the show can sustain its heat and, more importantly, its unique character and remarkable quality in its sophomore season. Tonight's season premiere suggests the answer is yes. [14 Sep 1998]
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  19. For every talented performer or performance, there's one that doesn't quite work. For every scene that hits the right comedic or dramatic tone, there's another that tries too hard, tells too much or falls too flat.
  20. A solid, nonjudgmental documentary on a man so tortured he almost killed himself, yet gifted with remarkable insight into human behavior, his and ours.
  21. With talents like Dunham (who created the show, writes, directs and stars) and executive producer Judd Apatow behind the scenes, you’d expect at least more chuckles than you get from this sad return.
  22. The idea that both Lex and Clark have a destiny, and are somewhat uncomfortable with it, is central to Smallville, and is what makes this series start so engaging. [16 Oct 2001, p.98]
    • New York Daily News
  23. This cop series immediately delivers intense, richly interwoven drama that sets it apart both from other recent new shows and from well-established standard police "procedurals."
  24. Even though "Ugly Betty" tends to go for very broad humor when subtlety would serve better, it is easily watchable.
  25. Fox's best comedies are always off-center. Raising Hope forgets to stay there.
  26. One of the triumphs of Boss is that we care as much as he [Tom Kane] does about what kind of Chicago he will leave behind.
  27. The first episode of Angel is exciting and enticing. [5 Oct 1999, p.74]
    • New York Daily News
  28. The law-firm arena is one of TV's oldest and most familiar genres, but Damages enlivens it by defying expectations.
  29. He shuffles onstage more slowly than he used to. But he’s still Cosby the comedian, and to underscore that point, he’s even on the same subject where he left off whenever you last saw him.
  30. The best moments in Wednesday night's chat between Elvis Costello and Elton John, which are good enough to recommend the show for fans of both men, serve up small but sparkling musical pleasures.

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