New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,446 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 Justified: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 600
  2. Negative: 0 out of 600
600 tv reviews
  1. The Stones have been better showcased and explained than they are in Crossfire Hurricane. Still, as personalities and musicians, they never fail to provide a good measure of satisfaction.
  2. It makes for an intense two hours.
  3. The notes of triumph become louder and more frequent as PBS’ ambitious six-hour series on America’s fastest-growing minority moves toward its conclusion.
  4. It's a fun ride and Wyle has gotten a little better each time. That's why it's a shame there apparently won't be another.
  5. The gamble is that other characters can hold our interest and move the ball forward while we wait for Carrie and Brody. Mission accomplished.
  6. Just reciting plots can make Southland sound like a soap opera, and in some ways that's what ensemble shows are. But this one is more than that.
  7. Boardwalk Empire keeps the players moving as its fourth season begins Sunday night, and that’s just one reason it remains must-see television drama.
  8. 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.
  9. Sameer Asad Gardezi and his writing partners have created something very different in Aliens in America--and something very, very funny.
  10. Other complications arise as well, and Laurie is superb in this episode, carrying scenes so strongly that for long stretches the viewer will forget the absence of his regular colleagues entirely.
  11. The ensuing jokes aren't new. The men-turned-women only want to know if this planet has a shopping mall. The men still won't ask for directions. nBut Groening has never relied heavily on subtlety, and his strong suits, like timing and tone, keep things moving.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Watching this show feels like walking around Manhattan, and you don't have to be a dog person to think that's fun.
  16. 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.
  17. The reason to watch anyway is that it can also be rewarding on levels you rarely find in television drama.
  18. After a 40-minute trip through the strange life of Robert Durst, we have no idea whether he’s a killer or a survivor.
  19. A splendid new addition to pay-cable's stock of dark comedies that keep a human heart beating behind the laughs.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. Despite the overload of information we’ve acquired about Nixon in the years since, the tapes still have the power to jar.
  23. 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.
  24. Jenna's buoyancy in a life of constant land mines keeps Awkward fun and refreshing.
  25. While some tension looms throughout Steel Magnolias, it's really more a character drama.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. One of the strengths of Narcos is its refusal to paint anyone as purely good or bad.
  30. 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]
    • New York Daily News

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