New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,382 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 Extras: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 573
  2. Negative: 0 out of 573
573 tv reviews
  1. 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.
  2. The first episode of Angel is exciting and enticing. [5 Oct 1999, p.74]
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  3. The law-firm arena is one of TV's oldest and most familiar genres, but Damages enlivens it by defying expectations.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Cinemax originals have mostly been built on testosterone and skin. The Knick gives us a fuller and richer body.
  7. [Executive producer Shawn] Ryan's a good juggler, especially when he can work at a cable pace. He likes to take a moment and roll it around in his hands. He's helped by first-rate chemistry between the show's two main dudes, and a uniformly strong supporting cast.
  8. It’s lethal and funny. Sometimes the new normal looks much like the old.
  9. Margulies puts a powerful combination of cold fury, bewilderment and tenacity into Alicia Florrick, the wife of a disgraced Chicago politician in a new series that readily admits it ripped itself from the headlines.
  10. A clever, quick and maybe even a little subversive show. [21 Sep 1998]
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  11. While much of the show is driven by the Huangs adapting to a new culture, Fresh Off the Boat finds the amusing parts of that experience without falling back on easy stereotypical jokes.
  12. "Without a Trace," however derivative, is a solid program, and ought to please "CSI" audiences.
  13. At this point, [it's] somewhere between a long shot and a lock.
  14. Everything isn't perfect on Burn Notice. Some of the subplots have to be wrapped up a little neatly. But the interplay of the core group has enough ambivalence and shadows to keep the show intriguing.
  15. Top Chef is a show where you wouldn't mind having almost any of these people fix your dinner. That may sound like a formula for disaster among these types of shows, but in reality, it works out well.
  16. The Alzheimer's Project is hard to watch. It's just not as hard as the disease it examines.
  17. She seems distant and a little wary, like someone who has carefully built a comfortable life and sees no reason to invite a lot of strangers in. Her relationship with us is what she sees and shares. In the end, that seems fair enough.
  18. It's the detection, as well as the detective, that draws you and holds you here. Neither the cases nor the characters are simple - and in both cases, that's a compliment. [16 Nov 2004, p.107]
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  19. The film isn’t after “why.” It just wants to say that a lot of physical and circumstantial evidence points to a missile. Toward that goal, it’s on target.
  20. So does it remain a lavish soap opera? Of course. And so what? Watching remains pure pleasure.
  21. As good a cast as you'll find anywhere on TV.... But in the end, the decisive question may be whether inner TV provides as much material as the inner White House.
  22. As the plot simmers and thickens, Restless keeps its focus on the core story, avoiding the temptation to become a war epic. This serves viewers well. Call it December's best-bet sleeper.
  23. Viewers may find it takes some concentration to sort out the lineup and the dramas here. The payoff is worth the investment.
  24. Lots of location shots give Strike Back an unusually acute sense of realism, and the show wisely spends more time with the boys in the field than with the command unit back home.
  25. It's popcorn TV well worth settling in to watch.
  26. Monk is a delight, a show that should be added to everyone's can't-miss list. [11 July 2002, p.96]
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  27. Every hour is impressive, surprising and entertaining.
  28. Gossip Girl will get some slack on repeating itself, because teenagers have an incredibly high tolerance for remixing, reworking and rehashing the drama in their own lives. But the show still has to feel fresh, which is why Monday's episode adds at least two new characters who promise to have significant impact on people we already know.
  29. They’re wry and smart about each other and sometimes themselves. Everything also comes out funnier because it’s refreshingly underplayed.
  30. As You Like It is effortlessly entertaining from start to finish.

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