New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,455 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Murder One: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 605
  2. Negative: 0 out of 605
605 tv reviews
  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. A solid, nonjudgmental documentary on a man so tortured he almost killed himself, yet gifted with remarkable insight into human behavior, his and ours.
  5. 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.
  6. 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]
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  7. 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."
  8. Even though "Ugly Betty" tends to go for very broad humor when subtlety would serve better, it is easily watchable.
  9. Fox's best comedies are always off-center. Raising Hope forgets to stay there.
  10. 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.
  11. The first episode of Angel is exciting and enticing. [5 Oct 1999, p.74]
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  12. The law-firm arena is one of TV's oldest and most familiar genres, but Damages enlivens it by defying expectations.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Cinemax originals have mostly been built on testosterone and skin. The Knick gives us a fuller and richer body.
  16. [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.
  17. It’s lethal and funny. Sometimes the new normal looks much like the old.
  18. 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.
  19. Bessie doesn’t poke into deep psychology. It’s more a snapshot of an impressive, self-made life--with a great soundtrack.
  20. A clever, quick and maybe even a little subversive show. [21 Sep 1998]
    • New York Daily News
  21. 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.
  22. "Without a Trace," however derivative, is a solid program, and ought to please "CSI" audiences.
  23. At this point, [it's] somewhere between a long shot and a lock.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. The Alzheimer's Project is hard to watch. It's just not as hard as the disease it examines.
  27. 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.
  28. 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]
    • New York Daily News
  29. 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.
  30. So does it remain a lavish soap opera? Of course. And so what? Watching remains pure pleasure.

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