New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,461 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Workaholics: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 609
  2. Negative: 0 out of 609
609 tv reviews
  1. The problem is people; the characters are interesting, but that's pretty much as far as it goes. Whether they live, die, are brutalized, treated fairly or unfairly it all comes at you in such a rush that you don't know what to make of it, if anything...That's a serious flaw, although there are signs in the first two episodes that the problem could be remedied as the series proceeds. If it is and I'm intrigued enough to keep watching my like could conceivably turn to love. [10 July 1997, p.106]
    • New York Daily News
  2. Without a grounding in vampire lore, many viewers won't get a lot of the nuances, including the humor, in True Blood. So as good as Paquin and company play it, this is another quality pay-cable show that does have a secret handshake.
  3. There's an extent to which watching ad development becomes like watching someone write a song or a book. Unless you're in the game yourself, the result is the only part you really care about.
  4. With a relatively modest first order and a late May launch, The Night Shift may be seen by NBC as, realistically, a summer series. By that standard, it does its job and more.
  5. After a rather long walk down some shadowy alleys, Public Morals becomes a much more intense and traditional crime drama.
  6. OK, if you don’t find awkward funny, you won’t get Veep. But terrific as Louis-Dreyfus is at playing a woman seemingly incapable of embarrassment, her large supporting cast also helps establish the show’s bizarre rhythm.
  7. As drama, that new direction is interesting and may be darkly honest. It’s just unsettling, which will take some adjustment for viewers of a network that has rarely gone there.
  8. Shahs of Sunset doesn't have any great message except maybe that the world of money knows no geographic boundaries.
  9. This Coma is different enough from the 1978 movie to have its own appeal, and the cast keeps things interesting even during plot lulls.
  10. 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
  11. It's a show that wants to say something. Now it needs viewers who want to listen.
  12. It’s a good primer, because PBS does structured history well. It just feels more academic than slam-bang.
  13. Kirstie breaks no new ground, and it doesn’t try to. It walks a path we have enjoyed before.
  14. The new elements and mostly the performances make it worth staying around to see what other secrets lurk within.
  15. Viewers who like the horror genre and the offbeat Murphy/Falchuk approach, and who are willing to put in enough serious time to absorb all the nuances, will fall in love.
  16. The humor and language are rough and there's a constant sense of wariness about everything from IEDs to the loyalty of some locals.
  17. It takes a story whose outline we know and uses backstage access to turn it into a well-paced drama.
  18. Wizard Wars never comes across as a straight magic show, but more about how to assemble the pieces that add up to a magic show.
  19. While the Bible might seem like tricky turf for a TV show, the execution makes it comfortable for all but the most rigid Puritan.
  20. Easy Money has some promise. But it won't be an easy sell.
  21. Odd as it sounds, How Sherlock Changed the World argues persuasively that it was a crime writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who virtually invented the modern science of forensics by having his fictional detective employ it.
  22. It does, however, wisely retain some of the elements that worked in the original, like characters who are interesting without being deep. We watch them because of what they do, not because we think there's a lot there.
  23. It's a little bit scary and a little bit amusing.
  24. 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.
  25. By those criteria [action drama, airs of vague mystery and psychological setups that upset the characters’ equilibrium], Under the Dome hits its marks. It’s not profound and it may take a while to reach terrifying, but as a campfire story, a fresh batch of characters in a time-tested tale, sure, why not?
  26. Rosie O’Donnell’s new standup special reminds us that sparing no target in comedy doesn’t necessarily mean revealing all.
  27. There's a funny and disturbingly insightful tale in Showtime’s latest unorthodox comedy. Regrettably, it often disappears under a lava flow of vulgarity.
  28. Hype! is the high-energy creation of writers Scott King, Lanier Laney and Terry Sweeney. The 10-person cast - standup comics and improv players - seems as fearless as it is talented and includes some brilliant mimics. [6 Oct 2000, p.150]
    • New York Daily News
  29. The Spoils Before Dying requires some time and in return offers some rewards.
  30. Even by the notoriously uneven standards of sitcoms, The Mindy Project takes precipitous swings from fresh and clever insights to the most predictable "Oh, girl, don't go there" setups.

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