New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,386 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 4
Lowest review score: 0 How to Get the Guy: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 574
  2. Negative: 0 out of 574
574 tv reviews
  1. This handoff is clean.
  2. Viewers may find it takes some concentration to sort out the lineup and the dramas here. The payoff is worth the investment.
  3. Nashville plays as a smartly written and well-appointed soap.
  4. Now it must find a way to become more than a routine action drama pitting plucky good guys against amoral, robotic bad guys. It's got the characters who can do that, though, and it's also streamlined its story enough so even a new viewer can figure out what's going on from tonight's back-to-back premiere episodes.
  5. Through a fast-moving combination of live action and CGI, Sons of Liberty shows how the point of no return became America’s starting point.
  6. It may also turn out that "Twilight" and "The Vampire Diaries" and their kin have satisfied the target audiences for these wistfully romantic bedtime fantasies. But if there's room for one more, Teen Wolf could be it.
  7. The good part is that the drama should be fun to watch for us. And for the guy at Pizza Shack, too.
  8. It's a charming dance, and Gillan and Cho play it with the proper froth.
  9. It’s not always comfortable or reassuring. It’s just a strong story told by a strong cast.
  10. It's still, for the most part, the exact same show, which is a relief: The fun remains watching a pressure-cooker gathering of a bunch of the alleged "best and brightest," and seeing just how quickly they can act with astounding stupidity. [9 Sep 2004]
    • New York Daily News
  11. All three families seem fairly serious, not just like people who want to be on television. So the details of their new lives seem instructive, even if the lesson is “better them than us.”
  12. It's unavoidable that True Blood will fall into some of the same dramas as other vampire shows. It's just got sharper teeth.
  13. Without taking anything away from “Once Upon a Time”--this one is cleaner and seems to require less cataloging of multiple plotlines.
  14. He has always been wrapped a little tight but now he's about to explode, and Chiklis plays it beautifully, making it sound as if he must measure every phrase so that just opening his mouth doesn't release all the frustration in a nuclear blast.
  15. What Southland has, already, is its own swagger, a get-outta-my-way style of moving and talking that says it's going for the raw edges we see on cable shows like "Breaking Bad." Southland pulls it off, too. If Thursday night's premiere episode is an indication how it plans to roll, it's a keeper.
  16. The new musical-comedy drama Glee dresses like "High School Musical" and has the heart of "Porky's." That's a compliment.
  17. Crucial, sometimes hopeful and sometimes worrisome as the larger issues of modern medicine are, Hopkins excels on the human side.
  18. It's well-paced, it's fun to watch and none of the characters needs to be anywhere near as annoying as, say, Nick Castle.
  19. Madam Secretary starts off solidly, with an engaging performance by Téa Leoni as the secretary of state.
  20. For viewers, most of the jokes still click.
  21. It’s lethal and funny. Sometimes the new normal looks much like the old.
  22. The jokes flow nicely, the music is fun, and the pop culture references will make almost everyone smile.
  23. In between the romantic dramas, a lot of sharply written comedy and some long passages of news-wonk stuff, it aims to make viewers do a little thinking.
  24. The dramas, rivalries, kindnesses and treacheries begin almost at once, and as in all the best PBS series, they are well-drawn.
  25. You don't have to know a thing about "Firefly" to enjoy this fascinating victory dance.
  26. As with “Pretty Little Liars,” the viewer knows no more than the characters. And as with “PLL,” it should be fun finding out.
  27. Even if you’ve never wondered how a movie comes about, The Chair makes the process feel almost cinematic.
  28. It's gripping stuff, seamlessly blending the larger tension of the world with the smaller dramas back at 165 Eaton.
  29. HBO’S new miniseries Parade’s End won’t stop the “Downton Abbey” DTs. But it can soothe the pain with wonderful visuals and superb performances by Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Adelaide Clemens.
  30. For all the familiar elements here, however, nothing feels like a gimmick. It’s a crime-and-cop story with enough time to paint detailed pictures of all the people the murder affects.

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