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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Damages: Season 1
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. Madam Secretary starts off solidly, with an engaging performance by Téa Leoni as the secretary of state.
  2. For viewers, most of the jokes still click.
  3. It’s lethal and funny. Sometimes the new normal looks much like the old.
  4. The jokes flow nicely, the music is fun, and the pop culture references will make almost everyone smile.
  5. Ray Donovan has picked up a couple of new guest stars and in the process picked up its game.
  6. 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.
  7. The dramas, rivalries, kindnesses and treacheries begin almost at once, and as in all the best PBS series, they are well-drawn.
  8. You don't have to know a thing about "Firefly" to enjoy this fascinating victory dance.
  9. As with “Pretty Little Liars,” the viewer knows no more than the characters. And as with “PLL,” it should be fun finding out.
  10. Even if you’ve never wondered how a movie comes about, The Chair makes the process feel almost cinematic.
  11. It's gripping stuff, seamlessly blending the larger tension of the world with the smaller dramas back at 165 Eaton.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. It's like three, maybe four sitcoms all squeezed into one, and quite an enjoyable one.
  15. This requires commitment, it requires paying attention and it has few cartoonish interludes to give the audience a breather. It also reminds us the value and satisfaction we can find in a complex production executed well.
  16. 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.
  17. If you enjoy following complex machinations, however, and enjoy watching smart TV characters try to figure them out, Rubicon is your ticket.
  18. House of Cards, like “The West Wing,” has soap and melodrama in its DNA. It also moves at a surprisingly deliberate pace, often seeming to linger on a scene just so it won’t clutter itself up by bringing in too many subplots. Still, the second season maintains the tension of the first season, and the “Bad Boys at Work” sign is still up. Let the binging begin.
  19. If the premise is somewhat forced, it sets up a situation with enough comic potential to sustain Hot in Cleveland indefinitely.
  20. It's a brand new ballgame. It looks to be a winner.
  21. A Cherry drama rises or falls on the pretty simple test of whether it’s fun, and Devious Maids has the right stuff to get to there.
  22. 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.
  23. It's popcorn TV well worth settling in to watch.
  24. Liv is funny as well as charming, and the no-frills CW production keeps the focus on the characters and the stories. iZombie is dead-on.
  25. But if Ugly Americans comes with a message, it is at least equally determined to just be funny, and at that task, it frequently succeeds.
  26. If all "South Park" offered were poo-poo jokes and babes spouting profanity, the show would wear thin awfully fast. It doesn't. The reason is that Parker, Stone and their collaborators actually have done something remarkable with their primitive, construction-paper animation: They have created a wholly new, internally consistent fictional world and have peopled it with distinct, interesting characters. [13 Aug 1997]
    • New York Daily News
  27. This season also takes a few scenes to get into gear. But it’s faster, and Schilling in particular slides right into her new rhythm as the seasoned prison veteran.
  28. Ramsey is just right for the role and Goldberg is equally good. Several other characters have promise. Even with all that second-hand smoke, Hindsight should show us a good time.
  29. The new guest cast is uniformly solid....The whole show is now on its own for the first time, since the previous two seasons were adapted from an Israeli series. That series ran for only two years, so this new In Treatment will have to work from scratch. What it has scratched out so far is impressive.
  30. Rescuing people from burning buildings. Feeding people who are starving. Taking a child no one cared about and teaching that child to read. That’s heroic. The Hero is an entertaining reality show. That’s fine. It’s just not the same thing.

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