New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,289 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 537
  2. Negative: 0 out of 537
537 tv reviews
  1. Hasn't lost one whit of its wit between seasons. [19 Jul 1995]
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  2. There's not a shred of a doubt in my mind, however, that Murder One is twice the drama "ER" is and that viewers who climb aboard the latest effort from Steven Bochco and company are in for a hell of a ride. [18 Sept 1995, p.68]
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  3. It might be 16 of the best upcoming hours on television.
  4. A fully satisfying and fitting TV finale, and a show that really should be seen. It's acted as well as it's written and directed, which means it's just about perfect. [21 Oct 2004]
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  5. It just might be the kids, the ones who grow up too soon in the hard world of "The Wire," who steal opening night.
  6. "The Sopranos" remains a showcase for ferociously distinctive writing, inventive direction and brilliant portrayals of surprisingly, even disturbingly, sympathetic multilayered characters by a perfectly cast group of actors who hold back nothing. [14 Jan 2000]
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  7. It's as brilliant, hard-edged and hilarious as ever. [13 Nov 1996]
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  8. [The first episodes] offer the thrilling combination of provocative drama, bawdy comedy and ingenious production that has become the show's signature feature. [2 Mar 2001]
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  9. With the bar set at Emmy, Homeland has little room to falter. With this return episode, it doesn't.
  10. There's enough classic "Sopranos" action -- some of it involving extreme physical violence -- to remind the average person that where the Sopranos are is not where most of us want to go. Yet at the same time, these episodes repeatedly return to the ways in which the Soprano clan, in its desperate, sometimes twisted and sometimes touching way, seeks to embrace family values.
  11. It boldly goes where no man has gone before.
  12. It's dependent almost entirely on characters rather than plot - but, with such recognizable characters, "The Office" works beautifully. [10 Oct 2003]
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  13. When you care about everyone in a town like Deadwood, every hot argument, every passionate embrace, every sudden murder is liable to delight, disgust or surprise. Once a week, Deadwood is a phenomenal place to visit - but I wouldn't want to live there. [4 Mar 2005, p.127]
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  14. The improv-based exchanges don't even sound showy anymore. The regular cast members, and even such recurring celebrity guests (usually portraying pettier versions of themselves) as Ted Danson and Richard Lewis, have gotten so skilled at this unusual manner of filmmaking that "Curb Your Enthusiasm" feels almost like reality TV. [13 Sep 2002]
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  15. Fabulous in every respect.
  16. The real skill and appeal of Mad Men remains in its characters.
  17. The next great "Masterpiece Theater" series has arrived.
  18. Relentlessly intense and depressing, ferociously written and spectacularly acted. [14 Apr 2000, p.135]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rescue Me is like a roaring five-alarm fire. The moment it seems the blaze is under control - whoosh - the place explodes. And just as quickly, it's under control.
  19. Hilarious.
  20. Whether you've followed the show to this point or not, you can tune in and savor smart TV drama at its best.
  21. Rescue Me is one of the darker dramas on television, and also one of the darker comedies: Its humor is as brittle and brutal as its intense scenes, and, like everything here else, is memorably credible.
  22. Four hours in, living up to past standards no longer is in question. Setting new ones is what's going on here, as "24," partly by cashing in on our knowledge of and commitment to previous seasons and characters, gets off to its best start ever.
  23. By now, what we shouldn't take for granted is how good the performances in "Curb" have gotten to be. [7 Sep 2007]
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  24. The episodes that kick off this last 10-show run don't feel perfect. But they almost always feel intuitively right.
  25. It's one of the best new shows from any network this year, and is a total, almost giddy delight from start to finish.
  26. FNL didn't get to be the best new show on prime time last season by losing its balance, and tonight's opener has the large cast still making almost all the right moves. [5 Oct 2007, p.147]
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  27. Watching HBO's new Boardwalk Empire is like sitting in your favorite tavern and hearing someone say, "Drinks are on the house." Friends, it doesn't get much better.
  28. If Sunday night's two-hour return episode of Mad Men ended after the first four minutes, it would still put the show in contention to win its fifth straight Emmy as the best drama on television.
  29. But at the true core of this strange and wonderful series - wackiness notwithstanding - are the often strange and, ideally, wonderful relationships among members of a family. [7 Jan 2000]
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