New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,318 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Damages: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 549
  2. Negative: 0 out of 549
549 tv reviews
  1. 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
  2. The problem isn’t the characters, though they can feel a little stilted. The problem is that we don’t believe the whole situation.
  3. The cop is a little too snarky, the nurse is a little too cavalier and the 16-year-old doesn't look a day under 21. That said, A&E's new Florida police drama, The Glades, still has some juice.
  4. Success is the exception for shows that try to weave mythologies this complex, and Sleepy Hollow falls back early on predictable conventions like having Abbie’s deceased ex-boss leave copious files on mysteries he could never solve.
  5. If something has been missing from your TV screen since "24" went off the air, like an unapologetic, fist-pumping, nonstop action thriller with compelling good guys and loathsome bad guys, Cinemax's new Strike Back needs to be your appointment television for the next 10 weeks.
  6. It has everything you want from such a show: quirky characters, gifted actors, a captivating central story - and questions that leave you not only wanting more, but hungry for it.
  7. Louis-Dreyfus herself tries hard - sometimes too hard - and deserves better.
  8. It relies less on mystery and more on physical action, like a video game-style scene where Miles, Charlie and their small band wipe out what looks like about a hundred bad guys.
  9. What matters is how well it's done, and Disney does a lot of things right. It's multicultural. Parents are portrayed as people. The intrapersonal dramas are small enough so viewers will understand them.
  10. If Olivia can keep her edge, if Rhimes can keep the stories as strong as the soap, and if we start feeling we don't know exactly what to expect, "Scandal" could become a habit worth forming.
  11. It's a crossover series that works, and has the strong potential to lure crossover audiences as well. Expect this "Barbershop" to stay open for quite a few years.
  12. Most of it was funny stuff, and the audience lapped it up, having long since accepted Conan as contemporary media's cuddliest martyr. For those outside the hard core, though, the sands may be running through the hourglass on this drama, from which Conan is the last major character to move on.
  13. Things get tense fast in CBS’ new Hostages, and if it can maintain that tension for 13 weeks, the network has a winner.
  14. This likable and predictable new sitcom about three couples in the same family probably wouldn't get a lot of attention all by itself. But slung in the hammock between "The Middle" and "Modern Family," two established sitcoms about endearingly off-center families, it should snuggle right in.
  15. Pperhaps as a result of that mission, The Sixties often feels like an academic project, something for a modern history class.
  16. It plays as cheap voyeuristic thrills, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but does keep the show percolating at a somewhat low level.
  17. Even though "The Tudors" adds another jewel to the crown Showtime has been forging of late, this particular jewel isn't all that dazzling.
  18. The rhythms feel off. The cuts don't feel as crisp, the transitions don't feel as sharp. Part of this may stem from the show's deliberate and successful attempt to look L.A. Where the New York edition always had a little grit.
  19. Nip/Tuck may sag a little here and there, but for what it is - a goof on medical shows--its scalpel still has an edge.
  20. It’s a half hour you won’t regret spending.
  21. Gunn, a calming and classy fixture on Bravo's "Project Runway," has it--and that's why his new show for the same cable channel works.
  22. Spy dramas sometimes get too enamored of their own twists, subplots and dark details, but this one never becomes impenetrable.
  23. Everyone talks fast, suspecting that if they pause to breathe, someone else will jump in. But it’s not too chaotic, and most of The Approval Matrix comes off as a discussion actual people could really have.
  24. The latest British girlfriends comedy is anything but absolutely fabulous. Sadly, it’s a bit tedious.
  25. Alphas is hardly the alpha show in this supernatural-hero genre, but it's still engaging.
  26. The core characters, including Sookie's best friend Tara (Rutina Wesley), Sookie's brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and bartender Sam (Sam Trammell), who has a thing for Sookie, all have interesting features and are well-played. The rest of the locals don't come off so well, mostly having few brains and a big shortage of couth.
  27. The L Word succeeds precisely because it isn't exploitative, and because its sexy scenes are anything but gratuitous. [16 Jan 2004, p.121]
    • New York Daily News
  28. Like many of Showtime's most cherished series, House of Lies can be annoying and entertaining at the same time.
  29. It’s a breezy, amusing half hour with a lead character whose insecurities poke through her confident exterior.
  30. We quickly care what happens to these characters, which gets any show off to a strong start. Just as quickly, though, the time-jumping makes the story feel more complicated than it needs to.

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