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 Deadwood: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 609
  2. Negative: 0 out of 609
609 tv reviews
  1. 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.
  2. It’s a half hour you won’t regret spending.
  3. 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.
  4. Spy dramas sometimes get too enamored of their own twists, subplots and dark details, but this one never becomes impenetrable.
  5. 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.
  6. The latest British girlfriends comedy is anything but absolutely fabulous. Sadly, it’s a bit tedious.
  7. Alphas is hardly the alpha show in this supernatural-hero genre, but it's still engaging.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Like many of Showtime's most cherished series, House of Lies can be annoying and entertaining at the same time.
  11. It’s a breezy, amusing half hour with a lead character whose insecurities poke through her confident exterior.
  12. 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.
  13. After a little while, though, it slips over the line from factoid to lecture--and what doesn't help, oddly enough, is the wise-guy attitude the Sklars bring to it.
  14. [The two plotlines] provides plenty of rich material for Sorkin on both fronts, and we can be sure he’s got plenty to say. The hope is that he will restrain himself enough so the rest of us can distill it into something we can digest.
  15. It makes for lively drama, with sharply defined conflicts and characters who aren’t always all good or all evil. Naturally, there are also interludes for romance and mean girls and obnoxious hot-body guys.
  16. It’s a breath of fresh television air.
  17. We don’t dislike Annie or Jake. It’s just really hard to imagine where else Marry Me could go from here, and harder to imagine why we would care.
  18. 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.
  19. I'm not sure it's the best first impression a show could make, but it's different and daring enough to warrant a return for a second, and a third. [20 Sept 2002, p.35]
    • New York Daily News
  20. At times, the opening night of season four gets almost that silly, though at other times it returns to its strongest suit, which is illustrating 1) the coexistence of powerful, conflicting forces inside the same person, and 2) the idea that absolute power corrupts.
  21. We like the people and the jokes are funny. We know there’s something vulnerable and even poignant behind that barrage of one-liners.
  22. Thanks to winning performances by Cameron, Chenoweth and others, it's a flick the family can sit down and enjoy.
  23. All this [bathroom jokes] serves a fan base, which is fine. It’s just too bad that a lot of viewers who would appreciate the sports humor will pass on the uber-raunch.
  24. The story itself relies on a series of coincidences that may be improbable, but the character responses feel authentic.
  25. What we have in a sense, then, is another boy-girl dance playing off against the tension of lethal crime in New York. But the premise is novel enough that maybe John won't be just tilting at windmills.
  26. As drama with the ring of emotional truth, Queer as Folk falls far short. When it comes to explicit, simulated sex, it barely puts a toe in the water. As a shallow depiction of one corner of gay life, it's worth a look. [1 Dec 2000, p.137]
    • New York Daily News
  27. Where it diverges [from many trappings of a Western] is the lack of white hats and black hats. The axis of good and bad is constantly shifting, which is part of what makes the story intriguing.
  28. It’s still not a great show, but it’s better and just plain livelier than it was in its first run last summer.
  29. It's not clear what this factory produces. But the show may be creating exactly the product its audience wants.
  30. The opening night lesson of the new Fox sitcom Traffic Light is that no matter how marvelous hands-free telephone technology has become, it isn't yet advanced enough to carry its own sitcom.

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