Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,777 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Sons of Anarchy: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1192
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1192
1192 tv reviews
  1. Light as air, not much more substance, "Take Two" is a genial "Castle" redo.
  2. Fist-clenching may be a novel approach, also a self-negating one, and Yellowstone--good writing, solid cast, nice views aside--can also be a bummer at times. Nicely done series that can also, from a viewer perspective, be depleting.
  3. As good as Weaver and her Nuri are, the best scenes belong to Victor and her Angela Brown. ... Never bet against a show created by Mara Brock Akil, but feel-good "Love Is __" could use a little more edge and a lot more dramatic tension.
  4. [The contestants] range in age from 25 to 41, aren't all model-pretty as often found on "The Bachelor," and include black, white and Hispanic women with a variety of jobs from executive assistant to neuropsychologist and a span of body types from va-voom to fuller figures. ... Also commendable is host Jesse Palmer, the sportscaster, former NFL quarterback and season-five star of "The Bachelor" who manages to project sincerity despite the remarkable premise. ... But otherwise vapid and regressive show.
  5. New stories, new perspectives and new vistas might just do wonders for The Affair. At least they beat the alternative. Still entertaining, The Affair makes an attempt to get better by adding some diversity to the mix.
  6. Strange Angel refuses to yield its secrets readily, or quickly, but instead methodically. Given the science (difficult) and the cult (abstruse) that's a reasonable approach to the story, just not a gripping one. And over the first three episodes, "Angel" often loses its grip.
  7. Doubts are raised, and convincing ones, but none are fatal blows, while the program is forced to concede at the end--in an on-screen bumper--that "post-conviction DNA testing has so far come back inconclusive."
  8. American Woman's timing may be the only thing right here. All else is wan, muddled, tired and bland.
  9. It's all packed with inside jokes and callbacks of inside jokes. This one's for the fans.
  10. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has still got it. Kimmy mixes it up with #MeToo, with stellar results.
  11. Often funny, engaging, and not nearly as complicated as it sounds, Dietland does grow progressively darker. This is a revenge fantasy, and with Marti Noxon at the helm, both “dark” and “funny” come with the territory.
  12. At first engaging, then slowly, inexorably, Succession turns into work.
  13. This certainly isn't bad TV--Murphy isn't about to leave his longtime home with a turkey--but it's often bland TV, and oddly enough, stock TV.
  14. A reverent portrait, if not necessarily a penetrating one.
  15. 13 takes the heat off itself with an over-packed second season that doesn't quite walk back the controversies of the first, but attempts to talk them back.
  16. A disappointing adaptation that offers a new ending, when the old one worked just fine.
  17. This reboot of a cartoon classic does well by the original. But what's missing is its cultural cachet and wit.
  18. Brilliant performance by a great actor in a desperately grim story.
  19. A luminous adaptation, with Hawke as one more memorable “Jo” in a long and glorious line of them.
  20. Sweetbitter has some sensory pleasures, a good cast and better wine (or so we're told). Otherwise occasionally pretentious and ultimately superficial.
  21. How to honor the memory of a beloved is its theme, or one of them. You can't get much more universal than that. Fine newcomer with excellent cast, and some universal themes.
  22. This series has an underdog spirit of its own, even if it's not quite the triumphant crane kick it could be.
  23. Exhaustive, admiring, comprehensive and richly documented, Bobby Kennedy for President nevertheless doesn't feel especially revelatory.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The central argument in Zimny’s loving, but unflinching documentary “Elvis Presley: The Searcher” is that his openness and inquisitive nature is what made him the King.
  24. Blessedly for fans who don’t want to work so hard, less so for those wonks who do, the second season is much easier. It’s still brainy while managing to push the new narrative ahead hard and fast. It also manages to splatter the brains too: Westworld is now less a searing indictment of screen violence (the first season) and more a straight-up snuff series.
  25. This second season is packed, but without getting too far into spoiler territory, fans can be assured that what's here feels exactly right.
  26. Killing Eve can be violent and bloody, sometimes too violent and bloody, but get past that and an intriguing new antihero awaits.
  27. A beauty to behold but an ice cube to hold, this Howards End never quite thaws.
  28. Brilliant as ever, Pacino is the master trickster who manages to both demonize and humanize Paterno.
  29. It was energetic (de rigeur), secular (usually is), handsomely staged (or scaffolded) and sonic (the louder the better). ... As Christ, John Legend was out-sung by Brandon Victor Dixon (Aaron Burr, “Hamilton”) who was Judas Iscariot, Norm Lewis (Caiaphas), Ben Daniels (Pontius Pilate) and Sara Bareilles (Mary Magdalene). But they out-sing everyone. Not a fair fight.

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