Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,713 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Becoming Chaz: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2012): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1146
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1146
1146 tv reviews
  1. Solid start to what could--and maybe should--be a future CW franchise.
  2. TV's best (but do your homework before diving in).
  3. With the mix of bizarre cases and believably goofy characters, I found already I never wanted the show to end. It's great stuff working on three levels at once. [17 Sep 1992]
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  4. Fabulous, a truly stunning grab-you-by-the-throat TV experience. [11 Feb 1993]
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  5. Another masterpiece of a thriller. [11 Feb 1993]
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  6. Each episode is a gem but — since you asked — my favorite is "USS Callister," which borders on genius.
  7. Even film school snobs like me can learn a thing or 10 from Moguls & Movie Stars. The breadth and depth of information rushing through each hour is astonishing.
  8. Funny, smart, entertaining, excellent acting and writing. What's not to like?
  9. Hip, clever and hilarious...A sparkling little character study, quirky comedy, relationship drama and all-around delight. [5 Oct 2000, p.B43]
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  10. A brilliantly written, funny triumph for Butler, who could become the new Roseanne. [30 Sep 1993]
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  11. One of the best new fall series and--double bonus points--it stars the great Hugh Laurie and Ethan Suplee, who ruthlessly hijacks his scenes.
  12. One episode in, "Glee 2.0"--otherwise known as the fourth season--looks to be a winner.
  13. Anyone who enters this fantastic and beautifully realized play-scape--which remains ever so slightly ghoulish--will stick around. This is a winner.
  14. There's pleasure in every frame here--from terrific new cast additions (Molly Parker, David Glennon) to richer D.C. subplots. It all works, and it is all addictive.
  15. Party Down took awhile to jell, but it has hit its stride as one of TV's most finely observed comedies.
  16. It is so good, so unbelievable, I can't believe anything was that good on TV last year. And it's going to be even better this year, as it continues doing these shows about nothing. [16 Sep 1993]
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  17. The documentary cannily employs Goldberg's enthusiasm and some clever animations over Moms' audio routines to keep this lost legend's influence in the forefront.
  18. The show is doomed, knowing the Nielsen families' love of vapid, meaningless, unsocial comedy. But that shouldn't bother anybody interested in seeing how good and funny a rich, socially meaningful and useful comedy can be. [2 Sep 1993]
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  19. Humor is also key in the capacious pilot hour directed by John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love"). Subsequent episodes echo its deft balance of epic scope and whimsical humanity.
  20. There are three excellent reasons--Milch, Mann and Hoffman--why your faith will be rewarded.
  21. Holzman's writing is brilliant. [25 Aug 1994]
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  22. It's smartly written; clinically interesting (Why is Tara this way?), and maybe even a metaphor for the challenges all women face.
  23. A socially responsible, heartwarming, beautifully made, written and acted series. [8 Sep 1994]
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  24. The best new show of the year. [28 Dec 1994]
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  25. An enthralling film.
  26. Gorgeously acted, written, paced, structured and conceived, "Damages" remains one of the best shows on TV--and maybe the most enjoyably addictive.
  27. For a show forever detonating bombs, it's surprising how sweet and frothy Tara feels. Just a half-hour long, it doesn't waste a second, pulling a gun within the first few and no punches ever.
  28. This remains one of the best shows on TV, and (as usual) not for all tastes.
  29. Like a packed piñata of absurdity, each episode rains unforeseen treats, from physical pranks to existential banter to all manner of sexual exuberance. It’s all smartly visualized around town and briskly stitched together.
  30. The first case in this innovative series is terrific. [18 Sep 1995]
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