Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,250 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: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Thick of It (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Running Wilde: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 812
  2. Negative: 0 out of 812
812 tv reviews
  1. Most of the material flatlines even before it begins, while never rising to the level of the HBO series to which it pays homage.
  2. Sure, it all looks and sounds achingly familiar and blandly dumb, and maybe some of it is. But check the brain at the door. You could do much worse.
  3. Roseanne's Nuts isn't awful. It just is. There's "nut" much happening.
  4. It's inert, lackluster and a trifle old-fashioned. Even the action scenes feel geriatric. It's also vaguely silly--a big reason the venerable good twin/evil twin gambit is better suited to comedy than drama.
  5. A rare HBO misfire--but I do hope Amy finds peace.
  6. There's a smoldering ember of promise here, mainly in the cast, even if the pilot tended to smother it.
  7. So pleased with itself, it doesn't seem concerned about pleasing us.
  8. Sure, there are some fun moments. Sure Brosnan looks mah-velous. He always does. But a little less plodding plot and a lot more action, please.
  9. Too brittle and full of bile to cleanly hit the target.
  10. In spots, it's been turned into an antic Saturday morning cartoon. A shame.
  11. The River still has a quirkily eccentric charm. It's just so deliciously odd.
  12. Not so much scandalous as scandalously dull.
  13. Nice locales (Paris! Rome!), a couple of decent action sequences... but otherwise a tepid potboiler over-seasoned with too many spy tropes and a plot with too many gaping holes.
  14. The show ambles along without getting viewers to particularly care about Alex or Pete. Without that requisite electricity, they're hollow, or just sad.
  15. Nothing remotely lurid in either show [7 Days of Sex and The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet].
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  16. de Cadenet's interesting. Her talk show is much less so.
  17. Violent and dull.
  18. Families can watch this together nightly. The pace isn't exactly taxing. And it's summer.
  19. Not great comedy, but hopefully the beginning of long overdue recovery process for a talented, troubled actor.
  20. Perception is both clever and ridiculous.
  21. If only it were more interesting.
  22. Its hasty pace frequently muddles precisely who's who where, when or why. Even the zippy sex scenes play like another gratuitous burst of firepower.
  23. While The Neighbors sketches something genuinely creative--and truly weird--its comedy doesn't really come together.
  24. Still sweet and sad, but often dour and slow, too.
  25. It's all weirdly engrossing.
  26. The Following is a bummer of significant proportions. Not that it's bad--it's not--but it's bleak, sordid, blood-spattered and creepy (though not necessarily always "creepy" in a good way, like "The Walking Dead").
  27. Hannibal isn't quite the sum of its admittedly evocative parts. The story is often strained, or like that poor synth operator, overextended; the shocks tend to be operatic--oversold as opposed to a deft sudden jolt to emotional solar plexus.
  28. Falco--as always--remains one of TV's bright shining lights, but her Nurse Jackie suddenly feels like a work in progress.
  29. A messy newcomer with a "Twilight" saga vibe and "Twin Peaks" DNA.
  30. Princesses is not nearly as offensive as "Jersey Shore." The bad: It's still pretty dumb.

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