Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,331 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 3.2 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 Woops!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 871
  2. Negative: 0 out of 871
871 tv reviews
  1. Veep is the single most improved series on television.
  2. Six million zombiephiles watched the finale of the first season and those 6 million will not want to miss Sunday's opener, which is excellent and appropriately disgusting.
  3. As with his earlier shows, "Hopkins 24/7" (2000) and "Hopkins" (2008), Wrong has structured these stories masterfully. Nothing seems wasted, nothing is superfluous. As a result, the hugely important work these people do is honored in every shot.
  4. Lotsa fast banter and stylish direction will make some viewers dimly recall--as they are doubtlessly meant to--William Powell and Myrna Loy's late, great "Thin Man" movie series.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Housewives evolve. Yes, watch what happens, if only for the richer plot lines, smarter dialogue and more pressing matters of the day.
  5. It was last year, and remains so this year--one of TV's very best.
  6. What's here is pitch-perfect - the fear, loss, emotional devastation and, peculiar to this disease, silence.
  7. Sunday is a blast. Heads will roll, and roll well. The gore quotient is through the roof. And finally this guarantee--there is one, maybe even two, spots where you will yell out at the screen, "Oh, my God, that just didn't happen." Yes, the new season is that good.
  8. Fascinating and deeply troubling.
  9. Best show of the season? Call me crazy, but it's a loopy-twisted-serpentine whodunit revolving around a whip-smart teenage girl...So let's recap. Engaging star, cool characterizations, witty scripts, meaty backstory. What's not to like? Only that networks always cancel deliciously offbeat gems like this. Let's hope UPN doesn't actually want to be a "real" network, after all. [22 Sept 2004, p.C01]
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  10. It's just as good as I remembered. Even better, if that's possible. [8 Apr 1991]
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  11. The fuss is justified. Sunday's return of the Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss-created series is a triumphant one, and should easily establish Sherlock among TV's finest series.
  12. L.D. is back, and - based on viewing the first three episodes - his genius remains intact. [7 Sep 2007]
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  13. "Doctor, Doctor" can be hysterically, outrageously funny. [13 Jun 1991]
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  14. If there were an Emmy for most great moments per hour, "The Wire" would deserve it. [17 Sep 2004]
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  15. The show is sweet, gentle, sad around the edges. I really love it. [19 Sep 1991]
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  16. "Galactica" is so beautifully designed, shot, edited and acted that you can practically smell and taste its emotional validity.
  17. "I'll Fly Away" is a drama of substance, a big subject, a show about real people with great acting, great writing and strong emotion. [7 Oct 1991]
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  18. The hype is justified. Nashville's terrific.
  19. This show doesn't feel even remotely played out.
  20. Solid start to what could--and maybe should--be a future CW franchise.
  21. TV's best (but do your homework before diving in).
  22. 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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  23. Fabulous, a truly stunning grab-you-by-the-throat TV experience. [11 Feb 1993]
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  24. Another masterpiece of a thriller. [11 Feb 1993]
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  25. 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.
  26. Funny, smart, entertaining, excellent acting and writing. What's not to like?
  27. 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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  28. A brilliantly written, funny triumph for Butler, who could become the new Roseanne. [30 Sep 1993]
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  29. One episode in, "Glee 2.0"--otherwise known as the fourth season--looks to be a winner.

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