Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,701 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Alzheimer's Project
Lowest review score: 0 Donny!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1136
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1136
1136 tv reviews
  1. After a shaky start, Pete gets denser, trickier and better.
  2. Yes, "black-ish" can be fiercely funny, sharply observed, and unfailingly good-humored about the racial divide. But just beyond that glossy surface is a serious and even compelling undercurrent.
  3. The most thought-provoking new series of the year on TV. [6 Oct 1999, p.B39]
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  4. "Dexter" knows what it's doing, and savors its skill immensely.
  5. It's all standard Schumer stuff, and nothing fans haven't sort of heard before, or maybe laughed at before, or cringed at before, or seen elements of before (her 2012 Comedy Central special). Those fans should be pleased. As usual, everyone else will be appalled.
  6. This impressive fact-based debut from cultural journalist turned director Nelson George keeps us captivated simply by honing in tight on the character of its people, sketching in fine detail not just their admirable strengths but their all-too-human flaws.
  7. The Bridge is highly absorbing.
  8. It's wonderful stuff, and we all seem to be on a voyage of discovery.
  9. Information tumbles off the screen and often flat onto the floor. Too bad, because much of what's here is very funny, if occasionally cruel.
  10. To steal from the old beer slogan, (this show) looks great, (but it's) less filling (than it intends).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Though they certainly cover the heady early days, filled with screaming girls and their cultivated persona as the anti-Beatles, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards aren't afraid to keep it real. Both show some interesting insights into their success.
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  11. A congenial and persuasive argument for why Apu must go.
  12. Foremost, getting Brody off-screen turns out to be an inspired move. In his absence, there's a new world order, or disorder, with a lot of people left to assemble the pieces, including Saul, Carrie, and most of all, Dana.
  13. Whatever it was that made Empire the sensation of the 2014-15 season hasn't gone away for the new season.
  14. The movie was about the sex. The series is about the work. Differences are enormous, also welcome. The series is also far more confident--understandable insofar as Lee was just starting out back then--but confidence helps the still-slight story.
  15. Fun, lively, interesting, but also tends to lose focus at times.
  16. The characters in "Hope" are slightly more interesting [than those in "ER"]. Even though they are working in a high-powered hospital and have God-like powers, you can see what's going on behind their masks beyond their eyes. [18 Sep 1994]
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  17. Here's to a long and fruitful run in the new home. Tuesday night proves exactly why Southland deserves one.
  18. Based on most of the first five episodes sent out for review, Boardwalk Empire easily establishes its claim as one of the three or four best dramas on TV.
  19. Intriguing... but somber and slowww-moving.
  20. This narrated comedy-drama finely observes the particulars and peculiarities of teen life, both in the family its narrator is trying to outgrow and the high school pecking order he's hoping to rise in.
  21. Smart, taut, engaging and propulsive. The fifth looks terrific.
  22. There’s some funny stuff on the Netflix version (two episodes were made available). Truthfully, just not enough. In fact, W/Bob & David can be more tedious than inventive.
  23. Saccharine by jaded prime-time standards, this show still just might be the kind of sentiment lots of viewers crave at the moment.
  24. Above-average newcomer with a great actor in the leading role and frosty grace notes throughout.
  25. The Tenth Inning is dutiful, sober and thoughtful. No spitballs are thrown. No banned substances have been added to bloat it up to obscene, grotesque proportions. What is missing in at least tonight's installment is surprise, or the pleasant shock of learning something brand new or unexpected.
  26. All charisma and command, [Idris Elb] blasts through the screen in every shot while his performance is a constant reminder that the craft, at its best, is a gossamer of countless little details that add up to something magical.
  27. Manhunt isn't out to settle scores, but explain the laborious process of intelligence gathering. No one here is looking for a citation, but understanding, and that's what "Manhunt" does best, as well as--yes--connect some dots.
  28. Second-season expectations for Glee are almost too high. Potential reality series, movies, spinoffs, tours, record contracts...the surround sound that's jacked up around this hit is now officially deafening. Unrelenting distractions can push series off their game, and there's evidence tonight Glee is off its game.
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  29. Dogs is a perfectly pleasant show based on the perfectly reasonable proposition that dogs are people, too.

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