Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,488 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 Transparent: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Commander in Chief: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 976
  2. Negative: 0 out of 976
976 tv reviews
  1. Liv is more goth than zomb, more punk than spunk. She's also as appealing as anyone who eats human brains for a living could possibly be. Her supporting cast is good, too.
  2. It's not as good as "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The premiere strikes me as a "Star Trek: The De-generation." It doesn't seem to go beyond where no "Star Trek" has gone before, or even where the other one had been creatively. [7 Jan 1993]
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  3. As with "The Avengers," Whedon's ear and sensibilities match the material perfectly.
  4. Spader seems to be the only one who actually gets the gameplay here.... And the script seems to incite his appetite.
  5. Homeland's fourth season feels as fresh, important and relevant as yesterday's news--or tomorrow's news. A bracing, intelligent start.
  6. The series actually improves on the movie. This is consistently funnier, weirder and more inventive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In Vogue doesn't get quite as far "in" as one might hope, but the mag and its polished crew never fail to intrigue.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Opens promisingly with a storyline that sets up a compelling premise for a serial adventure ... [but] is so visually arresting that the humanoid characters are upstaged. [14 Mar 1999]
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  7. It's not as remarkable as [the previous versions], but it beats most of the weekly crime dramas running opposite it this week. [25 Jan 2004]
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  8. Maybe just crazy enough to be engaging in the early going. It's the long run that looks questionable.
  9. The 10 hours of PBS' immersive miniseries Carrier are frank and intimate, hard-hitting and heart-rending, rocking (with hit songs) and rolling (when the ship pitches so sharply, planes can't land).
  10. CSI is not looking for a facsimile, so fans can rest assured that Fishburne will evolve into a unique and valued lead on his own.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With a visual sensibility that mimics a video game, Web browser and iPhone, as well as a hearty online presence with a social-networking bent, the new Electric Company seems to deliver.
  11. Producer Beers' team is the gold standard in male-aimed reality, and these guys have grit to burn.
  12. This three-parter often lacks finesse and sophistication. The story is rushed or clumsily told, and the tone discordant....Watch for Atkins only. She's brilliant.
  13. This is four hours of love and music, but the film also wants to address the many controversies, then excuse them. The result: Some lily-gilding, and far too many observations we've heard far too many times before and factoids, too.
  14. The real-world intrigue is matched in dramatic flair by Chuck-world jeopardy. His store's fierce assistant-manager competition resounds as fatefully as saving the universe from evil. Which makes the dark light enough and the light dark enough to meld into a tasty escapist treat.
  15. Silly, gross, soapy, mysterious, intriguing, exotic, erotic True Blood is fun. Even more fun this season.
  16. Humans vs. cyborgs in a movie spin-off that's surprisingly effective for fans of both action and character drama.
  17. The acting is first-rate, and so is the writing, but the violence is appalling, and not just appalling, but creatively appalling.
  18. Nip/Tuck is all about appearances, but it also has something to say. [21 June 2004, p.C01]
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  19. You'll be happy to know that every second -- particularly every second with Sedgwick onscreen -- is pretty much a joy.
  20. Bunheads seems to know exactly what it's doing.
  21. Episodes is flawless and hilarious. What a pity it lasts only seven episodes.
  22. Arli$$ is character comedy. The humor comes out of the characters, the relationships and their work. It rings true all the time. [7 Aug 1996, p.B65]
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  23. Not a dull or wasted moment, and Lane may have just turned in the one of the best performances of her career.
  24. A luminous and fully alive portrait by a first-rate actress.
  25. A stylish, intelligent production.
  26. Two things are going for this latest adaptation--solid production values and a talented lead actor.
  27. The producers ("Alias" alums Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec) have created a Dickensian (with a nod to L. Frank Baum) universe, draped in shadows, pastels and mystery, while aurally wrapped in chestnuts from the Sweet, Five Man Electrical Band and the Ramones. This new series has enormous promise.

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