Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,328 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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Justified: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 869
  2. Negative: 0 out of 869
869 tv reviews
  1. It's one of those prehistoric kind of shows that is heartwarming and wholesome, that made me chuckle with the family and even cry. [26 Aug 1996]
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  2. The best new drama of the season, the only one of the 44 new shows that could join "Law & Order," "Homicide," "NYPD Blue," "Murder One" in the pantheon of quality shows. [11 Oct 1996]
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  3. He's rude, sarcastic, bitter, brilliant and, delightfully, the most compelling character of the fall TV season. [14 Nov 2004, p.11]
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  4. There is an engaging sleaziness about "The Practice" that makes it special. [7 Apr 1997]
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  5. This version is a triumph.
  6. [A] stylish Gothic thriller that almost gives away a little too much Sunday. Otherwise, thumbs up.
  7. Pretty much all a fan (or critic) could ask of a cult series remake is this: Does the newbie measure up? Based on all available evidence--the 42-minute premiere--the answer is yes.
    • 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.
  8. Spader seems to be the only one who actually gets the gameplay here.... And the script seems to incite his appetite.
  9. Smart, intriguing thriller, but the opener is slightly overheated.
  10. Quiet, intelligent, worth checking out.
  11. Film lovers will--possibly against their better judgment--love Jones' Hitch.
  12. They almost seem to jump off the screen; they have depth and dimension, and vivid colors proliferate. This new series retains its trademark humor, and trademark violence, too
  13. The pilot is ingenious but at moments maybe a little too smart for its own good.
  14. The show has sneaky depth. The leads are pretty without being "pretty," refreshingly down-to-earth likable, and able to flesh out their youthful stereotypes with this weird thing called personality.
  15. Mostly fascinating tales from all the presidents' men that occasionally need (sometimes badly) journalistic balance and perspective.
  16. A few new faces from last season are back, but the formula remains ironclad, right down to the soaring courtroom rhetoric and McCoy's somewhat suspect ethical calculus. This comfort food remains comfortable, indeed.
  17. It was a dark and stormy night--and a weird, fun, trippy one, too.
  18. Thought I was going to hate "Total Blackout." Then couldn't help laughing out loud.
  19. 24, in other words, is still thankfully 24.
  20. Silly, gross, soapy, mysterious, intriguing, exotic, erotic True Blood is fun. Even more fun this season.
  21. Still very high quality, and still a tiny bit dull.
  22. The Gotham opener probably makes the most compelling case of any newcomer this fall that at least one promise will be kept.
  23. A fun show, but where, oh where is all this heading?
  24. Efron and Grylls--who manages to be personable in all his series, even when he's rappelling down an ice cliff in the Antarctic while being pursued by a mob of angry emperor penguins--do, in fact, make a good team, and a fun one to hang out with for an hour, too.
  25. Solid cast, intriguing premise, and--best of all--the Old West. Should easily be another winner for AMC.
  26. Takes time to get into, but once in, you're in.
  27. More of a continuation than a "remake," this one looks to be a winner.
  28. Saul is lighter and brighter than "Bad," and--particularly with Sunday's launch--often very funny.
  29. Besides the scenery, what's best here are the characters, and their lives--or unlives--of quiet desperation.

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