Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,683 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 The Choice: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1121
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1121
1121 tv reviews
  1. With [Mike O'Malley's] fluid scripts, these sharp actors hit not just three-pointers but also free throws.
  2. Pleasurable, amusing, well conceived and written, though perhaps just a little shy on character development (New York excepted). Give this one time - these guys feel like they're worth getting to know, and the show as well.
  3. This is a singular vision throughout, written and directed by the team of Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz. (She also plays Christine’s older sister.) Their intense focus draws a disquieting portrait of a peculiar personality.
  4. 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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  5. [A] strongly acted thriller, which seems to add another intense dimension weekly.
  6. Monday Mornings is Kelleyesque in all the best and admittedly worst--melodramatic, manipulative, shocking--ways. But it's also intelligent, particularly well-written and acted, and above all interested in matters other than what's directly mounted on the screen before your eyes, most notably ethics, human nature and human fallibility.
  7. [These women make] instant impact, of course, with their stories but also through sheer personality.
  8. There's humor, there's heart, you'll laugh when you don't expect to.
  9. The results so far are very (very) funny.
  10. Parks and Rec remains funny, sharp and inventive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you loved it before, you'll love it again. "Auf"-ully good.
  11. All the Way gets a couple of electrifying performances that catalyze the drama--not to mention the forward momentum of history. They’re brief, but they do the job. ... Magnificent, often stirring performance by Cranston that no one else comes close to matching.
  12. Producer Beers' team is the gold standard in male-aimed reality, and these guys have grit to burn.
  13. We ultimately get to spend time with Henson's judges hashing it out. That brings insight into what makes things work, into creature logic, proportions, movement, performance facilitation, and letting the creation "emote through its environment." We don't just watch art being made, we come to understand the process.
  14. There’s some temporizing in the first couple of episodes, but not enough to subvert what this third season so clearly is--another winner.
  15. The soul of the show, though, is its conflicted "heroes," truly tortured, in palpable ways, recalling the best, early days of NBC's ill-fated Monday comic book. There's no cartoonery here. Just adult adventure and angst.
  16. This show was always best when handling the little things that aim to capture life, and often do.
  17. They honor the job without trivializing it, or turning it into melodramatic entertainment pap for the masses.
  18. Extremely funny and extremely raunchy (consider yourself warned), but Dunham's a major talent.
  19. The usual C.K. show--fresh, funny, smart, bleak, offensive, entertaining--with one minor demerit, for an overlong finish.
  20. 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.
  21. The show's crisp, witty dialogue is mostly egalitarian among the ages, and everyone's great at working the words.
  22. Smart new cop show that takes time to build, but will reward patience.
  23. Still funny and still not for everyone. Louie remains very much a taste that you either acquire--or don't.
  24. The fifth-season opener efficiently brooms away that creaky storyline, and even pivots on an effective twist that reinforces one more “HoC” theme: Frank will be Frank.
  25. A bit melodramatic, a bit manipulative, Touch is still one of the best pilots of the 2011-12 season to date.
  26. This evocative hour doesn't lionize Steinem, but simply lays out what happened.
  27. No relaxing allowed with Boss. Sorry about that, and sorry for this series, which remains smart, absorbing and particularly well done.
  28. Lizzie Borden takes an ax to many assumptions--including the one that Lifetime movies aren't worth watching.
  29. It all adds up to one solid nail-biter, with a profusion of clever clues that seems to cast suspicion on everyone.

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