Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,374 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 Entourage: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Commander in Chief: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 900
  2. Negative: 0 out of 900
900 tv reviews
  1. Besides the fine acting, writing and an attention to period detail that borders on the obsessive, what makes this show so ambiguous and pleasantly iridescent is narrative tension
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No doubt ABC has a hit here. The show's funny, and this is something you rarely get to say about a sitcom. [16 Oct 1988]
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  2. A smart, sophisticated and often hysterically funny adult cartoon. [17 Mar 1994]
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  3. The producers' storytelling bravura grabs your guts from the first tense second and doesn't let go. [29 Oct 2002]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales From the Crypt scared the living bejesus out of me...We are talking major league fright time here, folks. [9 June 1989, p.5]
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  4. "The Critic" is still not for everybody. That's what I love about it. [5 Mar 1995]
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  5. Layering such unnatural proceedings into the family-drama format only intensifies both story angles when you do it right. And Cassidy has, with strong casting, solid structure and a fine feel for what's most frightening.
  6. Much better than the second season, happily. [12 Jun 1995]
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  7. It is a brilliantly written and played comedy with sharp repartee and genuine laughs. [31 Aug 1995]
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. There is an engaging sleaziness about "The Practice" that makes it special. [7 Apr 1997]
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  12. This version is a triumph.
  13. [A] stylish Gothic thriller that almost gives away a little too much Sunday. Otherwise, thumbs up.
  14. The same strut and swagger is here, except Ballers feels smarter and more clear-eyed about the dangers of this culture, in ways "Entourage" never did.
  15. 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.
  16. Spader seems to be the only one who actually gets the gameplay here.... And the script seems to incite his appetite.
  17. Smart, intriguing thriller, but the opener is slightly overheated.
  18. Quiet, intelligent, worth checking out.
  19. Film lovers will--possibly against their better judgment--love Jones' Hitch.
  20. 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
  21. The pilot is ingenious but at moments maybe a little too smart for its own good.
  22. 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.
  23. Mostly fascinating tales from all the presidents' men that occasionally need (sometimes badly) journalistic balance and perspective.
  24. 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.
  25. It was a dark and stormy night--and a weird, fun, trippy one, too.
  26. Thought I was going to hate "Total Blackout." Then couldn't help laughing out loud.
  27. 24, in other words, is still thankfully 24.

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