Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,250 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 The Thick of It (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Running Wilde: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 812
  2. Negative: 0 out of 812
812 tv reviews
  1. The good Lord created sitcoms like The Soul Man as relaxing, relatable humor with heart, and Cedric's new creation isn't about to mess with His template.
  2. Still fun, but the innocent first moments last season were better.
  3. Some wild twists, but you've seen a variation before on one of them. Nevertheless, the Patty Hewes story is almost over, and in Close's hands, it's still compulsively watchable.
  4. The cast is good, even excellent. But Perry's the one who sells Go On.
  5. A sharply written, acted and directed start that will hook fans immediately.
  6. The characters hold promise, the show looks swell, the stories reflect rich history and the makers have earned our trust.
  7. Brush aside the hyperactivity and hard sell, and you're left with a winner.
  8. [A] stylish Gothic thriller that almost gives away a little too much Sunday. Otherwise, thumbs up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fun, wild start to the fourth season--and that's just Kalinda's story.
  9. Chicago Fire definitely has familiarity going for it and familiarity going against it as well.
  10. A loving portrait of a lady--but who probably would be just as happy not to have this or any portrait at all.
  11. Film lovers will--possibly against their better judgment--love Jones' Hitch.
  12. Outrageous, eccentric, funny, campy--and too creepy for small kids.
  13. It aims for epic, and sometimes hits epic--but it's a bit shallow.
    • 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.
  14. For Mel Brooks lovers everywhere (you know who you are), but it's on the light side.
  15. Fans will be pleased, though they shouldn't be too surprised by the major plot development Sunday--it's obvious by half.
  16. A surprisingly revisionist take on one of the most controversial trials of the decade.
  17. You have plain old smashmouth elemental TV story devices--good guys, bad guys, evil corporations, a family unit, and a headlong rush toward the Truth, whatever that may be. Plus this special bonus: Intimations of Jack Bauer.
  18. Engaging docudrama with lots of interesting detail. Worth watching.
  19. Initial impression: It fits. Fans of Chalke will remain fans, and everyone who long ago realized that Elizabeth Perkins was the best thing about "Weeds" will as well.
  20. Leonardo may not like what Starz has turned him into, but you probably won't mind this joy ride.
  21. The intrigue continues and The Borgias remains one of TV's more reliable potboilers.
  22. While the story is briskly and engagingly told, with some key players debriefed, there's not a lot new here. It's a very good beginner's history.
  23. Takes time to get into, but once in, you're in.
  24. Her shrewd, straightforward perspective and her semisweet, offhand attitude make her reflections fresh and relatable.
  25. This is almost too clever, funny and ironic for MTV.
  26. Good, compelling, creepy start.
  27. Looks like a summer winner.
  28. The Bridge is highly absorbing.

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