Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,446 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 Murphy Brown: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Donny!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 945
  2. Negative: 0 out of 945
945 tv reviews
  1. Good newcomer that gets even better in the weeks ahead.
  2. A beauty that requires time and patience, but at least strongly hints at a payoff that will reward both.
  3. Get beyond that preposterous premise outlined above, and you've got a solid piece of prime-time entertainment. This show knows what it is, and knows exactly what the core audience expects.
  4. Disney should be sent to detention for passing off such aural plasticity [laugh track], unfairly fouling the repute of the live-audience sitcom. But the rest of Girl Meets World does its job of bringing tween-based family viewing into the 2010s.
  5. A surprisingly revisionist take on one of the most controversial trials of the decade.
  6. Good start to the third season, and from what I sampled, it builds from there.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The dynamics of the show seem different enough that "Housewives" fans will want to give Miami a try. But we'll have to see if the plot lines will sustain interest.
  7. Maybe this episode really is about repression, erotica and split personalities. Or maybe it's just a good excuse for the show to shake the dust out, ditch the inferno of summertime New York and wander amid the glories of Paris while exploring the discreet bourgeois charms of Blair and Serena. Either way, it's a lot of fun.
  8. [A] richly deserved and well-produced documentary.
  9. Multiple-personality thriller starts a bit slowly Wednesday night, but early signs still indicate a summer keeper for TNT.
  10. The acting is first-rate, and so is the writing, but the violence is appalling, and not just appalling, but creatively appalling.
  11. By the end of the first season, the show had improved significantly, if not quite dramatically, and based on a viewing of the first two episodes, that trend continues.
  12. For Mel Brooks lovers everywhere (you know who you are), but it's on the light side.
  13. Leverage's pilot is particularly entertaining. The cast is fine, direction is expert, writing above average, and Hutton's Ford is almost convincing. But the payoff feels laden with cheese of another sort.
  14. The result is often funny, ridiculous, bathetic and silly. Plus, watchable. Against all odds, this might actually be a good closing season.
  15. The judging process seems arbitrary - a couple of artists are penalized for being too abstract; someone who is even more abstract (let's just say this one likes cats) goes to the next round. Otherwise, a winner.
  16. 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.
  17. Brush aside the hyperactivity and hard sell, and you're left with a winner.
  18. Beals and company (including Joe Morton as her remarkably flesh-and-blood boss) breathe life into this tale the way their characters restore life to patients, with skill and guts and, crucially, souls that radiate precisely what this show is about.
  19. ThunderCats fanboys and girls will approve, although the story does feel a lot darker and more violent.
  20. Terrifically hard to love, but some superb performances indicate that at least it's worth the effort to try.
  21. All charisma and command, [Idris Elb] blasts through the screen in every shot while his performance is a constant reminder that the craft, at its best, is a gossamer of countless little details that add up to something magical.
  22. One little gripe---Pioneers needed to give a tip of the space helmet to some '50s pioneers, such as "Captain Video" and "Flash Gordon." Otherwise, it's all pleasure.
  23. [The stories] mostly do stand on their own. Some are better than others.... a winning cast.
  24. Yes, Outlander can occasionally be a bit much for those not already enamored of its romance-novel leanings. (I plead guilty.) But for those open to textured historical sweep and/or time travel what-ifs (guilty on both counts), it's easy to lose yourself in this gritty production's pungent sense of place, character and dilemma.
  25. Fans will be pleased, though they shouldn't be too surprised by the major plot development Sunday--it's obvious by half.
  26. It's silly, ridiculous, fun, outrageous and absurd. Plus, there's Brad.
  27. This is one crazy-paced show, and one smartly crafted comedy.
  28. Easily one of fall's better new comedies, but don't expect to be blown away yet. The pilot offers just a taste of what's to come, which is plenty good enough.
  29. Modern Family is good. Better than good. Really good. O'Neil--dry and wonderful as ever--and Vergara (considerably less dry) are a winning combination.

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