Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,229 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 32% 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 Mad Men: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Commander in Chief: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 796
  2. Negative: 0 out of 796
796 tv reviews
  1. Watching the first couple of episodes once again I am marveling at how good the show really is. [16 Jan 2000]
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  2. Whether it's Brent's starry-eyed foppishness, Dawn's artistic daydreams or Gareth's organizational stiffness, these are characters we don't see on American TV. They're not accomplished, clever or distinctive. But they're so well-observed, and so subtly personified, that it's as if we're finding amusement in people we know. [21 Oct 2004]
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  3. Owner's Manual looks as sharp as you'd expect from cinematic-minded AMC -- whip-pans, slo-mo, montage, animations, infographics. Sounds great, too, with heart-pumping action music and industrial power sounds. Best of all, homework-doer Marcus (aka Sweet Cheeks) and scoffer Ed (or is that English Muffin?) are natural bicker-buds throughout, adding life and laughs to each half-hour that flies (or rolls) by.
  4. Lavisly illustrated with archival footage, much of it rare, The March makes it almost easy to forget that words--not to mention the one man who said them--were the real stars that day.... Excellent, exhaustive.
  5. It's hilarious, and sad, and ironic, and rich.
  6. As with "The Avengers," Whedon's ear and sensibilities match the material perfectly.
  7. Humor is also key in the capacious pilot hour directed by John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love"). Subsequent episodes echo its deft balance of epic scope and whimsical humanity.
  8. This show captures a distinct culture, and the people jockeying for places in it, trying to prove, mostly to themselves, that their lives have value. And so Friday Night Lights has more than almost any network show today. [5 Oct 2007, p.B33]
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  9. Disgusting--but in a good way.
  10. Excellent actors playing excellent actors--and largely succeeding.
  11. Not a single minute seems superfluous. This is all-engrossing, and all-informative.
  12. The documentary cannily employs Goldberg's enthusiasm and some clever animations over Moms' audio routines to keep this lost legend's influence in the forefront.
  13. It's homage of the highest form, but comedy of the highest form, too. Cos quite obviously is far from finished.
  14. Its tender moments register without feeling forced while the comedy comes in the form of a constant IV drip.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Riveting, important and lots of fun.
  15. About as good a Community restart as anyone could have possible hoped for.
  16. The fuss is justified. Sunday's return of the Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss-created series is a triumphant one, and should easily establish Sherlock among TV's finest series.
  17. They know how to nail situations/characters, while snappy edits cull fluff, leaving only comic gold.
  18. There's pleasure in every frame here--from terrific new cast additions (Molly Parker, David Glennon) to richer D.C. subplots. It all works, and it is all addictive.
  19. Disturbing. Magnetic. Hold your breath. Watch.
  20. Still TV's best--dive in while the water's warm.
  21. Judge has a keen eye for the absurdities of human behavior and speech, but he's not the kind of guy to waste that on subtle inside jokes or wordplay. He's not someone to waste it on farce, either: Silicon Valley also happens to be sly and smart.
  22. This still very much feels like a journey worth taking if only because--in the process--Hamm deftly continues to locate some heroic facet in TV's reigning anti-hero.
  23. Louie very much remains Louie in the best sense.
  24. The opener is absolutely superlative--a thing of real beauty, even elegance.... Berry delivers a performance that's surprisingly layered and nuanced.
  25. All charm and smarts, the best new NBC comedy in a long time. A winner.
  26. Better, richer, more compelling than season one.
  27. The horror is carefully and strategically placed; one mustn't have too much of a good thing, after all.... So settle in. You will be grossed out.
  28. Fascinating and deeply troubling.
  29. Soderbergh has created a vibrant, dark and above all alluring Gotham. Owen's Thackery is its bracing human counterpart.

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