Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,198 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 Twin Peaks: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 778
  2. Negative: 0 out of 778
778 tv reviews
  1. Mad Men, as ever, remains a solid and beautifully produced TV program. Best of all, this episode promises a compelling third season. Fans will find much to savor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you loved it before, you'll love it again. "Auf"-ully good.
  2. Community can be fresh, funny, smart and extremely aware of its own cleverness; it also can be terrifically odd--odd good, or odd bad, or sometimes odd-good-bad-strange all at once.
  3. 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.
  4. Garcia's single-camera editing amplifies the comedy inherent, rather than being a crutch to create it. And the casting here is as good as "Earl," which is saying something--even if Leachman goes a bit off the rails as wacked-out "mamaw."
  5. This teacher can be loquacious--oh yeah--but he's got a big heart, too. Danza, Northeast and A&E deserve credit for this series.
  6. Still smart, still good, still fun, Human Target remains one of TV's best comic books.
  7. A particularly fine new FX drama marred only by a tepid pace in the pilot. But pace and story pick up in subsequent episodes.
  8. Of course there are dozens of loose ends in need of tying, but you do get the sense that some will actually get tied, and in a satisfying way.
  9. Grim, but a chance to see two magnificent actors at the peak of their powers.
  10. Producer Beers' team is the gold standard in male-aimed reality, and these guys have grit to burn.
  11. Smart new cop show that takes time to build, but will reward patience.
  12. I mostly loved Game of Thrones, but occasionally grew a little weary of it as well. (And just to answer the obvious question, this is not a small-screen "Lord of the Rings.")
  13. With two shopping trips in each half-hour, TLC's latest hit is so fast-paced--and such giddy consumerism--that it's fairly irresistible. Also educational.
  14. A winner and best of all, fun.
  15. Still funny and still not for everyone. Louie remains very much a taste that you either acquire--or don't.
  16. 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.
  17. This evocative hour doesn't lionize Steinem, but simply lays out what happened.
  18. Fascinating documentary--and extremely effective commercial.
  19. Unforgettable was on no one's list as one of the "buzzier" fall pilots, but that doesn't mean it's not one of the better ones. It is.
  20. The show's core relationship is appealingly relaxed. It dares to suggest successful coupledom lies less in heated passion than in being able to dress down and screw up and know you're still loved.
  21. A gorgeous production, though the story sometimes keeps it on the tarmac.
  22. The Gus Vant Sant-directed pilot of what is easily the most important project in Starz history pulses with the sort of corruption that absolute power sires.
  23. It all adds up to one solid nail-biter, with a profusion of clever clues that seems to cast suspicion on everyone.
  24. You can see Neverland as sly philosophical discourse, or you can see it as fantastically produced adventure. Just make sure you see it.
  25. Much grimmer, grayer and (gasp) dowdier. Still mostly wonderful.
  26. A bit melodramatic, a bit manipulative, Touch is still one of the best pilots of the 2011-12 season to date.
  27. Yup, the story can be downbeat, the pace at times languid. But this is a show with a brain and a heart.
  28. No matter where you stand on the death-penalty debate, this is must-watch revelation--and, thanks to Herzog, tense and suspenseful drama.
  29. Falco, Eve Best (Ellie O'Hara) and Anna Deavere Smith (Gloria Akalitus) are flawless, and... very amusing.

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