Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,318 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Shield: Season 7
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 862
  2. Negative: 0 out of 862
862 tv reviews
  1. Anyone who enters this fantastic and beautifully realized play-scape--which remains ever so slightly ghoulish--will stick around. This is a winner.
  2. 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.
  3. Party Down took awhile to jell, but it has hit its stride as one of TV's most finely observed comedies.
  4. It is so good, so unbelievable, I can't believe anything was that good on TV last year. And it's going to be even better this year, as it continues doing these shows about nothing. [16 Sep 1993]
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  5. 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.
  6. The show is doomed, knowing the Nielsen families' love of vapid, meaningless, unsocial comedy. But that shouldn't bother anybody interested in seeing how good and funny a rich, socially meaningful and useful comedy can be. [2 Sep 1993]
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  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. There are three excellent reasons--Milch, Mann and Hoffman--why your faith will be rewarded.
  9. Holzman's writing is brilliant. [25 Aug 1994]
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  10. It's smartly written; clinically interesting (Why is Tara this way?), and maybe even a metaphor for the challenges all women face.
  11. A socially responsible, heartwarming, beautifully made, written and acted series. [8 Sep 1994]
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  12. The best new show of the year. [28 Dec 1994]
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  13. An enthralling film.
  14. Gorgeously acted, written, paced, structured and conceived, "Damages" remains one of the best shows on TV--and maybe the most enjoyably addictive.
  15. For a show forever detonating bombs, it's surprising how sweet and frothy Tara feels. Just a half-hour long, it doesn't waste a second, pulling a gun within the first few and no punches ever.
  16. This remains one of the best shows on TV, and (as usual) not for all tastes.
  17. The first case in this innovative series is terrific. [18 Sep 1995]
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  18. The writers have great ears for "real" dialogue, and, in fact, not a single line here feels like a dead ball. The characters, too, arrive fully formed and believable. First impressions are absolutely vital in TV, and The Middle makes an excellent one.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. In the third season, the song remains the same. Biblical themes of fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, honor and dishonor, Cain and Abel are all baked under that pitiless California sun. Brace yourselves.
  22. Disturbing. Magnetic. Hold your breath. Watch.
  23. Who else but Larry David could have imagined that a "Curb" largely without the glorious Cheryl Hines could conceivably be funnier? Or that her absence might work as a comedic plot foil for one of its major story arcs? He did, and that's genius.
  24. This is TV's best comedy. And there's nothing in the first two episodes that would suggest otherwise.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    My pregnant friends polish up the hand-me-downs, shop for the rest of their gear at Target and worry to death about how to make ends meet when it comes to child care. They know what to name their offspring. That's what makes this new Bravo show exploiting the rich all the more fascinating.
  25. Stunning, beautiful, hypnotic, engrossing, spectacular... That oughta do it here as well, except Frozen Planet unexpectedly adds another word: Unprecedented.
  26. How could you possibly go wrong with these two? You couldn't.
  27. 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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  28. Here's to a long and fruitful run in the new home. Tuesday night proves exactly why Southland deserves one.
  29. It's homage of the highest form, but comedy of the highest form, too. Cos quite obviously is far from finished.

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