Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,415 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 American Crime: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 923
  2. Negative: 0 out of 923
923 tv reviews
  1. 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.
  2. Stunning, beautiful, hypnotic, engrossing, spectacular... That oughta do it here as well, except Frozen Planet unexpectedly adds another word: Unprecedented.
  3. How could you possibly go wrong with these two? You couldn't.
  4. 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]
    • Newsday
  5. Here's to a long and fruitful run in the new home. Tuesday night proves exactly why Southland deserves one.
  6. It's homage of the highest form, but comedy of the highest form, too. Cos quite obviously is far from finished.
  7. Marry Me is the rarest of commercial TV sitcoms in that it's actually funny, has two standout leads and a superb supporting cast (especially Meadows and Bucatinsky).
  8. [The] tightly crafted pilot abjures the urge to make its own judgments on good/evil, sanity/delusion, isolation/connection, conscience/capitulation.
  9. 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.
  10. Bracing and tasty.
  11. Nice to finally see a show nailing what it wants to be and say, in continually discerning work from Passmore, Szostak and series creator Sean Jablonski.
  12. Sincere host, unguarded participants, sensitive treatment. And more cool stuff!
  13. A head-spinning, yet deeply humane, thrill ride.
  14. Falco, Eve Best (Ellie O'Hara) and Anna Deavere Smith (Gloria Akalitus) are flawless, and... very amusing.
  15. It's less the Plot Events that ring true here than the well-played little side moments and background squabbles, the simmering resentments and recriminations, the emotional tugs-of-war.
  16. 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.
  17. No matter where you stand on the death-penalty debate, this is must-watch revelation--and, thanks to Herzog, tense and suspenseful drama.
  18. 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.
  19. You can see Neverland as sly philosophical discourse, or you can see it as fantastically produced adventure. Just make sure you see it.
  20. Grim, but a chance to see two magnificent actors at the peak of their powers.
  21. The Assets isn't flashy, but boy, is it effective. It just grinds away, laying down intriguing details of "asset" care and feeding, made vivid through determined performances and intense crescendos.
  22. This remains a superior TV drama.
  23. 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.
  24. Based on most of the first five episodes sent out for review, Boardwalk Empire easily establishes its claim as one of the three or four best dramas on TV.
  25. A winner and best of all, fun.
  26. If you loved last season, there's nothing so far to indicate you won't like the second just as much.
  27. Browncoats Unite keeps the focus on the work itself. And that's what keeps "Firefly" afloat.
  28. Sunday's episode is exceptional, marred only in a few spots by padding that's inevitable with these supersized episodes.
  29. In the three episodes Comedy Central offered for review, most of the sketches work, some don't. But the best of the lot is next week.... just might be that breakout season.

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