Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,416 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 The Thick of It (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2012): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 923
  2. Negative: 0 out of 923
923 tv reviews
  1. The complex impact of the crime--and of its investigation, news coverage and town reaction--is the real story here, laid out in the decidedly ordinary faces and raw silent spaces that British drama delivers so well.
  2. The cast succeeds, and in the end, so does Heart.
  3. Strong personalities evoke the hold of the old, the tug of the new, and that intersection's human fireworks.
  4. 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.
  5. With [Mike O'Malley's] fluid scripts, these sharp actors hit not just three-pointers but also free throws.
  6. 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.
  7. The characters in "Hope" are slightly more interesting [than those in "ER"]. Even though they are working in a high-powered hospital and have God-like powers, you can see what's going on behind their masks beyond their eyes. [18 Sep 1994]
    • Newsday
  8. [A] strongly acted thriller, which seems to add another intense dimension weekly.
  9. Monday Mornings is Kelleyesque in all the best and admittedly worst--melodramatic, manipulative, shocking--ways. But it's also intelligent, particularly well-written and acted, and above all interested in matters other than what's directly mounted on the screen before your eyes, most notably ethics, human nature and human fallibility.
  10. [These women make] instant impact, of course, with their stories but also through sheer personality.
  11. There's humor, there's heart, you'll laugh when you don't expect to.
  12. The results so far are very (very) funny.
  13. Parks and Rec remains funny, sharp and inventive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you loved it before, you'll love it again. "Auf"-ully good.
  14. Producer Beers' team is the gold standard in male-aimed reality, and these guys have grit to burn.
  15. We ultimately get to spend time with Henson's judges hashing it out. That brings insight into what makes things work, into creature logic, proportions, movement, performance facilitation, and letting the creation "emote through its environment." We don't just watch art being made, we come to understand the process.
  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 show was always best when handling the little things that aim to capture life, and often do.
  18. They honor the job without trivializing it, or turning it into melodramatic entertainment pap for the masses.
  19. Extremely funny and extremely raunchy (consider yourself warned), but Dunham's a major talent.
  20. Foremost, getting Brody off-screen turns out to be an inspired move. In his absence, there's a new world order, or disorder, with a lot of people left to assemble the pieces, including Saul, Carrie, and most of all, Dana.
  21. The show's crisp, witty dialogue is mostly egalitarian among the ages, and everyone's great at working the words.
  22. Smart new cop show that takes time to build, but will reward patience.
  23. Still funny and still not for everyone. Louie remains very much a taste that you either acquire--or don't.
  24. A bit melodramatic, a bit manipulative, Touch is still one of the best pilots of the 2011-12 season to date.
  25. This evocative hour doesn't lionize Steinem, but simply lays out what happened.
  26. No relaxing allowed with Boss. Sorry about that, and sorry for this series, which remains smart, absorbing and particularly well done.
  27. Lizzie Borden takes an ax to many assumptions--including the one that Lifetime movies aren't worth watching.
  28. It all adds up to one solid nail-biter, with a profusion of clever clues that seems to cast suspicion on everyone.
  29. Smart newcomer with a pair of leads that turns The Americans into a likely winner.

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