Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,617 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Glory Hounds
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 1070
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1070
1070 tv reviews
  1. 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.
  2. This remains a superior TV drama.
  3. 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.
  4. Beautiful, immersive and joyless, Tale can be tough to watch, but “rewarding” trumps “tough.”
  5. 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.
  6. A winner and best of all, fun.
  7. If you loved last season, there's nothing so far to indicate you won't like the second just as much.
  8. Browncoats Unite keeps the focus on the work itself. And that's what keeps "Firefly" afloat.
  9. Sunday's episode is exceptional, marred only in a few spots by padding that's inevitable with these supersized episodes.
  10. 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.
  11. For fans of The Leftovers, the third season looks like the best yet. It’s funny, horrifying, strange and baffling.
  12. The Red Road demands patience, but from what I've seen, it strongly suggests that will be rewarded.
  13. The Slap is a chance, and a worthy one, too.
  14. The real le Carré unreels here, with savvy updates (re-gendering the book’s male spy boss) strengthening his nail-biting storytelling and ever keen focus on the toxic bureaucracy behind even the most opulent intrigue.
  15. A particularly fine new FX drama marred only by a tepid pace in the pilot. But pace and story pick up in subsequent episodes.
  16. This is far more than a generous compilation but a two-hour fast-cut that attempts to reassemble a fractured mind from its own filings.
  17. Fans will be happy, but you newbies have been warned--the vulgarity will blow your hair back, or right off.
  18. 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.
  19. Crisis ultimately gets its priorities straight by giving viewers a reason to care--about the characters, outcome and mystery.
  20. Much grimmer, grayer and (gasp) dowdier. Still mostly wonderful.
  21. Their [John Brownlow and co-writer Don Macpherson's] saga is so vividly shaded, even minor characters resonate.
  22. Finding Carter isn't some teen show. It's a stellar drama.
  23. Morals is raw, interesting, intelligent, sometimes funny (sometimes not), violent (but not overly violent) and unlike anything on TV at the moment.
  24. 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's not a bit hokey, as are many reality show competitions. Unlike "ANTM," the coaches don't judge. Instead, they leave that to industry experts who are authentic: smart, tough and unemotional.
  25. 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.")
  26. The series actually improves on the movie. This is consistently funnier, weirder and more inventive.
  27. Can a bad person become a good president? The answer may be self-evident--or maybe not. Nevertheless, therein lies a compelling new season. We may still have a lot more to learn about Frank Underwood after all.
  28. Fascinating documentary--and extremely effective commercial.
  29. A gorgeous production, though the story sometimes keeps it on the tarmac.

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