Newsday's Scores

  • TV
For 1,132 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 32% 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 United States of Tara: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Big Shots: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 741
  2. Negative: 0 out of 741
741 tv reviews
  1. Maybe this episode really is about repression, erotica and split personalities. Or maybe it's just a good excuse for the show to shake the dust out, ditch the inferno of summertime New York and wander amid the glories of Paris while exploring the discreet bourgeois charms of Blair and Serena. Either way, it's a lot of fun.
  2. While critics like me count quibbles, kids of all ages should share my husband's assessment: "It's a superhero show. Superman flies. Give The Cape a little space."
  3. [Rhimes] may still be up to her old tricks, but here they seem fresh and energetic. Best of all, she has a solid young cast that pulls them off well.
  4. One little gripe---Pioneers needed to give a tip of the space helmet to some '50s pioneers, such as "Captain Video" and "Flash Gordon." Otherwise, it's all pleasure.
  5. Future episodes aren't as snappy or scenic. But Shahi & Show deliver win-win, anyway.
  6. The cast is phenomenal, the writing inventive and genuinely funny, and you could pick just about any character--Andy or Ann, or Ron or Tom (Aziz Ansari) and almost mistake them for the show lead instead of Poehler. But still not quite in the same league as the show that precedes or the one that follows.
  7. Labine and Greer completely hijack the show, and almost threaten to turn Biggs (you'll remember him from "American Pie") and Chalke ("Scrubs." "Roseanne") into props. A well-made and skillfully executed sitcom. Oh--almost forgot--fun, too.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The dynamics of the show seem different enough that "Housewives" fans will want to give Miami a try. But we'll have to see if the plot lines will sustain interest.
  8. These stylish suits aren't empty, by any means. But we'll have to see if USA is truly willing to let its heroes' souls get emotionally naked.
  9. Fair warning, dear reader: Wilfred is intensely vulgar, and only guys around the age of 28 whose ears, and sensibilities, are covered with scar tissue will find nothing offensive. Otherwise, it's very funny.
  10. Entourage is clarifying a moral message--drugs will kill you, terrible behavior is terrible, and real friends are forever. It feels like a reassuring final season.
  11. Science channel publicity materials call the show "a real-life Twilight Zone," and in terms of mood, that's on the mark.
  12. The well-written pilot has a couple of brazenly vulgar sight gags, but nothing that will shock "Two and a Half Men" fans.
  13. There's texture galore in this city-shot cop hour, eyed by handheld lenses echoing "Homicide's" edge (and director Peter Berg's "Friday Night Lights" intimacy).
  14. A gritty, almost plausible winner, and distant reflection of Stephen Spielberg's "Minority Report."
  15. A not-bad start that promises to take Dex (and Dexter) in a slightly new and fresh direction.
  16. What's best about Time is its ambition; it glows with a near-theatrical shine, challenging viewers to think about TV drama as something other than boilerplate.
  17. Robbins means business, calmly prodding family members--and not just the apparent aggressors--to truly comprehend where others are coming from. She calls people on their bull, eliciting not just tears from stress but tears of realization.
  18. Solid cast, intriguing premise, and--best of all--the Old West. Should easily be another winner for AMC.
  19. Method makes a solid case for Lewis as underappreciated auteur.
  20. A great concept, mostly divorced from reality, with superb execution, just might extend forever.
  21. It was a dark and stormy night--and a weird, fun, trippy one, too.
  22. Good start to the third season, and from what I sampled, it builds from there.
  23. Cox remains a very engaging lead, and her supporting cast is rock solid.
  24. Still very high quality, and still a tiny bit dull.
  25. Raunchy and at times genuinely funny, Apartment 23 is jam-packed with promise--and inconsistencies.
  26. The show has sneaky depth. The leads are pretty without being "pretty," refreshingly down-to-earth likable, and able to flesh out their youthful stereotypes with this weird thing called personality.
  27. Thought I was going to hate "Total Blackout." Then couldn't help laughing out loud.
  28. One thing you can say for USA: It knows what it's doing. It's got its shtick, and it's sticking to it.