New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,479 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 EZ Streets: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Workaholics: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 613
  2. Negative: 0 out of 613
613 tv reviews
  1. It's got a creepy moment or two, and fleeting glimpses of solid performances from supporting players James Cromwell and Andre Braugher, but most of it just plods along. [18 June 2004, p.150]
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  2. Be bored. Be very bored....Stephen King's Rose Red, the new six-hour ABC miniseries written by King, is a haunted-house story that's told so slowly, it's almost inert. [24 Jan 2002]
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  3. The fewer people who sleep well on Wednesday nights, the happier TNT will be. It's a goal partially realized. [11 July 2006, p.82]
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  4. What really destroys "The Langoliers," though, is when the langoliers finally appear, looking and acting like a pack of crazed, oversize Pac-Men. Their evil intention is to literally chew the scenery, but Pinchot has already beaten them to it and the special effects are more laughable than terrifying, as if the dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park," after all that buildup, had looked like big Barneys. Until that point, "The Langoliers" is fun but that's not quite enough. If you're curious, though, catch it now, because it's a safe bet this miniseries won't ever be an in-flight movie. [12 May 1995]
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  5. By the time the first episode of Kingdom Hospital is over, viewers are likely already to have checked out. [2 March 2004, p.79]
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  6. In all cases, imagination is sorely lacking. It's like visiting a world just like ours, except that everyone is named Charles! Wow! How cool is that? Not very.[21 March 1995]
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  7. A lot more imperfect than interesting. Smith and Mosier teamed with "Seinfeld" veteran David Mandel, but the sneaky charm and subtlety of the movie and the deft shadings of the main characters - not to mention the joyous profanity, sexual anxieties and many drug references - have all been pretty much washed out. And the snappy dialogue that gave the film much of its energy plays sluggishly here, as if it had been padded in the editing process. [31 May 2000]
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  8. Included in the opening hour: a scene so harrowing and unexpected, you won't soon forget it. [30 March 2000]
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  9. Judging from the lone episode sent out for review, Son of the Beach does a reasonably good job of achieving that goal - at the same time that it meets all expectations of sniggering humor. The show clearly never met an innuendo, double-entendre or sex-oriented pun it didn't like. [14 March 2000]
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  10. Stranger things have happened, but it's going to take some powerful wizardry to whip Making the Band into must-see TV. [24 March 2000]
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  11. The problem with NBC's new animated comedy series, "God, the Devil and Bob," isn't that it's too irreverent, or not irreverent enough. Despite its rich premise and wonderful cast, the problem with TV's newest prime-time cartoon is that it just isn't funny enough. [7 March 2000]
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  12. I admit that by the end of the third episode, I had begun to warm to the series' central characters - in spite of the show's style, certainly not because if it. But The Beat has no right to expect weekly viewers to be so persistent or so forgiving. [21 March 2000]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The studio audience roars and laughs so loudly, for no apparent reason, at every scene in "Daddio" - especially the allegedly emotional climax - that you begin to suspect a mind-altering gas was pumped into the studio as this pilot was taped....Which, come to think of it, would explain the lethargic performances of the cast members. [23 March 2000]
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  13. The feel is "Barney Miller," but the jokes and characters aren't. Gary David Goldberg, of "Family Ties" and "Spin City" fame, is behind this sitcom, so it's fair to hope for and expect very good things...In the case of this pilot, though, you don't get them. [23 March 2000]
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  14. It hasn't jelled yet as drama, judging from the two episodes made available for advance screening. Its basic elements feel out of synch. [4 Feb 2000]
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  15. This show has a long way to go. [14 Jan 2000]
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  16. "No Direction Home" is so thoroughly captivating, with so much rare and new material - fresh interviews, as well as vintage film and TV footage - that it's frustrating that the focus is so narrow. [26 Sep 2005, p.87]
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  17. "From the Earth to the Moon" looks like an exceptional creative achievement, with individual films ranging from very good to flat-out great.
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  18. The two-hour show was a hodgepodge that never built momentum or drama. So this Passion aroused none. It was less than the sum of its parts.
  19. This is a gritty, bloody knuckled rock ‘n' roll fairy tale as told by the best in the business. There’s little chance that Vinyl will either burn out or fade away.
  20. Skillfully directed by Tommy Kail (“Hamilton”) and boasting exuberant choreography by Zach Woodlee and period-perfect costumes by William Ivey Long, Grease went down as easy as a chocolate malted.
  21. It all feels very been-there-done that and likely would have been much better had it been a gutsy, raw, warts and all cable show.
  22. A look at the first pay cable episode of the iconic kids show reveals that it offers the same mix of fun, education and goofiness that has kept Sesame Street a powerhouse piece of programming for 46 years.
  23. Aside from a couple of odd pop-culture references (characters played by Amber Riley and the Common busted out glittering iPads at different points in the show) NBC's The Wiz Live! was far tighter and far more fun to watch than last year's awkward production of "Peter Pan" and 2013's high-rated but wooden "The Sound of Music."
  24. Calm, nimble and damn funny, Noah didn’t even break a sweat and seems easily poised to carry on the satire and smarts that turned the Comedy Central talk show into a source of news and entertainment for an entire generation. The Daily Show is in good hands. That’s our moment of zen.
  25. A promising mystery thriller with a pair of strong, intriguing characters at the center.
  26. [Cosby: The Women Speak] doesn’t put forth any accusations we haven’t heard before. What it does is add dimension, because seeing the faces of the women Cosby allegedly drugged and raped drives home the point that this isn’t a horror movie, but a series of real-life events that changed lives and forced women to live with shame and secrets.
  27. This one’s just so relentless. As in “Glee” or “American Horror Story,” Murphy delights in misdirection and abrupt shifts of tone, both of which he does well. The dialogue is snappy and no pretension escapes un-nailed.
  28. Empire rules, bigger and badder than ever. If anyone thought Fox's breakout hit was over the top last season, the second-season premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 23, has so much murder and intrigue that it makes what's come before look as tame as C-SPAN.
  29. In the broader picture, happily, The Bastard Executioner doesn’t require any extensive knowledge of British or Welsh history. It may require some patience to understand where it’s going and start heading toward the payoff.

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