New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,463 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 How to Get the Guy: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 611
  2. Negative: 0 out of 611
611 tv reviews
  1. The reset on USA’s breezy legal drama Suits turns out to be more like ordering a different flavor latte at the same coffee shop. That’s okay, because it’s a good coffee shop.
  2. The TV pilot, like the theatrical film, is long on hardware and gunplay and short on logic. [24 Jul 1997]
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  3. To its credit, "Soul Food" doesn't stop to explain everything to us. The decision to let viewers pick things up as the show proceeds keeps it from getting bogged down in obvious, clumsy, drama-killing exposition. The result is truer and more natural dialogue, better pacing, events that unfold slowly to engage viewers more completely, and characters whose personalities are revealed by what they do and say in the context of their immediate situations. [27 Jun 2000]
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  4. Chasing Life walks a line itself, staying away from sad, but stopping short of sentimental. Ricci makes the balance work, reminding us that a story of a girl with cancer can also be the story of a girl.
  5. Like most of the best cable shows, Murder in the First strips the production and the cast down to the essentials, then executes them well.
  6. This new "Magnificent Seven" is so far from magnificent, it's almost depressing. ... There's no sense of drama, humor or urgency. [2 Jan 1998]
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  7. The shocker is that this third variation on the formula, made for American TV, is the best yet. [26 Jan 2004]
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  8. Much of the real beauty of Power lies in the details, conversational and visual.
  9. Mistresses doesn’t shoot for profound. It aims to be the “beach read” of television, and it does its job.
  10. This season also takes a few scenes to get into gear. But it’s faster, and Schilling in particular slides right into her new rhythm as the seasoned prison veteran.
  11. The opening episode of the TV sequel to the big-screen hit wasn't impressive, or even particularly amusing, either. [26 Feb 2003, p.75]
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  12. It all adds up to a promising, surprisingly lively and fast-paced drama that humanizes those early computer geeks.
  13. Pperhaps as a result of that mission, The Sixties often feels like an academic project, something for a modern history class.
  14. Williams, though, in both Sunday's telemovie and the subsequent Tuesday-night regular episode time-slot at 8, is too reserved and colorless. [15 Sept 1995, p.127]
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  15. As it threads through a maze of sometimes shaky plot turns, you could say the script gets tortured--along with most of the characters. But there is a payoff, in the high-stakes cat-and-mouse game between pirate Blackbeard (John Malkovich) and Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle), a British crown agent who represents law and order.
  16. Some of the conflicts and characters in Dangeous Minds are diluted. Language, by necessity, is a lot less raw, camera work is unnecessarily gimmicky, and most conflicts are resolved more neatly...However, the TV version's writers (including Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider of "Northern Exposure") take as much care as did the movie to not resolve everything nicely or neatly. [30 Sept 1996, p.67]
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  17. With a relatively modest first order and a late May launch, The Night Shift may be seen by NBC as, realistically, a summer series. By that standard, it does its job and more.
  18. This lavishly produced and well-acted mystery-and-conspiracy drama lacks only one essential element: a payoff that makes the previous four hours feel a little more worth your time.
  19. A couple of hail-Mary maneuvers and a lucky coincidence come to the rescue. But it’s clear that Gang Related already has dipped deep into a well that only holds so much water.
  20. Anyone who thinks Silverstone's charm wasn't the major factor in the movie has only to watch the TV version. With Blanchard at the center, Clueless doesn't have the same flair and in this appearance-is-everything Beverly Hills comedy, flair is everything.
  21. Disaster pretty much sums up Party Girl, judging from its first two shows...The performers seem game enough, but they are utterly undone by material that gets stuck at the intersections of body parts. [9 Sept 1996, p.78]
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  22. This reincarnation of The Normal Heart raises all the right disturbing questions.
  23. The problem for the miniseries is that what it adds to fill the extra time feels like padding.
  24. If you enjoy the challenge of doing complex jigsaw puzzles in low light, Penny Dreadful will be your cup of tea. Just make sure it really is tea in the cup.
  25. T.W. King in the title role just isn't at all involving. Frankly, my dear, I don't give a Van Damme.
  26. Less understandable is why this TV version also reaches to "Alien Nation" for inspiration, which it does by pairing Easton's David Hume with an android partner played by Karl Pruner. Also baffling is the under-utilization of Cynthia Preston as Hume's wife, although doubtlessly she will figure more prominently in later episodes. [5 Mar 1999, p.117]
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  27. While he starts off a little rusty, the second episode proves he’s kept his edge.
  28. Miramax will release the winner's movie next year. Its value, at this moment, is a question mark, but Project Greenlight is an impressive exclamation mark. [28 Nov 2001, p.101]
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  29. The reason to watch 24: Live Another Day isn’t for ideology. It’s to get caught up in a fast-paced, high-powered adventure played out by people we care about.
  30. The characters, all of whom are terribly likable, speak as if they are reading from Hallmark greeting cards.

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