Times New Roman is categorised as a ‘Geralde’ typeface. It stands for Typefaces in which the axis of the curves is inclined to the left. There’s relative greater contrast in the thickness of the stroker; in comparison to Humanist-types, and the serifs are bracketed.
The bar of the lower case -e- is horizontal, and the ascenders in the lower case are oblique. Other examples, except for Times New Roman, are Bembo/Garamond/Goudy.