Aaron Barnhart

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For 221 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Aaron Barnhart's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Shield: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Gossip Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 221
221 tv reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    Warehouse 13 has always been a hodgepodge of other people’s ideas and gimmicks, but the magic is how they’re thrown together here.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    Worst Week is Rube Goldberg meets Murphy’s Law meets the parents. And it’s hysterical.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    The darker tone of Haven (including a haunting piano soundtrack) and reliance on paranormal, rather than technological, story elements form an ideal counterpoint to the wonkery of "Eureka."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    A violent, hair-raising combo of “The Ring,” “War of the Worlds” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” with a dash of official conspiracy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    What makes this intriguing and ultimately irresistible serial thriller one of my favorites of the fall season are its characters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    This is a very talky show, filled with Braugher soliloquies, and it will be hard to top the first episode, which plays out like a Greek tragedy... But I was spellbound, except for the jarring interludes involving Gideon's motley crew of medical students. [10 Oct 2000, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    The people who create Eureka always seem to know how to add a few dabs of paint that no previous TV show covering time travel and electronic body transport had thought of.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    The one-person-shows these recurring characters put on each week are what give In Treatment its vitality, and of course it helps that HBO can draw from top stage talent.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    I like the serious, gimmick-free approach of the show.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    Sharply written, compellingly acted, this is the crime procedural ABC has needed all along, one for the “Grey’s Anatomy” crowd.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    The Mentalist is safe, predictable, manufactured crime drama … and it works.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    It's safe to say you've not seen anything like it on network television. And not to put too fine a point on it, but the shock does wear off after a few minutes. [22 Sept 2004, p.F3]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    A great first hour gets this comedic drama off to a fine start.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    The secret to the show’s success is not any of the overly familiar parts, but the nutty way Leverage throws them together. Also, Hutton is a great actor who generates plenty of crackle between Nate and his fellow fleecers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    With all the crazy gags, pitch-perfect dialogue and a fresh hero at the center, it’s hard not to see “Andy Barker” as the spiritual successor to “Police Squad!”.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    Things may end badly for Vic, or not, but this I know for sure: The next time The Shield cheats its viewers will be the first.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    Rescue Me does everything “Lost” does. It balances character, drama, comedy and suspense while relentlessly pushing a dozen story lines forward.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    It's the best drama pilot I saw over the summer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    Whatever the reasons, True Blood has become stranger, more complicated and more satisfying to watch over time.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    The dialogue is surprisingly fresh, even to someone who's watched way too many MTV reality shows.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    After four seasons of showing us cosmetic enhancement from every conceivable angle, Nip/Tuck is ready to take its scalpel to something else: the entertainment industry. I’m not saying that it’s going to work or that Nip/Tuck's longtime fans will appreciate the gesture, but tonight’s episode introduces us to a show-within-a-show that is simply dreadful, and that alone (to this TV critic) is worth the price of admission.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    This is one smart, funny comedy that deserves better than the anemic time slot it’s getting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    The comedy has a loose, improvisational feel to it, but is still pretty fast-paced. And the four characters are at their funniest just in the room alone, swapping lines with each other, an experience a lot of dudes in their 20s can relate to... or so I’m told.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    The fourth season of Friday Night Lights (which already aired last fall on DirecTV) is as rich and dramatic and satisfying as ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    It has personality to spare, so much that you forgive it for its romantic notion that a bunch of highly paid TV people constitutes a "family." [22 Sept 1998, p.F1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    This extremely promising series combines the human drama of the David Janssen TV show with the stuntwork of the 1992 Harrison Ford movie. And while neither lead has the Hollywood aura of Ford or Tommy Lee Jones, Williamson and Daly are well-matched as the cat and mouse. [6 Oct 2000, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    Yes, Treme is a tremendous document of the period following Katrina, how it shattered not just homes and infrastructure and tourism but, most important, families. All of that is on the surface and pretty accessible.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    Breaking Bad is not an easy show to watch. [But] this is the Cranston show, and for those of us who still see reruns of “Malcolm in the Middle” and the red-faced, eye-bulging slapstick that Cranston was put through on that show, he is quite a revelation on Breaking Bad.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    An example of the pay cable channel at its finest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    I can’t say enough about how "Friday Night Lights" defied my expectations for what a TV show about football would be.

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