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 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Aaron Barnhart's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Wire: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Luis: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 221
221 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    It’s a grim two hours... But it’s not overly explicit, and the script and talent are better than most Lifetime films.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    The dialogue is surprisingly fresh, even to someone who's watched way too many MTV reality shows.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    It will take awhile to figure out whether Sons of Anarchy was worth the investment of our time.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    [It] makes defense work look as sexy as anything on the high-tech "CSI."
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Barnhart
    I like Gary Unmarried. It’s like other sitcoms I’ve seen of late involving newly broken-up households (remember when the sitcom single dad was widowed instead of divorced?).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    Unfortunately, whoever developed this show couldn't trust the audience to accept Piper Perabo's character as strong enough to get out of a pickle or two without male intervention. I won't reveal how, because the first episode is otherwise very enjoyable, thanks to a solid supporting cast including "O.C." dad Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett and former WB/UPN heartthrob Christopher Gorham.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Aaron Barnhart
    This is one smart, funny comedy that deserves better than the anemic time slot it’s getting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    There’s no doubt Life is blessed with a fine lead actor, an intriguing premise and better writing than most new shows this fall. It’s just that viewers aren’t going to find that promising TV drama buried underneath all the crime procedural.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Barnhart
    A gripping, one-of-a-kind drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    “Prison Break” could be the fall’s breakout hit, but only if other actors can bail out Miller.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    Workplace comedies just bore me.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    Goldblum has a commanding presence that may overcome the ho-hum storylines and overdone talking-ghost motif.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    ["Gary Unmarried"] has lots of laughs. But not as many as tonight’s episode of the new Knight Rider.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    What changes there were to the “Tonight” format seemed superficial. Otherwise, it could’ve been “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    It works because the three regulars--Zach Braff, Donald Faison and especially John McGinley--are all over these episodes, and the four newcomers are kept in their place.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Aaron Barnhart
    A stinking pile of unlikely plot twists, brain-dead dialogue and cardboard characters.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    As someone who’s on the fence about Silverman — I get what she’s doing, but I’m not sure it’s worth the adoration it often receives — I found myself chuckling more when I went through my notes on the first two shows than when I was watching them.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Aaron Barnhart
    If I tell you that The League is a reprehensible show, I’m not really telling you that much. The new improvised-comedy series airing at 9:30 tonight on FX wears its reprehensibility with pride.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Barnhart
    The show is entertaining enough, but the American Hood, played by Rufus Sewell, won't remind anyone of Patrick Stewart.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Aaron Barnhart
    Since CBS doesn’t want us to see "Kid Nation" in advance, I guess I’ll just have to declare Kitchen Nightmares the best new reality show of the fall.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Aaron Barnhart
    It's a heck of a show.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    I’m having a reverse case of Stockholm Syndrome with “Standoff”: The more time I spend with it, the less I like it.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    It’s like “Men in Trees” ... for men.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    It is a stew made from a teen-slasher base with chunks of prime-time CBS crime shows and some daytime spice stirred in. If the first six minutes work for you, you’ll probably want more.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Barnhart
    After a nine-month hiatus, one of the best new shows of last season returns from the undead with a bit more of the deviled edge that made it so great when it first emerged from the crypt in the fall of 2007.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Aaron Barnhart
    Sleek, action-packed and heavy on the acting talent.

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