Aaron Barnhart
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For 214 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 2.3 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 Gossip Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 214
214 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    Monday’s premiere was one of the most nearly perfect half-hours of television I’ve ever seen.... [But] I can’t imagine tuning in “The Colbert Report” four nights a week just to watch a caricature.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    Goldblum has a commanding presence that may overcome the ho-hum storylines and overdone talking-ghost motif.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    The show teeters at times on incomprehensibility but is brought back each time by its two stars.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    A mildly amusing sitcom that is promising -- including the sense that it promises to go nowhere fast.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    It’s like “Men in Trees” ... for men.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    How it all goes awry is the question that provides Caprica with its ripe potential. Unfortunately, a serious storytelling mistake in the early going has left me with doubts about whether it has the wherewithal to get there.
    • 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
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    The problem with reviving a time-travel show is there needs to be a really distinctive and appealing twist so that critics won’t just write things like, "This reminds me of "Quantum Leap.""
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    I know this is going to come as a shock, but when the scene is designed around Kate, the show sags. By contrast, when Rick strolls into the room, the show perks up.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    I think “Survivors” is going to have a hard time getting noticed, not just because BBC America is way up there on digital cable, but because the hoopla surrounding the end of “Lost” is unrelenting, and “Survivors” just hasn’t done anything to break through.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    Though the violence is designed to be gorgeous, like a graphic novel, it doesn’t have the pacing of a comic book. The creators of Spartacus: Blood and Sand seem a little too enamored of their ability to sketch a vast Thracian tableau, a fight scene, or a coliseum full of cheering CGI Italians.
    • 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.”
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    For whatever reason, it’s hard for me to treat Lock ’n Load as mere entertainment. But maybe that’s not a bad thing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    Less of a punchline parade than a lighthearted look at the foibles of family life, Greetings From Tucson is laced with ethnic jokes about El Caminos, pinatas and family shopping trips. [20 Sept 2002, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    She has a lot of spunk, mugging for the camera and poking fun at her career (no fewer than four Midler films get mentioned in the first episode). Next to her, however, the supporting cast is tired and colorless. And how many Bette Midler jokes can America take? [11 Oct 2000, p.F1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    When our 32-year-old heroine is back home with her ultra-conservative family, which seems stuck in the 1960s, That's Life drags; when the action shifts to the college campus she's dreamed of attending all her life, the show improves considerably. [7 Oct 2000, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    We're supposed to buy that the C.S.I. unit is the next wave of high-tech crimefighting, but their tools don't look very high-tech to me. One gizmo looks suspiciously like a canister vacuum cleaner and the only thing it "finds" is a toenail clipping that could've been spotted with the naked eye. [6 Oct 2000, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 88 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    Color me confused on the concept. Are 20-somethings supposed to like this show? Good luck with those archaic pop culture references (Molly Hatchet, Carter/Mondale). Teen-agers? Sure - let them see that high school was just as vicious 20 years ago...Freaks and Geeks recalls a time a lot of viewers would rather forget. [25 Sept 1999, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    Lopez might just be trying to prove that Latinos have as much right as anyone to bomb on ABC. [27 Mar 2002, p.F1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    The Bachelor gets off to a slow start but maybe that's to be expected. It starts with a marathon mixer; Take "hi, my name is Angelique" and multiply it 25 times and you get the idea. Michel tells the women he is "humbled and honored" by the turnout, perhaps forgetting that ABC flew all the women to Malibu for the party. [25 Mar 2002, p.D5]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    A perfectly serviceable but utterly forgettable sitcom.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    Seems like a high-stakes game of Baccarat, with NBC throwing good money after bad. [22 Sept 2003, p.E8]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    Not as terrible as most shows of this genre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    "My Boys" suffers from an unrealistic setup, and too many scenes amount to five people sitting around talking.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    "'Til Death" seems a pretty thin concept.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    While it is formulaic and slow-paced, Moonlight is stylish entertainment with a charming star aimed at a specific audience--the folks who stay home Friday night and watch CBS.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    I hate to say it, but if it weren’t for Sanz and Mullally, there would be no reason at all to watch this sitcom.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    This one has an “Entourage” pedigree (Mark Wahlberg is a producer) and is technically billed as a comedy, though it has neither the witty banter nor satisfying ending of one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    Given the rather sophisticated allegorical treatments that TV audiences have been treated to in recent years courtesy of “Battlestar Galactica,” “The 4400” and the like, I find V’s first episode falling short, other than a fairly obvious allusion to Hitler Youth in the aliens’ outreach to teens.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Aaron Barnhart
    I’ve got nothing against Vampire Diaries. Since it lacks broad appeal and hasn’t a clever bone in its body, it will probably be a hit, unlike CW shows I’ve stuck up for (like “Reaper” and “Aliens in America”).

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