For 210 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Aaron Barnhart's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Ed: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Gossip Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 210
210 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    The one thing “Sleeper Cell” does commendably is to suggest that there is a struggle going on for the soul of Islam, and that al-Qaida does not have the only say in the matter. But that message is swamped by predictable thriller filler and cheap production values.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    The only thing this sitcom has going for it is Sara Gilbert.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    Whoever wrote the first episode of “Lost” didn’t crowd the screen with dimwits forced to recite grade-B TV drama drivel. By that standard, “Surface” doesn’t get a pass.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    A forgettable amalgam of "House", "CSI", and every hospital soap opera ever made.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    "Related," with its overly contrived premise and tinny dialogue, compares unfavorably even to other woman-relationship shows like "Beautiful People" on ABC Family or "Gilmore Girls."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    The punchlines fell flat more often than not.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    I don’t get a kick out of you, “Happy Hour.”
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    Unfortunately, the first two hours of “Dirt” give no sense that anyone wants to make an entertaining satire out of all this.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    The first hour’s writing, pacing and storylines were too pedestrian for me to recommend Cane.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    Workplace comedies just bore me.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    ["Gary Unmarried"] has lots of laughs. But not as many as tonight’s episode of the new Knight Rider.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    Kings is oddly tedious, thanks to a supporting cast of uninteresting characters and a script loaded with heavy-handed analogies to health-care reform, Halliburton and the Clintons.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    I have now watched two episodes of the new A&E series The Beast, and I am filled with questions. How many brain cells did I lose watching two episodes of The Beast?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Aaron Barnhart
    Unfortunately, neither Bates nor Kelley seems to have any heart in this show. Picking up pretty much where he left off with "Boston Legal," Kelley turns the courtroom into Air America.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Aaron Barnhart
    A standard-issue WB teen soap opera about love and basketball that promises to get better because it can't really get much worse...It has no distinguishable stars and worse, for all its dramatic story lines, no real passion. [23 Sept 2003, p.E1]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Aaron Barnhart
    These brothers are like most WB stars and starlets, pretty faces with negligible theatrical skills.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Aaron Barnhart
    A flimsy little procedural that uses logical and technological leaps of faith to hide its central problem: lack of co-star chemistry.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Aaron Barnhart
    It’s not well-cast.... It’s not well-written.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Aaron Barnhart
    A truly baffling series about surfing, screwed-up families and miracles.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Aaron Barnhart
    A familiar mishmash of David Kelley formulaic elements.
    • 54 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Aaron Barnhart
    All I know is the barrage of jittery camera angles, herky-jerky editing, scary noises, angry lighting and unexplained visitors in the background gets really boring. [6 Oct 2000, p.E1]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Aaron Barnhart
    [A] surprisingly brain-dead series.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 10 Aaron Barnhart
    Shockingly unfunny.