For 270 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Brotherhood: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 270
270 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Although titled The Defenders, there is no mistaking this stubbornly and unaccountably bland legal show for the bold CBS series of the 1960s with the same name.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The premiere of Angel suggests this is a fairly grim and humorless series, though perhaps not entirely predictable. With no Buffy to offset the intensely glowering and eternally brooding Angel (David Boreanaz), the former love of her life, the spinoff becomes a sort of "Touched By a Vampire," a show in danger of taking itself far too seriously and the audience far too lightly. [4 Oct 1999]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Contrary to the volume of the laugh track, the script produces little more than an occasional chuckle...CBS would like you to believe that James is the next breakout star, similar to Ray Romano a year ago. Anything's possible, but that would seem like a stretch big enough to astound an aerobics instructor. [21 Sept 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Finnigan, who was so right in NBC's loopy comedy "Committed," lacks the heft for the role of the no-nonsense prosecutor. Not that, as written, the role would be easy for anyone. It requires Annabeth to be a vigorous and energetic protagonist and, simultaneously, a weepy young mother with postpartum blues.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Although it would be extraordinary for any series to match the level of political complexity and realism of "The West Wing," this one barely tries.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    A fairly pedestrian comedy that needs all the studio-generated laughter it can muster.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Although more like "Felicity" than "The Paper Chase" in attitude and subject matter, early indications are that the characters in this eight-episode series have neither the depth nor texture of either of those shows.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The premise of an attractive group of friends living and loving in the Big Apple is not exactly a novel idea, but there's always room for a series that resonates with a distinctive new take, a unique perspective or memorable characters. Unfortunately, this isn't it.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    For someone named Pepper, this character is awfully bland.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    There's little point in critiquing the acting other than to say this isn't a production that will embellish anyone's list of credits. Nearly everyone here is a caricature trying to make the best of a miniseries that is all about the special effects.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Despite its pedigree as a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, "Silver Bells" is only slightly more sophisticated than an after-school special.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    This depiction of John Paul II as half human, half saint -- though hardly unexpected and possibly even warranted -- leaves us with a character that is less dimensional and less relatable and, consequently, less interesting.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Maybe this show would be more compelling if the Donnellys were a little less black and a little more gray.