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

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Murder One: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 270
270 tv reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    The show's main strength is the admirable comic acting ability of Kelsey Grammer and decent wordsmithing by sitcom veteran Tucker Cawley. But even with those assets, Hank comes across as familiar and formulaic--something you don't mind watching but wouldn't go out of your way to see.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    At times, it seems more intent on chasing a demographic than entertaining it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    If one dispenses with the seemingly coaxed melodrama, the well-rehearsed family scenes and the endlessly repetitive bumpers, an occasional nugget of helpful information on tracing family roots is discovered.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    A fairly pedestrian comedy that needs all the studio-generated laughter it can muster.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    For now, it remains more like a group of shuffled skits than a cohesive series.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Plaudits to Ambrose for her effort to bring some honesty to her scenes, but it isn't enough to keep the show from imploding.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The more K-ville captures this aura of gloom, the more depressing it is to watch.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The series, even after a second episode, is stuck in a rut. After awhile, the insane predicaments of these overprivileged characters are more pathetic than funny.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Mostly silly, pretentious, soap opera-style TV with an escapist mentality and the subtlety of an avalanche.
    • 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
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    For someone named Pepper, this character is awfully bland.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    For all its gore, Dead Set has a frightening lack of suspense. Then again, except for Kelly (Jaime Winstone), a "Big Brother" producer with a dysfunctional love life, most of the characters are so lacking in humanity that the transition to zombie isn't much of a leap.
    • 18 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The main reason to watch can only be Holly Hunter.... Although she's a prisoner of the material, her performance is so good that it can distract you from this otherwise simplistic take on a complex issue.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Although Robbins delivers on his promise in one feel-good scene after another, there's little here to indicate that the joy and freedom will remain after the production crew packs up.
    • 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.

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