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

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Sports Night: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 270
270 tv reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    A compelling, intelligent and wonderfully engaging drama. [22 Sept 1999]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    The series became an instant TV landmark because of its riveting stories, wonderfully drawn characters, superb acting and intelligent direction. If anything, the new season emphasizes these traits even more, as it probes the fascinating and usually emotionally charged relationships inside and outside the Soprano family. [2 Mar 2001]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    It is doubtful that any war movie on the large or small screen has captured the varied experiences of ordinary soldiers better than Band of Brothers. Whether it's the sheer terror of facing an unseen enemy or the momentary joy following a successful mission, the mini eschews the typical movie cliches while revealing and reveling in the humanity within each member of Easy Company. It explains in large measure why this group of regular guys and others like them have come to be called the Greatest Generation. [5 Sept 2001]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    A heart-pounding, mesmerizing adventure unlike anything else up or down the dial.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    Let's get it out the way right now, the blurb that will be quoted after this review is run: "If you see nothing else this summer, watch 'Brotherhood.' "
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    It is a gem of a production and would be a highlight of any TV season. Pacific, in its totality, conveys a sense of the combat experience that is as complete and realistic as any work of film could be.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    One surefire sign of a television series in its prime comes when an episode's plot and subplots dovetail so stylishly that it's difficult to tell which is which.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    A wonderfully engaging combination of comedy and drama that could succeed simply on the passion of its characters and the strength of the performances. But the show also boasts intelligent dialogue and a willingness to grapple with thorny issues, both personal and professional. [21 Sept 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    Murder One is by far the best new drama of the season, a sensational and intelligent combination of grit, mystery and conflict. [19 Sept 1995, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Funny, spooky and wonderfully entertaining. [7 Oct 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Tough, gritty, almost exhausting to watch. [16 Sep 1994]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    If this one doesn't make you laugh, it may be time to report to the cryogenics lab. [26 May 1995]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Purists might balk, but for the rest of us, the latest retelling of the Superman tale is a brilliant blend of tradition and contemporary sensibility. Not only is it a Superman for a new generation, it's a Superman for every generation. [15 Oct 2001]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    "Heroes" is one of TV's most imaginative creations and might, with luck, become this year's "Lost."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Scene after scene transports viewers across time and space to a place made vivid and real. By doing all this, the robust, two-part, four-hour "Masterpiece Theatre" program raises the bar for future "Jane Eyre" productions to a level that will not be easily hurdled.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Creator-writer Norman Morrill's drama is so taut and his approach to the genre so sharp that the only significant complaint is that the first "season" is only six episodes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    The buzz is that "My Name Is Earl" is good, and the truth is that it's better than the buzz.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Much of the charm in this show, as well as the humor, comes from Rock's ability to vanquish political correctness in favor of a candid but affectionate look at the past.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    There are more than a few well-made dramas this season, but "Studio 60" -- with its intelligent dialogue, ironic humor, brilliant acting and Schlamme's inspired direction -- lays claim to being the most exciting new show of the season.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Whether or not "The Nine" succeeds -- and, personally, I'm pulling for it -- it deserves credit for advancing the art of TV storytelling to new heights, both complex and rewarding.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    In lesser hands, Longford might have come off as dogmatic or, worse, pathetic. Broadbent endows him with a cocktail of emotions that makes Longford simultaneously heroic and vulnerable. It is a performance that will likely not be forgotten later this year when Emmy nominations are announced.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    This handsome miniseries is praiseworthy on many levels--as history, as entertainment and as a way to bring to life for new generations a sense of the sacrifice and heroism needed to establish the U.S.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    This latest production from Terence Wrong and ABC News is as ambitious as it is thrilling, a beautiful collage of life-and-death drama, raw courage, medical miracles and human foibles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Long on heart, brimming with great characters, smartly cast, expertly written and funny from start to finish, Family is the obvious choice for best new fall comedy--and possibly best series.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    A series with grit, charm, warmth and wit about another woman who defies convention to make her own way. And if Heather Paige Kent ("Stark Raving Mad"), who plays Lydia, doesn't steal your heart, it's time for a transplant. [29 Sept 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter