For 272 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 3.5 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
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 272
272 tv reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    "Supernatural" is unlike anything else out there and should build a following among viewers who appreciate its combination of spooky mythology and mystery adventure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Director David Nutter gets the series off to a rousing start, practically packing every frame with suspense, special effects and an urgency that drives this show like an incessant drumbeat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    What gives this serious heft and its own unique feel is the family drama woven throughout the premiere. That, and a group of particularly talented and skilled cast members who, under director Thomas Schlamme, take their performances to the highest levels.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Pace and Anna Friel, who plays Chuck, his childhood sweetheart, are as charming as ever. Even better, their relationship is evolving. Yet another encouraging sign is that the first few episodes promise significant involvement from one of TV's best supporting casts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The series, from creators Bryan Fuller and Barry Sonnenfeld, is a masterful mixture of life, romance, optimism and youthful exuberance, all played out under the threat of instant death.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Reaper is a fun show to watch but not to think about. The concept is imaginative, and the characters are enjoyable. The pilot is a hugely entertaining hour of TV.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Give Gilligan credit for a pilot, written mostly as one long flashback, that is suspenseful and surprising. Cranston is always fun to watch and Bad is no exception. What's more, a strong supporting cast suggests there is a lot of room for this series to grow.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    This one has more heart and is a better fit with its primetime neighbors.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It bursts with humor thanks to a solid cast, smart writing and a quick pace.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Two episodes NBC made available to critics prove this series is ready to scale even higher comedic heights and that the brightest spot on the planet is not the light atop the Luxor but the writers' room of 30 Rock.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    A nice combination of brains and belly laughs and a solid addition to the CBS comedy block on Monday nights.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It is a terrific springboard to a series that is appealing--even compelling--in a variety of ways.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The star also is the writer, director and editor, does a much better job of translating Louis C.K.'s wit and comic irreverence to a weekly series. It deserves to catch on, though it's back-and-forth style might make it a tougher sell to viewersc
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    In the second season, some novelty has inevitably worn off, but Dexter is, if anything, more of a paradox and remains one of the most compelling characters on TV.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The series, from Liese's Herizon Prods. and New Line Television, is remarkable for the way it compresses time and hones in on pivotal moments.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    What's different--and refreshing--about ABC's No Ordinary Family is that the efforts made to convince you that the Powells are normal, while entirely sincere, don't last long. Their supposed normalcy disintegrates into something more fun and potentially more compelling well before the pilot's end credits begin to roll.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    There's enough to like about this series to hope for its return later in the season. [3 Aug 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    With its large ensemble cast and frequent flashbacks--visiting and revisiting events that occurred from 23 minutes to 13 months in the past--watching Event is like riding a contraption that is half time machine and half bumper car.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Although this Valley is too deep at times, there are enough elements to provide a fun, action-packed experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Sci-fi purists might find it the taste of CBS' "Threshold" disconcerting, but for the rest of us, this is scary fun and suspenseful dramedy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    [An] unflinching and engaging look at the lives of a disparate group of women in their 20s and 30s whose share a love for this rough-and-tumble sport.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    NCIS: L.A., like its parent, relies on a sturdy, mostly youthful cast, sporadic action, and sprightly dialogue.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    This might make a better premise for a movie than a series, but Fox is giving it a shot amid its Sunday animated comedies. It could pay off thanks to above-average writing, a winning performance by Tyler Labine and an understanding by the producers that this series must walk a tightrope to avoid becoming too sweet or cynical.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    There's no shortage of laughs.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The new show dovetails nicely with its lead-in to present a solid hour of skewered news and punctured pomposity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    This is a warmhearted dramedy, which gushes charm and family appeal.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Despite its 1980s ambiance, you can't simply dismiss the show. It has some genuinely funny lines, though it's not clear who to thank for that.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    What emerges is a drama that is solid, though not spectacular, and a star more charismatic than complicated. [24 Sept 2001]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The improv style when done well, as it is here, doesn't generate sidesplitting laughter, but it does produce a steady stream of deliciously enjoyable moments.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The show has a complex rhythm involving characters, satire and sight gags. You can watch "Barker" again and find things you missed the first time.

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