For 264 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 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Barry Garron's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Pacific: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 264
264 tv reviews
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The third season, as much as the two preceding ones, continues to breathe new life and vigor into the Western genre. What's more, the actors have become so comfortable in the skins of their characters, we can now appreciate the complexity of their personalities and desires.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    A heart-pounding, mesmerizing adventure unlike anything else up or down the dial.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    If the stories aren't entirely convincing, the actors are.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It's all done so masterfully that by the third installment, Treme has the old-shoe feeling of a series that has been on for years, not weeks. Still, those first three episodes do move slowly, and if there's a sour note to be sounded it's that it takes awhile for the series to find its centerpoint.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Felicity lacks the quirkiness and the humor of "Ally McBeal." However, it has a warmth, a charm and a dramatic urgency that could, at least in part, justify the buzz. [28 Sept 1998]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Husband-and-wife team Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa pack the half-hour with oddball characters, zany circumstances and loads of physical comedy, but it's all grounded in enough reality to be utterly believable and irrepressibly funny.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Although the premiere could be more energetic, there's enough going on to coax you to revisit the Buffkins. Hephner shows genuine star potential with his portrayal of brooding Morgan, the moral center of the show. His performance is reason enough to keep watching, though others also stand out.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Shores has created a funny, loopy, off-kilter comedy that, truth be told, probably would play just as well on other cable channels, including Comedy Central and TV Land.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    In the end, it's just a case of pouring old crime into new bottles.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    Although several characters are refugees from central casting, there is too much of an earnest streak running through "Dirt" to dismiss it as a breathless soap.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The more K-ville captures this aura of gloom, the more depressing it is to watch.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    A look at the first episode suggests that, just as A.M. radio is the unassailable province of the right, TV might better be left to the left.
    • 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.
    • 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.' "
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    No one will mistake this for cutting-edge comedy but it is well-cast (especially Lithgow) and good-natured enough to please most viewers. [8 Jan 1996]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    That it has been a hit in 35 nations... reveals that there are more international threats than terrorism and global warming.