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

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 272
272 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    At its heart, this American adaptation of a popular British series about a group of gay friends is dramatically rewarding, convincingly acted and smartly written. At times, though, it seems as if writers Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman and director Russell Mulcahy do too much to keep viewers from reaching that heart. [1 Dec 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    No doubt about it, Futurama and its entire splendid voice cast is back, sly wit, social satire and all. So, too, are the disembodied heads of celebrated figures.
    • 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
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    The harsh reality is that it will be lucky to get the time it needs to figure out how to become the show it was meant to be.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The best thing in the show's favor is its single-camera style and a cast that knows its way around a punchline, though these are few and far between. In general, stories are contrived and exaggerated, and they fail to deliver even a mild comedy payoff.
    • 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
    • 31 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The producers do a nice job of developing characters and delineating the conflict. It's so good that, with only a few tweaks here and a little better dialogue there, it could rival "The Office" as a faux documentary.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    Without more skillful dialogue and lively stories, this won't help A&E kick the reality habit.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Some of the sharpest political satire on the small screen.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    That's a lot of story potential, but most of it is squandered in trite and predictable ways.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    This is a warmhearted dramedy, which gushes charm and family appeal.
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It is a terrific springboard to a series that is appealing--even compelling--in a variety of ways.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    A terrific boon to those who can't wait a week between "Friday Night SmackDown!"
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    A little heavy on exposition.... "Burn" is at its best when Westen is outwitting and outracing bad guys.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It bursts with humor thanks to a solid cast, smart writing and a quick pace.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    For someone named Pepper, this character is awfully bland.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Funny, spooky and wonderfully entertaining. [7 Oct 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Unlike so many adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, this one not only pleases just as it stands but also could inspire a genuine curiosity in many viewers about seeing more of his work.
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Black, a thinking-man's blowhard, carries the concept off with shameless aplomb, while his debating helpers are equal parts witty and wise.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    There's no shortage of laughs.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    Largely a waste of time.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Too often, though, plots are contrived and coincidental (how many times can Kellerman defend clients against the same prosecutor, who just happens to be his girlfriend?) and lack the wonderful surprises that are trademarks of a Bochco production.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    British reviewers pegged Hotel Babylon correctly when they called it flashy, trashy, cheeky, frothy and "like a perfectly executed souffle."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The pilot is full of dark, dangerous and sexy moments.
    • 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.

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