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

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 270
270 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Creator and writer Paul T. Scheuring offers this deal with viewers: Suspend credibility on a few key points and, in return, get a series that keeps you glued to the set for a full hour. My advice is to take the deal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    This is a first-rate series that explores the hearts and minds of terrorists even as it presents scene after scene of suspense and action.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The show succeeds on a number of levels and builds on a well-crafted premise pilot.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Bored prefers droll to funny. Almost implicit in its tone is the attitude that viewers should be satisfied merely hanging out with the literati of New York, flawed though they might be, and not hope for compelling stories and charismatic characters, as well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Although the original remains the greatest (at least, based on the single Cleveland episode made available for review), the newer sitcom has charm, wit and actresses who could coax laughs reading the fine print of a credit card agreement.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    "Brothers & Sisters"... has all the traditional themes of unhappy marriage, unmet parental expectations, unexpected financial chicanery and (possibly) unfaithfulness. It deals with them convincingly, though not with any great depth or insight.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Softer than soft porn, Call Girl is as much a documentary about high-end prostitution as it is about the conflicts and foibles of those who engage in it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The premise of an attractive group of friends living and loving in the Big Apple is not exactly a novel idea, but there's always room for a series that resonates with a distinctive new take, a unique perspective or memorable characters. Unfortunately, this isn't it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    All series need time to discover their strengths and weaknesses, and this is no exception. However, this show starts with a foundation of solid character comedy, which bodes well for the future.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It's an entirely different vibe, further enhanced by a charismatic and quirky central character who is both unpredictable and impossible to pigeonhole. Given a chance to develop, Detective Charlie Crews could someday take a place with the likes of Kojak, Columbo and Monk.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It is smartly written, particularly well-cast and a worthy vehicle for Louis-Dreyfus and her high-energy comedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It takes nothing away from this genuinely talented group of kids to express even greater admiration for the promotion and marketing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The series, a feast for the eyes, boasts stellar performances and a historically authentic aura but only occasional flashes of the kind of action and suspense you might expect from such a period piece.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Despite its pedigree as a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, "Silver Bells" is only slightly more sophisticated than an after-school special.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    There's nothing particularly appealing about any of the folks having the close encounters.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    She creates an appealing character despite all the preconceptions, many of which are acknowledged and dispensed with in the first few scenes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    It can be pleasant -- even charming at times -- but not much more than that.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Greek is much more than artful manipulation of marketing strategy. The premiere has several surprises even as it dares you to pigeonhole any of these characters. The talented young ensemble cast works hard to sell the stories and mostly succeeds.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The perspective one gets from inside the House of Saddam is different than media reports from the outside and is, in itself, an important reason to tune in.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    A contrived and predictable drama in military dress. [23 Sep 1995]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    [It] gets high marks for capturing the spirit and idealism of the staff but only passing grades for storytelling.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The show manages to be hugely entertaining and involving thanks mainly to the judges' personalities and the ability of the producers to spot emotionally charged stories when they see them. Sometimes these elements work together.
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    There's a strong supporting cast, including Loretta Devine as Stone's no-nonsense secretary, but the big attraction is Miller's Stone and his transformation from heartless corporate lawyer to protector of the little guy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    A well-intentioned drama with a few comedic quirks but without depth or greater purpose.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Murphy is adept at creating clever mind games between his characters, but moments of true suspense or fright are few and far between.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    "The Unit" is filled with thrilling action and heart-pounding adventure.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 10 Barry Garron
    This is a show that could bury the [sitcom] genre altogether.

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