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

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Murder One: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 272
272 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Perhaps inevitably, with all that focus on the educational component, the story gets short shrift.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Finnigan, who was so right in NBC's loopy comedy "Committed," lacks the heft for the role of the no-nonsense prosecutor. Not that, as written, the role would be easy for anyone. It requires Annabeth to be a vigorous and energetic protagonist and, simultaneously, a weepy young mother with postpartum blues.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    If you can ignore for a moment a logical flaw that permeates the series, you'll find an absorbing, well-paced legal drama with both heart and attitude, not to mention cinematography good enough to carry the Jerry Bruckheimer imprimatur.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    There are no deep belly laughs here but you can count on a steady stream of chuckles, more from the characters than the situations.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    At times, things veer so far off center that running from the feds seems like a distraction from the more important story of teen romance and angst, just another annoyance like a sudden zit or a dropped call.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    Crusoe, based loosely on the classic adventure tale by Daniel Defoe, is an international co-production that champions swashbuckling and scenery without grasping the significance of credibility and character development.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    It can be funny at times, like when a draft pick becomes part of a negotiated plea bargain in a criminal case. And there's no denying the strong chemistry among the little-known cast. At other times, though the one-dimensional humor wears thin and the guys nearly become parodies of themselves.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    So, one gets an episode about Spartacus' lessons at gladiator school and another episode about his fights in "the pit," a place brutal enough to make professional wrestling look like ballet. With such thin stories each week, it's small wonder that sex and violence are used to take up the slack.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Fun to watch, cleverly written and filled with engaging characters.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    For those who make the effort to stay tuned, the reward at the end of the first episode is meager. One hopes for bigger payoffs in subsequent outings.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    For now, it remains more like a group of shuffled skits than a cohesive series.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    To be sure, Flashpoint is a perfectly competent police procedural right down to its convincing weaponry and tactics. However, based on the pilot, it isn't particularly fresh or inventive.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The pilot is plodding at times, the result of a few too many heart-to-heart discussions among the characters. Still, Williams, Holliday and Heard create such fresh, memorable characters that it's impossible to get bored. [16 Sept 1995, p.E7]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Intriguing but not entirely satisfying.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Even skillful performances by its largely unknown cast aren't able to hide the lack of character development and the sense that the people in this series are almost self-parodies.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    There is "love, hookups, backstabbing, cheating, scandals and crying," though not nearly enough to distract from the show's tedious obeisance to a formula that has become more familiar than the lyrics to "Happy Birthday."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    A dependable source of entertaining fright.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    A surprisingly refreshing romantic dramedy full of appealing characters.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Despite her position as editor, Emily lives in a world with high school values, where the ultimate achievements are being popular, fitting in, looking good and finding a hot date.

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