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

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Mad Men: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 272
272 tv reviews
    • 66 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Fun to watch, cleverly written and filled with engaging characters.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    This is challenging fare, but the smart storytelling and realistic portrayal of professional relationships is unique and worth checking out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    This remains a superb, positively riveting TV drama, however repetitive the themes and grandly implausible the scenarios.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Under Michael Dinner's steady directorial hand, it's dark, tense and conspiratorial, a far cry from the camp sci-fi tricks of its predecessor.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It's imperative to make [a commitment] to this series because it doesn't really find itself until the second and third episodes. That's when you feel and recognize the beauty and the pain that Cynthia Mort smartly and sensitively portrays in her fiercely honest examination of sex in relationships.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    This role is tailor-made for Baker, who has a flair for playing irreverent characters who are crucial to the success of the system even as they tweak its authority figures.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The script, from Josh Applebaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg, is true to the spirit of the original and exciting enough to make you swallow the premise and beg for more.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    "The Unit" is filled with thrilling action and heart-pounding adventure.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Smits' charisma, plus the fact that future episodes promise more intellectually involving stories, bode well for this series.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The action is swift, the patter is clever, the casting is smart and the special effects are nimble, all of which adds up to a flashy hour of fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Lipkin demonstrates a keen eye for nuances of class and social structure and a unique perspective on how to attain the American dream.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Hip in tone but traditional in spirit, it's not at all hard to feel welcome at the Captain.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    "How I Met Your Mother" introduces a level of unpredictability not usually found in comedies.
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It's a one-of-a-kind thriller that rewards your attention with nonstop action, endless surprises, exciting cinematography and a great assortment of characters.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Justified will not stretch the dramatic envelope the way many FX shows have. Still, with its white knight of a hero, fine guest stars and intriguing relationships, one can rely on the show to deliver 13 hours of entertaining and occasionally taut crime drama.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The latest (and last) in the series featuring superhero librarian Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) packs more humor, suspense and adventure into two hours than either of its two predecessors.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    There's no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to new TV series, but Back to You is as close as it gets.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Those willing to pay close attention to the long list of characters will be rewarded with a diverting story and several winning performances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The 13-episode series has all the early earmarks of distinctive drama and smart storytelling.
    • 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.
    • 40 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.
    • 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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    "Ellie" is a smart, daring show, full of memorable characters capable of humorous banter in one moment and physical comedy the next. [25 Feb 2002]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Those who gravitate to this engaging show will be rewarded with the kind of substantial, thoughtful fare more often reserved for theater audiences. Plus, there are outstanding performances.
    • The Hollywood Reporter

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