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 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: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 270
270 tv reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    There are clever moments in NBC's new improv series "Thank God You're Here," but you can get awfully restless waiting for them.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    It lacks the charm of the original. Worse, the characters in the NBC show are so exaggerated that the whole thing feels like a skit.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    In fact, the entire show consists almost entirely of spills, tumbles and falls, most of which fell short of being breathtaking, spectacular or catastrophic.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    It’s rather like a “Saturday Night Live” skit that should have stayed a skit and not wound up on the big screen.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    Without more skillful dialogue and lively stories, this won't help A&E kick the reality habit.
    • 54 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    Regardless, it doesn't take long to realize that "Miami Medical," written by executive producer Jeffrey Lieber, is long on emotional manipulation and short on compelling characters and insightful storytelling.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    This show still feels emotionally manipulative and at times even uncomfortably invasive.
    • 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."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    So give School Pride an A for good intentions, a D for research into what ails public schools and an F for deliberately concealing the fact that it took the network and its sponsors--and not some empowered community--to revitalize a school.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    If "Twenty" proves anything, it's that even gifted performers can't conceal the flaws of a truly uninspired script, though they can distract from them here and there.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    The characters have the depth of a dollar bill, and their predicaments produce few surprises. It's not that the stories lack potential -- well, some maybe. Mostly it's that the level of drama rarely goes beyond daytime fare.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    A series like this can go in a lot of different directions, and creator-writer-director John Gray takes them there. He goes for the scary, the funny and the overbearingly sentimental, but it is the latter that dominates.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    [It] might more accurately be titled "Touched by a Sponsor."
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    Given this straitjacket of a script, it's hard to know how good the cast could be with decent material.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    The series premiere suffers from a catalog of problems longer than most demand lists.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    A lackluster show about a conflicted mother-to-be and her annoying and oblivious husband that mostly provides ammunition to those who argue that Hollywood is out of touch with the real world.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    The stories trudge along like a semi on a steep uphill grade. Taken as a whole, the show looks more like something pasted together for potential demographic appeal than anyone's dramatic vision.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Barry Garron
    Largely a waste of time.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Barry Garron
    This formulaic, hard-to-swallow concoction of glib writing and off-putting characters neither enhances the credits of its cast nor the reputation of Jerry Bruckheimer when it comes to TV comedy.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Barry Garron
    You'd think that someone somewhere down the line... would have lobbied for the rudiments of a story, characters with texture and dialogue more sophisticated than shopping mall conversation.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Barry Garron
    This is a show that could bury the [sitcom] genre altogether.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Barry Garron
    The four-hour project was written and directed by John Lafia, who managed to find new and creative ways to turn every scene into a cliche and get a cringe from every line of dialogue.