For 264 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

  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The West Wing: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 264
264 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The Aliens pilot has some of the funniest writing on TV this fall.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Reaper is a fun show to watch but not to think about. The concept is imaginative, and the characters are enjoyable. The pilot is a hugely entertaining hour of TV.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Californication can be unabashedly self-centered, judgmental and off-putting, but it is redeemed by occasional hilarious moments, an appealing father-daughter relationship and Duchovny's skillful creation of a charismatic boor.
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Some of the sharpest political satire on the small screen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Bleak but intriguing, Company is a brilliant reflection of the mind-set that dominated world politics for a half century. Solid performances are the rule, with special applause for Molina and Keaton. Director Mikael Salomon effectively uses darkness and shadows to illustrate the clandestine environment as well as metaphors for this grim historical era.
    • 74 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Give Gilligan credit for a pilot, written mostly as one long flashback, that is suspenseful and surprising. Cranston is always fun to watch and Bad is no exception. What's more, a strong supporting cast suggests there is a lot of room for this series to grow.
    • 65 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Sure enough, HBO's "Recount" is replete with inside politics. But it also has well-written characters, first-class acting and confident directing, which produces a level of tension and suspense you wouldn’t expect in a story about a widely reported recent event.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Although episodes are self-contained, each has a clue that points to the overall involvement of a shadowy, giant corporation, Massive Dynamics. Combine these elements with solid special effects and confident direction and you get some heavy-duty counterprogramming to ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    This is one of the rare situation comedies that relies almost entirely on situations, each of which is more bizarre than the next and at the same time perfectly plausible. It's almost too good.
    • 69 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.
    • 79 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Each part has edge-of-the-seat moments, thanks to some admirable performances as well as several intriguing new plot twists that inject surprise at key moments.
    • 67 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It could be complicated, but Peters' tightly written teleplay makes it easy to follow. In addition, the pilot raises provocative issues without getting didactic. That, combined with mythology less dense than, say, ABC's Lost, should make this an attractive viewing option.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Well-cast and full of expensive-looking special effects, FlashForward should hook a respectable number of viewers with its combination of surprise and suspense.