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 Murder One: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 270
270 tv reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus is at the top of her game. Her expressions, physicality and timing are right on the mark. Her vocals are a treat and flow naturally from the story. [14 Apr 2003]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Working together, Goldblum and Craven create some of the most honest scenes in the genre.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The show succeeds on a number of levels and builds on a well-crafted premise pilot.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The writing is sharp enough to create nearly as many solid laughs as there are producers. [21 Aug 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Hall... is brilliant at conveying the subtle complexity of Dexter.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    It's a showcase for Ullman's remarkable skill, but it is done too fast for the comedy to percolate. We barely have time to figure out who the character is before there's another one. And another. Things are better in succeeding episodes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    No one will mistake this for cutting-edge comedy but it is well-cast (especially Lithgow) and good-natured enough to please most viewers. [8 Jan 1996]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Although it will be hard to match "The O.C.'s" ratings, particularly against the blockbuster competition of the time period ("The Apprentice" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"), the "Reunion" pilot offers a more intriguing and creative form of entertainment.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Sound more than a little like FX's "Rescue Me"? Absolutely.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    With its superb cast, impeccable direction and mostly sharp writing, "Out of Practice" demonstrates simultaneously how polished and professional a sitcom can be and why TV comedy, with a few notable exceptions, is in such a funk.
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    There is a dynamic of affection and caring that makes the series more than just a collection of witty lines effectively delivered.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    It is a series that boasts more than a few terrific performances, and yet it is surprisingly mellow, nearly devoid of the kinds of dramatic moments that resonate after the final credits roll.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    If the stories aren't entirely convincing, the actors are.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    It's not that Americans can't master the outlandish sketch comedy exemplified by Little Britain USA. It's just that, from Monty Python to Borat to Eddie Izzard, the British invariably do it so much better.
    • 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
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Holds its own against the 1956 classic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    It's a Western miniseries with impeccable pedigree, memorable characters, breathtaking cinematography and a story that seems almost as if it had been put together by a committee.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    British reviewers pegged Hotel Babylon correctly when they called it flashy, trashy, cheeky, frothy and "like a perfectly executed souffle."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Carey, a stand-up comedy veteran, has great timing and expression. It's easy to relate to his working-class persona. Now if someone could just make his friends a little funnier, "Drew Carey" could be a winner. [13 Sep 1995]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The pilot is full of dark, dangerous and sexy moments.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Arguably the best comedy this fall.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    A little heavy on exposition.... "Burn" is at its best when Westen is outwitting and outracing bad guys.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Part improbable comedy, part unrealistic drama, "Head Cases" is nonetheless a clever series that gets incredible mileage out of its two central characters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Julianna Margulies--also listed as a producer--is convincing as a lawyer whose only true solace is her work. Still, she lives under a black cloud that threatens to burst at any moment and overwhelm the show.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    If there is a chink to this series' armor, it is in the casting of Armstrong in the title role.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Even with its eye-rolling plot and its McMusic, High School Musical 2, like the original, does well by doing good.

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