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

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 272
272 tv reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Although more like "Felicity" than "The Paper Chase" in attitude and subject matter, early indications are that the characters in this eight-episode series have neither the depth nor texture of either of those shows.
    • 66 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Intriguing but not entirely satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    The focus is on the dangerous and forbidden relationship between Mick and Beth and his efforts to keep his past a secret. Whether there's enough material there to knit together a series remains to be seen.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    The harsh reality is that it will be lucky to get the time it needs to figure out how to become the show it was meant to be.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Director-writer Peter Berg understands completely, and he explores the psychology of team sport and the dynamics of personal tragedy with great sensitivity.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    It has the wit and bite that made the series a standout, but it has jettisoned much of the dramatic baggage that had begun to weigh the show down.
    • 71 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    While it is far from apparent that Friday night is the best place for this smart and stylish show, one can assume USA will move it elsewhere, if necessary, to give it the chance it deserves.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Outrageous at times, sentimental at other times, "The Boondocks" brings a unique and satiric vision to animation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    If one can get past the certainty that, like most reality shows, the reality here has been sanitized for everyone's protection, one should enjoy meeting these salt-of-the-earth workers with good hearts, the kind of people who normally are everywhere except on TV.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    "Book Club" is one of those "wink, wink, nudge, nudge" series. You know, the kind that promote themselves as giving unvarnished looks into real-life issues facing women in a variety of situations but that mostly exist to exploit them.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    This farmer may want a wife but, in the end, the only guarantee is that he gets a reality show.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    As exciting as the original.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The premise of an attractive group of friends living and loving in the Big Apple is not exactly a novel idea, but there's always room for a series that resonates with a distinctive new take, a unique perspective or memorable characters. Unfortunately, this isn't it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Mostly, it was a tasteful affair.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The Aliens pilot has some of the funniest writing on TV this fall.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    A heart-pounding, mesmerizing adventure unlike anything else up or down the dial.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    The buzz is that "My Name Is Earl" is good, and the truth is that it's better than the buzz.

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