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

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Band of Brothers: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 272
272 tv reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    The B-list panel... doesn't measure up to the likes of erudite and quick-witted Henry Morgan or Bill Cullen. But they enjoy themselves, and their fun can be contagious at times.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    The sameness of the format detracted from the excitement inherent in any awards broadcast.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Her way lets viewers glimpse at parts of her personal life (her house, her parents) but carefully withholds other details.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    When the show clicks, as it does in several scenes, the improvised performances have a more natural look and feel than typical sitcom scripts. Elsewhere, the comedy feels forced and staged.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Although titled The Defenders, there is no mistaking this stubbornly and unaccountably bland legal show for the bold CBS series of the 1960s with the same name.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    A brave and breezy (though slightly uneven) series that is well-cast but not always well-plotted.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Now and then, there are instances in which the profilers, and Gideon in particular, literally walk out of one scene and into another. It's a nice touch and a visually creative change of pace, but it's not enough -- not even with frequent shots of Patinkin's expressive face -- to distinguish this series in a particularly crowded genre.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    The strengths of "Conviction" are its talented, attractive cast and clever stories about prosecutions that never are what they appear to be.... At the same time, this business of chasing a younger demo is still kind of new to the producers. There are moments when credibility gives way to exaggerated vulnerability.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Although competently produced, the series about doctors who specialize in brain maladies lacks a dramatic spark. Characters aren't fully formed; stories aren't arresting. Sometimes it even seems like the show was created from the transplanted organs of other series.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    For those who make the effort to stay tuned, the reward at the end of the first episode is meager. One hopes for bigger payoffs in subsequent outings.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Too often, though, plots are contrived and coincidental (how many times can Kellerman defend clients against the same prosecutor, who just happens to be his girlfriend?) and lack the wonderful surprises that are trademarks of a Bochco production.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Samantha leaps from place to place as if its rapid pace could conceal the bumpy story line or at least suppress the observation that none of this makes much sense.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    The cinematography is stylish, and the action sequences compare favorably to those shot for larger screens. The acting is good, sometimes even inspired, and yet there is a big problem with the show. Put simply, most of these characters are distasteful and sometimes downright repulsive.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Perhaps inevitably, with all that focus on the educational component, the story gets short shrift.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    It can be funny at times, like when a draft pick becomes part of a negotiated plea bargain in a criminal case. And there's no denying the strong chemistry among the little-known cast. At other times, though the one-dimensional humor wears thin and the guys nearly become parodies of themselves.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    To be sure, Flashpoint is a perfectly competent police procedural right down to its convincing weaponry and tactics. However, based on the pilot, it isn't particularly fresh or inventive.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    True Blood, with its constant profanity, gore and banal cruelty, will have a limited appeal. It might become appointment viewing for genre fans even as the rest of us steer clear of Bon Temps.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    Intriguing but not entirely satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    If you've seen the original with Donald Trump, there is scarcely a need to view this carbon copy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    The characters connect mostly on a clinical level, rarely deeper.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    The show's main strength is the admirable comic acting ability of Kelsey Grammer and decent wordsmithing by sitcom veteran Tucker Cawley. But even with those assets, Hank comes across as familiar and formulaic--something you don't mind watching but wouldn't go out of your way to see.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Barry Garron
    At times, it seems more intent on chasing a demographic than entertaining it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    If one dispenses with the seemingly coaxed melodrama, the well-rehearsed family scenes and the endlessly repetitive bumpers, an occasional nugget of helpful information on tracing family roots is discovered.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    A fairly pedestrian comedy that needs all the studio-generated laughter it can muster.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    For now, it remains more like a group of shuffled skits than a cohesive series.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Plaudits to Ambrose for her effort to bring some honesty to her scenes, but it isn't enough to keep the show from imploding.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The more K-ville captures this aura of gloom, the more depressing it is to watch.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The series, even after a second episode, is stuck in a rut. After awhile, the insane predicaments of these overprivileged characters are more pathetic than funny.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    For the most part, a well-chosen cast has been imprisoned in two-dimensional roles. [2 Oct 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter

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