For 207 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chuck Barney's Scores

Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Atlanta: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Bob's Burgers: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 207
207 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    It's a muscular, instantly riveting series that features sensational performances by Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. Based on the early episodes, we could be looking at television's next great character-based drama.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    Clearly rooted in life experience, Transparent continues to be a series that understands both love and pain.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    Those who make the investment are richly rewarded. There's enough tension, betrayal, treachery, greed and sex, after all, to fill eight seasons of "Scandal."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    Mad Men can still keep us spellbound.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    I'd rather spend time with an edgy show that aims high and sometimes falls short, than one that doesn't.... Welcome back, Mr. Sorkin. It's a pleasure to have you.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    This adaptation of a BBC series differentiates itself in enough ways to keep things fresh and riveting.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    Though the show contains laugh-out-loud moments, it occasionally proves to be more melancholy than mirthful. Along the way, it has some sharp things to say about race, gender, the absurdity of celebrity and the nagging fear of failure. Glover's Atlanta, it turns out, has all the right beats.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    It's captivating, and also poignant.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    The top-notch acting is still intact, as is the attention to aesthetic detail.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    Audacious plot lines help to keep Orange Is the New Black so unusual and refreshing. It's the one prison show that you may never want to escape.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    It's never easy to say goodbye to a drama as mind-blowingly magnificent as Breaking Bad, but savvy creator Vince Gilligan has picked the right time to put his end game into motion
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    The show probably wouldn't fly for a minute, though, if it weren't for the ineffably engaging Cavanagh, who looks a lot like sardonic comedian Jon Stewart, yet has the laid-back affability of a young Jimmy Stewart. All bright eyes and dimples, he absolutely sparkles in the role. [7 Oct 2000, p.D01]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    Fearless, relatable, goofy and charmingly awkward, she’s just a joy to watch. She has a strong voice, too.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    Fortunately, the new Steel Magnolias turns out to be a full 90 minutes of wonderful.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    Orange is teeming with humor, heart and poignancy--all the elements needed to qualify it as one of the summer's must-see shows.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    The lively script by Geoffrey Ward covers a lot of ground and offers keen insights via interviews, not only with experts but regular folk who lived through the era.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    The overall result is something rare--a film that sucks you in as a riveting thriller would, but also one that will make you pause to ponder issues of race, domestic abuse and our obsession with celebrity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    The show is a tour de farce for Warburton, who has the commanding gusto of a superhero and the deadpan style so appropriate for the material. [8 Nov 2001, p.D01]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    Last Resort [is] another epic, ambitious and distinctive new show that is cause for excitement.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    FX may have struck dramatic gold again. This series is mesmerizing. It sucks you in like a good book and has you yearning for more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    That Thrones remains so utterly unpredictable makes it even more mesmerizing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    What [director Ryan Murphy] delivers is a film with piercing emotional honesty that feels rough, and real, and intimate, and truly full of heart.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Chuck Barney
    As its lofty production price tag suggests, The Pacific is bursting with epic sprawl and extravagance. But like any effective film of its kind, it also contains a brand of intimacy that will have you bonding with its characters and caring deeply about their fates.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Chuck Barney
    Treme, probably more than any piece of cinematic fiction set in New Orleans, feels like an authentic experience. As you watch it--and slowly savor it--you can practically taste the red beans and rice.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Chuck Barney
    The good news is that it's still got game. [7 Nov 2004, p.C09]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Chuck Barney
    By the end of the opener, a web of intriguing plot lines (and their treacherous overtones) are firmly in place. As ensuing episodes unfold, the story finds its beating heart as the characters substantially deepen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Chuck Barney
    The best new series of the season, it's a drama that deftly blends familiar elements of "The Stepford Wives" and "American Beauty" with a dash of "Twin Peaks," while still managing to feel strikingly new. [3 Oct 2004]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Chuck Barney
    One of the best-written and well-acted pilots of the fall, this spunky dramedy is full of small surprises. [29 Sept 2000, p.T034]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Chuck Barney
    Sunday night's opening episode, Public Relations, delivers some jaw-dropping moments.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Chuck Barney
    And as far as the plots are concerned, don't sweat it. Tonight's engaging season-opener is easily accessible. Spend some time with these characters and soon you'll find yourself developing a strong emotional connection to them. [5 Oct 2007]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times

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