For 197 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chuck Barney's Scores

Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Last Resort: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 197
197 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    Clearly rooted in life experience, Transparent continues to be a series that understands both love and pain.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Chuck Barney
    Sunday night's opening episode, Public Relations, delivers some jaw-dropping moments.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    The Australian actor is again in Emmy-caliber form, delivering a gripping character study of a man who isn't comfortable in his own skin.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 63 Chuck Barney
    Homeland has a chance to be a much tighter--and smarter--endeavor with more nuance than "24" ever had. But if a cougar suddenly appears, and/or if someone comes back from the dead, all bets are off.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    An emotionally powerful dramedy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    Stick with it, and this Sherlock proves to be a fun and exhilarating TV experience.
    • 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."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    This adaptation of a BBC series differentiates itself in enough ways to keep things fresh and riveting.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Chuck Barney
    Powerful stuff. [16 Apr 2000]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    That Thrones remains so utterly unpredictable makes it even more mesmerizing.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    So far. so good.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    Marin-based screenwriter Jane Anderson and director Lisa Cholodenko keep the timeline but ditch some of the stories, while proceeding in a leisurely fashion that allows us to really get to know the key characters.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    The top-notch acting is still intact, as is the attention to aesthetic detail.
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    The Cold War may be over, but this addictive spy thriller is just heating up.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    Season 6 jumps ahead in time and launches with a beautifully written, contemplative two-hour opener called "The Doorway."
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    It all adds up to a trip that's well worth taking.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    It's captivating, and also poignant.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    An irresistible blend of soapy shenanigans, domestic tension, political intrigue and catchy tunes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    The Missing, an eight-hour thriller coming to Starz on Saturday, is so tantalizing and haunting that it qualifies as a must-see, even for viewers who might be suffering from serial crime fatigue.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    Some of the characters are so simplistically drawn that it's laughable. On the other hand, we love these characters so much and we're having such a jolly good time that we just can't resist Downton Abbey.

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