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 8.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chuck Barney's Scores

Average review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Ray Donovan: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 207
207 tv reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Chuck Barney
    So far, though, it has mostly kept its ambition in check, preferring to follow the playbook of a typical crime procedural, with a little more darkness and a little less energy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Chuck Barney
    We're left with a shrill sitcom that's hard not to hate.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    The boys are at their best when mocking the absurdities of what they find on television.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Chuck Barney
    It's captivating, and also poignant.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    Based on the first two installments of a 13-episode season, it will continue to have viewers perched on the edge of their sofas.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Chuck Barney
    Based on first impressions, it's certainly not fall-down funny, but the cast is appealing and the premise promising.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Chuck Barney
    Very little of it feels fresh or funny. Nor does Allen's character strike me as someone viewers would want to spend a great deal of time with.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Chuck Barney
    Although the show features strong performances and is piercing in its emotional honesty, it also get bogged down in its own existential angst.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Chuck Barney
    Most TV shows, after all, quickly fade from memory. This one will haunt your dreams.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Chuck Barney
    Unfortunately, no one pops off the screen the way Farrah once did.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Chuck Barney
    The Playboy Club isn't in the same league, or even the same galaxy, as the critically adored "Mad Men." While the latter offers nuance and depth and keen insights into its era, the former settles for stock characters, cliches and superficiality, punctuated by a lot of come-hither looks.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    What Up All Night has over other baby-rearing shows is a refreshing irreverence.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    Ringer may not be able to match the Master of Suspense at the top of his game, but it does a great job of creating a constant state of queasy tension.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    It manages to remain faithful to the tone and lively style of the original. Newcomers really don't have to be well-versed in Torchwood lore or "Doctor Who," the series that spawned it, to get a kick out of sci-fi craziness of it all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    Despite all the implausibilities and irritations, Switched manages to make a positive impression, thanks to some sturdy writing and solid performances that adequately sell the premise.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Chuck Barney
    Some viewers will delight in the edgy humor, while others undoubtedly will want to slap an extra-tight muzzle on Wilfred.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    For now, though, Delany is enough to hold our attention. With a deft touch, she blends just enough warmth and vulnerability with the sass and smarts to make it all palatable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    Breakout Kings manages to compensate for its lack of creative ambition with some lively writing, good pacing and an off-kilter sense of humor. It is also blessed with a colorful cast of characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    Viewers turned off by the bitterly boisterous, superficial and often one-sided confrontations on the cable news channels might find The Sunset Limited to be refreshing in some ways.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Chuck Barney
    Unfortunately, things just never really gel in a pilot episode that falls flat and is only intermittently funny....In fact, only Janney, whose gleefully oblivious character spews un-PC zingers and keeps a huge self-portrait in her office, makes a truly fresh impression.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Chuck Barney
    What's more bothersome about Skins from a critical standpoint is the thin plotting, the aimless narrative, and the generally flat and artificial feel of the production.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    The show's characters have proven to be an engaging bunch over the long haul and several themes embedded in The Game pack more emotional punch than most sitcoms. Judging from fan response, this is clearly a game plan that works.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Chuck Barney
    Unfortunately, The Cape fails to fly. Lyons has all the charisma of a fence post, and the leaden scripts bring no fresh twists to the genre.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Chuck Barney
    The opener is riddled with juvenile humor consisting of jokes pegged to corpses, crotches and child molestation. It's almost enough to trigger a case of mad cow disease.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Chuck Barney
    If you've ever wondered how television screws up so many promising projects, check out Episodes, a new Showtime series with Matt LeBlanc that provides the answers in deliciously hilarious detail.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Chuck Barney
    Hamming it up big time, William H. Macy plays a booze-addled father of six kids in this uneven drama that seems more intent on taking its pay-cable liberties (nudity, profanity, etc.) to the extreme than weaving an engaging story.
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Chuck Barney
    The solid acting performances and the family dynamics contained in Blue Bloods make for an absorbing hour of television.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Chuck Barney
    Surely it will have Palin lovers rushing to plant wet smooches on the screen and all the haters citing it as proof that TV is, indeed, full of dreck.
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times

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