For 877 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Total Blackout: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 877
877 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 33 Ed Bark
    It shows only scant signs of life while also failing to be all that revealing about the unique profession it depicts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Bark
    Plagued by pedestrian scripts and mostly nondescript characters, it slogs from night to night without nearly enough suspense or consequences. [2 Apr 2000]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    101 Ways, despite some of its explosive ejections, is gratingly slow-paced and infested by commercial breaks just before host Sutphen reveals who's next to be axed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Watching BFF leaves only a dull, but throbbing headache.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    A decidedly bland and tedious weekly series in which couples attempt to mend their frayed relationships by doing it for a full week.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Some of its imagery is arresting. But this is mostly a sorry, unfortunate and even contemptuous enterprise.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    A violent, virile and often vile extension of the 2001 film that won Denzel Washington a Best Actor Oscar.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    The Assets just can’t get untracked, lumbering through its first two hours without any sense of purpose, style or urgency.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    So far this is a dour, sour affair replete with uninviting characters. That’s generally not a good recipe for return visits.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    This latest aliens-meet-earthlings sitcom is just too dopily executed for any long-term stay on this planet.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    It’s a grindingly bad half-hour with some even worse finishing touches.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Marco Polo might best be utilized as a sedative or sleeping pill. All those dark to pitch black exteriors and interiors seem guaranteed to prompt an onset of heavy eyelids if not a complete conk-out. And if that doesn’t get you, the ponderous pace almost certainly will.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    It all ends in thoroughly predictable fashion--and without any zip or pop.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    This thing appears to be going nowhere fast. And it’s already taking way too long to get there.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Is it all a hoot to watch? Definitely, but probably not intentionally so.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Sometimes they’re [TV networks are] still smart enough to know when they have a stinker.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Body of Proof for the most part plays dead within the realm of plausible crime-solving, interesting characters and assumptions that Delany's once-promising career would do more than wither on this vine.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    The resultant explosions look cheap and the cliche-pocked script keeps self-destructing--“We’re running out of time, Mac”--before the bad guys are neutralized. MacGyver deploys a few household items to make all of this happen, but not all that inventively or interestingly. Till’s acting remains a work in progress, if that.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Witches of East End is just not worth a viewer’s toils and troubles.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Flesh and Bone is to the art of the dance what the laughable Showgirls was to the Las Vegas flesh market. Except that the art of the dance in Flesh and Bone also includes stripping to help make ends meet. What emerges is a thorough mess on a grandiose scale.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    It leads off the network's Thursday prime-time schedule, with the action originating in Miami and the scripts apparently bought from Godawful, Inc.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Its first half-hour comes and goes without providing any further reason to hang out with these guys.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Jack technically is a Gen Xer. But he might as well be the Quaker Oats man in the eyes of millennials getting the same broad brush treatment. It’s a wonder they can even feed themselves in a comedy that force-feeds its concept and swallows McHale whole in the process.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Suspect Behavior is in every way a grind, with even the usually very capable Whitaker looking lost at sea with his halting, stumbling, keep-pausing-for-effect portrayal of crime team head Sam "Coop" Cooper.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Vice Principals can be coarsely amusing in fits and spurts. But when it’s bad, it’s horrid.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Episodes are one hour each, requiring ample manufactured "drama" to keep this thing percolating.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    This is a show without any nutritive value, innate appeal or sense of purpose. It slogs through its muck until the buzzer sounds.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Mind Games just doesn’t work on any level.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Everything in Chelsea seems painfully forced.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    It’s all cut and spliced to the point where any real “jeopardy” involved is anyone’s guess. The weekly competitions on Survivor are far more convincingly presented.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Darkly shot and dimly plotted, the premiere episode never comes close to firming its grip. It instead plods and meanders, inviting viewers to invest elsewhere rather than buy into this poorly put-together jumble of something or other.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Stalker at best is an unsavory blend of violent crime, voyeurism and by-the-book preachments just in case you aren’t getting its “messages.”
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Drescher still looks good a dozen years removed from the last season of The Nanny. But the lines coming from her mouth are too obvious for words.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Bark
    This low-rent knockoff of the estimable 1960 movie is a sleep--inducing, cliche-choked, rope-a-dopey slowpoke starring a buncha no-names substituting for the likes of Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn. We haven't seen markdowns of this magnitude since Sears fire-saled its entire line of Johnny Miller menswear. [3 Jan 1998]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 39 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Roseanne's Nuts is her way of taking a dump in your living room.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Sullivan & Son is utterly artless in its efforts to be an equal opportunity offender.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Dads is just a senseless pounding of sensibilities, a beat-down without any saving graces.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Life's A Tripp in reality is nothing more than another Lifetime stumble.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Nothing about this latest re-do offers any hope for its future.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Virtually every joke lands with a resounding thud.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    All of this unfolds with complete and utter predictability amid a “Take my wife, please” collection of broad, flat, dated jokes delivered with a sledge hammer’s touch by Kevin and his coarse, chub-a-lub pals.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    The only thing keeping Luis from a flat-out F-grade is its employment of a multi-ethnic cast. That's commendable on the face of it, although under these circumstances all involved might be better off unseen.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Preposterous, ridiculously earnest, poorly scripted and laughably acted, this is the series that Anthony Edwards chose to re-enter prime-time after a long tenure as one of ER's main men. He should've stayed in bed.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Less funny than a compound fracture, this is a show that looks irreparably broken.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Those looking for depth will find none. Liz & Dick triumphs, however, as an amusement park for fans of the deeply dreadful.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    The first episode is just too relentlessly clunky and stupid.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    In the annals of all-time worst game shows, this one takes its rightful place alongside ABC's Conveyor Belt of Love, which soiled prime-time back in January 2010.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    Unfocused, unfunny and all together unbearable, Perfect Couples at least affords NBC a chance to hit rock bottom before the new owners begin their massive cleanup effort.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    Their all-that activities become redundant and tiresome at WARP speed, raising the overall question of whether watching Ja’mie: Private School Girl on a continuous loop would be worse than eternal burning in hell.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    A ridiculous and desperate effort to generate some buzz about its carrier, the wee little WE tv network.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    Brain-dead male teens without any social skills or purpose in their lives might find this a highly entertaining diversion from their violent video games.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    Plodding and stupefying when it's not being laughable and poorly acted, this is entertainment fit for an alternative to water-boarding.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    This is no Hawaii Five-O. It's Hawaii Zero. [29 Aug 2004, p.3]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    This is a messy disposable diaper of a comedy series whose star plays himself without any idea of how to act or write the part.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    The star of this ill-conceived show, which also features former congressional policy advisor Matt Stoller as a very uncomfy foil, completely fails to get untracked from halting start to grinding finish.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    This series is a complete mis-fire. There are no relatable characters, every joke's a dud and Slater seems to have no earthly idea what's befallen him.

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