For 882 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Total Blackout: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 882
882 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.

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