For 529 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Bobby Fischer Against The World: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Perfect Couples: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 529
529 tv reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Ed Bark
    Some of the edge is off and the buzz isn't quite what it was. [4 Mar 2001]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Ed Bark
    Innovative and compelling. ... The show gets off to a great start in its first highly eventful hour, with Mr. Sutherland excelling in his first TV series role. [4 Nov 2001]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Ed Bark
    It is ambitious, evocative television with next to no hit potential. [24 Oct 1996]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The new 24 is off to a more interesting start than its sophomore edition. [27 Oct 2003]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Be forewarned that The Shield easily is the most graphic police series in TV history. That said, it's potentially one of the very best, too. [11 Mar 2002, p.12C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Flexing the foolproof formula and first-rate production values of its predecessor, this spinoff quickly proves to be a turn-on. [23 Sep 2002]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Barbershop is inventively edited, consistently funny and decidedly not for kids. [14 Aug 2005, p.3]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It's FX scoring again with another out of the box, jump-in-your-face series that most assuredly isn't for everyone but most definitely knows what it's doing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The thrill of discovery is long gone for True Blood. But the thrill of a new season is still very much in play. The first three episode of Season 4 had just enough pulling power to keep me in the fold.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Coal has the right stuff, putting viewers of a mind to hurt for these men--who hurt right back.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Happy Endings quickly gets its game in gear and emerges as ABC's best new sitcom since Better Off Ted unfortunately failed to find an audience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Cinema Verite's strength is in dramatizing the off-camera seductions and betrayals that led to the Louds being vilified in many quarters before the entire family went on The Dick Cavett Show to both tell their side of the story and confront filmmaker Craig Gilbert.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Kurt Sutter, SOA's creative mastermind, has kept the scripts tight and the action invigorating.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Too Big to Fail effectively follows the money while humanizing most of the moneychangers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Fox seems to be on the right track, though, with a lead character who has ample potential to gawkily bloom and grow.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    A smart, sedate Canadian production imported by ABC for a summertime run.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It's all a lot to swallow, let alone digest. But Game of Thrones nonetheless is an undertaking worth applauding for its audacity if not always for its overall senses of direction or cohesion.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Entourage looks as though it still has enough juice--comedy, drama and Drama-wise--to make its last season a keeper.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Fans of the fantastical can do far worse than Once Upon A Time, which manages to both stir the pulse and please the senses with its beautifully imagined medieval times.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The best new crime drama of the fall season doesn't necessarily have to be an original idea. It just has to have the right people in place.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Season 2 so far is still a watchable feast of decayed human flesh and frayed nerve endings.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Despite its lead characters' fragile makeups, Free Agents is a niftily scripted, bracingly grownup comedy when in the hands of its two leads.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It all makes for a promising start on a network whose best comedies invariably wind up on Thursday nights. Whitney is already there, and looks as though it just might belong.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Living in the Material World falls short of Scorsese's terrific two-part PBS film, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    As a fan from the start, I didn't love it, but liked it well enough.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Life's Too Short is an acquired taste worth acquiring.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    You should give Luck a chance to slowly pay off. It proudly depicts a gritty/picturesque world that the ABC Family channel's Wildfire only airbrushed during its 2005-08 run.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It's all quite sturdily built and well-acted, with characters one cares about.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Comic Book Men is a pleasant surprise and an overall splash of fragrant cologne on the smell test-flunking reality genre.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    So far this is solid and very picturesque entertainment, with a strong sense of foreboding built in.