For 554 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 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Enlightened: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking In: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 554
554 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 57 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It's a distinctive, signature series from a decidedly singular voice.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Despite some shortcomings, Hemingway & Gellhorn rates as time and money well-spent.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    TNT's brighter, shinier Dallas makes an impressively staged re-entrance Wednesday night.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It's an inventive, affecting and sometimes amusing hour. [20 Sept 2002, p.6C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black List, The Latino List) might have done well to just keep the camera on [Carmen Dell'Orefice] and let everyone else hit the cutting room floor. But other former supermodels are quite interesting as well, among them Isabella Rossellini, Jerry Hall, Paulina Porizkova, Carol Alt, China Machado, Marisa Berenson and Lisa Taylor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Revolution, which has the overall look and feel of a big budget feature, delivers some consistently terrific action scenes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Major Crimes has the makings of a very sturdy reboot outfitted with a built-in philosophical debate over how justice is served. Supporting characters are newly invigorated, particularly Bailey's Provenza.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Whatever your religious beliefs--or lack thereof--The American Bible Challenge is good for the soul. It's also the best new game show in years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Although Buscemi remains firmly in charge of this lead role, he's not the most interesting principal anymore. That pendulum swings to his wife of convenience, Margaret Schoeder (Kelly Macdonald).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    This is way too well-made a series to be dubbed a "guilty pleasure," even if a sizable percentage of the audience may watch purely for the visceral thrills of all that weekly bloodletting.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Game of Thrones seems to be getting better all the time judging from the four episodes sent for review. It’s just that it also seems to be taking longer and longer to get there in the interests of servicing all the returning and new characters in play.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Overall impression: look for them [the episodes] to get better, stronger and funnier.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The cast is engaging, the premise is intriguing and the genre long has been CBS' ratings-rich specialty.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Under the Dome parlays solid special effects and an intriguing storyline, giving CBS’ a bracing breeze of fresh air during a summer season that previously has been a playground for Big Brother and “procedural” crime series reruns.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    A&E's Bates Motel is both mesmerizing and sometimes absurd in its rewind to Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) as a repressed 17-year-old.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    In the end, Phil Spector succeeds on the strength of its two marquee thespians. Mirren is wonderful throughout, Pacino scores in double figures and they have enough scenes together to make it all well worth your while.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Weiner’s end-game for his leading man does not appear to be brightly lit. Nor is Season 6 of Mad Men off to a particularly sparkling start creatively while we wait for the worst to come.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Dear Mom, Love Cher is both a pleasant and evocative way to spend an hour.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Douglas, Damon and company put on a crowd-pleaser that even Liberace couldn’t top during all those many-splendored stage performances. A film that could have been so very bad turns out to be pretty mah-velous.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The Bridge so far looks to have more promise than [Fox’s The Following, NBC’s Hannibal, AMC’s ongoing Season 3 of The Killing]. It’s still early, though.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Caan’s perfectly clipped delivery and his daughter’s well-timed comebacks make Back in the Game at least a standup double if not a sliding triple.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It may be quite a challenge to keep up the pace and the quality. But the bet here is that these guys will find ways to keep making it all work for them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Time of Death breathes new life into a handful who chose otherwise. And with this series, they also chose pretty wisely.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    There’s a gainful, functioning relationship among the four oft-miserable principals. And so far it’s still in place after the first three episodes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Looking isn’t a comedy, but it’s much bouncier on its feet. Not slap-happy, but comfortable in its own skin as the three principals.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Not everything meshes perfectly. But far more often than not, House of Cards remains an absorbing tale of high-level government dysfunction populated by double-dealers who hold their aces under the table.

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