For 433 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 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 House of Cards (2013): Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Chozen: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 433
433 tv reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It’s an acquired taste worth acquiring--or at least sampling. Because you just won’t know until you’ve tried.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It’s bright, sharp, without a laugh track and with a very well assembled ensemble cast headed by Ari Graynor in the Diaz role of a gold-digging, dumped divorcee looking to land another big fish.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The first four episodes of Season 4 are a little weak downstairs while still remaining at or near the top of the TV comedy class.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Some of its mumbo jumbo may hurt your head, but the last words of Episode 2 are precisely on point. They whet the appetite for more, more.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Murder in the First looks to have sturdy underpinnings. Bochco at this point has been around too long to learn entirely new tricks. Still, this is easily his best new series since NYPD Blue tried to break molds more than two decades ago.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The joy of last season’s discovery has given way to a hope that Rectify’s continued strong performances won’t be snuffed out by a steady downbeat of characters’ lives further unraveling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It packs a lot of intriguing plot threads into its first hour while also brimming with money-on-the-screen production values.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Welcome to Sweden is more charming and amusing than laugh-out-loud funny. But its charms are considerable and the overall premise is bracingly unique.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    LOLA for its part shows signs of getting that old Law & Order moxie back.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    What we have so far is a sturdy cops/crooks/corruption series that falls short of The Shield but is certainly capable of someday earning its own stripes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The end result is funny in spots, overly gross in others and upbeat in Rescue Me's typically offbeat fashion.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It's obviously not for the squeamish, nor perhaps for the refined. But it's al-i-i-i-i-i-ve in so many ways. So what the hell, let's rock.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    An improbably entertaining outing that initially finds Kathy Bates' character reclining at her office desk while smoking pot and bemoaning her fate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The special effects are better than decent and the ensemble cast wears pretty well as Falling Skies begins to hit its stride.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Watch The Kennedys--if you haven't already had enough--and you'll instead see a compelling, well-told tale of a political dynasty with beauty marks, warts, doubts and the embedded determination to plow full steam ahead.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    A show that can make you feel this way can't be all bad. Even if its clandestine millionaires can be more than a little grating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Despite all the aforementioned intrigues, The Borgias so far isn't quite as bawdy, foul-minded or over the top as its predecessor. It moves more deliberately, sometimes a bit ploddingly.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It's a long pull that can be fun and funny--and more than a wee bit tedious.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It all gets pretty involving in time. Based on the first three hours, this is a sturdy production from a producer/scriptwriter (Chris Chibnall) whose well-appointed credits include Torchwood, Doctor Who and the United Kingdom version of Law & Order.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Angry Boys showcases his considerable talents in the notably imperfect world he's created.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Franklin & Bash sometimes tries too hard to be edgy, suffering some paper cuts in the process. It's otherwise a good deal of fun delivered with an abundance of energy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Suits is made of somewhat sterner stuff than other USA originals. But it always gets down to how well the lead characters hold up. Once again, it looks as though we have a winner on a network that knows what it's all about while big brother NBC keeps stumbling on TV's main stage of actors and their roles.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Together they'll be the brains and brawn of this operation in times when the broadcast networks aren't particularly interested in take-charge men with acquired tastes for pounding the hell out of bad guys--or shooting them in their thighs. Thanks. We maybe needed that.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It's a lot to process, and at times too much to take. Still, Horror Story often is a wonder.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Hell on Wheels is a big and ambitious stab at the genre, with a lot going on and much to recommend.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Sing Your Song ends up being more than a little too self-indulgent and one-noted. Abundant archival footage is in part a saving grace, though.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Method to the Madness is adroitly packaged and probably not all that less less flattering than a PBS American Masters portrait might have been.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It's far funnier than Fox's two still relatively new animated series, Bob's Burgers and Allen Gregory. Mickey Mouse it's not, though.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    House of Lies' excesses tend to be counter-balanced by its overall look and feel. The production values are first-rate and the storytelling is crisp.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    For now, though, this is a series that's seemingly built on an arresting foundation.