For 647 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Coma
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 647
647 tv reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    As a fan from the start, I didn't love it, but liked it well enough.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Season 2 so far is still a watchable feast of decayed human flesh and frayed nerve endings.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Much of the performance footage is phenomenal in that respect. But in two hours time, the film could have dug deeper rather than coming to a screeching halt that almost rivals its subject’s high-pitched stage wails.
    • 62 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The cast is engaging, the premise is intriguing and the genre long has been CBS' ratings-rich specialty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Living in the Material World falls short of Scorsese's terrific two-part PBS film, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Marry Me runs a solid second to ABC’s black-ish in the informal competition for best new comedy series of the fall season. Episode 1 gets off to a terrifically inventive start, with Wilson and Marino teeing things up before further hitting their grooves apart from one another.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    TNT's brighter, shinier Dallas makes an impressively staged re-entrance Wednesday night.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Despite some shortcomings, Hemingway & Gellhorn rates as time and money well-spent.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Solid writing and even sharper delivery (all without an intrusive laugh track) make this one of the season’s upper tier freshman comedies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    This is a concept that so far doesn’t lack for execution. Last Man On Earth has no chance at all to be a blockbuster in league with Fox’s new Empire. But it’s another distinctive example of what the Big Four broadcast networks should dare and do.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The Americans remains one of television’s very best drama series. Still, this season so far is not up to the fly-high level of the first two.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It’s a solidly told whodunit with a payoff that’s worth your investment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It clicks, crackles and arrests attention with a blend of compromised cops, assorted criminals and homier family values.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    A smart, sedate Canadian production imported by ABC for a summertime run.
    • 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.

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