For 613 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 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 American Horror Story: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Chozen: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 613
613 tv reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with its solid supporting cast aiding and abetting Samberg, has a so far/so good first outing that rises above the majority of this season’s new fall comedies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It all makes for an easy-to-take sitcom whose best moment finds Jake and Charlie singing the theme song he wrote for Maple Loops cereal. There are some funny lines at a poker game, too, where the kid turns out to be quite a bluffer. [22 Sept 2003, p.12E]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The two principals in You’re The Worst at least are vigorously and often amusingly cynical. And over the course of the first two episodes sent for review, it even becomes possible to empathize with them--if only just a little.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    LOLA for its part shows signs of getting that old Law & Order moxie back.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Ritter is still quite adept at broad, keep-it-simple comedy, and this one plays to his strengths. [17 Sep 2002]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It’s too late to scrub some of the dialogue, though.... Klondike isn’t always this way. Its one-liners can be nifty in spots.... The miniseries also has some engaging supporting characters in grifter Soapy Smith (Ian Hart) and Haskell’s ad hoc mine mate, Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The first season of TNT's Dallas reboot was far better than many had anticipated. These early stages of Season 2 likewise keep the faith.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    This old sidewinder still packs a kick.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Girls still delivers other memorable moments, though. And not all of them are gag-inducing. Dunham has written some terrific scenes for herself, and she also rises to the occasion of acting them out. Even so, how many times can this show basically go back to square one?
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The first two episode of 12 Monkeys move along crisply and effectively.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Red Road gets more gripping by the hour, although it still feels like a drop-off whenever Momoa isn’t on screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The end result is funny in spots, overly gross in others and upbeat in Rescue Me's typically offbeat fashion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    So much of Togetherness hung together with a very deft blend of humor and angst. But then the angst took over, the loopiness kicked in too hard and schmaltz came charging up through the backstretch.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    There’s plenty to sustain The Millers over what could be a pretty long haul. The show has both star quality and stars who know how to work the material.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The 100 ends up being sci-fi fun for all ages--with a spine tingle or two also within these realms of possibilities.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Kroll Show works often enough to make a name for itself among young males in particular. Men of a certain age might be more resistant, but still susceptible.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Your patience will only be rewarded to a point. Although capably acted and edited, Traffic doesn't hit enough green lights. Instead it stops and stalls too often, particularly during a concluding Part 3 in which you'll see a latter day bad guy a mile away, even in Seattle's fog. [26 Jan 2004]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It would be giving away too much to get into the specifics of an emotional Episode 3 encounter between Javier and son Carlos. But this is where Gang Related really starts to distinguish and establish itself as a series that might grow into something more than a vividly staged run ’n’ gun hour with little else going for it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Its tone can be a bit preachy at times, but the problem itself is a clear and ever-present danger.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Whatever happens, this is an interesting series and a worthy endeavor that makes terrific use of archival footage in both of the first two hours.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Garner convincingly captures the ill-fated, love-craving blonde bombshell while Sarandon summons up more than a one-note character and Morgan brings DiMaggio back to prideful, brutish life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Without a Trace ends up delivering enough twists and turns to hold up its end of the basic TV show-viewer contract. It also visits the cliche corral on occasion. [26 Sep 2002]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Wild Things is very nicely shot and buoyed throughout by its star's upbeat persona.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It has the makings of a damned fine weekly hour of good vs. evil, with Quaid against Chiklis as the crowd-pleasing main event.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    CW is just a little network trying to make some noise. It makes more headway with iZombie, a “cute” but never cloying show centered on brainy brain-eaters and their present-day dilemmas.
    • 70 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The five episodes I’ve seen have enough small pleasures to carry them to their finish lines. Just don’t expect to be blown away.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It’s still an open question whether its central murder mystery can sustain a number of false leads and other mis-directions for a full 12 hours. But the resplendent panoramic visuals are a show in themselves. So the bigger your HD screen the better, with Fortitude’s overriding whodunit gradually firming its grip while those icy, snowy vistas stay strong.
    • 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.

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