For 626 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 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Americans: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Perfect Couples: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 626
626 tv reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Bark
    This low-rent knockoff of the estimable 1960 movie is a sleep--inducing, cliche-choked, rope-a-dopey slowpoke starring a buncha no-names substituting for the likes of Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn. We haven't seen markdowns of this magnitude since Sears fire-saled its entire line of Johnny Miller menswear. [3 Jan 1998]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 65 Metascore
    • 33 Ed Bark
    It shows only scant signs of life while also failing to be all that revealing about the unique profession it depicts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Some of its imagery is arresting. But this is mostly a sorry, unfortunate and even contemptuous enterprise.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    The Assets just can’t get untracked, lumbering through its first two hours without any sense of purpose, style or urgency.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    Plodding and stupefying when it's not being laughable and poorly acted, this is entertainment fit for an alternative to water-boarding.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Body of Proof for the most part plays dead within the realm of plausible crime-solving, interesting characters and assumptions that Delany's once-promising career would do more than wither on this vine.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Darkly shot and dimly plotted, the premiere episode never comes close to firming its grip. It instead plods and meanders, inviting viewers to invest elsewhere rather than buy into this poorly put-together jumble of something or other.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    It all ends in thoroughly predictable fashion--and without any zip or pop.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    This series is a complete mis-fire. There are no relatable characters, every joke's a dud and Slater seems to have no earthly idea what's befallen him.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Ed Bark
    Plagued by pedestrian scripts and mostly nondescript characters, it slogs from night to night without nearly enough suspense or consequences. [2 Apr 2000]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 53 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    In the annals of all-time worst game shows, this one takes its rightful place alongside ABC's Conveyor Belt of Love, which soiled prime-time back in January 2010.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    So far this is a dour, sour affair replete with uninviting characters. That’s generally not a good recipe for return visits.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Episodes are one hour each, requiring ample manufactured "drama" to keep this thing percolating.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Witches of East End is just not worth a viewer’s toils and troubles.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Watching BFF leaves only a dull, but throbbing headache.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    This thing appears to be going nowhere fast. And it’s already taking way too long to get there.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Marco Polo might best be utilized as a sedative or sleeping pill. All those dark to pitch black exteriors and interiors seem guaranteed to prompt an onset of heavy eyelids if not a complete conk-out. And if that doesn’t get you, the ponderous pace almost certainly will.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Sullivan & Son is utterly artless in its efforts to be an equal opportunity offender.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    It’s all cut and spliced to the point where any real “jeopardy” involved is anyone’s guess. The weekly competitions on Survivor are far more convincingly presented.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Drescher still looks good a dozen years removed from the last season of The Nanny. But the lines coming from her mouth are too obvious for words.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    The first episode is just too relentlessly clunky and stupid.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    Brain-dead male teens without any social skills or purpose in their lives might find this a highly entertaining diversion from their violent video games.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Mind Games just doesn’t work on any level.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    Unfocused, unfunny and all together unbearable, Perfect Couples at least affords NBC a chance to hit rock bottom before the new owners begin their massive cleanup effort.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Sometimes they’re [TV networks are] still smart enough to know when they have a stinker.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Suspect Behavior is in every way a grind, with even the usually very capable Whitaker looking lost at sea with his halting, stumbling, keep-pausing-for-effect portrayal of crime team head Sam "Coop" Cooper.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Nothing about this latest re-do offers any hope for its future.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    This latest aliens-meet-earthlings sitcom is just too dopily executed for any long-term stay on this planet.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    It’s a grindingly bad half-hour with some even worse finishing touches.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    Their all-that activities become redundant and tiresome at WARP speed, raising the overall question of whether watching Ja’mie: Private School Girl on a continuous loop would be worse than eternal burning in hell.

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