For 397 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Curious Case of Curt Flood: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Brand X With Russell Brand: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 397
397 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 64 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Watching BFF leaves only a dull, but throbbing headache.
    • 47 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Mind Games just doesn’t work on any level.
    • 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.
    • 43 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    This latest aliens-meet-earthlings sitcom is just too dopily executed for any long-term stay on this planet.
    • 41 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Roseanne's Nuts is her way of taking a dump in your living room.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Preposterous, ridiculously earnest, poorly scripted and laughably acted, this is the series that Anthony Edwards chose to re-enter prime-time after a long tenure as one of ER's main men. He should've stayed in bed.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    A decidedly bland and tedious weekly series in which couples attempt to mend their frayed relationships by doing it for a full week.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Everything in Chelsea seems painfully forced.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    The star of this ill-conceived show, which also features former congressional policy advisor Matt Stoller as a very uncomfy foil, completely fails to get untracked from halting start to grinding finish.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 16 Ed Bark
    Life's A Tripp in reality is nothing more than another Lifetime stumble.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Its first half-hour comes and goes without providing any further reason to hang out with these guys.