For 558 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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Justified: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Brand X With Russell Brand: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 558
558 tv reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Outlander is beautifully shot throughout, which somewhat makes up for some of the early tedium. It may not ever rise to the level of enthralling. But by the second episode, the story at hand is flexing a firmer grip.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Ed Bark
    Nip/Tuck delivers its jolts within the context of an intelligent script underscored by first-rate performances. [20 July 2003, p.3]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    PBS made all but the final two hours of Season 4 available for review. And while certainly not a slog, they end up being more than a bit saggy.... ownton Abbey has no scenes or sequences of knockout import during these first seven episodes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Veep has some funny lines and sight gags during the course of doing its dirty Washington business.
    • 72 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    Seduced and Abandoned doesn’t always stay on track, but nonetheless never derails. It’s both a romp and a stomp, with Cannes the go-between.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The new 24 is off to a more interesting start than its sophomore edition. [27 Oct 2003]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Dear Mom, Love Cher is both a pleasant and evocative way to spend an hour.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Ripper Street is pretty ripping good for the most part.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    As holiday newcomers go, this is much better than socks and underwear from Grandma. Just don’t expect a shiny new train set.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The two-part premiere of Popular is inventive, energized and brimming with promise if some of its overwrought moments can be reined in. [29 Sept 1999, p.1C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Bark
    Amusing in spots. ... Future episodes will have to pick up speed if the series expects to really take off. [28 Mar 1999]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Overall impression: look for them [the episodes] to get better, stronger and funnier.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    By the end of Episode 4, subtitled “It’s Not For Everyone,” the series is earning its mettle as a truly macabre, chilling and rousing war of attrition in which the winner will either take all or stop hell on earth in its bloody tracks.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Amply seasoned with treachery, lechery, debauchery, depravity, nudity and infidelity, HBO's Rome also tends to fall victim to filmmaking's cardinal sin - tedium. [28 Aug 2005, p.3]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Flexing the foolproof formula and first-rate production values of its predecessor, this spinoff quickly proves to be a turn-on. [23 Sep 2002]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Gotham feels like a larger-than-life event. The challenge will be to build on that--or at the very least hold steady.
    • 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Principally armed with Ritter and Van Der Beek, [series' creator/executive producer/writer, Nahnatchka Khan] makes Don't Trust the B a find if not a treasure just yet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    Maron, 49, seems to be effortlessly gliding through his angst, laughing only rarely while giving viewers far more reason to do so.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    For now, Levy is an OK mix of insolence and vulnerability, Hines is her usual hoot and Sisto shows signs of being nimble on his feet in an arena where he's still learning the ropes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    It's coarse and sometimes dirty to the touch, but pretty damned hilarious at crunch times. FX just might have the standout new comedy series of this season.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    Vikings enthrallingly captures the world of Norsemen and oarsmen, circa 793 in the Eastern Baltic but soon heading West to England.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    A summertime winner here on the strength of strong acting, engaging writing and an immediately gripping premise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    The fight scenes are easily digested but those down times can really make your head hurt.
    • 70 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    On the surface at least, it's hard to imagine responding to CW's three-pronged tagline attack of "Small fish. Big pond. Huge dreams." Wonder of wonders, though, this series sells its premise while only occasionally trying way too hard.

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