For 604 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 Orange is the New Black: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Sex Box: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 604
604 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Its downward slide shows signs of leveling off by the end of Sunday’s opening two hours. Danes’ Carrie is steelier than ever, her heart hardened to near-concrete while going about the exhilarating business of eliminating terrorists no matter what the collateral damage.
    • 74 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.
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    The first two hours of Last Resort are bracingly strong on pulling power.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Coal has the right stuff, putting viewers of a mind to hurt for these men--who hurt right back.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The thrill of discovery is long gone for True Blood. But the thrill of a new season is still very much in play. The first three episode of Season 4 had just enough pulling power to keep me in the fold.
    • 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).
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It all comes together in impressive fashion, with Mr. Bakula primed and ready to take command and keep the faith. [23 Sep 2001]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    Had enough? Or want more? Nip/Tuck still can be gripping, gratifying drama when it's not trying so hard to be either salacious or capital Q quirky. But it's not off to the great start of last summer despite the presence of esteemed thespian Vanessa Redgrave in the second season's initial three episodes. [20 June 2004, p.3]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    [A] very amusing and splendidly acted comedy about what happens when an American television network mucks up a long-running, award-laden British hit.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    Mr. Morrow plays the lead character with no discernible flair or charisma, making even by-the-book Joe Friday seem like Willy Wonka or something. [23 Jan 2005]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Cinema Verite's strength is in dramatizing the off-camera seductions and betrayals that led to the Louds being vilified in many quarters before the entire family went on The Dick Cavett Show to both tell their side of the story and confront filmmaker Craig Gilbert.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    In the end, fans of well-paced political potboilers will find much to like about Game Change. As will those who simply want to be entertained by a crackling good melodrama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Thursday's series premiere ends up being watchable but not really something to phone your friends about.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    This film is much more than that. From the boyish exuberance of Ben Affleck’s and Matt Damon’s joint 1998 acceptance speech to Hanks’ anecdote about a hard-of-hearing Bette Davis, this is a rich-bodied appetizer for TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar main course.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The Flash pushes most of the right buttons with its engaging first episode. It’s alternately action-packed, character-driven and poignant, with dashes of humor here and there.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ed Bark
    Tennant and Colman still command center stage, but not without considerable help from the incoming fellow thespians. Under these circumstances, It’s not a case of the more the merrier. Instead it’s an even richer recipe for a seriously dramatic series that already had an A-game in place.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black List, The Latino List) might have done well to just keep the camera on [Carmen Dell'Orefice] and let everyone else hit the cutting room floor. But other former supermodels are quite interesting as well, among them Isabella Rossellini, Jerry Hall, Paulina Porizkova, Carol Alt, China Machado, Marisa Berenson and Lisa Taylor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Looking isn’t a comedy, but it’s much bouncier on its feet. Not slap-happy, but comfortable in its own skin as the three principals.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Arrow may not be a-point-ment television. But for starters at least, it's a sharper little tale than expected.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Although affecting at times, Parade's End tends to congeal rather than gel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Those who swoon at the name Marvel are likely to be entertained anew by a short-run series that pushes all those familiar buttons before the next feature film attraction kicks in with bigger stars, bolder visuals, better battles and a tease for the next one.
    • 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.
    • 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

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