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 Bobby Fischer Against The World
Lowest review score: 0 Perfect Couples: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 558
558 tv reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Fox made the first two episodes available for review. They’re watchable but also sadly a little comical, with Jack again all clenched up while speaking in a gasping-for-air rasp or silently clenching his jaw.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    At least it's different, even though your basic "reality" competition trappings remain firmly in place.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Ed Bark
    A comedy worth telling your friends about. [20 Mar 1995]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    Both subversively funny and sophomorically silly. [11 Apr 1999]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    The NBC series deteriorates from a graphic but promising first episode to a third hour that basically falls apart from any rational credibility standpoint.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    That initial heat from Season 1 has been lowered to room temperature. Kinnaman continues to give The Killing a pulse. But he can’t do it alone, and at this point merits a new, more vital vehicle in which he can really gun his engines.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    [The episodes] sequentially get better and deeper, with the tragic back stories of Athos and Aramis fueling hours three and four.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    So far it’s promising without being riveting, with the potential to be Facebook--or Myspace.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Clear History is amusing enough to pull a viewer through it, although those who haven’t yet acquired a taste for Curb might find it the equivalent of a pricey two-drink minimum without enough payback.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Ed Bark
    These first two episodes are gut-busting, non-stop fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    The Mindy Project is a minor disappointment in light of all the accomplished guest stars populating its opening half-hour.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Ed Bark
    HBO has done it again, investing in a project of substance and a lead actress who powers it home.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Perhaps The Fugitive will slow its frenetic pace in future episodes. The original show had its share of narrow escapes but didn't rely on heavy-duty action every week. They instead focused on Kimble's close encounters with strangers, some kind, others sinister. [6 Oct 2000, p.1C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Ed Bark
    Freak Show looks like a beauty, with a wealth of fascinating characters and a little smattering of heart helping to balance out the grisly appointed rounds of a so far unidentified clown with a hellish half-mask.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    A textured drama ... Intelligence takes precedence over "sassiness." [25 Jun 2000]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    Edelstein’s pitch-perfect performance elevates Girlfriends’ Guide to one of the best new series of the season.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Creature Shop Challenge is inviting enough to merit another look. Not for its pro forma adherence to the “reality competition” handbook but for whatever creative hoops await its very eager group of contestants.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    For now, The Killing has made a very good re-start.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Bark
    Most of this is enjoyable, some of it a bit much. But Bette is Bette, as is "Bette." She's a hothouse rose, not a shrinking violet. But on a weekly basis, too much scenery-chewing could make even the "Divine Miss M" wear thin. We'll see how it all plays out. [8 Oct 2000]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    The show seems sophomoric at first, but gradually graduates to an interesting look at Hollywood's fast-lane ups and downs. [18 July 2004, p.3]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    Authentically grimy, solidly built and well-paced, Hatfields & McCoys is violent without being gratuitous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Even with its air-brushing and reticent title subject, Ethel is a watchable, oft-affecting film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Murder jumps around a lot, to the point where it’s perhaps too much.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Bent ends up being worth watching for the recurring grins it provides. Just don't expect to ever know what happens to any of its main characters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    Beyond selling the glamour of it all, Pan Am may be very hard-pressed to come up with weekly storylines that impel viewers to climb aboard.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Murder in the First looks to have sturdy underpinnings. Bochco at this point has been around too long to learn entirely new tricks. Still, this is easily his best new series since NYPD Blue tried to break molds more than two decades ago.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It packs a lot of intriguing plot threads into its first hour while also brimming with money-on-the-screen production values.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Lines like ""Did you feel that? It was like the Fourth of July in my mouth." help to make Lost Girl see-worthy without taking it to the level of must-see.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Viewers get to see what they've all got and what some of it is worth. Which continues to be addictive viewing in itself as the hoarder, pawn shop and abandoned storage unit shows just keep piling up.

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