For 748 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Lowest review score: 0 Mulaney: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 748
748 tv reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    Season 3, which again will have 12 episodes, shows strong signs of fully regaining its bite, passion and fury.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    Confirmation is an effective movie, although certainly not a great one, in terms of reconstructing how Hill was first persuaded to come forward and then left distraught, defeated and convinced it was “a mistake.” Washington and Pierce are both strong in these pivotal roles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Ripper Street is pretty ripping good for the most part.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    This is a concept that so far doesn’t lack for execution. Last Man On Earth has no chance at all to be a blockbuster in league with Fox’s new Empire. But it’s another distinctive example of what the Big Four broadcast networks should dare and do.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Rust and Jacobs are the drive shafts, though, keeping Love on all fours with characterizations that likely will keep most viewers invested.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Stephen Colbert’s better half generally has been the second halves of his still formative show.
    • 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
    It’s a solidly told whodunit with a payoff that’s worth your investment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    This one looks like a keeper but certainly not a sleeper. Lowe’s recent track record and pre-sold star power already make The Grinder a comedy of which much is expected--and so far delivered.
    • 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
    Vikings enthrallingly captures the world of Norsemen and oarsmen, circa 793 in the Eastern Baltic but soon heading West to England.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    As end-of-the-world tales go, it’s watchable, fairly unpredictable and garnished with a palpable subplot that in some ways is more intriguing than whatever the end game might be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It’s all very, very ambitious, with hits that keep on coming while storyline misses seem to be almost beside the point. Vinyl is thoroughly rousing at its core, a crazed, dope-filled, sometimes dopey trip that begins in 1973 and has nothing in common with the earlier, comparatively sedate decade brought to you by AMC’s Mad Men.
    • 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.

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