For 531 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 1.5 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: 39 out of 531
531 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    Dave's World is a little flat and pretentious at times. But it's comfy enough to earn a long stay on CBS' formidable Monday-night lineup. The first episode's finale is inspired, funny, even touching. No need to spoil it, but Louie, Louie has seldom sounded or looked so good. [19 Sept 1993, p.9C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Together they'll be the brains and brawn of this operation in times when the broadcast networks aren't particularly interested in take-charge men with acquired tastes for pounding the hell out of bad guys--or shooting them in their thighs. Thanks. We maybe needed that.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Cedric the Entertainer, Nash and Beasley go with this flow--and flow pretty well.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Whatever your religious beliefs--or lack thereof--The American Bible Challenge is good for the soul. It's also the best new game show in years.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Some of its imagery is arresting. But this is mostly a sorry, unfortunate and even contemptuous enterprise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It's an inventive, affecting and sometimes amusing hour. [20 Sept 2002, p.6C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    A cute little closing segment isn't enough to offset all the forced comedy preceding it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Major Crimes has the makings of a very sturdy reboot outfitted with a built-in philosophical debate over how justice is served. Supporting characters are newly invigorated, particularly Bailey's Provenza.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The Michael J. Fox Show shows signs of deteriorating into a too sitcom-y enterprise with occasional flashes of smart writing and situations.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Terra Nova certainly doesn't lack ambition and scope, which is a plus. But its first two hours fall short in the storytelling department.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    Not everything is letter-perfect about The Big C. But Linney sure is--and that's more than enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Falling Skies holds few if any surprises, although its action scenes and impressively designed creatures still have pulling power.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Mison and Beharie work well together as Ichabod and Abbie.... On the down side, Orlando Jones so far is stuck in the muck of a prototypically officious police captain named Frank Irving.... Whatever befalls its denizens, Sleepy Hollow gets off to a better and more “believable” start than anticipated.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Revolution, which has the overall look and feel of a big budget feature, delivers some consistently terrific action scenes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    Hotel Hell is every bit as watchable--in a morbidly fascinating way--as his other Fox crock pots.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Over the top? Yeah. Closer to the truth of the matter? That, too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Barbershop is inventively edited, consistently funny and decidedly not for kids. [14 Aug 2005, p.3]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Hanks himself book-ends this serviceable, talking heads/illustrative clips treatise with a pair of all-encompassing quotes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    LOLA for its part shows signs of getting that old Law & Order moxie back.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    House of Lies' excesses tend to be counter-balanced by its overall look and feel. The production values are first-rate and the storytelling is crisp.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Despite all its unanswered questions, Hostages is appreciably easier to grasp than NBC’s competing new The Black List, which also gets underway Monday. So for now, it seems worth seeing where this is all going.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The 100 ends up being sci-fi fun for all ages--with a spine tingle or two also within these realms of possibilities.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    It’s not nearly in [Modern Family's] league, though--at least not now and likely not ever. Still, Akerman is reason enough to buy in for at least a few episodes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Its spirit is willing, but the construction has foundation problems.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The mood music in Crisis can be over-wrought at times--and downright over-bearing when a male vocalist breaks into “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.” But the first two hours are nicely paced and eventful, with the ad hoc partnership between Marcus and an initially resistant Susie gaining traction as the stakes increase.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Mob City at best is barely above average drama from a guy who presumably is still capable of far better. Boardwalk Empire it’s not. Not by a long shot -- or even a rat-a-tat-tat.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Life's Too Short is an acquired taste worth acquiring.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    After a pretty clumsy start, DM does start to find itself amid a whirl of characters populating not one, not two, but five households.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    There’s some enjoyment to be had from the lead performances of real-life best friends Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom) and Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’s Diary). A brisk walk would be better for you, though.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    Alphas looks fairly good on paper, but never catches fire. And its use of Strathairn is even more of a fizzle.