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 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Masters of Sex: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking In: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 558
558 tv reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    Boy Meets World isn't as classy as "The Wonder Years" - the opening episode doesn't show much willingness to color outside the lines, which Fred's show often did. But the chances that Boy Meets World will stay around are quite good. [19 Sept 1993, p.9C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    There's a thrill of discovery here that's missing from the mostly formulaic new series marching into view this fall on broadcast networks. [14 Sep 2003]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Mom isn’t a comedic high point, even if one or more of its principal characters falls off the wagon during a ratings “sweeps” month. But it gets this particular job done with flair, vigor, a punchy script and two leads who make it all fairly addictive.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It works surprisingly well as sort of a Community in camouflage fronted by a teacher figure and his hapless platoon.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    The River in comparison seems like stale tap water, unworthy of any prolonged big drink of time or effort.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The two principals in You’re The Worst at least are vigorously and often amusingly cynical. And over the course of the first two episodes sent for review, it even becomes possible to empathize with them--if only just a little.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The best new crime drama of the fall season doesn't necessarily have to be an original idea. It just has to have the right people in place.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It's an inventive, affecting and sometimes amusing hour. [20 Sept 2002, p.6C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    The story has ample pulling power. But the music is its driving force--all day and all of the night.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Warm--or more accurately, lukewarm--moments intercede before the final bells in both half-hours. And Meloni delivers them like a champ while also dominating during an American Gladiators face-off that jump-starts next week’s episode.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    It all makes for an intriguing series that's out of the normal without being out-and-out ludicrous. [16 June 2002, p.TV-3]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 65 Metascore
    • 33 Ed Bark
    It shows only scant signs of life while also failing to be all that revealing about the unique profession it depicts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    None of the performances so far are enough to override or ameliorate all the concoctions and detours of the TV version.
    • 65 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    Buoyed by two blow-away performances by U2, Fallon got past a rather obsequious start in which he walked viewers through the basic mechanics of a monologue and said he’d be doing 10 minutes worth every night in case the Jay Leno faithful might have thought otherwise.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Sunday's 90-minute premiere makes for an unintended hoot, both ridiculous and often ridiculously watchable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Some of its imagery is arresting. But this is mostly a sorry, unfortunate and even contemptuous enterprise.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Cedric the Entertainer, Nash and Beasley go with this flow--and flow pretty well.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Cougar Town remains amusing in fits and spurts.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 50 Ed Bark
    A cute little closing segment isn't enough to offset all the forced comedy preceding it.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Life's Too Short is an acquired taste worth acquiring.
    • 64 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.
    • 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
    • 50 Ed Bark
    Hotel Hell is every bit as watchable--in a morbidly fascinating way--as his other Fox crock pots.

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