For 433 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Americans: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking In: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 433
433 tv reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Secret Circle, replete with The CW's usual heavy doses of sappy pop music mood-ruiners, eventually gets around to outlining its basic plot point.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Broader than Dallas at its broadest, ABC's GCB won't be selling smart, stylized urban sophistication when it premieres Sunday night.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Killing Kennedy easily could have been twice its length, the better to add both nuance and context. Instead it’s a watchable film with many missing parts, a broadly drawn Classics Illustrated version of what happened and why.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Darkly shot and dimly plotted, the premiere episode never comes close to firming its grip. It instead plods and meanders, inviting viewers to invest elsewhere rather than buy into this poorly put-together jumble of something or other.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Comic Book Men is a pleasant surprise and an overall splash of fragrant cologne on the smell test-flunking reality genre.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    There's nothing to get outraged about, unless you want to rail against substandard comedy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    This possibly could work, and isn't entirely unwatchable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The first five episodes of Dracula, although unwieldy and murky at times, flex just enough storytelling power to keep the juices flowing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 91 Ed Bark
    It's the strongest medical series since House arrived on Fox for an eight-season run that ended last spring. The genre badly needs a transfusion. And at last, here's a strong one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Grimm is buoyed by some decent special effects and snarky wolfman Monroe, who will be a series regular. But it's not nearly as imaginative, involving or picturesque as ABC's fairy tale offering, Once Upon A Time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    This energetically produced, brightly colored concoction hits the guilty pleasure spot more often than not.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    This series is a complete mis-fire. There are no relatable characters, every joke's a dud and Slater seems to have no earthly idea what's befallen him.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It's a long pull that can be fun and funny--and more than a wee bit tedious.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Sevigny works hard at being complex, haunted, etc. while the show around her collapses into a voyeuristic mess with a denouement that makes one wonder how Catherine Jensen could possibly remain on the force beyond the opening episode.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Ed Bark
    Growing Up Fisher is no About a Boy, although at times it’s not half-bad. The relationship between the freewheeling Mel and wide-eyed Henry has its sweet spots.... Elfman’s Joyce, however, is an all too typical blend of aging TV mom striving to be young, cool and alluring again. Her clashes with sour teen daughter Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) tend to get old in a hurry.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Decidedly dreary for openers, Mr. Sunshine succeeds in making Cougar Town look like a lion of the prime-time jungle. That's obviously not the intent. But Perry, Janney and company will have to brighten matters in a hurry to avoid a very quick sunset.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    The deadpan deliveries of its principal characters can be very moderately amusing at times. But in the end, you probably won't want fries with this one.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Tyrant strives to be big, momentous and powerful. But while sometimes jabbing to good effect, it lacks a heavyweight’s punch.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    What's supposed to be a taut and many-splendored mythical yarn in league with Heroes instead registers as a topsy turvy laughable feast complete with chapter titles.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Despite some shortcomings, Hemingway & Gellhorn rates as time and money well-spent.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    A smart, sedate Canadian production imported by ABC for a summertime run.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    It's a decently made but hardly exceptional movie without any high wattage star power but with a few familiar faces.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    This elongated version makes its own mark, although certainly not an indelible one.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    In the grand USA scheme of things, it's pretty much same old, same old. But that's still a workable recipe.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    This is a frothy, giggly, historically silly, pop tune-themed trifle, with mid-16th century France as its backdrop.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 0 Ed Bark
    In the annals of all-time worst game shows, this one takes its rightful place alongside ABC's Conveyor Belt of Love, which soiled prime-time back in January 2010.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ed Bark
    Campbell-Martin very ably acquits herself while Walker runs a little low on overall oomph. Together they're less than dynamite, but capable of a few sparks.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    In the end, it's all very disposable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    There are a lot of moving parts and agendas here, but The Originals does a pretty good job of stitching them all together by the end of its first hour.