For 399 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Treme: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Ja'mie: Private School Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 399
399 tv reviews
    • 19 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Koldyke isn't lacking in effort or enthusiasm when it comes to getting all dressed up. That's not nearly enough to hold this thing together, though.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Viewers in a sense are going to another carnival freak show.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    You might not want to have a TV relationship with these guys either. They're just not much fun on any level.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    The Choice already is bad enough but has a few amusing moments to help keep it afloat.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Nothing really jells here.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Outlandish and thoroughly TV Land-ish, Malibu Country belongs on the network of Hot In Cleveland, Happily Divorced and other broad, blast-from-the-past sitcoms.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Kirk just doesn't click in the lead role. Nor do most of the words he's given.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Guys with Kids is over-populated, under-funny and no match for the simple charms of Three Men and a Baby, the surprise mega-hit of 1987.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    In the end, it's all very disposable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Mob Doctor is one of those classically bad concepts that somehow got green-lighted as a series.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    It's a thoroughly ordinary series on what's increasingly an inconsequential night in the not-so-grand broadcast network scheme of things.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    There's nothing to get outraged about, unless you want to rail against substandard comedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Its overall implausibility and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink plotting work against what little promise Banshee has.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Hits & Mrs. has the usual redundant reality filler and various contrivances.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    It's simply not coherent enough to sustain weekly interest.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    The World According to Dick Cheney instead is nuts-and-bolts bland and overly deferential.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    None of this really clicks.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    The Crazy Ones may not be fall’s worst new comedy series, but its premiere episode easily is the biggest underachiever.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    For now it’s pretty much something you wouldn’t wish on your best friends.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Maybe this will prove to be a bit more interesting as the contestants dwindle. But based on Sunday night’s premiere, that seems like a long slog toward the show’s eventual payoff.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    It succeeds in being more or less stupidly watchable [than Sharknado], but unlikely to prompt anywhere near the same Twitter eruption.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Super Fun Night isn’t entirely super-bad, but so far that’s about the good thing to be said about it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    This is a frothy, giggly, historically silly, pop tune-themed trifle, with mid-16th century France as its backdrop.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Stuffed with stilted actor re-enactments--and repeated shots of a mock John F. Kennedy corpse with its skull blown open--Smoking Gun basically regurgitates the 1992 book Mortal Error and its conclusion that a Secret Service agent accidentally fired the third and fatal shot.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Expect nothing new under the sun from a drama set in San Antonio, filmed in New Mexico and falling flat wherever the cameras might roll.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Williams and Lopez are certainly capable of churning this stuff out and cashing in before the Hollywood sun sets on them. Just don’t expect much, if any, craftsmanship.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 42 Ed Bark
    Salem is replete with scenes that make little sense. It’s mostly a jumble of decent enough special effects, less-than-decent acting, a script that also should be lashed with “10 hard ones” and lots of blood-curdling screaming.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Ed Bark
    Suspect Behavior is in every way a grind, with even the usually very capable Whitaker looking lost at sea with his halting, stumbling, keep-pausing-for-effect portrayal of crime team head Sam "Coop" Cooper.