For 611 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% 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 American Horror Story: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Chozen: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 611
611 tv reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Taxi Brooklyn turns out to be better than expected escapist fare, even if Leo still isn’t charging Cat anything for all those extended, often high-speed trips. He seems to know all the shortcuts. She takes it from there.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Watsons Go to Birmingham is well-meaning to a fault and would play well as a teaching tool in elementary school classrooms.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    There’s a bit of a free-form Arrested Development vibe in play, but not enough to elevate Working the Engels to anywhere near that level.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    This is a genuinely scary and unsettling series.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The Goldbergs is amusing in fits and spurts before ending on several sweet notes--including REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling.”
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Clear History is amusing enough to pull a viewer through it, although those who haven’t yet acquired a taste for Curb might find it the equivalent of a pricey two-drink minimum without enough payback.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Outlander is beautifully shot throughout, which somewhat makes up for some of the early tedium. It may not ever rise to the level of enthralling. But by the second episode, the story at hand is flexing a firmer grip.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Its lead characters for the most part are appealing and accessible, even if their machinations aren’t always well-oiled.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Chaos can be amusing in spots, although it's hard to envision it as a long-distance runner. It might be housing a breakout star, though [in James Murray].
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Sucking up to standard sitcom conventions doesn't necessarily hurt, or help, the show. It's still funnier than most of this season's newcomers but not worth running home to - or even telling a friend about. [15 Apr 2003]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    As a silly summertime lark, HGN pretty much hits it out of the park on opening night. Lynch brings some of her Sue Sylvester sass to the proceedings, Kudrow has an infectious laugh, Petty knows how to take a punch and Short is always a consummate mirth maker.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    This is a comedy with a solid core group of characters and a chance to go the distance.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The Killing still has some pulling power, even if the initial thrill of Season 1 is long since gone.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Its characters are comparatively compelling even when they're falling a little short.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The whole enterprise is alternately laughable and affecting without committing the eighth deadly sin of being boring.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    What emerges, in the three episodes made available for review, is an accessible, easily imbibed summertime series that basically beats actually going to camp for an entire gut-wrenching summer.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    It's not a great series, but it looks to be a solidly commercial one.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    As holiday newcomers go, this is much better than socks and underwear from Grandma. Just don’t expect a shiny new train set.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Legends is too pockmarked with standard issue dialogue and situations to merit any awards for the series as a whole. But Bean, who this time is assured of staying vertical, might have enough pop in his performance to break on through.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    This seems like a serviceable drama that merits a bit better ladder grade (heh-heh) for an improved second hour.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    There also are some intriguing twists as these beats go on. One Big Happy may be entirely sitcom-y but it’s not thoroughly predictable.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Perhaps The Fugitive will slow its frenetic pace in future episodes. The original show had its share of narrow escapes but didn't rely on heavy-duty action every week. They instead focused on Kimble's close encounters with strangers, some kind, others sinister. [6 Oct 2000, p.1C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    It all comes out pretty well in the wash. Same Name gets fairly close to sealing the deal on the idea that celebs can learn something from just plain folks.

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