For 748 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Louis C.K.: Oh My God
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking In: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 748
748 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    An improbably entertaining outing that initially finds Kathy Bates' character reclining at her office desk while smoking pot and bemoaning her fate.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    So far it’s promising without being riveting, with the potential to be Facebook--or Myspace.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Real truths invariably come out, and this is a film that convincingly rings with them.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The Carmichael Show won’t win any prizes for originality. It does, however, play very well with the above-average material it has. That’s in no small part due to the well-blended cast.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The premise is nothing new under the sun, which still exists. But it’s decently executed with enough periodic action and revelations to perhaps lure a decent-sized fan base.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It packs some punch, though. And Isaacs certainly doesn't sleepwalker through a decidedly distinctive role.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    This elongated version makes its own mark, although certainly not an indelible one.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson from That ‘70s Show are reunited as siblings in The Ranch, which turned up on April Fool’s Day with the 10 episodes that make up “Part One” of Season 1. It’s a decent vehicle for both of them.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The cast is appealing and the freeze-frame camera tricks mostly are inventive instead of intrusive. [7 Oct 2004]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Set in snowy Colorado but filmed in serviceable Utah, it's a stick-to-your-ribs hour with mush and syrup served on the side. This might induce a few groans, but Everwood overall finds the fine line between effective sentiment and overdone melodrama. [16 Sept 2002, p.12C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Ripper Street is pretty ripping good for the most part.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Its two featured newcomers skid along just fine, earning exceedingly small victories en route.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Through the first four episodes, Sorkin teeters between abject fantasy and believable fiction. Strong performances by Daniels, Waterston and Mortimer serve to offset some of Newsroom's excesses and missteps.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    On the surface at least, it's hard to imagine responding to CW's three-pronged tagline attack of "Small fish. Big pond. Huge dreams." Wonder of wonders, though, this series sells its premise while only occasionally trying way too hard.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    PBS made all but the final two hours of Season 4 available for review. And while certainly not a slog, they end up being more than a bit saggy.... ownton Abbey has no scenes or sequences of knockout import during these first seven episodes.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    This is still a quality, provocative series that’s unlike any other and has already been renewed for Season 4. But much work needs to be done during the off-season--beginning with restoring an ominous sense of disorder and peril in a place that’s gone more than a little too soft and soapy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    A show that can make you feel this way can't be all bad. Even if its clandestine millionaires can be more than a little grating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    His [Kelsey Grammer's] center-ring performance pulls Boss along even when it gets bogged down. The supporting actors likewise are all capable, although Grammer's glower clearly is the series' tower of power.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Veep has some funny lines and sight gags during the course of doing its dirty Washington business.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    What we have so far is a sturdy cops/crooks/corruption series that falls short of The Shield but is certainly capable of someday earning its own stripes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Jane the Virgin tries to walk a tightrope between comedy and poignancy. It sometimes teeters, but Rodriguez is perfectly calibrated throughout.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Angry Boys showcases his considerable talents in the notably imperfect world he's created.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    As end-of-the-world tales go, it’s watchable, fairly unpredictable and garnished with a palpable subplot that in some ways is more intriguing than whatever the end game might be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Principally armed with Ritter and Van Der Beek, [series' creator/executive producer/writer, Nahnatchka Khan] makes Don't Trust the B a find if not a treasure just yet.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It's far funnier than Fox's two still relatively new animated series, Bob's Burgers and Allen Gregory. Mickey Mouse it's not, though.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Method to the Madness is adroitly packaged and probably not all that less less flattering than a PBS American Masters portrait might have been.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    For now, though, this is a series that's seemingly built on an arresting foundation.

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