For 648 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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Six Feet Under: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Sex Box: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 648
648 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Creators Fey and Carlock instill Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with the infectious positivity of their title character, who won’t give up, no, she’ll never give up. Still, her hard knocks life starts taking its toll in later episodes, draining some of Kimmy’s ebullience and replacing it with a little petulance. The sunny side up Kimmy is much preferable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    So far this is solid and very picturesque entertainment, with a strong sense of foreboding built in.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It's FX scoring again with another out of the box, jump-in-your-face series that most assuredly isn't for everyone but most definitely knows what it's doing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Be forewarned that The Shield easily is the most graphic police series in TV history. That said, it's potentially one of the very best, too. [11 Mar 2002, p.12C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Although Buscemi remains firmly in charge of this lead role, he's not the most interesting principal anymore. That pendulum swings to his wife of convenience, Margaret Schoeder (Kelly Macdonald).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It may be quite a challenge to keep up the pace and the quality. But the bet here is that these guys will find ways to keep making it all work for them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The thrill of discovery is long gone for True Blood. But the thrill of a new season is still very much in play. The first three episode of Season 4 had just enough pulling power to keep me in the fold.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It promises to be quite a juggling act, with Leary as balls-out as ever in the early going of his latest daring enterprise.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Its downward slide shows signs of leveling off by the end of Sunday’s opening two hours. Danes’ Carrie is steelier than ever, her heart hardened to near-concrete while going about the exhilarating business of eliminating terrorists no matter what the collateral damage.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    In Ballers [Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson] brings it in full and then makes the sale.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It packs a lot of intriguing plot threads into its first hour while also brimming with money-on-the-screen production values.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Welcome to Sweden is more charming and amusing than laugh-out-loud funny. But its charms are considerable and the overall premise is bracingly unique.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black List, The Latino List) might have done well to just keep the camera on [Carmen Dell'Orefice] and let everyone else hit the cutting room floor. But other former supermodels are quite interesting as well, among them Isabella Rossellini, Jerry Hall, Paulina Porizkova, Carol Alt, China Machado, Marisa Berenson and Lisa Taylor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Revolution, which has the overall look and feel of a big budget feature, delivers some consistently terrific action scenes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Douglas, Damon and company put on a crowd-pleaser that even Liberace couldn’t top during all those many-splendored stage performances. A film that could have been so very bad turns out to be pretty mah-velous.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Fans of the fantastical can do far worse than Once Upon A Time, which manages to both stir the pulse and please the senses with its beautifully imagined medieval times.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The first four episodes of Season 4 are a little weak downstairs while still remaining at or near the top of the TV comedy class.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Barbershop is inventively edited, consistently funny and decidedly not for kids. [14 Aug 2005, p.3]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It all makes for a promising start on a network whose best comedies invariably wind up on Thursday nights. Whitney is already there, and looks as though it just might belong.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Caan’s perfectly clipped delivery and his daughter’s well-timed comebacks make Back in the Game at least a standup double if not a sliding triple.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Elliot's (Rami Malek) haunted eyes and black hoodies, coupled with a blunt, abrasive take on humankind, propel Mr. Robot through a world of deep discontent and covert villainy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Dear Mom, Love Cher is both a pleasant and evocative way to spend an hour.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Happy Endings quickly gets its game in gear and emerges as ABC's best new sitcom since Better Off Ted unfortunately failed to find an audience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Rectify can be both hypnotic and heart-wrenching for viewers who have invested in these characters throughout the first two seasons. Season 1 remains the high point, though, and there doesn’t seem to be much time left to scale some of those peaks again.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Despite its lead characters' fragile makeups, Free Agents is a niftily scripted, bracingly grownup comedy when in the hands of its two leads.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Too Big to Fail effectively follows the money while humanizing most of the moneychangers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Black-ish has a lot packed into its oft-amusing opening half-hour. It’s both fairly daring and also endearing, sharply written but with an overdose of narrative exposition. The kids and adults are all well-cast and there’s no laugh track to gum anything up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    It’s an acquired taste worth acquiring--or at least sampling. Because you just won’t know until you’ve tried.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Cinema Verite's strength is in dramatizing the off-camera seductions and betrayals that led to the Louds being vilified in many quarters before the entire family went on The Dick Cavett Show to both tell their side of the story and confront filmmaker Craig Gilbert.

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