For 548 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% 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 Justified: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Brand X With Russell Brand: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 548
548 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It all makes for an easy-to-take sitcom whose best moment finds Jake and Charlie singing the theme song he wrote for Maple Loops cereal. There are some funny lines at a poker game, too, where the kid turns out to be quite a bluffer. [22 Sept 2003, p.12E]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    LOLA for its part shows signs of getting that old Law & Order moxie back.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The end result is funny in spots, overly gross in others and upbeat in Rescue Me's typically offbeat fashion.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It's obviously not for the squeamish, nor perhaps for the refined. But it's al-i-i-i-i-i-ve in so many ways. So what the hell, let's rock.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The special effects are better than decent and the ensemble cast wears pretty well as Falling Skies begins to hit its stride.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Watch The Kennedys--if you haven't already had enough--and you'll instead see a compelling, well-told tale of a political dynasty with beauty marks, warts, doubts and the embedded determination to plow full steam ahead.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Despite all the aforementioned intrigues, The Borgias so far isn't quite as bawdy, foul-minded or over the top as its predecessor. It moves more deliberately, sometimes a bit ploddingly.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It's a long pull that can be fun and funny--and more than a wee bit tedious.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It all gets pretty involving in time. Based on the first three hours, this is a sturdy production from a producer/scriptwriter (Chris Chibnall) whose well-appointed credits include Torchwood, Doctor Who and the United Kingdom version of Law & Order.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Angry Boys showcases his considerable talents in the notably imperfect world he's created.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Franklin & Bash sometimes tries too hard to be edgy, suffering some paper cuts in the process. It's otherwise a good deal of fun delivered with an abundance of energy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Suits is made of somewhat sterner stuff than other USA originals. But it always gets down to how well the lead characters hold up. Once again, it looks as though we have a winner on a network that knows what it's all about while big brother NBC keeps stumbling on TV's main stage of actors and their roles.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Together they'll be the brains and brawn of this operation in times when the broadcast networks aren't particularly interested in take-charge men with acquired tastes for pounding the hell out of bad guys--or shooting them in their thighs. Thanks. We maybe needed that.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It's a lot to process, and at times too much to take. Still, Horror Story often is a wonder.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Hell on Wheels is a big and ambitious stab at the genre, with a lot going on and much to recommend.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Sing Your Song ends up being more than a little too self-indulgent and one-noted. Abundant archival footage is in part a saving grace, though.
    • 66 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    For now, though, this is a series that's seemingly built on an arresting foundation.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It packs some punch, though. And Isaacs certainly doesn't sleepwalker through a decidedly distinctive role.
    • 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.
    • 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.