For 830 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Lost: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Perfect Couples: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 830
830 tv reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Atlanta is very distinctively [Glover's] baby through and through.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    This looks like a drama with a heart, a pulse and also the ability to skip a beat.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Too Big to Fail effectively follows the money while humanizing most of the moneychangers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Absent the trappings of official power and high-stakes infighting by Selina and her team, the very blue banter at times seems both juvenile and excessive. ... The open question is whether Veep can sustain itself as a comedy about a festering ex-president who’s desperate to remain relevant in civilian life. But it seems likely.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Rust and Jacobs are the drive shafts, though, keeping Love on all fours with characterizations that likely will keep most viewers invested.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Season 5 of The Americans almost assuredly will round into form after a rather sluggish start compared to previous returns. In the initial three hours, the plot both thickens and sometimes congeals.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    For the most part, though, You’re the Worst keeps clicking as a decidedly “adult” look at thirtysomething infantilism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Crashing has enough mostly gentle amusements to keep it on track. And it’s increasingly easy to get on Pete’s side.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    As a fan from the start, I didn't love it, but liked it well enough.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Moura as Escobar doesn’t bring the overall manic and sometimes comic intensity of Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in Scarface. He’s never dull, though, giving Narcos a thoroughly sinister presence who’s capable of anything and will stop at nothing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The Bridge so far looks to have more promise than [Fox’s The Following, NBC’s Hannibal, AMC’s ongoing Season 3 of The Killing]. It’s still early, though.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Season 2 so far is still a watchable feast of decayed human flesh and frayed nerve endings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Under the Dome parlays solid special effects and an intriguing storyline, giving CBS’ a bracing breeze of fresh air during a summer season that previously has been a playground for Big Brother and “procedural” crime series reruns.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Much of the performance footage is phenomenal in that respect. But in two hours time, the film could have dug deeper rather than coming to a screeching halt that almost rivals its subject’s high-pitched stage wails.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Entourage looks as though it still has enough juice--comedy, drama and Drama-wise--to make its last season a keeper.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    As always, though, it’s all in the execution. And Supergirl’s plucky central character, very winningly played by Benoist, looks good to go for this season and beyond.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Game of Thrones seems to be getting better all the time judging from the four episodes sent for review. It’s just that it also seems to be taking longer and longer to get there in the interests of servicing all the returning and new characters in play.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Comic Book Men is a pleasant surprise and an overall splash of fragrant cologne on the smell test-flunking reality genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Weiner’s end-game for his leading man does not appear to be brightly lit. Nor is Season 6 of Mad Men off to a particularly sparkling start creatively while we wait for the worst to come.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The cast is engaging, the premise is intriguing and the genre long has been CBS' ratings-rich specialty.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Intellectually challenging while arguably also going off the rails more than a few times, The Young Pope has its work cut out in luring a sizable audience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Living in the Material World falls short of Scorsese's terrific two-part PBS film, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Jackie Robinson connects all of these dots and gives a far fuller picture of the man than the pedestrian 2013 feature film 42 or 1950’s The Jackie Robinson Story, in which Jackie played himself opposite Ruby Dee as Rachel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Marry Me runs a solid second to ABC’s black-ish in the informal competition for best new comedy series of the fall season. Episode 1 gets off to a terrifically inventive start, with Wilson and Marino teeing things up before further hitting their grooves apart from one another.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    Outcast is beautifully composed cinematically, with a conveniently nearby woods providing an extra layer of creepiness. By the end of the initial four episodes, a spellbinding hook has been set, with the mythology enticingly unfolding amid week-to-week new vistas in exorcism.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    TNT's brighter, shinier Dallas makes an impressively staged re-entrance Wednesday night.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Ed Bark
    The dialogue crackles and the first featured case (in Episode 2) is buoyed by a guest appearance from Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope) as a very self-assured prosecutor.

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