For 399 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Hour (UK): Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Perfect Couples: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 399
399 tv reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Its hip replacement is a cast that's been around the block and knows how to act accordingly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    All in all, this is a light-hearted series that also looks as though it's going to be light-headed in terms of basic story construction.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Bent ends up being worth watching for the recurring grins it provides. Just don't expect to ever know what happens to any of its main characters.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Its characters are comparatively compelling even when they're falling a little short.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Final Witness has more texture and bite than most of TV's myriad explorations of the true crime realm.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Go On obviously won't be off the charts ratings-wise, as Friends was for most of its run. It might settle in, though, with Perry still a solidly capable comedic actor looking to nest a while.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Ben and Kate can be a bit grating and certainly isn't all together great. But its small ensemble--which also includes Ben's pal, Tommy (Echo Kellum)--is clicking pretty well for starters.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Gummer's a gamer, investing her lead character with smarts, compassion and no small amount of discombobulation. She injects the ordinary with her own unique prescription brand pick-me-ups, making Emily Owens bearable when it's not fully embraceable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Urie's mostly a hoot, with his inflections infectious and his comedy timing a thing of beauty. Krumholtz offers sturdy enough support, but his co-star does most of the heavy lifting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Arrow may not be a-point-ment television. But for starters at least, it's a sharper little tale than expected.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    It's a decently made but hardly exceptional movie without any high wattage star power but with a few familiar faces.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Stuck on hyper-drive and stuffed with hyperbole, Mankind: The Story of All of Us is history a-go-go from a programmer that used to obey a few speed limits.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Cougar Town remains amusing in fits and spurts.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    This is a genuinely scary and unsettling series.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    It’s a reasonably involving series made better by the chemistry between the two leads.
    • 63 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Goodwin Games isn’t an Olympian comedy but it’s by no means an out-and-out clunker either.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The script and circumstances really labor down the stretch. Still, Tenney and Romijn make for a pretty nifty pair, whether quipping on cue or subduing some henchmen with their feet and fists.
    • 50 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The Michael J. Fox Show shows signs of deteriorating into a too sitcom-y enterprise with occasional flashes of smart writing and situations.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Once Upon A Time In Wonderland is very nice to look at, particularly in homes that have upgraded from rabbit ears. Its speaking parts, though, are sometimes better heard at low volume.
    • 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
    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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The first five episodes of Dracula, although unwieldy and murky at times, flex just enough storytelling power to keep the juices flowing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The first two episodes flex a fair amount of pulling power, even though nothing really jumps off the page. The series could use a more galvanizing, take-charge sleuth than Epps portrays.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Kinnear carries himself ably, and his character’s amiable rogue presence wears fairly well for starters. The long haul may be problematic, though.
    • 63 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.
    • 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.”