For 521 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 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 True Detective: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Perfect Couples: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 521
521 tv reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    There’s plenty to sustain The Millers over what could be a pretty long haul. The show has both star quality and stars who know how to work the material.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    By the end of Episode 1, Twisted has imbedded its hook with open questions about a mysterious necklace and Danny’s connection to its past.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with its solid supporting cast aiding and abetting Samberg, has a so far/so good first outing that rises above the majority of this season’s new fall comedies.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Gregg’s resurrected Coulson so far is the much-needed glue, lending a familiar presence and sturdy countenance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    As concocted backwoods “reality” shows go, it’s stepped to the head of the class and far surpassed the likes of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Buck Wild.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    For now, Lucky 7 is a grabber with strong potential for further viewer investment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It works surprisingly well as sort of a Community in camouflage fronted by a teacher figure and his hapless platoon.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The 100 ends up being sci-fi fun for all ages--with a spine tingle or two also within these realms of possibilities.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    This elongated version makes its own mark, although certainly not an indelible one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Its two featured newcomers skid along just fine, earning exceedingly small victories en route.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It’s too late to scrub some of the dialogue, though.... Klondike isn’t always this way. Its one-liners can be nifty in spots.... The miniseries also has some engaging supporting characters in grifter Soapy Smith (Ian Hart) and Haskell’s ad hoc mine mate, Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson).
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    This old sidewinder still packs a kick.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Red Road gets more gripping by the hour, although it still feels like a drop-off whenever Momoa isn’t on screen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The reboot, with only Episode 1 to go by, looks like a noble, educational and decidedly visual effort that can only be enhanced by the HD crystal clarity that Sagan never had a chance to behold.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Maslany shows no signs of running down during the very challenging assignment of playing a wealth of disparate characters. But Orphan Black’s twists, turns and veers are getting increasingly harder to keep down--and impossible to swallow whole.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Saldana carries the full load throughout. Her skepticism grows--as does her performance--in tandem with her belly before it all boils over into a full-out escape plan.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    It would be giving away too much to get into the specifics of an emotional Episode 3 encounter between Javier and son Carlos. But this is where Gang Related really starts to distinguish and establish itself as a series that might grow into something more than a vividly staged run ’n’ gun hour with little else going for it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    So far it’s promising without being riveting, with the potential to be Facebook--or Myspace.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Hanks himself book-ends this serviceable, talking heads/illustrative clips treatise with a pair of all-encompassing quotes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Your patience will only be rewarded to a point. Although capably acted and edited, Traffic doesn't hit enough green lights. Instead it stops and stalls too often, particularly during a concluding Part 3 in which you'll see a latter day bad guy a mile away, even in Seattle's fog. [26 Jan 2004]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    [The episodes] sequentially get better and deeper, with the tragic back stories of Athos and Aramis fueling hours three and four.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Its depiction of rap's gangsta element is laughable, at least in the first episode. And the quick-cut editing often seems more haphazard than cutting edge. Platinum otherwise is distinctive, provocative and possibly even trailblazing. [13 Apr 2003]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The two principals in You’re The Worst at least are vigorously and often amusingly cynical. And over the course of the first two episodes sent for review, it even becomes possible to empathize with them--if only just a little.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    None of the six main actors is a stand-up comic, but they're appealing nonetheless...If the scripts get a little sharper, Friends may attract enough of the right demographics to become a hit. [22 Sept 1994]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    Both subversively funny and sophomorically silly. [11 Apr 1999]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    Farscape is thoroughly first-rate in the special-effects department. As for the writing, it at least shows flashes of promise. [19 Mar 1999]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ed Bark
    A textured drama ... Intelligence takes precedence over "sassiness." [25 Jun 2000]
    • Dallas Morning News