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 Band of Brothers: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Perfect Couples: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 648
648 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The two-part premiere of Popular is inventive, energized and brimming with promise if some of its overwrought moments can be reined in. [29 Sept 1999, p.1C]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 61 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Longmire, with spacious New Mexico standing in for Wyoming as the series' production base, makes a solid overall first impression without rising to the level of critical huzzahs.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Empire, its flaws notwithstanding, looks as though it has the potential to be a mainstream success. It roars into view and keeps everything humming throughout its all-important first episode.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Wayward Pines looks as though it has the potential to rise above its false starts while grippingly spooling out truths that are “worse than anything you could even imagine.”
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    As galvanizing hours of television go, this isn’t Mad Men with a bang. It’s more like beginning a closing 100 meter dash somewhere in between a slow trot and a false start. But surely things will pick up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Sean Hayes, as Jack, is the overriding reason to watch. [21 Sep 1998]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The story proves interesting enough, the visuals are impressive and the acting lands somewhere above average. [10 Sep 1995]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 65 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    LOLA for its part shows signs of getting that old Law & Order moxie back.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Ritter is still quite adept at broad, keep-it-simple comedy, and this one plays to his strengths. [17 Sep 2002]
    • Dallas Morning News
    • 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).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The first season of TNT's Dallas reboot was far better than many had anticipated. These early stages of Season 2 likewise keep the faith.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    This old sidewinder still packs a kick.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    Girls still delivers other memorable moments, though. And not all of them are gag-inducing. Dunham has written some terrific scenes for herself, and she also rises to the occasion of acting them out. Even so, how many times can this show basically go back to square one?
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The first two episode of 12 Monkeys move along crisply and effectively.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The end result is funny in spots, overly gross in others and upbeat in Rescue Me's typically offbeat fashion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    So much of Togetherness hung together with a very deft blend of humor and angst. But then the angst took over, the loopiness kicked in too hard and schmaltz came charging up through the backstretch.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ed Bark
    The Jim Gaffigan Show showcases its star at his exasperated best, putting his now well-honed spin on the befuddled dad genre from which many a sitcom has supped.

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