For 433 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Bark's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Ja'mie: Private School Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 433
433 tv reviews
    • 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.”
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Mison and Beharie work well together as Ichabod and Abbie.... On the down side, Orlando Jones so far is stuck in the muck of a prototypically officious police captain named Frank Irving.... Whatever befalls its denizens, Sleepy Hollow gets off to a better and more “believable” start than anticipated.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Watsons Go to Birmingham is well-meaning to a fault and would play well as a teaching tool in elementary school classrooms.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Killing Kennedy easily could have been twice its length, the better to add both nuance and context. Instead it’s a watchable film with many missing parts, a broadly drawn Classics Illustrated version of what happened and why.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Chicago P.D. looks as though it’s going to walk its beat for a while.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The whole enterprise is alternately laughable and affecting without committing the eighth deadly sin of being boring.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    At its best is dumb fun. Johnny, Hank and rookie EMT Brian of course keep making a fine mess of things. They also mesh together pretty well in a series that bracingly is without a detracting laugh track.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    The mood music in Crisis can be over-wrought at times--and downright over-bearing when a male vocalist breaks into “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.” But the first two hours are nicely paced and eventful, with the ad hoc partnership between Marcus and an initially resistant Susie gaining traction as the stakes increase.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Undateable airs in times when summer series aren’t always the throwaways they used to be. This may not be a keeper but it may well grow on viewers rather than wear on them.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Tyrant strives to be big, momentous and powerful. But while sometimes jabbing to good effect, it lacks a heavyweight’s punch.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    Taxi Brooklyn turns out to be better than expected escapist fare, even if Leo still isn’t charging Cat anything for all those extended, often high-speed trips. He seems to know all the shortcuts. She takes it from there.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Ed Bark
    There’s a bit of a free-form Arrested Development vibe in play, but not enough to elevate Working the Engels to anywhere near that level.