Mark A. Perigard
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For 533 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark A. Perigard's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Southland: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 533
533 tv reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mark A. Perigard
    Friday Night Lights used high school football as a vehicle to explore plainly and authentically the way in which people live, struggle and thrive in small towns. It just might be the finest scripted series on prime time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Mark A. Perigard
    It's a bloody good, gory hour, and I don't know how Southland will top this. But I can't wait to see what's around the corner.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mark A. Perigard
    This four-part adaptation of Shakespeare’s historical cycle (“Richard II, “Henry IV, Part 1,” “Henry IV, Part 2” and “Henry V”) spotlighting the battle to win and to hold the English crown is both brilliant and eminently accessible.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Mark A. Perigard
    This Boardwalk is rife with treasure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mark A. Perigard
    The first four episodes Netflix made available are more intense and unpredictable than the first season.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    This is the best ensemble of any show anywhere, and watching these gifted actors bounce off each other is a joy. Damages proves capable hands can craft a thriller for TV.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    By dramatizing the true stories of the men who fought there, Spielberg and Hanks craft perhaps their most psychologically grounded work.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Mad Men is off to one crazy-good start.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Fox’s Human Target is the closest thing on TV to swigging a keg of Red Bull. It’s one hour of pure energy, a blast of fun action and stunts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    TV Land's first original sitcom is the surprise of the summer, a sparkling, breezy comedy, in no small part due to the casting of this year's It Girl, 88-year-old Betty White as a cantankerous caretaker.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Will The Event turn out to be another "FlashForward" or the next "Lost"? I'm betting cautiously on the latter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    A serial killer, a state execution, slapstick involving a baby--Fox's new Raising Hope is deliciously demented and easily the funniest new show of fall.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    The first two hours are marked by surprising twists and betrayals. TV's most cunning series is back in session.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    The three-week, six-hour miniseries introduces a colorful, international cast of characters who live and breathe to create one moment of perfection under the limelight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Southland's cast remains one of its best selling points.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    The most endearing, functional dysfunctional family in all of TV gets off to multiple good starts in the new season of Showtime's The United States of Tara.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    This is no CBS crime procedural, and viewers deserve the chance to delve into this smart mystery for themselves.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    For a topic that sounds as dry as a fund prospectus, the acting and pacing is exceptional.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    I loved the pilot, mostly because I could never predict where the story was going, a rarity in prime-time TV.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Life may be short, but this comedy is not long enough.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Louis-Dreyfus won Emmys for both "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Chrstine," and seems the best candidate to win another for her work here.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    There hasn't been a show since "The Sopranos" so concerned with bodily functions, and it makes its oft-compared predecessor "Sex and the City" look like a TeenNick production. But it's also fresh, bracing and original.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    You'll worry the Big Apple will swallow them up. Mostly, you'll wonder how Breaking Amish will turn next.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    If there's a nighttime soap any better, I haven't seen it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Broadchurch answers your summer prayers for top-notch drama.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Mad Men is back with another ridiculously addictive season.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    For those looking for yet another quality show for their Sunday nights, Low Winter Sun soars high.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    There’s such a richness of story and character here, and the visual and sound people do some great work cranking up the creep factor.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Game remains one of the more challenging shows to follow, but one of the most rewarding.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    The character Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) might remind you of Leland Gaunt of Stephen King’s “Needful Things”: He knows just what words to drop to create mayhem. Freeman is outstanding as the little guy whose one moment of rage has far-reaching consequences.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    There isn’t another show that can go from laugh-out-loud funny to soul-crushing sadness in a beat.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Gamble and Hoggart are credited as “per­formers” on the show and are also writers­ for the series, and their ability to ad-lib and play with anyone and every­one they come in contact with is a joy to watch, proof you can say almost anything to anyone, no matter how outrageous, so long as you maintain an air of innocence. Or stu­pidity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Tyrant is the most engrossing new show of the summer.... Gordon’s razor-sharp timing, a skill honed on “24,” serves Tyrant well.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Mark A. Perigard
    Believe the hype: In its third season, Nip/Tuc' finds new ways to be shocking, brazen and gross-out wrenching. [20 Sept 2005, p.37]
    • Boston Herald
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Mark A. Perigard
    Just be grateful to be back in the neighborhood. [26 Sep 2005]
    • Boston Herald
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The characters carry themselves with the kind of decency, maturity and occasional playfulness that is virtually unseen on prime time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    What separates “Tara” from “Jackie,” of course, is that Tara’s family is aware of Tara’s problems and supports her. In creator/writer Diablo Cody’s world, even the most damaged among us can lead healthy lives if they are loved for themselves. That’s a comforting message.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s a shame “The Tudors” is coming to a close. As Hirst has noted, there are generations of stories yet to tell. Count on this series to end on a royally good note
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    "In this job, there’s no such thing as no such thing," Pete says. Exactly. Warehouse 13 is truly the show where anything can happen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    King, Cudlitz and McKenzie carry this drama, in note-perfect peformances. They make Southland a worthy part of your Tuesday night stakeout.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The triangle--quadrangle?--becomes more twisted by episode's end. It leads to shocking violence against outsiders that deepens the tragedy and the mythology at the core of the show. "Game on" just might be the two most chilling words uttered this season.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    If you don't tear up at least once during each episode, you've already coded. "Boston Med" is the cure for summertime TV blues.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The Pillars of the Earth, a six-part, eight-hour miniseries debuting Friday with a two-hour punch, delivers enough surprises to enthrall any thriller buff.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The remake of "Hawaii Five-0" is the best kind of throwback--to the buddy cop films of the 1980s. Think "Lethal Weapon" with a tropical twist.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    This spy spoof hits a bull’s-eye with risque snark and one of the best vocal casts assembled for any animated series.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Nikita is a breakthrough for teen-happy CW, its riskiest show yet--one aimed at adults. It's one they might enjoy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Ordinary is super at capturing a middle-class family suffering from self-imposed Kryptonite poisoning
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    On Veterans Day, Wartorn is a somber reminder of the price that many pay when they serve their country and a wake-up call to the rest of us about the debt we owe them.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    As a man struggling to find where he misplaced his heart, Perry makes angst seem easy. His sense of timing isn't rusty. The sitcom has a few clouds: Alonzo needs an edge and the show should make Jorge Garcia's ("Lost") facilities manager a permanent regular. But Mr. Sunshine could be midseason's brightest ray of mirth.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Arnold's Beyond Scared Straight hews to the premise of the original and proves to be just as gripping.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    HBO's True Blood rises from the grave of last year's uneven season, smarter, spookier and sexier than before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    There were moments during the first two episodes in which I wondered if the series was doddering along like a blindfolded Miss Marple. Have faith. Each episode swings in unexpected directions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Additional time would have made Verite more convincing. At 90 minutes, it runs short, especially as the family copes with its newfound notoriety
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Series creator and writer Julian Fellowes has a habit of using dialogue to telegraph the obvious.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    In Happily Divorced, TV Land, the cable channel for baby boomers, finally may have found the perfect companion to its smash "Hot in Cleveland."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Series creator/writer Neil Cross continues to spin dark strands that stray unexpectedly into unsettling territory.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    For those impatient for the return of "Mad Men," The Hour fills that void and then some.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Once Upon a Time gets off to a bewitching start.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Ultimately, Sherlock doesn't play fair, but the game is so enjoyable, you'll be happy you joined in.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    In its second season, The Walking Dead remains the most suspenseful show on any TV network.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    [Caviezel] and Emerson make for one of fall's most formidable odd couples.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The ex-commander-in-chief sits down with National Geographic Channel to give a moment-by-moment account of the darkest days of his presidency--and the nation--in the utterly absorbing George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The best new sitcom of fall, CBS' 2 Broke Girls is rich in laughs and snappy performances.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Ringer at times straddles camp--Bridget stays briefly in the "Double Nickel Motel," a wink that the two women truly are flip sides of the same scarred coin --but never succumbs to it, thanks to Gellar's muted performances.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The womanizing, booze-guzzling, chain-smoking ad exec (played brilliantly by Jon Hamm) at the heart of AMC's Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men has found a curvy sliver of joy in his life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    With Milch holding the reins, Luck seems a lock for the winner's circle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    On "Grey's Anatomy," particularly in the first two years, Rhimes proved herself skilled at crafting gripping love stories. She's outdone herself here.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Many young women, if they're being honest, will see themselves here. And many parents will see their daughters.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    If the first two episodes are any indication, this season of Homeland will be about Carrie not only recovering her balance but finding a measure of redemption. That's a trip worth taking.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Aaron Sorkin can write crackling dialogue. Believable characters, not so much.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Nashville is the snarky showbiz drama NBC's "Smash" can only dream of becoming.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Cynthia Cidre's smart take on the prime-time soap (1978-1991) pays homage to the past while moving the battle to the next generation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Web Therapy is far more entertaining [than Episodes], but, alas, wildly uneven, probably in part due to the need to weave new material around the Internet series of the same name that spawned it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Her Patty knows how to spread the hurt. Get in on Damages' final round.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The pilot, directed by co--executive producer Jon Favreau ("Iron Man"), poses numerous questions, and to the credit of everyone involved, delivers some surprising payoffs that other shows would hold for weeks, if not seasons.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Copper spins somber stories of gold.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Week is about as much a serious social experiment as "Survivor" or "Kid Nation," but the production qualities are strong for a cable reality show and its subjects are fascinating as they react to the new world order
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Arrow has so much going for it, it doesn't need to linger on the past.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Dead is always at its most unsettling--and poignant--when its characters have a moment to breathe and to address their dark, nightmarish world.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Community is still kicking, with more gas and laughs than just about any other NBC sitcom.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Game of Thrones plays by its own rules--and remains irresistible.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The Girl ensures you'll never watch "The Birds" the same way again.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The show's repetitive voice-overs are annoying. But you'll be sucked into this dangerous venture.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The series is so funny, it reeks of a setup.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The series gets off to a strong start as a black satire of not only D.C. but how politicians and journalists can leech off one another.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    You think you know how this story will end, but trust DeKnight and his company of players to surprise us to the last bloody moment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Rest easy: The premiere is good; next week’s episode is flat-out superb.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s a macabre dance that only promises to get more intense.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Suspense, surprises 
and crackling dialogue: True Blood is pumping strong again.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous is a clever riff on the fanaticism and cynicism inspired by the network’s own reality slate, including “Teen Mom,” “16 and Pregnant” and “Buckwild.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    This is dark material, yet Faris balances it with a genuine winsomeness, able to wring laughs out of the most innocuous lines.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    If the script can at times seem slight, Douglas and Damon are 
superb.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Cross The Bridge at your own peril. You just might get stranded in the summer’s best mystery.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    While each night delivers some terrifically tense scenes, series creator Neil Cross’ scripts for nights three and four suffer from some flimsy foreshadowing and serve up slight characterizations of Luther’s antagonists.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. looks to be the most fun you’ll find in an hour of prime time this fall.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Sunny is now in its ninth season, but is not showing its age.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Wilson, who writes and serves as co-­executive producer, brings a sense of innocence to the sometimes ribald shenanigans.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The first new network show of fall is a supernatural adventure that manages to drop a few good scares.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Her voice seems to roam all over the vocal register, but she is compelling.... West will make you forget he’s acting.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The pace and the performances carry the film.