Mark A. Perigard

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For 609 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark A. Perigard's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 American Crime: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 609
609 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 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
    Documentary Now! is so good, you’ll be forced to reassess Meyers, whose comedy writing is so crisp and correct, he should give up his late-night NBC show because nothing he does there will ever be as good or as funny.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mark A. Perigard
    American Crime’s direction is uncertain, but it looks to be one of the more uncomfortable, engrossing rides any commercial broadcast series has taken. Put away the phone and sit yourself down. You’ll want to see where this goes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Life may be short, but this comedy is not long enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Southland's cast remains one of its best selling points.
    • 69 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.
    • 86 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    For a topic that sounds as dry as a fund prospectus, the acting and pacing is exceptional.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Not every question--or every character’s fate--is settled in the premiere, but fans of the show will not be disappointed.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    For those looking for yet another quality show for their Sunday nights, Low Winter Sun soars high.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Broadchurch answers your summer prayers for top-notch drama.
    • 64 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Mad Men is off to one crazy-good start.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    If there's a nighttime soap any better, I haven't seen it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 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.
    • 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
    This is no CBS crime procedural, and viewers deserve the chance to delve into this smart mystery for themselves.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Mad Men is back with another ridiculously addictive season.
    • 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
    • 67 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    With that ticking clock in mind, Benioff and Weiss are improvising with confidence and a keen eye on character. You can see stories being streamlined.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Rabe is terrific, balancing drive and a mounting dread, and it’s a pleasure to see the actress commanding a lead role. The first three episodes build the mystery at a respectable clip.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The Girl ensures you'll never watch "The Birds" the same way again.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Tambor gives a nuanced, career-defining performance here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The Royals wouldn’t be watchable at all except for Queen Helena, played to the hilt by Elizabeth Hurley.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Game of Thrones plays by its own rules--and remains irresistible.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Cross The Bridge at your own peril. You just might get stranded in the summer’s best mystery.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    A dramedy poised to be the breakout show of fall — if it can only overcome the trying symptoms of treacle.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Fresh Off the Boat is the funniest, most charming show of the season.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The best new sitcom of fall, CBS' 2 Broke Girls is rich in laughs and snappy performances.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Nashville is the snarky showbiz drama NBC's "Smash" can only dream of becoming.
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The pace and the performances carry the film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Engrossing.... Haggis, who directed all six hours, and Simon have walked this material before.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Aaron Sorkin can write crackling dialogue. Believable characters, not so much.
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The series is so funny, it reeks of a setup.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    iZombie is superbly cast and displays wit and surprises you don’t often find in the comics-to-TV genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Holmes is obviously meant as a temptation for Ray, but the mismatch between her and star Liev Schreiber is not worth dwelling on. Ray Donovan remains a potent mix of pathos and dark comedy.
    • 87 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Once Upon a Time gets off to a bewitching start.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The latest comic book adaptation to hit TV, NBC’s Constantine is a nifty spookfest with dark humor and some genuine chills.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Those who long for a replacement for “How I Met Your Mother” (back when that show was good) might find a good match here.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Arrow has so much going for it, it doesn't need to linger on the past.
    • 66 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Series creator and writer Julian Fellowes has a habit of using dialogue to telegraph the obvious.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Series creator/writer Neil Cross continues to spin dark strands that stray unexpectedly into unsettling territory.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    There’s something hilarious and twisted about outcasts running a school and turning out to be as much idiots as the typically popular kids. Faking It is the real deal.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The 75-minute “super-sized” premiere might leave you feeling a bit bloated, but Top Chef is still a satisfying treat.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Suspense, surprises 
and crackling dialogue: True Blood is pumping strong again.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    [Caviezel] and Emerson make for one of fall's most formidable odd couples.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Sunny is now in its ninth season, but is not showing its age.
    • 63 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Leary is perfectly cast as the middle-aged wastrel with a modicum of talent and an ego the size of the Trump Tower.... Much of the show can’t be quoted. Many of the jokes you can see coming at you from the Zakim Bridge. They’re still funny.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Rest easy: The premiere is good; next week’s episode is flat-out superb.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    A new day is approaching, and Don seems unprepared for what lies ahead.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Copper spins somber stories of gold.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    What emerges is scary, graphic, unnerving and not for those easily vexed by nightmares.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    For those impatient for the return of "Mad Men," The Hour fills that void and then some.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    For fans of quality TV, The Knick will evoke memories of the South Boston-set “St. Elsewhere.” That show needed more than a season to work out its kinks. The Knick is already off to a robust start.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    BBC America's Being Human (the original, not to be confused with the pallid Syfy remake) takes a stab at re-inventing itself--and magically pulls off the feat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Smart, slick and sexy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    In its second season, The Walking Dead remains the most suspenseful show on any TV network.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Community is still kicking, with more gas and laughs than just about any other NBC sitcom.

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