Mark A. Perigard
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For 581 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark A. Perigard's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Friday Night Lights: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 581
581 tv reviews
    • 56 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.
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    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Red Road’s depiction of mental illness is one of the most compelling on any scripted series, and Nicholson continues to amaze.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    24 is as much a thrill ride as ever.
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    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The mix of humor and horror is unparalleled, and the bonds of friendship between these supernatural denizens feel authentic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s a macabre dance that only promises to get more intense.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    With Milch holding the reins, Luck seems a lock for the winner's circle.
    • 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
    You don’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy The Flash, but if you are one, there are so many Easter eggs in the pilot--especially the one at the closing moment--that you just might go into nerdgasms. The Flash isn’t stopping for anyone.
    • 89 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    If the script can at times seem slight, Douglas and Damon are 
superb.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    How far can Frank accommodate her when his own power base is splintering? That will be the most tantalizing plot to follow this season.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Arnold's Beyond Scared Straight hews to the premise of the original and proves to be just as gripping.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Her Patty knows how to spread the hurt. Get in on Damages' final round.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Ordinary is super at capturing a middle-class family suffering from self-imposed Kryptonite poisoning
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    If The Lottery can keep up the promise of its premiere, it will punch a winning ticket.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The show's repetitive voice-overs are annoying. But you'll be sucked into this dangerous venture.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    When Jackie snaps over one patient's plight, she could be speaking for impatient viewers: "People gotta stop trying to save people who don't want to be saved." Same goes for TV characters stuck in the same shtick.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The sets and costuming are top-notch. The musical score is brash, if redundant. The personal dramas range from silly to 
diverting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Face Off hews so much to the Runway formula, it practically falls over and busts a lip, but at least the pacing is fast.
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    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Primeval (which has already been renewed for a fifth season) doesn't ask you to think, just to enjoy the mayhem that follows when a rampaging behemoth is set loose anywhere in the United Kingdom. It's hard to find fault with a formula like that.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    With its frantic pacing, ­vicious masterminds and ­valiant law enforcement agents, Crisis might remind you of Fox’s “24.” Not the best seasons of “24,” but still. There’s a lot to be said for a show that works up a sweat trying to surprise you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The castmates aren't polished performers, but they know how to work a joke fast and move on. [4 Aug 2005]
    • Boston Herald
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The dark tone might be the greatest barrier at first to viewers, but the cast rolls with the wisecracks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Boardwalk shows no signs of losing its identity. All signs point to a bloody proper finish.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    While often touching, it's a lightweight addition to HBO's schedule.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The six-episode series mixes this type of sharp -humor and dialogue with gory scenes and tense horror.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Give Lost Girl a try. You might be seduced.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Longmire isn't a conventional show. The mystery tonight might be slight, but the pilot is a dusty little gem.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Under the Dome is the TV equivalent [of a ham sandwich], with all the fixings: a goofy, sometimes creepy, thriller from horror maestro Stephen King about a town trapped under a large invisible barrier.
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    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Inside moves quickly and delivers smartly paced, albeit scripted surprises.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    For shows that play to our longing for America's lost days of glory, the sky's the limit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Things are about to get a lot worse on Penny Dreadful, and for viewers, that is a very good thing indeed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    This bleak depiction of hospital work locates the show about two degrees south of “St. Elsewhere.” And yet, after I finished the first three episodes, I realized I was hooked; I wanted more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    If their melodrama isn't always gripping, Nip/Tuck rushes in an array of guest stars as distractions. [5 Sept 2006, p.36]
    • Boston Herald
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Moore's impersonation of Sarah Palin is the hook to reel you into HBO'S latest truelife political thriller.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Holloway looks leaner than his Sawyer days and cleans up nice. Ory, such a spitfire on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” as both Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, seems tamed here, and unfortunately, a little dull.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The discussion of vampire politics seems toothless at times, but True excels at setting up episode-ending cliffhangers. The episode pacing is superb.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    'The Closer' may be the first TV series to mimic ['Desperate Housewives''] ability to present women with textured, complicated lives. [12 Jun 2005]
    • Boston Herald
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The good part involves just about any scene focusing on Angie Harmon ("Law & Order") as Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. The flip side? Just about every scene that isn't centered on her, especially those involving Jane's best friend, medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander).
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The cartoon is often laugh-out-loud funny, pulling off ridiculously zany sight gags, such as when Mondo decides to impress a girl by surfing and, instead, inadvertently beheads a bird, among other things.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    There may be fewer jump scares, but this could turn out to be the best Horror Story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The unscripted series is surprisingly engrossing and probably more valuable than two years of film school for would-be auteurs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Legit is the sort of comedy that lets its heart beat once an episode.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The sense of loss, shock and mourning is still artfully conveyed. American TV rarely depicts the emotional fallout after a murder, preferring to focus on the investigation. Here, both elements are equally important. But Tennant seems tired, and you can understand why. He’s been all over this shore before.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Sinbad sets out to find his destiny on the sea, encountering menaces that would make Ray Harry­hausen proud.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Fimmel has an odd charisma as a barbarian who sees nothing wrong with butchering a group of unarmed, cowering men. But much of the supporting cast is problematic--either­ the actors just aren’t up to the work or the characters are underwritten.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The show cannily plays to teen hopes and dreams--the school, for example, is on the edge of a gorgeous beach (the kids at “90210” never had it this lush)--but there’s story for the adults as well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Halt and Catch Fire’s operating system is solid, crafty and cunning. Boot it up.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The Neighbors is the silliest show you will watch all year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Sisto is surprisingly sweet as a befuddled dad. Everyone seems to want the next Emma Stone. Levy isn't there yet, but given time she might grow into a solid comic actress.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Blacklist doesn’t have the pulse, say, of a '24,' but it races in the right direction.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Contrary to the title, you can trust the B---- for a good laugh.
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    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Red Faction: Origins is light-years brighter than the typical Syfy Saturday dreck.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Don't look now, but Falling Skies could be a summer obsession.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    In a subtle tip to the original series and its narrator, William Conrad, look for a cameo from "America's Most Wanted" John Walsh, who repeats Conrad's memorable opening to the series. Heavy hand of fate, indeed. [6 Oct 2000, p.S32]
    • Boston Herald
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Scoundrels is wicked fun when the Wests are being wild.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Stalker is the kind of show that will have you checking the locks on your door--and changing­ your Facebook status to “guarded­ by rabid pitbulls.”
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Watch and you'll want to play along, too.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Scripter Peter Straughan masterfully hits almost all the right notes in this fictionalized account of Cromwell.... The stage actor doesn’t convey the cunning with which Mantel imbues her protagonist. At times his lawyer seems a bit thick. At the close of next week, however, Cromwell--and Rylance--find their footing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Rest assured: The Borgias are still bad to the bone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    While these newsies may have outsized personalities, everyone shares a belief in getting the story right and serving the community.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Filmed in South Africa, Sails is awash in lush scenery, bloody expensive sets and brutal action. You’ve probably never seen a sword fight like the one that caps tonight’s episode.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    A series with substance and heart that doesn’t insult the city or pander to stereotypes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    True Detective will linger with you long after the credits roll, a grim journey into night.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    This is a packed episode that sets up the dynamic for a season long rivalry that New Directions will be hard-pressed to overcome.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Wilson might be playing Penny with a better apartment, but she’s always a delight. Marino makes for a great sparring partner, and Williams has been off our screens far too long.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Some story points, annoyingly, are dropped between the April 18 and April 25 episodes.... Even with a terrific supporting cast, Maslany is this show.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    What seems like a straightforward question--Is Nick a traitor to his country?--might be the most devilishly complicated thing to answer, and definitely worth pursuing in this complex show.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Arnett isn't stretching himself here, but he's still funny as a man who can't comprehend why he can't buy the love of his life. Russell brings a fervor to the role of a woman who has yet to come across a tree she wouldn't want to hug.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    A dramedy about an unplanned pregnancy? CW has nerve--and the creativity to carry it off.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Your love for the show depends on your tolerance for Leary and his overbearing character. [30 May 2006, p.28]
    • Boston Herald
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    If you can accept you're watching the Kennedy saga through the prism of the "Fringe" universe, what you will find is an absorbing, addictive drama, with some authentic performances.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Like Amy’s “Parks and Recreation,” the humor is never mean.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Mankind: The Story of All of Us is that college freshman survey course, a buffet of tasty data, a little bit about a lot. It might leave you hungry for more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Buscemi is the only big-name actor associated with this cast, and though he seems to be having a great time strutting onscreen, most of the others aren't up to sharing the screen with him.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Do No Harm, a modern spin on Robert Louis Stevenson's "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," sounds lame. Yet it is so fast-paced and slickly produced, it could just be your new guilty pleasure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Diplomacy by its nature doesn’t lend itself well to visual storytelling. Perhaps that’s why the show adds a conspiracy element.... Give props to Madam Secretary for the casting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Set aside the stunt casting worthy of a CW series and the detour into Lifetime territory. History’s Sons of Liberty, a three-night, six-hour scripted miniseries, crafts a compelling look at the men and the skirmishes that ignited the American Revolution.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    This little sitcom reminds you how rare female friendship is on prime time TV--and just how much fun it can be.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Come for the mystery, stay for the performances.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    As Pops, the sitcom cliche of grumpy old grandpa, Laurence Fishburne (most recently on “Hannibal” and billed here a special guest star) squeezes every line until it coughs up a laugh.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    There were moments when I wanted to give up on Penny Dreadful. Then there is the ending of the second episode--a horrific jolt that changes everything you thought you knew about one character--and, well, I can’t wait to see what happens next.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Buoyed by A-list star power, The Normal Heart beats erratically for more than two hours, yet delivers a gut punch in its climax.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    While the documentary sometimes feel hurried, Pelosi has written a superior companion book of the same title that allows the newcomers to better share their stories.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Of the two series [Web Therapy and Episodes], Episodes is the most consistent and polished. It's also the one show that finds a groove and is happy to patter around its middling course.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The destination to this journey doesn’t sound all that compelling, but Better boasts a caliber of actors other shows can only dream about.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The premiere drops enough intriguing hints about the players' pasts without distracting from the main plot. You can't have a team without conflict, and every character seems to carry a quirk that rubs the others the wrong way.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Lifetime's latest ripped-from-the-headlines biopic, about alleged wife-killer Drew Peterson, is salacious, sinister and downright sleazy. It's also as irresistible as a piping hot box of Dunkin' Donuts munchkins.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    "The Chronicle" seems to want to have as much fun with its stories as its viewers. [12 Jul 2001]
    • Boston Herald
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Bell, who started out as a child actor, has matured into a compelling leading man and he seems capable of conveying Abraham’s troubling journey into the underbelly of the war effort.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Less perverse than ``I, Claudius,'' more entertaining than ABC's toga twister ``Empire,'' Rome gets off to an uneven start. [25 Aug 2005, p.47]
    • Boston Herald
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Not much is different for the fourth season of FX’s most popular comedy, except possibly an uptick in the production budget and guests.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    No one expects "The Good Wife," but if the show is aiming for balance, it needs to step up its court game.

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