Mark A. Perigard

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For 755 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark A. Perigard's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Hollow Crown: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Man With a Plan: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 755
755 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Last season, Elliot was trying to save the world; now he’s trying to save himself. That battle promises to have lots of casualties.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Bishop is just so authentic as a widow finding her way that she deserves an Emmy. Some things, of course, will never change, and fans wouldn’t have it any other way. Sherman-Palladino’s dialogue still races, stuffed with pop culture references.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Expanse’s look is typical Syfy. The lighting is used to bathe the sets in shadows to hide the lack of money in the budget. The cast and the sheer complexity and depth of story, however, are worthy of premium cable.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    With scenes of brutality inflicted on slaves and the casual use of the “n” word, Underground can be difficult to watch. But there’s nothing gratuitous about this story. The series is enhanced by contemporary music from the likes of Legend, Kanye West and The Weeknd.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The almost 90-minute pilot, directed by Luhrmann, takes stylistic leaps unlike any other series. Without Luhrmann’s hands-on approach, the subsequent five episodes available Friday lose a bit of their pep, but none of their appeal, as the story tunnels down into the lives of these young people.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Moura’s performance anchors this show.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    A few jokes from the BBC-produced series won’t translate to this side of the pond, unless you’re familiar with British pop culture. ... Don’t like a skit? Another one will be along in a minute or two, and Ullman just might sing and dance, two more of her talents.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Veep manages to curse almost as creatively as HBO’s beloved cult series “Deadwood,” and, with its raging boss and conniving sycophants, is the heir to NBC’s “The Office” we didn’t know we needed.
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Transparent returns for a second season with the Pfefferman family digging deeper into their pasts and struggling to make sense of their futures.... The dialogue can slash like a knife.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The tone bounces cannily from humor to pathos to suspense. The one knock against “Gently”? So much is going on here, the plot is so dense, this is a show that might be better off binged in a marathon. Just one more thing to look forward to, then.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    As the cliche goes, you may think you know the story, but this telling is ­utterly compelling, with some terrific performances and a balanced, compassionate look at not only President Reagan (Tim Matheson, “The West Wing”) and first lady Nancy (Cynthia Nixon, “Sex and the City”) but of the would-be killer, John Hinckley Jr. (Kyle More, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and his family.
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Key for any great sci-fi show, Incorporated’s creators, brothers Alex and David Pastor (“Carriers”), excel at filling in the details of their world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Preacher is a black comedy, a horror funhouse, a mild meditation on belief and a wicked good time. There’s nothing left to say but: Amen.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Mark A. Perigard
    The three-hour production got off to a shaky start with camera work in the 1959-set Rydell High seemingly ready to trigger mass vertigo. But by the time the cast got to “Greased Lightnin’,” a frenetic dance number that kept building and growing so much, it threatened to spill out onto your floor, the show was rocking.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Mr. Robot is like a computer virus that will worm its way into your consciousness if you’re not careful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Penny Dreadful’s set work is unparalleled, and this season the bright oranges and yellows of the Old West make for a welcome contrast to the washed-out blues and grays of Old London. Oh, there is action here.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    As an actress, Lady Gaga wears clothes very well. That’s not the dis it seems. The extended 90-minute premiere doesn’t give her much chance to act, or speak, for that matter.... As Dr. Alex Lowe, John’s estranged wife, returning player Chloe Sevigny provides a welcome balance to the over-the-top bloodletting, but as good as she is, the bad soap opera dialogue just proves Murphy and Falchuk have no interest in writing “normal,” whatever that is. They’re here to deliver spectacle.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The original “Roots” exposed and drew on the power of truth for millions of Americans. This Roots is an echo of that. It stands small in the great shadow of the original.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Sutherland is impressive as a nice guy exercising his backbone for perhaps the first time in his life. He works hard to get past one of the most iconic roles in television. The idealism is palpable, even if the show seems a bit too idealistic. The supporting cast seems stuck taking predictable positions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Hardy rocks the period clothing, strutting around in an open overcoat practically down to his ankles and a commanding stovepipe hat. With anyone else, this show would not be half as engrossing.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Driver’s manic spirit has never been displayed to such great effect. Yarbrough and Bowie bring warmth and depth to their roles beyond the script. At a moment when CBS has regurgitated “King of Queens” into “Kevin Can Wait” and its Matt LeBlanc series “Man With a Plan” looks embalmed on arri­val, Speechless is a fresh addi­tion to prime-time family comedy.
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    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Inside moves quickly and delivers smartly paced, albeit scripted surprises.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Dandridge is a standout as the sister rediscovering her love of faith even as her doubts about her family grow.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    No, Project Greenlight doesn’t promise art, but it does deliver drama.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Confirmation, like those hearings, settles nothing. The film’s coda suggests the country has come a long way. That, along with everything else here, will give viewers plenty to talk about.
    • 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    McBride is convincing, not surprisingly. He has a special knack for inhabiting the skin of imbeciles, and I mean that in a good way. Goggins proves he is one of the finest character actors working in television.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    You want to see the robots turn on their masters. Canny series creators Jonathan Nolan (co-writer of “The Dark Knight”) and Lisa Joy know it, and they cleverly string you along with some disturbing questions about human nature.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    [A] sweet yet raunchy comedy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    There may be fewer jump scares, but this could turn out to be the best Horror Story.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The characters have emotional issues without huge labels or teachable moments. The lack of stigma is refreshing for television.
    • 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.

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