Mark A. Perigard
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For 577 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% 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 The Hollow Crown: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 577
577 tv reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    More accessible than “V” or “FlashForward,” “Happy Town” shows a sure hand with pacing and knows how to end an hour with a powerful cliffhanger.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The dialogue is as arch as Desperate in its heyday.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    A momentary lapse could lead to weeks of thought-provoking drama. The Slap echoes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Extant plays with genres, mixing sci-fi, conspiracy thriller and scenes from a struggling marriage. It also asks some daring questions about the collision of machine and humanity.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    There's something bizarrely addictive about The Hasselhoffs.
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    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The casting directors have found edgier contestants (one admits he’s only there because he has a gambling problem). Host Dolph Lund­gren alternately rags on the contestants or riffs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The cast mines genuine heartache in the mysterious.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Arquette is a cool presence onscreen and brings understated conviction to a character whose powers­ of observation border on superhuman.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    This show is a bit too easy, given that its source material has become a parody of itself. For those who have grown sick of the Bravo formula squabbling, these antics may be a tonic.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Many of his tricks here are explained, and the means of execution may only increase your appreciation for his genius. Less convincing is the miniseries’ speculation that the British intelligence agency MI-5 recruited him to act as a spy in the run-up to World War I.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The first episode teases an exciting dynamic, with the possibility of forcing viewers to root for one monster over another.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    What separates this cast from just about every other real-ity show is that these people are chasing something larger than themselves, more vital to them than fame or money--that brief moment of perfection onstage, achieved after years of study and practice.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    More a cotton candy bouquet than a documentary, It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise introduces you to a man who has made millions of people happy--and would like nothing more than a chance to do it again.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Mob City takes its time to lock and load, but its aim ultimately improves.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The stories aren’t quite as goofy as they could be. The series is clearly a labor of love for the creators. Still, the show has its wonderfully silly moments.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Once the story finds its pulse, Coma is fun, but there are a few hiccups.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Game of Thrones starts less like an epic and more like a session of "Medieval Sims."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    You may laugh, but you'll hate yourself afterward.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Unlike other period dramas, notably AMC's "Mad Men" and Starz's "Magic City," Vegas doesn't cram the hour with topical references. Here, they're more subtle and jarring.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Episodes has funny moments, [but] like "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the satire is an acquired taste and seems to be too inside showbiz to find a mass audience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Perry proves to be adept at both the mirth and misery required by the role. Viewers, however, may be put off by a series that seems stuck like its patients in a gray zone between laughing and mourning.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Delany can be both captivating and infuriating as the know-it-all medical examiner, but she always holds the screen.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    This is a series with no redemptive value. It barely qualifies as entertainment, but sexy summer trash will always find an audience. That's the inescapable truth at the heart of Pretty Little Liars.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    In true "Grey's" fashion, each newbie is challenged with a case that dredges up the personal issues that brought them to this isolated spot, where, according to Ben, it's like practicing medicine in 1952 in a Third World country
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Touch needs more work grounding its reality before any of these fantasies take flight.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders accessorizes his picture with some vintage clips, but his Face could do with fewer mouths.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Underwood’s Ironside rolls over everyone in his life, figuratively and literally.... As flashbacks show, Ironside was shot in the back two years ago while pursuing a suspect. His ex-partner Gary (Brent Sexton) has never recovered emotionally from what happened that night.... Their prickly relationship now is the most daring part of the show.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    While the premise is slight, smart casting gives Ben and Kate a comedic edge.
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    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    While the two play for the cameras, it feels forced. Tallman rolls his eyes so often, they just might tumble out and roll away like loose marbles. His off-the-cuff remarks about his customers won't help his business.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Sons doesn’t shine yet, but it could if the writers embrace their loony wild childs. Even at its worst, Sons is better than a third Seth MacFarlane cartoon
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The Big C doesn’t traffic in miracles, but it does deliver small pleasures worth pondering and savoring.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Your enjoyment of "Vengeance" ultimately hinges on how much you remember the betrayals and back-stabbings of the first season, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    This is "King Arthur Begins." Fiennes seems determined to play the Joker. Whether this interpretation of the sorcerer will cast a spell over viewers is uncertain.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    If you dwell too much on the plot, you’ll fall into a chasm of disbelief.... Flowers doesn’t look like a Lifetime film, and that’s a compliment. The production moves at a brisk pace, and unlike the children’s predicament, never feels claustrophobic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    In its best moments, the drama has the grit of something more likely to be found on cable channel TNT.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Serenity arrives in surprising ways. Whether Mike makes it in this arena or not, Taking on Tyson suggests he's already won his toughest battle.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    At times, the show careens from black humor to near tragedy and then back again.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Like a lot of reality shows ranging from the silly "Real World" to the loathsome "Jersey Shore," All-American Muslim ends up reinforcing some stereotypes while defying others.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Witches of East End is the campiest hot mess on TV.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    A&E reboots the legend of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” but Bates Motel plays like a slow-burning riff on David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” sparked by some fascinating, nuanced performances.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Elementary turns the myth into CBS' answer to "Castle," with a shade more intelligence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Spartacus fetishizes violence even more than it depicts sex and nudity, which is often. There’s a whole lot of B.C. banging going on here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Of the cast, Winger seems to be the weakest link, brittle and uncertain, but it's too soon in her arc to write her off. The series is like a mystery novel, but the crimes of the heart here are ones the patients unwittingly inflict upon themselves and the lengths they'll go to hide from the truth. Watching Byrne's sullen shrink match wits with Ryan's cool therapist is the best reason to book an appointment with In Treatment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Sit through TNT’s The Hero and “72 Hours” and REELZ’s “Race to the Scene” back-to-back, you realize how much the genre lives on the tired bone marrow of “Survivor” and "The Amazing Race."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    If the show can strike a balance between chuckles and capers, Covert Affairs won't be a secret. It will be USA Network's biggest hit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Carter’s journey is rushed. If the show just pumped the brakes a bit, it might discover a heart worth following.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The X Factor is "America's Got Talent" with lockjaw, "The Voice" with a smoker's hack and "American Idol" on steroids. It is a garish, crass spectacle, and just might produce America's next superstar.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The twist in the final moments suggests the series already could be catching a case of the stupids, in which case, no cast, no matter how talented, will be able to save this show.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    A&E’s Wahlburgers is a thick heaping of Boston baked silliness starring two of Hollywood’s biggest stars and their beloved mom.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Oh, you'll laugh. But you probably won't remember much of it the next day.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Is the show still funny? Sure. But it now seems about as cutting edge and relevant as "Alf" or "Suddenly Susan."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Plotting is not Fellowes' strength, but Downton's appeal is visual.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Deschanel is utterly con-vincing as this off-kilter gal, and of the supporting cast, Wayans sparks the most as Coach.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Even offering a slightest knock of this show feels about as kind as, say, throwing a rock at a Haitian orphan. This viewer, however, is not convinced there’s a one-hour series here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    So long as the dinos roam, Terra Nova has a future.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Judd, who serves as series co-executive producer, makes for a surprisingly convincing action hero. It's when she stops to emote in full mommy mode that the show drags.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Hate touches a comic nerve, the war of independence between teenage girls and their moms, but invariably settles for a hug when a few more slammed doors might be funnier.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Go beyond the in-your-face, outrageous title here, and you'll find a somewhat sweet show struggling to create some real laughs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s a treat being able to enjoy their black comedies back-to-back Monday nights, but “Nurse” shows symptoms of a serious malady: serial recidivism. We’ve seen all this before. It’s time for Jackie’s world to come crashing down, the sooner, the bigger the laughs.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Detroit's on-location shooting aids its authenticity, but the show goes awry when it goes for a joke. For example, medical examiner Abbey Ward (Erin Cummings, "Mad Men") carries bruises from her after-hours avocation: roller derby. Detroit 1-8-7 is one of those shows that is going to need some time to finds its destination.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Boy is often silly, but this cast is just so likable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    In its personal vignettes, Weight illuminates, but too often the segments are a numbing array of statistics from well-meaning talking heads.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    On its last call, Rescue Me has saved a few treats in its fire truck.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s not the end of an era. It’s the end of a good, occasionally great show that overstayed its welcome.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Skins feels raw and gritty. The characters' pain is often palpable. Only the show's target audience will know how true its portrayal of adolescence is, but it should make many parents pay closer attention to what's going on in their teenagers' lives.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Mad doesn't stray far from "Mother's" formula
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    There are a number of bad wigs and beards on display here, but much of the cast surmounts the costuming problems. The pace and the depth of the story might have been helped by extending this film into a two-night event.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Awkward is adept in some quick cutaways, as in a classroom scene that echoes "Ferris Bueller." Rickards works so hard to emulate "Easy A" star Emma Stone, she just might end up in a full body cast by the end of the season. But with the tide going out on such reality drivel as "Jersey Shore," Awkward is a cagey move for MTV.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Crossbones rises and falls on Malkovich’s inspired delivery and is under­cut by the show’s joyless, convoluted plotting, especially in next week’s episode.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    You've seen this game before, but not played with this level of desperation. There are moments when the boardroom feeding frenzies might cause you to step away from the table. There's something to be said for escapist TV after all.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Hardwick might be the most jacked actor working on TV and has some nice moments with Loren as he tries to reconnect with a love that has only grown fonder over the years. But the dialogue, slathered with f-bombs, seems lazy, and there’s not much ur­gency to the plot.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    As the Chosen One, Egan is blond and bland. Dale and Head do well playing against type. As the Big Bad of the piece, Gabriel appears for perhaps 40 seconds of the 90-minute premiere and is still the most interesting character here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Even at approximately 80 minutes, director/producer Nancy Buirski's work could be tighter, but it's hard to imagine a more appropriate documentary for Valentine's Day.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Gravity’s inability to find a consistent tone may lead to its early demise.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Punk'd seems to have a budget to rival a commercial network show, and the twist of rotating hosts--upcoming stars include "Twilight" actor Kellan Lutz and "Glee's" Heather Morris--whips up a new level of paranoia.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    At times, the dialogue stops and unloads for exposition dumps, and a few of the young cast mates could use some more training back in the land of the Muggles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    This admittedly over-produced series has one of the toughest elimination rituals to watch: Each of the three finalists walks to check out a callback list to discover if they are still wanted.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Bunheads has the potential to have that cross-generational appeal. To thrive, the series must find its own tune to dance to.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    If the show can cut down on crime and focus more on the squad room silliness, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has a chance of getting past probation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    It's an extended "Law & Order" that never settles on a verdict.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    After hewing reasonably close to the record, at least for the trial, the film goes off the rails in its postscript.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    After some demented inspiration from Jesse (Aaron Paul), Walt launches a caper so audacious, it's almost comical.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    It's never a good sign when the main character is the least interesting player on the block. Fortunately, Empire's cast is rich enough for you to overlook that flaw.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Count on Hit & Miss to find its targets.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    There's pleasure in seeing such talented actresses bounce off each other. Woodard could probably recite Google search links and would still turn in an Emmy-caliber performance. But these flowers never fully bloom.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Garlin and McLendon-­Covey are believable as variations of “That ’70s Show’s” parents, and Gentile’s Jan Brady-style meltdowns are amusing. But Adam’s obsession with female breasts, encouraged by his grandfather “Pops” (George Segal), is creepy, considering the actor looks about 9.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The show is often so gross, one is tempted to suggest that our local arts schools should start steering its graduates toward more meaningful fields--such as automotive mechanics or doggy waste disposal. But Blue is also frequently funny in a raunchy “American Pie” way.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    There’s nothing wrong with whipping up some comfort food, of course, but Murder might leave you hungry for something more challenging an hour later.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Starz's Spartacus - Gods of the Arena is endlessly creative when it comes to all things stabby. It seems to have a bottomless bucket of fake blood in its production budget.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The settings never seem authentic for the Big Apple, and accents veer like partygoers after last call.... Still, Maslany shows skill in her many alternate guises, and the show has a dark sense of humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    After watching the first four episodes of the sixth season back-to-back--an endurance test I don’t recommend--it’s apparent Rescue Me is recycling plots.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Reality TV has gotten rich off ethnic stereotypes--"Jersey Shore," anyone?--and now comes the generically titled Family Restaurant, about the Quon family, who run a thriving Chinese restaurant.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    There are elements of the "Friday the 13th: The Series" and any J-horror film here, but the frights are few.

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