For 481 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark A. Perigard's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Southland: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 481
481 tv reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Williamson has crafted a pilot tense and frightening. But in the subsequent three episodes, The Following deteriorates into a serialized version of CBS' "Criminal Minds." ... After four episodes, this viewer was weary of seeing women terrorized.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Series creator, director and writer David S. Goyer (scribe for Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy) twists the already amazing life of the 15th century artist and inventor into something fantastical--but not altogether convincing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    [The] clunky scenes work thanks to the exceptional cast. These actors can sell anything. Almost.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The acting ranges from adequate to awful. Milano and George have zero chemistry, and George’s sexy stud act, which has bankrolled his career, reaches its expiration point here.... It’s not nearly enough sizzle for summer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The show appears to be an uneven hour that hesitates at going either for the full-throttle laugh or an authentic dramatic beat.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    TNT’s latest crime drama reeks of stale TV crime procedurals from the ’70s and ’80s.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Homeland now stumbles through familiar territory, and the view the second time around isn’t half as compelling.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Griffiths does her best to hold the show together as a scattered woman coming into her own.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    For a fleeting moment, the show hints it might venture into some saucy territory. Then it gets all “Family Ties” saccharine and goes in for the squishy hug.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    TLC’s editing, as expected, goes out of its way to make the family appear like idiots.... But the Thompsons don’t care what other people think. They’ve got each other. In that, they’re light-years better adjusted than just about any family on any other reality show.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    As our wanderer through the rabbit hole, Lowe lacks conviction, but Socha is a true charmer as the Knave, and fans will be making wishes for Alice to dump the dreary genie for the rogue. With the mothership’s leads on a similar quest for a missing boy, Wonderland seems like an exercise in magical redundancy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    This supernatural thriller is much more attuned to the times than PBS’ costume period piece “Downton Abbey,” which filters such hot topics as women’s rights and homosexuality through a modern lens.... Mina’s aspirations to become a surgeon are publicly disparaged by the person closest to her next week in a moment that hits harder than the onscreen horror. Dracula’s visit to an under­ground gay club next week is well, bizarre, but it captures how homosexuals dwelled in the shadows, terrified of exposure. Those moments are far more biting than any of the so-called scares.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    There might be a good drama in Rake, but right now the jury is still out.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    With so many powers, the Tomorrow People seem near invincible, and the measures Ultra uses to thwart them seem flimsy. The idea that a prohibition against killing could be genetically encoded seems both convenient and implausible — and also lessens the stakes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Urban and Ealy are competent in their roles, damaged spirits destined to become brothers of a sort, not if, but only when.... While some viewers will be oblivious to the show’s racial politics, others will struggle to find a point. Somebody at Fox short-circuited.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Reign is a big stick of stupid wrapped in gauzy costumes and tramping around a sumptuous estate.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    All this twee is verging on twaddle.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Cusick has done this role before so often, he might even be mixing and matching scripts. Washington looks so bored, he might nod off. The 100? If we’re marking days on a calendar, that’s being optimistic.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The Thundermans doesn’t do much heavy lifting, but it waves its cape proudly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    A sometimes intriguing sci-fi show from executive producer Ronald D. Moore about a viral outbreak at a desolate Arctic base. The bug isn’t airborne, but stupidity apparently is.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s not a good fit [with Lifetime], and there’s not a lot of drama in this biopic about the first U.S. Olympic gymnast and African-­American to triumph in both the all-around and the team competition.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The emo-dialogue only sounds good if you’re just watching your first TV show..... The show’s decade-forward future is intriguing but inconsistent.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Mind Games is the kind of dramedy that could give you a brain cramp.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Troubled spirits: Mixology is drowning in them. Save yourself.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    There are two last-minute twists that stretch and nearly break any credulity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    CBS' new island series Survivor is populated with rats...Most of them walk on two legs. [1 June 2000, p.47]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    He seemed nervous in a rapid-fire monologue that took shots at Dick Cheney, Alan Greenspan and Tiger Woods.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    There's still heat to Rescue Me - it just needs something to stoke the drama. [19 June 2005, p.A03]
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The story reflects how badly these procedurals have degraded over the years, forced to come up with increasingly more over-the-top motives for murder. If cookie-cutter cruelty is your nightcap, this show will send you well off to sleep.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Unfortunately, the drama between Federline and Jackson seems to be about the only reason to tune in, making this serving of “Fit Club” especially tasteless.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Party Down, about a group of aspiring Hollywood types working as caterers, returns for a second season of stale jokes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s a series that zips along in one direction, suddenly accelerates in another and veers out of control into a swamp of sugar and schmaltz.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    After the initial disasters, the rest of the show flatlines. Just as in the “CSI” universe, the lead characters are there to serve up exposition.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The alleged comedy follows this blended family's attempts to get along. The laugh track works harder than anyone here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    There are too many instances of people conveniently running into each other. In short, common sense is missing from Justified.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Tom Welling's picked up all the wrong lessons from behind the screen, from premise to character development. Hellcats is poorly paced and its attempts at comedy and drama stumble.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    O'Connell glides through the show on his smile. Belushi isn't as bad as one might expect, which, granted, isn't much of a compliment. He reins in the comic buffoonery, and if the scripts get better, he might prove to be up to a dramatic role.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Many of the jokes are non sequitur riffs that turn into endurance tests. The cast seems to be aware of it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Now this show plays like a cross between any generic CBS crime procedural and the network's "Bones." Human Target needs a course correction.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The auction segments are fascinating as buyers become locked in bidding wars and props sell for obscene figures. But the series could ultimately hurt Maddelena's business. The means by which he authenticates certain items, at least as presented here, is not convincing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Her tips could be found in the nearest public library. And stretched to an hour, Jobmother seems downright inflationary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Every character has a voice-over, info dumps for back story that are either irksome or unnecessary.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The more [Vance (David Walton) is] allowed to cut loose, the closer Perfect edges to real humor.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Bates, who remains a recurring guest on the network's "The Office," brings heart and intelligence to a role that is not nearly so well-defined on the page, proof that casting can elevate any vehicle.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Bob's Burgers arrives cold, with a touch of E. coli. Beware.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    TV Land tries to build on its surprise sitcom hit "Hot in Cleveland" with Retired at 35, a spectacularly unfunny show that reflects a parent's worst nightmare: A grown child moves home for no good reason and shows no sign of budging.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    At 60 minutes, these episodes will test even loyal fans, although some viewers will discover a new respect for Melissa, who displays patience not unlike Job in her trials. Still, Joan is her mother. Everyone else can skip the guilt trip.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Traffic Light is the kind of sitcom that revs from zero to zero with laughter.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    While the miniseries is more faithful to the 1941 James M. Cain novel of the same name, Todd Haynes' adaptation (he co-wrote the teleplay, directed and acted as one of the executive producers on this five-part bloated whale) is so draining, it might make you anemic.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Why is she The Protector? Why didn't Lifetime call this series "The Protectors" and give Campbell-Martin and her character equal footing? As this show proves, some mysteries aren't worth solving.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Basic cable is known for carving out niche audiences, but it's hard to imagine this "Friday Night Lights Shrink" will score with many.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    By the end of the third episode, I was tired of all the sodomy jokes. Wood is an appealing comedic lead, but he's working off scraps. Be charitable and chalk up Gann's appeal to cultural differences.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    CSI producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Amazing Race producer Bertram Van Munster combine the worst elements of their shows for this six-episode time-killer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Against the Wall has little ambition.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Russian Dolls reinforces every negative stereotype about Russian women.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The drama is swamped by the saccharine cliches.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Whoever reads those stilted lines, it won't make a difference. These angels never take flight.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    D'Elia sparks well off Cummings, but this show demonstrates her true talents lie offscreen.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    It's all about their attitudes, and on that front, Man Up! is a downer.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    I didn't laugh much. I did, however, check my watch, still secure on my wrist, to determine when the show would be ending.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    CBS has churned out yet another lowest-common-denominator sitcom.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Like "Lost," the show is burdened with flashbacks and divides its time between the present and the prison 50 years earlier.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    It's disappointing this animated series is so tame.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    You'll be left tapping your feet all right--wondering impatiently if there's any sparkle under this drudgery.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The makers of the "River" deserve credit for spilling so much of their "X-Files" myth-ology from the start, but there's not enough reason to book passage on this voyage of the bland.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Don't worry about forming a lasting relationship with Best Friends Forever. It has all the signs of a quick flame-out on the NBC schedule.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Shahs of Sunset, which plays like a cross between "Jersey Shore" with an older cast and "The Real Housewives of Oblivion."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Fashion Star is a skimpy little show. You might buy something in the evening, but beware those morning-after regrets.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    You'd have more fun watching somebody put up drywall.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The musical numbers are competently staged, even if they often play like filler to underscore character montages. The plots mosey between drama and comedy and never hit their marks.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    It's not a Comedy Central spoof, but it skews ridiculously close to one.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Controversy aside, Life seems to have no meaning beyond giving the 21-year-old a platform for her parenting views and criticism of Los Angeles.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    NBC's Animal Practice is a lot like ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," except it's furrier and it's a lot less funny.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Despite all of TLC's crafty maneuvering, this is a family that likes to laugh with each other. The rest doesn't seem to matter.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The first two cases, involving a gang of murderous thieves and the death of a personal trainer, are ho-hum. McDonnell, a fine actress, finally has a chance to inject some dry wit into her stoic investigator.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    How you view it will depend on what you consider the proper care of collectibles and the corruption of a minor.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Finally you get the sense that Meryl Streep's daughter is coming into her own as an actress and even a lead. But Emily needs a script doc, stat.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    It's more closely a cross between "My Cousin Vinny" and "The Good Wife," with Janet Montgomery ("Entourage") a dull stand-in for Oscar winner Marisa Tomei.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    It's a bad omen when the show repeats one of its catastrophes next week, just amped to a grislier level. I was bored.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Those who worry about the teenager's well-being will find little comfort in this series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The players seem to spend much of their time entering and exiting the same drab offices while shoveling exposition at one other.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    You’ll be able to spot the front-runner and eventual winner probably 10 minutes into the show.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The background music works muscularly to pump up interest, but the story's pacing is ponderous.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    There's more truth in 10 minutes of Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Vivian's secrets are predictable. Judging from the first two episodes, Joanna is not much of a sleuth. Scene set-ups go nowhere. Minor characters are brought in, disposed of, and the show bumps along to another complication.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    There are some lovely shots of South Boston. Like everything else here, they've been staged.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    This is “The Da Vinci Code” crossed with “Indiana Jones” with dialogue courtesy of a Magic 8 Ball.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    There probably hasn’t been so much talk about sex crammed into one hour since MTV’s “Loveline.” Much of it cannot be repeated here. Instead of being titillating, it’s tedious, the equivalent of three cold showers.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    ABC’s midseason replacement How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) is dumb and crass. That would be fine if it were at all funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Alpha House feels like social studies homework. On a Saturday night.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Sunjata is talented and charismatic.... He deserves a show that will cement his status as a leading man. This isn’t it. Tveit buckles under the script shifts, in one scene a dweeb, in the next, a canny agent.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Of all the dumb shows you can watch on a Monday, here’s one more.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    If you like your comedy slathered in crude, this sitcom is catnip. Everyone else will wonder if CBS stopped making shows with recognizable human beings when “Everybody Loves Raymond” went off the air.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Biderman’s work here is inexplicably lazy: South Boston natives are haunted or broken; L.A. natives are narcissistic airheads. Voight doesn’t so much chew the scenery as gnaw it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 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."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The men are neanderthals, the women are the sitcom cliche peacemakers.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Maybe some day someone will give some stay-at-home dads some respect. This show isn’t it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Seduced is many things: a funny road trip, a canny look at Cannes and the industry, a conversation with directors about their epic battles to get their masterpieces on screen. If it had stuck to one idea, it might have made a terrific documentary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    One thing that might improve this office comedy is a few pink slips--upstairs, downstairs and off-camera.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Betas brims with raunch, perhaps in the belief that it is key to hooking younger viewers.­