Mark A. Perigard
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For 550 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: 62
Highest review score: 100 Boardwalk Empire: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 550
550 tv reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Why Not? With Shania Twain rings of a last-ditch effort to avoid counseling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Becoming Chaz never really gets under its subject's skin.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    TNT bills Franklin & Bash as a dramedy, but it is more accurately a comedic bromance laced with pop-culture jokes and a dash of legal jargon to trick you into thinking you spent an hour on something of substance.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    NBC, together with Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind"), tries to duplicate the success of AMC's "Mad Men" but cribs the wrong details with a woefully untalented cast, mixed feminist messages and a melodrama that is at times laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    There are guilty pleasures and then there are ones for which you just feel guilty about sacrificing your valuable time. Revenge is the latter.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The uneven 10-episode series shifts from pedestrian cloak-and-dagger to camp.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Call me bored. Encore's adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, the cable network's first original miniseries, is about as thrilling as a three-hour tour of Boston Harbor while blindfolded on a sweltering summer day.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    This is dumb, not-so-much fun shoot'em-ups.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Pants hits the tube already out of style.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Right now, Up All Night is the TV equivalent of a glass of warm milk.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    This remake of a tart British sitcom of the same name starts with the moment that has killed many a show: its two main characters in bed, post-booty call. It's anything but romantic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    It's hard to imagine viewers voting with their clickers for this pretentious political soap.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Grimm has a low-rent Saturday Syfy vibe to it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Hell's greatest sin? It's often laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    NBC's newest drama Awake adds a drop of fantasy to its crime procedural formula and then practically buries it in musings about the mysteries of the subconscious.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    As the hour proceeds, the tether to sanity--or at least common sense--frays.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    If GCB wants to soar to heavenly numbers, it better let the devil out to play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    MTV's documentary series "True Life" has walked this territory before with far more compelling subjects.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Like the look of the ladies, the show is gorgeous, but it needs to reveal some substance.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Unlike the similarly post-apocalyptic "Walking Dead," there's never much tension on Falling Skies.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The bromance is over before it starts.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Alas, most of the other characters are so weakly sketched, they don't make a ripple.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    While Boss has delusions of Shakespeare, it's not even in the same league as the TNT revival of "Dallas."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Fox's "Raising Hope" manages to be both more outrageous and realistic than this flimsy, forgettable time-waster.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Anyone really thirsty for laughs will probably come up dry.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    [The] premiere serves as a rocky reboot to the once robust hit.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Reba's smile can warm almost anything. But it's not worth sitting through this recycled sitcom for it.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The ninth and final season premiere of NBC's The Office definitively answers a few key questions about the cogs at the middling paper company Dunder Mifflin--if anyone out there is still interested in the once smart, now just silly sitcom.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    This show almost works, and credit has to go to star Jordana Spiro ("My Boys"), who imbues her Dr. Grace Devlin with equal parts brass and cleverness.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Despite their [Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak's] experience, the show plays like a blind date gone bad.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Wedding Band is frequently vulgar, and few punch lines can be quoted here, but it has such affection for all its characters that you might be troubled that you can't return the love.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Seal Team Six won't sway undecided voters; it also won't entertain many, either.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Your enjoyment of the show will hinge on how much you can stomach the antics of the First Screw-Up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Russell and Rhys seem adept at the disguises and stunts. But their characters are practically flipped from pilot to second episode, and some of the black humor here is awkwardly executed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    A slow-pokey drama punctuated by shocking violence and sex.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    There's not much new to see in this neighborhood, but the producers have done a superb job of scoring the series with fresh music.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The show’s pacing, particularly in the first hour, could trigger a nap.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The overarching premise of the 15-episode season cracks and crumbles under the slightest scrutiny.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    [The] clunky scenes work thanks to the exceptional cast. These actors can sell anything. Almost.
    • 42 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.
    • 51 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.
    • 67 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.
    • 44 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Thursday’s conclusion drags a bit if only because the miniseries requires Rosemary to be so deeply stupid for so long, and it’s not entertaining watching Saldana being practically sucked dry by her infernal fetus.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The Night Shift gets the X-ray right for a series. Now it just needs to find a way to pump some new blood.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The Czech Republic location shoots convincingly suggest medieval France, but the episodes run an unwieldy 75 minutes long. Capaldi is terrific and commands the screen as if he’s on an HBO series while everyone else is in a cartoon.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Satisfaction has the most provocative premise--until about halfway through when it doesn’t just go off the rails, it careens into the ocean, swims for England, sits for afternoon tea and then flings itself into the moon.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The editing is kind to most of the contestants, who come off as earnest, intelligent folks looking to engage their inner heroes.... Alas, The Quest’s elimination challenge is unimaginative and the vote deliberations almost as petty as anything on “Big Brother.”
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The outlook for his head and neck here is much better; Legends, though, is on wobbly legs.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    This little dramedy, an adaptation of a Spanish series, has that USA “Monk” comedy-lite vibe going for it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    ABC deserves credit for its diverse casting, but Selfie looks to have the longevity of the average Snapchat pic.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Manhattan Love Story suggests some thoughts are better left unsaid.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Because this is a Bravo reality show, every hour has to end with a manufactured epiphany.
    • 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]
    • Boston Herald
    • 48 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]
    • Boston Herald
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Barbershop's tarty makeover - surprising, because three of the films' producers, including star Ice Cube, are behind this - does more than just sex it up for premium cable. The good will has been snipped from the franchise. [11 Aug 2005, p.53]
    • Boston Herald
    • 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.
    • 55 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.
    • 84 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.
    • 42 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.
    • 44 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.
    • 48 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.

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