Mark A. Perigard
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For 560 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark A. Perigard's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Southland: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 560
560 tv reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Griffiths does her best to hold the show together as a scattered woman coming into her own.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Chase reminds me of "Trauma," NBC's attempt at a Monday drama last year, although the shows couldn't be more dissimilar (the latter was about first responders). They both seem to be placeholders in the prime-time schedule until the network can scrounge up something better.
    • 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
    [The] clunky scenes work thanks to the exceptional cast. These actors can sell anything. Almost.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Manhattan Love Story suggests some thoughts are better left unsaid.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    This is dumb, not-so-much fun shoot'em-ups.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    For The Odd Couple to work, you have to believe there are moments when these roommates want to throttle each other. This version presents a mild bromance. Nice for them, not so much for us.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The climax is predictable, but the epilogue is not anything you’d find on a CBS procedural and suggests how good this show and Wilson could be.
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Linney, who also serves as executive producer, is luminous as always. But the first three episodes fall into a predictable pattern of Cathy confronting someone and dropping cryptic comments about her diagnosis.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Judging from the first two episodes of the new season, Rescue Me is taking a gentler, if dopier tone. [13 June 2007, p.39]
    • Boston Herald
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Fox's "Raising Hope" manages to be both more outrageous and realistic than this flimsy, forgettable time-waster.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Hope you like looking at a golf ball, well, doing nothing. You'll see a lot of it during the hour. It sets the mood of The Glades. Sweltering stupidity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The bromance is over before it starts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Unfortunately, Iron's not in every scene, and the 100-minute premiere, after a promising opening, becomes bogged down in political intrigue as his rivals scheme to remove the new pope.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Pants hits the tube already out of style.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    There might be a good drama in Rake, but right now the jury is still out.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Bucket & Skinner makes Saved by the Bell seem as sophisticated as "Modern Family." There are a few bones thrown parents' way to make the half-hour bearable.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The overarching premise of the 15-episode season cracks and crumbles under the slightest scrutiny.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Unlike "The Wire," the pacing is lazy. Many of the moments seem authentic, but to paraphrase director Alfred Hitchcock: A good show is life minus the boring parts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    It's hard to imagine viewers voting with their clickers for this pretentious political soap.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Wahlberg, a favorite here, needs to avoid David Caruso Syndrome. There's a bit too much posturing with the furrowed brow and hand-on-the-hip that has made a caricature of that "CSI: Miami" star. Moynahan is solid as the assistant district attorney, but her character's lefty politics seem at odds with her occupation and her family.....But Selleck as the bad guy in his own show? It almost makes you want to dial 911.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Unlike the similarly post-apocalyptic "Walking Dead," there's never much tension on Falling Skies.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    A slow-pokey drama punctuated by shocking violence and sex.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Lone Star, created and written by Kyle Killen, centers on a con man who lives a double life--with two beautiful women--and is so full of plot holes you could drive a motorcade through it with a parade of elephants behind.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Maybe Abrams just ran out of energy drinks that week. This is a poor caper show that doesn't even deliver half the surprises of TNT's "Leverage."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Anyone really thirsty for laughs will probably come up dry.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Because this is a Bravo reality show, every hour has to end with a manufactured epiphany.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Like the look of the ladies, the show is gorgeous, but it needs to reveal some substance.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Undercover presents a wonderful tribute to the working man and woman. Middle managers are the villains here, sitting at desks and docking workers for clocking in late at lunch. The hour ends with the predictable reveal.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    MTV's documentary series "True Life" has walked this territory before with far more compelling subjects.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Many of the scenes with the teens seem staged, especially tonight's climax. Still, the Bruces aren't anything like the delusional couples who populate Bravo's "Housewives" shows. This is a functioning family trying to survive a dysfunctional time.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    For a show that starts out with so much energy, Breakout Kings quickly settles into a procedural rut.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Grimm has a low-rent Saturday Syfy vibe to it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    All this twee is verging on twaddle.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Comparisons to the BBC show are unavoidable since the first two episodes are practically a scene-by-scene reshoot of the original's opening. The stars even look like doppelgangers of the English cast.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Sarah Palin's Alaska turns out to be a tepid travelogue of the former governor's home state's tourist attractions interspersed with homespun homilies and family downtime.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Homeland now stumbles through familiar territory, and the view the second time around isn’t half as compelling.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    [The] premiere serves as a rocky reboot to the once robust hit.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    With its relentless narration, Gold Rush: Alaska more often plays like anaudible.com download with stunning visuals of Sarah Palin's home state as a backdrop.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Seal Team Six won't sway undecided voters; it also won't entertain many, either.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The uneven 10-episode series shifts from pedestrian cloak-and-dagger to camp.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The players have all done fine work in other venues, but the story isn't here. The network that "knows drama" needs to step it up a beat.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    If GCB wants to soar to heavenly numbers, it better let the devil out to play.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Those who love the books will probably geek out on the series. The rest of us may have a harder time sitting through Game of Thrones.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The show’s formula--particularly the ease in which the villains track down Chuck--is getting creaky.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The first three episodes are essentially capers involving spy chasing spy as angst-ridden Russians try to defect, the CIA tries to get to them and the SVR sics the O’Connors on everyone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Right now, Up All Night is the TV equivalent of a glass of warm milk.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Rookie Blue is set in a nondescript big city, which also serves to make the series generic. The cast, however, is spunky and promising.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The Salahis are the attraction here. Judging from the season teaser, the show will spend the entire season building up to the infamous dinner-crashing scene, to which the Bravo cameras appear to had access. Remember, a fame whore needs your attention to survive. Look away now.
    • 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
    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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The show’s pacing, particularly in the first hour, could trigger a nap.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Mind Games is the kind of dramedy that could give you a brain cramp.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    There are two last-minute twists that stretch and nearly break any credulity.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    TNT’s latest crime drama reeks of stale TV crime procedurals from the ’70s and ’80s.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Troubled spirits: Mixology is drowning in them. Save yourself.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    As the hour proceeds, the tether to sanity--or at least common sense--frays.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Visually, Los Angeles works. One forgets how dark and claustrophobic the New York shows can be. The sets seem more open, and the decor reflects an electric mix of modern styles. But the crimes--ripped from the headlines, naturally--might as well be culled from the funny pages.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Alas, most of the other characters are so weakly sketched, they don't make a ripple.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    There's an undercurrent of desperation in this spinoff--the belief that a woman is only as good as her face and figure, and that there's always some pretty thing on her way up to take her place. These women know they are disposable. That's the ugly truth lining the sun-kissed streets of Beverly Hills.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    You've been three rounds with this story before. Lights Out sets you up for a sucker punch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    V is stuck in the past of a 25-year-old show. It needs to shed that skin.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The Last Ship is a naval recruitment ad for the apocalypse, and these waters look shallow. Careful before sticking your toe in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    It's also clear that, with the show now starting its fifth season, the contestants have actually bothered to watch previous installments and have strategized. It may keep them in the game longer, but it makes for more predictable TV.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    You'd have more fun watching somebody put up drywall.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Ultimately, Fleming will leave you neither shaken nor stirred.
    • 62 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.

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