For 518 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 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark A. Perigard's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 House of Cards (2013): Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 518
518 tv reviews
    • 57 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The show cannily plays to teen hopes and dreams--the school, for example, is on the edge of a gorgeous beach (the kids at “90210” never had it this lush)--but there’s story for the adults as well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Blacklist doesn’t have the pulse, say, of a '24,' but it races in the right direction.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    There may be fewer jump scares, but this could turn out to be the best Horror Story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Resurrection does something few dramas do today — it gives its characters breathing room to absorb and react to the fantastic in their lives, rather than forcing them to run from one plot point to another. Some will find this pace too leisurely.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    True Detective will linger with you long after the credits roll, a grim journey into night.
    • 72 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Filmed in South Africa, Sails is awash in lush scenery, bloody expensive sets and brutal action. You’ve probably never seen a sword fight like the one that caps tonight’s episode.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Buoyed by A-list star power, The Normal Heart beats erratically for more than two hours, yet delivers a gut punch in its climax.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Bell, who started out as a child actor, has matured into a compelling leading man and he seems capable of conveying Abraham’s troubling journey into the underbelly of the war effort.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    This little sitcom reminds you how rare female friendship is on prime time TV--and just how much fun it can be.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Not much is different for the fourth season of FX’s most popular comedy, except possibly an uptick in the production budget and guests.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    There were moments when I wanted to give up on Penny Dreadful. Then there is the ending of the second episode--a horrific jolt that changes everything you thought you knew about one character--and, well, I can’t wait to see what happens next.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Halt and Catch Fire’s operating system is solid, crafty and cunning. Boot it up.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Like Amy’s “Parks and Recreation,” the humor is never mean.
    • 66 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 54 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 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
    • 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.
    • 52 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.