Mark A. Perigard
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For 525 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 2.5 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: 38 out of 525
525 tv reviews
    • 57 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The show’s formula--particularly the ease in which the villains track down Chuck--is getting creaky.
    • 77 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.
    • 60 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 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.
    • 87 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Tonight's mystery ultimately doesn't hang together, but it does establish the show's light mythos in an easy-to-digest way.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Although the show is reminiscent of the kid-friendly TGIF lineup, some of the jokes are for the PG-13 crowd.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 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.
    • 66 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    V is stuck in the past of a 25-year-old show. It needs to shed that skin.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Sister Wives practically twists and breaks its back assuring viewers how gosh-darn normal everything is. Still, there are some cracks in the crackpots.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    NBC's The Cape aspires to be "The Dark Knight" but unfurls more like the campy 1960s "Batman" TV series.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    You've been three rounds with this story before. Lights Out sets you up for a sucker punch.