Mark A. Perigard
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For 581 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: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Hollow Crown: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 581
581 tv reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Witches of East End is the campiest hot mess on TV.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    A&E reboots the legend of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” but Bates Motel plays like a slow-burning riff on David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” sparked by some fascinating, nuanced performances.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Elementary turns the myth into CBS' answer to "Castle," with a shade more intelligence.
    • 52 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Of the cast, Winger seems to be the weakest link, brittle and uncertain, but it's too soon in her arc to write her off. The series is like a mystery novel, but the crimes of the heart here are ones the patients unwittingly inflict upon themselves and the lengths they'll go to hide from the truth. Watching Byrne's sullen shrink match wits with Ryan's cool therapist is the best reason to book an appointment with In Treatment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The X Factor is "America's Got Talent" with lockjaw, "The Voice" with a smoker's hack and "American Idol" on steroids. It is a garish, crass spectacle, and just might produce America's next superstar.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The twist in the final moments suggests the series already could be catching a case of the stupids, in which case, no cast, no matter how talented, will be able to save this show.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    A&E’s Wahlburgers is a thick heaping of Boston baked silliness starring two of Hollywood’s biggest stars and their beloved mom.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Oh, you'll laugh. But you probably won't remember much of it the next day.
    • 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."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Plotting is not Fellowes' strength, but Downton's appeal is visual.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Deschanel is utterly con-vincing as this off-kilter gal, and of the supporting cast, Wayans sparks the most as Coach.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    So long as the dinos roam, Terra Nova has a future.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Judd, who serves as series co-executive producer, makes for a surprisingly convincing action hero. It's when she stops to emote in full mommy mode that the show drags.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Hate touches a comic nerve, the war of independence between teenage girls and their moms, but invariably settles for a hug when a few more slammed doors might be funnier.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Go beyond the in-your-face, outrageous title here, and you'll find a somewhat sweet show struggling to create some real laughs.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Boy is often silly, but this cast is just so likable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    In its personal vignettes, Weight illuminates, but too often the segments are a numbing array of statistics from well-meaning talking heads.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    On its last call, Rescue Me has saved a few treats in its fire truck.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s not the end of an era. It’s the end of a good, occasionally great show that overstayed its welcome.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Skins feels raw and gritty. The characters' pain is often palpable. Only the show's target audience will know how true its portrayal of adolescence is, but it should make many parents pay closer attention to what's going on in their teenagers' lives.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Mad doesn't stray far from "Mother's" formula
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    There are a number of bad wigs and beards on display here, but much of the cast surmounts the costuming problems. The pace and the depth of the story might have been helped by extending this film into a two-night event.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Awkward is adept in some quick cutaways, as in a classroom scene that echoes "Ferris Bueller." Rickards works so hard to emulate "Easy A" star Emma Stone, she just might end up in a full body cast by the end of the season. But with the tide going out on such reality drivel as "Jersey Shore," Awkward is a cagey move for MTV.

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