Mark A. Perigard

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For 609 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 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark A. Perigard's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Southland: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 609
609 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    It's wonderful HBO is willing to subsidize so many artists, but Treme feels more like a tax write-off than an actual series.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    You've been three rounds with this story before. Lights Out sets you up for a sucker punch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    You'll be left tapping your feet all right--wondering impatiently if there's any sparkle under this drudgery.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The players seem to spend much of their time entering and exiting the same drab offices while shoveling exposition at one other.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    It's hard to imagine viewers voting with their clickers for this pretentious political soap.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Becoming Chaz never really gets under its subject's skin.
    • 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.
    • 78 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Homeland now stumbles through familiar territory, and the view the second time around isn’t half as compelling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Every character has a voice-over, info dumps for back story that are either irksome or unnecessary.
    • 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."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 42 Mark A. Perigard
    The premise is nonsensical, the characters little more substantial than fog and the central season long mystery is less a whodunit and more a why-bother.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The show’s formula--particularly the ease in which the villains track down Chuck--is getting creaky.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The background music works muscularly to pump up interest, but the story's pacing is ponderous.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Biderman’s work here is inexplicably lazy: South Boston natives are haunted or broken; L.A. natives are narcissistic airheads. Voight doesn’t so much chew the scenery as gnaw it.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Looking might be the most provocative series of 2014. It’s just not original or memorable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    [The] premiere serves as a rocky reboot to the once robust hit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Once the show tones down the voice-overs, Balfe is quite good in the part of a time-tossed lassie.... Heughan swaggers in his kilt about as well as “The Simpsons’” Groundskeeper Willie (that is not a dis), but he and Balfe generate about as much heat as two piles of wet peat.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    All this twee is verging on twaddle.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Seduced is many things: a funny road trip, a canny look at Cannes and the industry, a conversation with directors about their epic battles to get their masterpieces on screen. If it had stuck to one idea, it might have made a terrific documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The overarching premise of the 15-episode season cracks and crumbles under the slightest scrutiny.

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