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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    There might be a good drama in Rake, but right now the jury is still out.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    All this twee is verging on twaddle.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Mind Games is the kind of dramedy that could give you a brain cramp.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Troubled spirits: Mixology is drowning in them. Save yourself.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    There are two last-minute twists that stretch and nearly break any credulity.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The Night Shift gets the X-ray right for a series. Now it just needs to find a way to pump some new blood.
    • 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.
    • 64 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.
    • 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.”
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    The outlook for his head and neck here is much better; Legends, though, is on wobbly legs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Because this is a Bravo reality show, every hour has to end with a manufactured epiphany.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    CBS' new island series Survivor is populated with rats...Most of them walk on two legs. [1 June 2000, p.47]
    • Boston Herald
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    He seemed nervous in a rapid-fire monologue that took shots at Dick Cheney, Alan Greenspan and Tiger Woods.
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Barbershop's tarty makeover - surprising, because three of the films' producers, including star Ice Cube, are behind this - does more than just sex it up for premium cable. The good will has been snipped from the franchise. [11 Aug 2005, p.53]
    • Boston Herald
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The story reflects how badly these procedurals have degraded over the years, forced to come up with increasingly more over-the-top motives for murder. If cookie-cutter cruelty is your nightcap, this show will send you well off to sleep.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Unfortunately, the drama between Federline and Jackson seems to be about the only reason to tune in, making this serving of “Fit Club” especially tasteless.