Mark A. Perigard
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For 550 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: 62
Highest review score: 100 House of Cards (2013): Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 550
550 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 53 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.
    • 47 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.
    • 67 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Comparisons to the BBC show are unavoidable since the first two episodes are practically a scene-by-scene reshoot of the original's opening. The stars even look like doppelgangers of the English cast.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    For a show that starts out with so much energy, Breakout Kings quickly settles into a procedural rut.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Unfortunately, Iron's not in every scene, and the 100-minute premiere, after a promising opening, becomes bogged down in political intrigue as his rivals scheme to remove the new pope.
    • 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.

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