Uncle Barky's Scores

  • TV
For 433 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Fargo: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Coma: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 243
  2. Negative: 0 out of 243
243 tv reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    HBO has done it again, investing in a project of substance and a lead actress who powers it home.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    You won't find a better rendering of time and place anywhere else on the sprawling TV landscape. This is still the real deal, through and through.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    So far it's the televised documentary film of the year, with its truths stranger than fiction from opening move to checkmate.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The 90-minute HBO documentary, one of the very best in a long line of standouts, is in no way a pity party for Flood.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Viewers craving a satisfying gourmet meal rather than another summertime "reality" Moon Pie are urged to make The Hour a Wednesday night ritual for the next six weeks.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It's compelling, enthralling and steeped in current realities.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    In the end, it may be the most fun you'll ever have with a Ken Burns film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It's HBO's most mature half-hour series ever, rising above the material worlds of Sex and the City and Entourage to offer a road worth taking in pursuit of a "higher self."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The fun is in the snappy dialogue and the impeccable actors delivering it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    FX sent the first five half-hours for review, and they're all gems.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Gilligan and company keep on pushing Breaking Bad to new highs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It has Emmy caliber performances from its two leads and an authenticity that won't quit.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The drought-stricken, spirit-sapping Great Plains of the 1930s get the lyrical and learned Burns treatment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It keeps going about its business, getting better than ever each season with a restrained but gripping approach that's also sure to wear well decades from now.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Watch at whatever pace you'd like--immediately. Given its quality, I think you'll be drinking it all in sooner rather than later.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Louis C.K. shoots from the lip and keeps scoring. The beauty is the seeming ease with which he does this. And the knowledge of how hard it really is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Although its principal supporting players are first-rate, Rectify would be lost in transition without Young’s stellar work in the lead role. It’s a fearless, fully immersed, Emmy caliber performance tinged with sadness, searching, primitive pleasures and even a little comedy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Schilling, Prepon and Mulgrew are uniformly terrific throughout, whether in prison garb or flashback civilian clothes. But other characters are equally compelling, giving this series innumerable stories to tell for hopefully many seasons to come. Based on the first six of 13 episodes, Orange is the New Black has passed virtually every test with flying colors.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Broadchurch, with its recurring crashing waves wiping some slates clean, is thoroughly captivating from start to finish.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Performance is never a problem for the cast of Masters of Sex. Caplan, Sheen and the supporting players keep everything humming in the best new drama of the fall season. You’ll want to watch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    These first two episodes are gut-busting, non-stop fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    True Detective is a marvel of craftsmanship, storytelling and performances through these first three hours made available for review.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Based on these first five episodes, The Americans shows every sign of maintaining if not exceeding the high bar it set in Season 1.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The new Fargo bobs, weaves and occasionally unravels a bit. Still, it’s never less than entrancing, with the recurring panoramic shots of an unforgiving deep freeze serving as stolid supporting characters.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Orange Is the New Black remains a vibrantly hued, singular achievement. Darkly dramatic and comedically spiked, it deals in the dehumanization and restoration of both guards and inmates.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Masters of Sex is without question in Mad Men’s league as a period drama that looks inward, outward and unsteadily ahead. The performances of Sheen, Caplan, Janney and Bridges rival those in any ongoing TV series.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    [A] very amusing and splendidly acted comedy about what happens when an American television network mucks up a long-running, award-laden British hit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It sometimes lapses into the abundant cliches of its genre. Pound for pound, though, you won't see many better dramas this season. Gloves on or off, it keeps scoring points.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Comedy Central's The Daily Show at last has a worthy rival in the "fake news" game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Traffic Light is winning and amusing without being loud and loutish.

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