Uncle Barky's Scores

  • TV
For 481 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Masters of Sex: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking In: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 271
  2. Negative: 0 out of 271
271 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    As concocted backwoods “reality” shows go, it’s stepped to the head of the class and far surpassed the likes of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Buck Wild.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with its solid supporting cast aiding and abetting Samberg, has a so far/so good first outing that rises above the majority of this season’s new fall comedies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    For now, Lucky 7 is a grabber with strong potential for further viewer investment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Gregg’s resurrected Coulson so far is the much-needed glue, lending a familiar presence and sturdy countenance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Mom isn’t a comedic high point, even if one or more of its principal characters falls off the wagon during a ratings “sweeps” month. But it gets this particular job done with flair, vigor, a punchy script and two leads who make it all fairly addictive.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    There’s plenty to sustain The Millers over what could be a pretty long haul. The show has both star quality and stars who know how to work the material.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    This elongated version makes its own mark, although certainly not an indelible one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    PBS made all but the final two hours of Season 4 available for review. And while certainly not a slog, they end up being more than a bit saggy.... ownton Abbey has no scenes or sequences of knockout import during these first seven episodes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It works surprisingly well as sort of a Community in camouflage fronted by a teacher figure and his hapless platoon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It’s too late to scrub some of the dialogue, though.... Klondike isn’t always this way. Its one-liners can be nifty in spots.... The miniseries also has some engaging supporting characters in grifter Soapy Smith (Ian Hart) and Haskell’s ad hoc mine mate, Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Its two featured newcomers skid along just fine, earning exceedingly small victories en route.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    This old sidewinder still packs a kick.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Red Road gets more gripping by the hour, although it still feels like a drop-off whenever Momoa isn’t on screen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The reboot, with only Episode 1 to go by, looks like a noble, educational and decidedly visual effort that can only be enhanced by the HD crystal clarity that Sagan never had a chance to behold.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The 100 ends up being sci-fi fun for all ages--with a spine tingle or two also within these realms of possibilities.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Warm--or more accurately, lukewarm--moments intercede before the final bells in both half-hours. And Meloni delivers them like a champ while also dominating during an American Gladiators face-off that jump-starts next week’s episode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Maslany shows no signs of running down during the very challenging assignment of playing a wealth of disparate characters. But Orphan Black’s twists, turns and veers are getting increasingly harder to keep down--and impossible to swallow whole.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Saldana carries the full load throughout. Her skepticism grows--as does her performance--in tandem with her belly before it all boils over into a full-out escape plan.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It would be giving away too much to get into the specifics of an emotional Episode 3 encounter between Javier and son Carlos. But this is where Gang Related really starts to distinguish and establish itself as a series that might grow into something more than a vividly staged run ’n’ gun hour with little else going for it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Hanks himself book-ends this serviceable, talking heads/illustrative clips treatise with a pair of all-encompassing quotes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    So far it’s promising without being riveting, with the potential to be Facebook--or Myspace.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    [The episodes] sequentially get better and deeper, with the tragic back stories of Athos and Aramis fueling hours three and four.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The two principals in You’re The Worst at least are vigorously and often amusingly cynical. And over the course of the first two episodes sent for review, it even becomes possible to empathize with them--if only just a little.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The Flash pushes most of the right buttons with its engaging first episode. It’s alternately action-packed, character-driven and poignant, with dashes of humor here and there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Jane the Virgin tries to walk a tightrope between comedy and poignancy. It sometimes teeters, but Rodriguez is perfectly calibrated throughout.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Whatever happens, this is an interesting series and a worthy endeavor that makes terrific use of archival footage in both of the first two hours.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Its tone can be a bit preachy at times, but the problem itself is a clear and ever-present danger.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    All in all it's a pretty deft mix of violence, pathos and ethos via a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost as roomies.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    [Sarah Shahi] plays this lead role with assurance and aplomb, elevating the entire enterprise in the process.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    At least it's different, even though your basic "reality" competition trappings remain firmly in place.

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