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 Mildred Pierce: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Brand X With Russell Brand: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 243
  2. Negative: 0 out of 243
243 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 62 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.
    • 59 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Chaos can be amusing in spots, although it's hard to envision it as a long-distance runner. It might be housing a breakout star, though [in James Murray].
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Damned if it doesn't pretty much work. The O'Neals are still quite a duo, whether they end up staunching a lot of those old wounds or opening new ones.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    In the end, all of this may amount to little more than a one-trick dog and pony show. But Gann can be irresistibly gross at times while Wood is good at being hapless. Together they sometimes make quite a comedy team. Almost as good as Turner & Hooch.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It all comes out pretty well in the wash. Same Name gets fairly close to sealing the deal on the idea that celebs can learn something from just plain folks.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It's not a great series, but it looks to be a solidly commercial one.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It goes down pretty easy if you'd like to set down for a spell with a disarmingly pleasant little down-home melodrama.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    For now, Levy is an OK mix of insolence and vulnerability, Hines is her usual hoot and Sisto shows signs of being nimble on his feet in an arena where he's still learning the ropes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    This is a comedy with a solid core group of characters and a chance to go the distance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Its hip replacement is a cast that's been around the block and knows how to act accordingly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    All in all, this is a light-hearted series that also looks as though it's going to be light-headed in terms of basic story construction.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Bent ends up being worth watching for the recurring grins it provides. Just don't expect to ever know what happens to any of its main characters.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    In the grand USA scheme of things, it's pretty much same old, same old. But that's still a workable recipe.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Its characters are comparatively compelling even when they're falling a little short.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Final Witness has more texture and bite than most of TV's myriad explorations of the true crime realm.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Go On obviously won't be off the charts ratings-wise, as Friends was for most of its run. It might settle in, though, with Perry still a solidly capable comedic actor looking to nest a while.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Ben and Kate can be a bit grating and certainly isn't all together great. But its small ensemble--which also includes Ben's pal, Tommy (Echo Kellum)--is clicking pretty well for starters.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Urie's mostly a hoot, with his inflections infectious and his comedy timing a thing of beauty. Krumholtz offers sturdy enough support, but his co-star does most of the heavy lifting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Arrow may not be a-point-ment television. But for starters at least, it's a sharper little tale than expected.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    This seems like a serviceable drama that merits a bit better ladder grade (heh-heh) for an improved second hour.

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