Uncle Barky's Scores

  • TV
For 399 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Ja'mie: Private School Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 221
  2. Negative: 0 out of 221
221 tv reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Killing Kennedy easily could have been twice its length, the better to add both nuance and context. Instead it’s a watchable film with many missing parts, a broadly drawn Classics Illustrated version of what happened and why.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Chicago P.D. looks as though it’s going to walk its beat for a while.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The whole enterprise is alternately laughable and affecting without committing the eighth deadly sin of being boring.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Kinnear carries himself ably, and his character’s amiable rogue presence wears fairly well for starters. The long haul may be problematic, though.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    At its best is dumb fun. Johnny, Hank and rookie EMT Brian of course keep making a fine mess of things. They also mesh together pretty well in a series that bracingly is without a detracting laugh track.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The first two episodes flex a fair amount of pulling power, even though nothing really jumps off the page. The series could use a more galvanizing, take-charge sleuth than Epps portrays.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The mood music in Crisis can be over-wrought at times--and downright over-bearing when a male vocalist breaks into “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.” But the first two hours are nicely paced and eventful, with the ad hoc partnership between Marcus and an initially resistant Susie gaining traction as the stakes increase.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It has its moments and is well-appointed with seasoned actors who know how to hit their marks. So if you like Hot In Cleveland, then by all means stick around.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    You'll likely guess every development at least a minute or two beforehand. But Peterman's enthusiasm for her role is tangibly contagious, making it possible that a decent percentage of opening night viewers might RSVP in the affirmative to this show's overall "Ya'll come back, ya hear" motif.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The semi-dreaded but not altogether unwelcome "not terrible" tag is visited upon CBS' latest Monday night comedy entry.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The newcomer is unlikely to provoke much dinner table conversation, but goes down easily enough while trying not to leave any really bitter aftertastes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    But oh the machinations. And diversions. And overly long, leisurely scenes that keep sinking Game of Thrones into a quicksand of its own making.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Tuesday's premiere certainly has enough intrigue for starters. What it needs is more overall electricity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Sometimes you just want a single serving, with the table cleared by episode's end. This one keeps passing its spinning plates while re-stating the obvious.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    A Gifted Man won't kill any brain cells if you want to give it a try. But it's not all there yet with an unwieldy mix that also includes two life-threatening cases, a few scenes with Michael's frazzled sister, Christina (Julie Benz) and her problematic teen son and an attempted exorcism of sorts by a mystic named Anton (Pablo Schreiber).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Terra Nova certainly doesn't lack ambition and scope, which is a plus. But its first two hours fall short in the storytelling department.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Grimm is buoyed by some decent special effects and snarky wolfman Monroe, who will be a series regular. But it's not nearly as imaginative, involving or picturesque as ABC's fairy tale offering, Once Upon A Time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Lines like ""Did you feel that? It was like the Fourth of July in my mouth." help to make Lost Girl see-worthy without taking it to the level of must-see.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Unsupervised might induce at least a small handful of smiles per episode. But only if its mood strikes you.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Its spirit is willing, but the construction has foundation problems.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The River in comparison seems like stale tap water, unworthy of any prolonged big drink of time or effort.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Broader than Dallas at its broadest, ABC's GCB won't be selling smart, stylized urban sophistication when it premieres Sunday night.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Over the top? Yeah. Closer to the truth of the matter? That, too.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Client List ends up being easy on the eyes, harder on the ears and likely destined to become a bell-ringer in the ratings for a network that needs another hit scripted series other than Army Wives.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Some interesting conversation does seep through, though, as part of what the host terms "the universal language of women."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Falling Skies holds few if any surprises, although its action scenes and impressively designed creatures still have pulling power.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Cedric the Entertainer, Nash and Beasley go with this flow--and flow pretty well.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    They're [the initial episodes of Anger Management are] somewhat more amusing than expected.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Sunday's 90-minute premiere makes for an unintended hoot, both ridiculous and often ridiculously watchable.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    3 rises above the genre's usually tawdry trappings, even if the opening episode is more than a bit static.