Uncle Barky's Scores

  • TV
For 667 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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Sex Box: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 395
  2. Negative: 0 out of 395
395 tv reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    One of the better things about this series is its ongoing updates via clever Gilligan’s Island-esque sing-along lyrics preceding each new chapter. Better yet is Winstead’s assured, appealing performance as a D.C. tenderfoot thrust into a new world of mystery and political polarization that escalates once those bugs begin infesting and in some cases, exploding the heads of their prey.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Kroll Show works often enough to make a name for itself among young males in particular. Men of a certain age might be more resistant, but still susceptible.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The show also wears well, with Longoria vigorously in the forefront and a solid supporting cast led by scene-stealers Diana Maria Riva and Alex Meneses.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Franklin & Bash sometimes tries too hard to be edgy, suffering some paper cuts in the process. It's otherwise a good deal of fun delivered with an abundance of energy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    These episodes hold interest without being riveting. But Cavaliero is compelling as a dogged, under pressure gumshoe who in this case might remind some seasoned TV watchers of Lt. Philip Gerard from The Fugitive.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Garner convincingly captures the ill-fated, love-craving blonde bombshell while Sarandon summons up more than a one-note character and Morgan brings DiMaggio back to prideful, brutish life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Wild Things is very nicely shot and buoyed throughout by its star's upbeat persona.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It has the makings of a damned fine weekly hour of good vs. evil, with Quaid against Chiklis as the crowd-pleasing main event.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    CW is just a little network trying to make some noise. It makes more headway with iZombie, a “cute” but never cloying show centered on brainy brain-eaters and their present-day dilemmas.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The special effects are better than decent and the ensemble cast wears pretty well as Falling Skies begins to hit its stride.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The five episodes I’ve seen have enough small pleasures to carry them to their finish lines. Just don’t expect to be blown away.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It’s still an open question whether its central murder mystery can sustain a number of false leads and other mis-directions for a full 12 hours. But the resplendent panoramic visuals are a show in themselves. So the bigger your HD screen the better, with Fortitude’s overriding whodunit gradually firming its grip while those icy, snowy vistas stay strong.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Watch The Kennedys--if you haven't already had enough--and you'll instead see a compelling, well-told tale of a political dynasty with beauty marks, warts, doubts and the embedded determination to plow full steam ahead.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    By the end of Episode 1, Twisted has imbedded its hook with open questions about a mysterious necklace and Danny’s connection to its past.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    For now, Lucky 7 is a grabber with strong potential for further viewer investment.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Sing Your Song ends up being more than a little too self-indulgent and one-noted. Abundant archival footage is in part a saving grace, though.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The Messengers looks as though it has a handle on how to pull this off with some flair and identity of its own.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Even with its air-brushing and reticent title subject, Ethel is a watchable, oft-affecting film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Confirmation is an effective movie, although certainly not a great one, in terms of reconstructing how Hill was first persuaded to come forward and then left distraught, defeated and convinced it was “a mistake.” Washington and Pierce are both strong in these pivotal roles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Hell on Wheels is a big and ambitious stab at the genre, with a lot going on and much to recommend.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    An improbably entertaining outing that initially finds Kathy Bates' character reclining at her office desk while smoking pot and bemoaning her fate.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    So far it’s promising without being riveting, with the potential to be Facebook--or Myspace.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Real truths invariably come out, and this is a film that convincingly rings with them.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The Carmichael Show won’t win any prizes for originality. It does, however, play very well with the above-average material it has. That’s in no small part due to the well-blended cast.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The premise is nothing new under the sun, which still exists. But it’s decently executed with enough periodic action and revelations to perhaps lure a decent-sized fan base.

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