Uncle Barky's Scores

  • TV
For 529 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Orange is the New Black: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Coma
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 306
  2. Negative: 0 out of 306
306 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    A summertime winner here on the strength of strong acting, engaging writing and an immediately gripping premise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The fight scenes are easily digested but those down times can really make your head hurt.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Some of its mumbo jumbo may hurt your head, but the last words of Episode 2 are precisely on point. They whet the appetite for more, more.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    On the surface at least, it's hard to imagine responding to CW's three-pronged tagline attack of "Small fish. Big pond. Huge dreams." Wonder of wonders, though, this series sells its premise while only occasionally trying way too hard.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Fox made the first two episodes available for review. They’re watchable but also sadly a little comical, with Jack again all clenched up while speaking in a gasping-for-air rasp or silently clenching his jaw.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    At least it's different, even though your basic "reality" competition trappings remain firmly in place.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The NBC series deteriorates from a graphic but promising first episode to a third hour that basically falls apart from any rational credibility standpoint.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    That initial heat from Season 1 has been lowered to room temperature. Kinnaman continues to give The Killing a pulse. But he can’t do it alone, and at this point merits a new, more vital vehicle in which he can really gun his engines.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 67 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Clear History is amusing enough to pull a viewer through it, although those who haven’t yet acquired a taste for Curb might find it the equivalent of a pricey two-drink minimum without enough payback.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    These first two episodes are gut-busting, non-stop fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The Mindy Project is a minor disappointment in light of all the accomplished guest stars populating its opening half-hour.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Empire, its flaws notwithstanding, looks as though it has the potential to be a mainstream success. It roars into view and keeps everything humming throughout its all-important first episode.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Freak Show looks like a beauty, with a wealth of fascinating characters and a little smattering of heart helping to balance out the grisly appointed rounds of a so far unidentified clown with a hellish half-mask.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Edelstein’s pitch-perfect performance elevates Girlfriends’ Guide to one of the best new series of the season.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Creature Shop Challenge is inviting enough to merit another look. Not for its pro forma adherence to the “reality competition” handbook but for whatever creative hoops await its very eager group of contestants.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    For now, The Killing has made a very good re-start.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Authentically grimy, solidly built and well-paced, Hatfields & McCoys is violent without being gratuitous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Even with its air-brushing and reticent title subject, Ethel is a watchable, oft-affecting film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Murder jumps around a lot, to the point where it’s perhaps too much.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Beyond selling the glamour of it all, Pan Am may be very hard-pressed to come up with weekly storylines that impel viewers to climb aboard.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Murder in the First looks to have sturdy underpinnings. Bochco at this point has been around too long to learn entirely new tricks. Still, this is easily his best new series since NYPD Blue tried to break molds more than two decades ago.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It packs a lot of intriguing plot threads into its first hour while also brimming with money-on-the-screen production values.
    • 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.
    • 68 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.

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