For 150 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Power's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Umbrella Academy: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 The Prince: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 150
  2. Negative: 5 out of 150
150 tv reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Power
    Netflix is at pains not to glamorise Dahmer while the suffering and humanity of his victims are centre-stage throughout. This is admirable but, as drama, it translates into a carnival of horror. ... If Monster has a saving grace it is Peters in the title role.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    Luna is a coiled spring throughout and Andor as a whole is bunched up with a tension which, in the first four episodes at least, is never fully unleashed. But the new series isn’t an insult to the original movies and – set against the recent track record – what a scintillating improvement that represents.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    A whodunnit that is cheesy as anything, but to be admired for committing wholeheartedly to its absurd, coincidence-laden storyline. ... Turner gave a masterclass in charm, even as his character’s actions telegraphed an underlying creepiness.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    A feather-weight workplace comedy that owes its success almost entirely to the delightful Tatiana Maslany in the title role. ... Whether in hulk or human form, this queen of green smashes it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    The Sandman mostly gets it right and is as authentic an adaptation as might be reasonably expected. For Gaiman fans, it’s finally game on.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    With the Graham-Mays double act giving it both barrels, Code 404’s return is one to savour.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    As the six-part season continues, one hopes the monologues to camera are dialled down and future storylines less far-fetched.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    There is an attempt to psychoanalyse Leonardo, whose father abandoned him. But this feels like a quick sketch rather than the fuller portrait one of history’s greatest minds surely merits.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    The typically riveting episode sees two of Saul’s most significant characters accelerate towards a heavyweight showdown. ... Unfortunately, Better Call Saul has succumbed to the vogue for filming key scenes at night and in near total darkness. And so, much like that notorious Game of Thrones battle blanketed in gloom, a seismic confrontation goes off with a muggy whimper.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Resident Evil is a zombie caper that knows what it’s here for. And that is to fill the screen with rampaging hordes of undead and to reassure horror fans that there is life after The Walking Dead. Those boxes are ticked in dead impressive fashion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Ed Power
    It’s heady, heavy stuff. And yet The Boys never stops being fun. It’s Marvel with a script by Noam Chomsky. Batman v Superman where the real villain is unchecked capitalism. And – provided you can stomach the gore and the orgies – it’s the smartest, bravest show on television right now.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Ed Power
    Is this a sketch? A meta-critique of cancel culture? Or is Neeson just standing up and staying sorry? It is possibly all three at once. Above all, it is darkly, hysterically funny. And that is the genius of Atlanta – a comedy that is full of horror and bleak chuckles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    My Life as a Rolling Stone is thorough and skilfully assembled – with enthusiastic narration by Sienna Miller. Yet, while adding to the great bonfire of Rolling Stones hagiographies, it ultimately does little to deepen our understanding of a band who remade rock’n’roll in their own image.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    It is still dense and intense – and yet remains hugely rewarding, provided you’re willing to expend your grey matter to keep up. In particular, it displays a refreshing determination to not repeat itself and it is great fun watching familiar characters adapting to changed circumstances.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ed Power
    Funny, sweet, outrageous; third time out it once again puts on a brolly good show.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    This, then, is long-form drama on a grand scale and, with Kinnaman and the rest of the cast displaying an assured grip on their characters, one that never loses sight of the human stories that lie beyond the technobabble. After two seasons of relative obscurity, maybe it is time an unheralded masterpiece finally achieves blast-off.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    It was a darkly fascinating study of American decline and fall.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Borgen was never about edge-of-seat excitement. But its slow-burn formula has been wonderfully preserved and Knudsen is a quietly terrifying force of nature as Birgitte.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    Obi-Wan Kenobi feels less like a major disturbance in the force than just more Disney+ content churned out to keep subscriber numbers up. McGregor brings tremendous depth and empathy as Kenobi and the show is worth staying with for him alone. ... For now, Obi-Wan is watchable but nothing more.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Moffat has rediscovered his mojo here. A mind-bending weepy, The Time Traveler’s Wife delivers chills and spills while also saying something profound about human existence and the eternal shadows cast by trauma and heartache.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    The zingers are often gag-inducing and none of the characters remotely plausible. Yet the show sparkles with such exuberance and lack of cynicism that I found myself laughing at the inanity of it all. Twenty five minutes flew by and, while I didn’t love this creaking comedy, I can’t quite say I hated it either.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Tense, atmospheric and now with Glenn Close bringing her movie-star heft, it’s a corkscrewing drama that paints a nuanced portrait of a country often caricatured as one-dimensionally theocratic and anti-Western. Just as importantly, it ratchets up the tension with bruising panache.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Though Noughts + Crosses couldn’t be accused of subtlety, its portrait of a nightmarish alternative universe suffused in racism held up a distorted mirror to our own world – and invited us to reflect on what we saw staring back.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    They deliver that satisfyingly familiar mix of desert noir and Coen Brothers-style dark comedy (screwball camera angles are still a trademark). Amid the tension, rollicking dialogue and flashes of violence, Better Call Saul’s winning attribute continues to be its slow-burn consistency.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Power
    Outer Range is a lumbering, self-serious hodgepodge of sci-fi and modern Western. Brolin and Poots have, to their credit, bought into the premise of a magical realist love letter to the passing into history of a certain idea of American self-sufficiency. Audiences, though, may find Outer Range more drab than fab – epic only in its drawn-out running time and crying out for a close encounter with a cattle prod.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Derry Girls will soon be gone for good – but for now it was back and as funny as ever.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Shouty acting notwithstanding, Lyonne is commanding as she tucks into a dense sci-fi story that unspools like a classic episode of The Twilight Zone, digging ever deeper and further back in time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    It is clearly intended for an international audience and for UK viewers too young to remember when Savile was a fixture on the airwaves. And, as an overview of the scandalous licence he was given to prey on vulnerable young people, it is horrifically thorough.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    A future-shock caper with real weight, it harks back satisfyingly to the sci-fi that existed before George Lucas fired up his lightsaber and ruined all the fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    While Our Great National Parks has the entirely laudable message that more must be done to preserve natural habitats around the world, the scuffed-up Attenborough-ness of the whole thing feels like a recycling project taken too far.

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