For 83 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ed Power's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Mindhunter: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Prince: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 83
  2. Negative: 5 out of 83
83 tv reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Part of the skill of this film lay in how it contextualised the fire by looking at the racial prejudice which was on the rise in Britain. ... There was no true-crime cliché here, with McQueen and co-director James Rogan essentially creating a deeply affecting oral history.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Power
    Though it goes some way towards correcting the perception that the saga was all about Lewinsky rather than Clinton it occasionally falls into the old trap of reducing the women at the heart of the drama to black and white caricatures.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Ed Power
    Plodding – and without the promise of unintentional comedy at every turn, the entire endeavour feels pointless. That said, royal-watchers counting down to the next season of The Crown may wish to seek it out. Because whatever else is to be said about Escaping the Palace, it’s competently put together.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    The net result is a thriller that proves a blast from start to finish.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Only Murders in the Building is a trifle. Each episode is a mere 30 minutes or so and largely given over to scenes in which Martin and Short bounce off one another. But it’s a bonbon that goes down a treat and is packed with sugar-spun cameos.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    There is something charmingly ridiculous about a series that features comic-relief cannibalism, orgies, throat-slashing and druids who look like they’ve wandered in from a music video by Voodoo People-era Prodigy. Much like a really great music festival, specifics are hard to hold on to – but Britannia’s sheer sensory overload brings its own bonkers rewards.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    It’s breezy, funny and Oh and Duplass throw up sparks off each other. Like a day idling around campus when you should be going to lectures, The Chair won’t change your life. But it kills the time very pleasantly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    The unrelenting gloom is meanwhile likely to strike a winning register with fans of Scandi noir (The Defeated is from the producers behind Scandi classic The Bridge). There’s little humour or light relief. But The Defeated serves up a new twist on the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War, and weaves in a compelling mystery to boot.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Rising above the status of mere light entertainment, it delivers an almost profound meditation on the agonies of growing up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 0 Ed Power
    It’s so flailingly, noxiously, desperately unfunny.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Power
    Sexy Beasts is just another tawdry reality show. And that, far from a squawk on the wild side, it’s ultimately a bit of a bungle in the dating jungle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    It’s an engrossing blend of contradictions – and Bradley’s calm and sensation-free film makes for an absorbing appetite-whetter ahead of Osaka’s return to centre court at the Olympics.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    Pratchett aficionados will have long since switched off. But for those who can make peace with the heretical misappropriation of the material, The Watch is (just about) worth a watch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    There are just so many bombshells, so many characters who could have walked from the pages of Flann O’Brien or Truman Capote. It’s In Cold Blood meets Father Ted: a blood-streaked yarn that is at times too heartbreaking to watch and too weird to be true.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Power
    The indulgent and histrionic screenplay represents a final flourish of excess piled into a project already top-heavy to a fault.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Both funny and searingly truthful, Breeders’s continued success – season two has already been a hit on America’s FX network – looks set to give an eternally grouchy straight man the last laugh.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Power
    The Nevers is a huge mess, which has both far too much going on yet is also crushingly stupefying.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    Parkes’s forceful presence just about got the first two instalments over the line. Yet for all the gore and the romping, this was still a cheesy swords-and-sandals caper – more Wake Me Up Before You Toga than Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Power
    Theroux’s glowering is supplemented by sequences in which his family mooch around their dimly-lit house (the bank’s about to foreclose) looking vaguely annoyed at the state of world. After sitting through the first few episodes of Breaking Bland – a more honest title than The Mosquito Coast – the viewer will know exactly how they feel.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Shadow and Bone is good clean fun with a vengeance (with the potential exception of a coyly-shot gay sex scene). Those who watched Game of Thrones for the nudity and cruelty may find it lacking that spicy kick, but this is fantasy with heart, a towering imagination and a genuine new take on the genre. It could be a real phenomenon for Netflix.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    Beyond the endless jokes about poo and sex, it was this seam of sibling tenderness that kept it ticking along. That was just as well as the giggles were of the whoopee-cushion-at-a-funeral variety.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Understated yet absorbing, Keeping Faith bows out by reminding us that it’s the quiet ones you have to watch.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    Though never less than a romp, The Irregulars is puckishly irreverent towards Holmesian lore, feeling as much inspired by 19th-century ghost stories as by Arthur Conan Doyle. But it at least tries to be different. And whatever hardcore Baker Street buffs make of it, lovers of hokum will find the time passing at a giddy clip.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    [Cobra Kai] subverted the source material and delivered a moving meditation on growing older. Game Changers, by contrast, is all about reinforcing the Disney message about being the best version of yourself. ... Estevez is agreeably cantankerous as a grumpy old (ish) man hauled onto the ice once more and against his better judgement. Mighty Ducks viewers may well empathise with his reluctance as they, too, are dragged back to a franchise that perhaps isn’t all it’s quacked up to be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ed Power
    This table-setting opener has oodles of potential. But, in a departure from Marvel’s recent track record, it fails to set the world alight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    “Educational” television tends to be Kryptonite to kids, who will go out of their way to avoid learning anything when plonked in front of a screen. However, Waffles + Mochi doesn’t lay on the life lessons excessively and Obama is relaxed, and agreeably deadpan, in her interactions with her furry co-stars.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ed Power
    Staffers, instead of a studio audience, provided the cheers, aided by punters applauding from their apartments. Also off the menu were celebrity guests and the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car time challenge. And yet, notwithstanding the lack of optional extras, this new Top Gear had an agreeably nonchalant quality. It was pipe-and-slippers entertainment that never got out of first gear and was all the richer for it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Ed Power
    Even moments that should have been deeply affecting were undone by the shambolic production.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Power
    Disney + subscribers may be intrigued to stumble upon a hokey yet very adult thriller amid the avalanche of Marvel spin-offs and Star Wars cartoons. Yet that novelty is sure to wear thin as Big Sky lurches from wacky to tacky.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Ed Power
    There’s not enough of either star [Patrick Dempsey and Lars Mikkelsen] in an opening episode that moves quickly and slickly but ultimately feels too much like a poor man’s Wall Street.

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