Ed Bark

Ed Bark

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Ed Bark's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 64% The Carmichael Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It all makes for a pleasant surprise. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Aug 26, 2015
B+ 81% Public Morals: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It clicks, crackles and arrests attention with a blend of compromised cops, assorted criminals and homier family values. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Aug 25, 2015
B+ 53% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Its excesses are offset by enough inspired lunacy to carry the day. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Aug 21, 2015
C 79% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fear the Walking Dead prequel might just as well be called Milking The Walking Dead For All It's Worth. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Aug 21, 2015
B+ 91% √Čvocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2013) "There's no revisionist lionizing here, but plenty of perspective. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B 86% Documentary Now!: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There are enough moments -- and quite a lot of them in Episode 3 -- to keep this ambitious enterprise on track and well worth a roll 'em. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Aug 20, 2015
A 96% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Show Me a Hero doesn't play like a political tract. Its central character, played brilliantly by Isaac, at heart is a politician on the make who ends up on the side of the angels through no fault of his own. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Aug 17, 2015
C- 20% Mr. Robinson: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Mr. Robinson has an appealing star in Craig Robinson, but the show itself is gratingly forced and formulaic. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 27, 2015
B+ 92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A majority of the storytelling gags rise above the purely juvenile, although sometimes just barely. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 24, 2015
C 34% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! "Given the real-life shark attacks making big news this summer, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! may seem even more redundant than usual. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 22, 2015
B- 42% Tut: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The perception going in was that Tut would be a laughable feast. My truth going out is that it plays out much better than anticipated. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 17, 2015
B+ 59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Some of the show's targets almost certainly won't be laughing. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 15, 2015
B 79% The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Jim Gaffigan Show showcases its star at his exasperated best, putting his now well-honed spin on the befuddled dad genre from which many a sitcom has supped. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 14, 2015
C 33% Impastor: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Rosenbaum has an amusing moment or two, but nothing to make anyone grin with the stereotypical wideness of the church's gay staffer. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 14, 2015
A- 74% Masters of Sex: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Season 3, which again will have 12 episodes, shows strong signs of fully regaining its bite, passion and fury. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 9, 2015
B- 88% Dates: 1 (TV, 2013) "For adults of a certain age -- let's say mid-30s and upward -- Dates might well have considerable appeal. Hey, all they have to do is find it. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 7, 2015
B- 100% Rectify: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Rectify can be both hypnotic and heart-wrenching for viewers who have invested in these characters throughout the first two seasons. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 7, 2015
C+ 48% Zoo: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Let the fur and the feathers fly -- maybe with even a little extra firepower when needed from Saturday Night Live's laser cats. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 25, 2015
B+ 97% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A skinny, pale superhero with way too much on his mind potentially gives the USA network its first big buzz, social media sensation. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 24, 2015
B 95% Orange is the New Black: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Among the inmates, Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett (Taryn Manning) emerges in full as more than a one-note crazy hick. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 23, 2015
A- 54% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It takes a little time for the show to get its bearings. But both Robbins and Black are soon up to speed and off the rails. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 19, 2015
B+ 80% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Ballers moves the chains briskly and breezily, with Johnson getting an ample share of closeups and chances to emote. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 18, 2015
B- 57% Proof: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This is Beals' show from start to finish, with her character's softer sides and haunted vulnerabilities seeping through that hard-shell casing during Episode 3 in particular. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 18, 2015
B+ 50% The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "In the end, though, Astronaut Wives Club makes its presence felt without such dramatics. It's a character study first and foremost, with a sure-handed sense of time and place. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 18, 2015
C+ 65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Anything's possible -- but not probable -- in terms of this series taking some turns for the better. But it very much looks like one big misfire, with a wealth of off-putting characters and their stink holes. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 18, 2015
B- 40% The Making of the Mob: New York: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's all handsomely produced and cogently told, even if the soundtrack and dramatizing can sometimes be akin to over-baked zitti. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 11, 2015
B+ 75% The Whispers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Saying too much more would be spoiling this broth. So let's just say that Rabe contributes a standout lead character while the three major kiddos (so far) all seem comfortable and natural on camera. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 2, 2015
B 55% Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "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. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 1, 2015
B 92% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 14 "A big, ballsy New York state of mind movie could put Don back in his place. And put the series back where it began -- and where it really and truly belongs. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted May 28, 2015
B- 56% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Aquarius is decently scripted for the most part while also immersing itself convincingly in the counter-culture of those times. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted May 28, 2015
C- 13% Texas Rising: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Some of the dialogue, whether mouthed by actual or made-up characters, is a seemingly unintended hoot 'n' a holler. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted May 8, 2015
B 86% Wayward Pines: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Wayward Pines looks as though it has the potential to rise above its false starts while grippingly spooling out truths that are "worse than anything you could even imagine." " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted May 7, 2015
B+ 54% The Casual Vacancy: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "No, there's not much of an afterglow. But there is an after-effect born of small moments that resonate. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 28, 2015
30% Happyish: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Happyish has a few genuinely imaginative moments amid its many, many excesses. But in the end, it's too much of a one-note Hell-On-Earth "Greatest Hits" album whose principal characters have the overall appeal of vinegar-drenched cotton candy. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 24, 2015
B 47% The Messengers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Messengers seems to have its sci-fi basics in order. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 21, 2015
A- 74% Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Buoyed by a bravura performance from Australian Ben Mendelsohn... as prodigal son Danny Rayburn, Bloodline is an absorbing, fractious family drama that captivates despite giving away Season 1's major development in the very first hour. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 15, 2015
B 58% The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Through it all, enough basic Hollywood phoniness shines through to make this a reasonable facsimile of how the sausage is really made. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 9, 2015
A 97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "All of these deaths, destructions and re-dedications have only served to make Game of Thrones even better while most other series of this duration begin to hit slumps and valleys. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 9, 2015
B- 100% Wolf Hall: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "Yes, Wolf Hall has its moments if you have the endurance to wait for them. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B 96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 8 "In the annals of Mad Men season restarts, the "Severance" episode may be the most underwhelming of them all. Nothing about this series ever plunges to the depths of terrible. But as galvanizing hours of television go, this isn't Mad Men with a bang. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B+ 93% Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "New and previous reminiscences are interwoven with archival footage to present an affectionate although not unsparing portrait of the man whom many consider to be the greatest crooner of all time. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B- 52% American Odyssey: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "American Odyssey has pulling power, if you'll give it a fair shot. Fair warning, through: it also has some telegraphed developments and a few rather preposterous ones. You'll likely know them when you see them. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B- 58% A.D. The Bible Continues: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A.D. for the most part has a fairly solid script, although Pilate tends to go 20th century at times. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 2, 2015
C 40% The Lizzie Borden Chronicles: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A quiet aftermath for Lizzie Borden wouldn't make for much of a TV series, though. An actively violent one doesn't really cut it either -- but Lifetime will take its chances. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 25, 2015
C 42% Weird Loners: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Unlike Fox's The Last Man On Earth, there's no thrill of discovery here. Weird Loners instead re-shuffles the aimless singles deck before falling well short of coming up aces. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 25, 2015
B 91% iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "iZombie, brought to weekly TV by Veronica Mars maestro Rob Thomas, succeeds in being both tongue-in-cheek and food for thought. Taking things too seriously wouldn't turn the trick. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 17, 2015
B- 18% One Big Happy: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Although broad and sometimes forced, One Big Happy also can be bitingly amusing, with its three principals meshing well while clashing often. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 16, 2015
A- 76% House of Cards: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "House of Cards is still playing with a full deck and the only imperious King and Queen it needs in Frank and Claire Underwood. Squint just a little and perhaps you'll see Richard Nixon and Hillary Clinton. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 11, 2015
B+ 94% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Creators Fey and Carlock instill Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with the infectious positivity of their title character, who won't give up, no, she'll never give up. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 11, 2015
A 95% American Crime: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "ABC deserves full credit for taking a big, bold chance with a series that moves straight to the top of broadcast TV's limited supply of best and brightest. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 5, 2015
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