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Mark A. Perigard

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For 928 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark A. Perigard's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Brooklyn 11223: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 928
928 tv reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    The cast, it must be noted, is fine; it’s the scripts that seem to be have been drenched in Bug Juice and left to rot in the sun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Mark A. Perigard
    The original show balanced horror with comedy and supernatural threats. The update feels like sociology homework.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    All gathers a charismatic cast, even if some look like they belong in high school about as much as I do. Logan is especially strong as a young woman searching for her own redemption. But having established some prickly relationships in its first two outings, All fumbles some story continuity in its third episode (airing Oct. 24) with a seeming revision in the fractured friendship between Olivia and Leila.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Mullally is this show’s greatest asset, and unlike her colleagues, knows how to finesse every joke for maximum effect without mugging to the back row.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Netflix might be the dominant streaming service player when it comes to original series, but quantity never trumps quality, as Man proves. The detail in imagining New York City as a Nazi stronghold remains extraordinary, from the skyscrapers bearing the flag of the Third Reich down to the swastika ice sculpture dripping at a fancy party.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s sweet, loaded with a talented cast (Morton is particularly authentic), but it could use a bit more of the devil to it, if you know what I mean.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    Bergen still rattles off her lines as if she’s in a hurry to get to lunch, but the cast has chemistry to spare.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Peregrym fits as the quintessential Wolf heroine: Broody, brunette, powering through her angst, which in typical Wolf fashion is considerable and grows exponentially. The drama’s explosions are harrowing, and the score adds an appropriate amount of dread to the grim investigation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Manifest moves fast, but it plays like a ticket to nowhere.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Maniac’s backstories are fascinating, with Owen’s family coming off especially twisted. ... With so many film stars turning to TV to star in TV shows, they can start to feel like vanity projects. That’s not the case with Maniac.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The two episodes tonight give you a chance to see how a series can change post-pilot. One of the nerds disappears from the core work group, and Emet’s oldest son is dramatically recast. ... Bad’s supporting cast excels at tormenting Emet in the most loving ways.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    While there are elements that might remind you of Armisen’s beloved--and so missed--“Portlandia,” “Forever” isn’t a sketch show. It takes some fanciful risks, but it remains grounded in Oscar and June’s journey, together and apart.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Once you get deep into the premiere, which with its incessant voiceovers plays more like a talking Viewmaster reel than an hour of television, you may find yourself hooked--and recognize some wry observations about human behavior at the root of this thriller.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Those tuning in for one of Carrey’s trademark manic performances will be disappointed. This is a much more mannered, subtle performance, and while you can admire the commitment to the role, you can find yourself perplexed by the execution. In the supporting cast, Langella is stand-out, a maestro at delivering deadpan snark.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Jack Ryan excels at pyrotechnics. Walls, trucks and people explode in spectacular arrays of destruction. Its fight choreography gets muddy, especially when Jack is tussling with some terrorist. ... The most charitable thing that can be said about Krasinski’s performance here is that he looks deeply, deeply tired.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    Just about all the choices are bad in this season of Ozark, making this season your best Labor Day weekend binge.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Mark A. Perigard
    The eight-episode season (streaming tomorrow on Netflix) doesn’t always make sense and yet it does enough things right--especially in the depiction of naive, impetuous adolescents--that it casts a convincing spell.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    The documentary, filmed over several years, takes a nonlinear approach to White’s career and skips over things like her first two marriages. Just go with it--it’s worth the ride and ultimately leaves you wanting a week’s worth of clips.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    Disenchantment casts a demented spell.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The important thing to know about this season: Issa is pushing forward. Insecure shows life never stops being a work in progress.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Mark A. Perigard
    Patty is important--but she’s not Insatiable’s main dish. Strangely and crucially, her viewpoint often gets lost, ignored or brushed aside, at least in the early episodes. The focus of this dark comedy is Bob Armstrong (Dallas Roberts).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Lodge 49 is different. That alone isn’t enough reason to book a visit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The humans in Animals are idiots. But the critters often have funny things to share about how we all need our packs to survive and thrive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    It brims with nice, talented people making impossibly crazy beautiful things. It’s charming and sweet and might just inspire you to make something.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    You may think you know the story, but the accumulation of detail, in new interviews and video and audio clips in this six-part documentary from producer Shawn Carter (also known to the world as musician and mogul Jay-Z), begins like a light snow fall and turns into a bracing nor’easter.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Mark A. Perigard
    Castle Rock shows a tremendous investment of time and creativity. It’s worth your walk on the dark side.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mark A. Perigard
    The subtleties in [Kristin Kreuk's] performance help fill in the gaps in scripts that at times range from flat to merely functional. Burden of Truth, which has already been renewed in Canada, is a show by and for adults looking for something a little challenging.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Mark A. Perigard
    Chenoweth works her campy magic, but the energy from the show is different. A running gag involving the town’s attitude toward female drivers is hilarious and the kind of off-kilter humor Trial & Error excelled at in its first season. There’s not enough of that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Mark A. Perigard
    The two-hour documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind captures the magic and the mania that was the iconic comic. Bursting with hilarious clips and bloopers, it’s almost as good as having Williams back.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Mark A. Perigard
    It’s funny, sad, invasive and unhinged.

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