For 485 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Veep: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Rush (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 485
485 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Both "The Godfather" and Tyrant are, at heart, about family dynamics. As the Al-Fayeed story evolves beyond Tuesday's pilot, that fact becomes clearer.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    There are more questions than answers in the pilot of Extant, which, in this case, is a good thing. The seeds of dramatic conflict have been planted, and we're going to come back the next week to see how all of this plays out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The show's humor is subtle, the plot lines somewhat predictable, but both the individual character development and the interaction among those characters make Sweden more than welcome.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Finding Carter stands out by avoiding the obvious.... The cast is uniformly good and the younger actors are notably credible as real teenagers--a rarity in many TV shows. Prescott is terrific.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The show is fast-paced and sexy, but perhaps its secret weapon is the authenticity of Tony's character as a young Latino resident of the working class, largely Mexican American Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The strength of the show is that it reflects the truth that the justice system was created and is administered by men and women, who have complicated thoughts and points of view, and who may mean well, or be blinded by their own frailty and ambition.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Worst, created by Stephen Falk ("Weeds"), takes that well-worn conceit and forces it through the cold sieve of contemporary antiromanticism, and the result is often very funny.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The flawed but oddly compelling drama Satisfaction takes an especially cynical view of marriage, but it's no laughing matter in the USA drama.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Although Blick's structural concept skirts close to mannered gimmickry, it also makes artistic sense. We are slowly but unavoidably drawn into the ever thickening mire of secrets, lies and shifting allegiances in both the lives of the characters and, of course, in the constant strife in the Middle East.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Manhattan brings legitimate class to WGN's nascent original content project.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 David Wiegand
    Needs improvement, but it’ll make it. The goal should be to fit the show to Meyers’ obvious strengths, not try to fit Meyers to the show’s template.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Funny in places, but after three viewings of Sunday's debut episode, I'm still trying to figure out if and how the series will advance the original film.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It's all pretty average and watchable largely because of the cast.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Despite the fact that the film focuses on just a few critical years of Lennon's life, the pacing is plodding and scattershot at the same time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Morgan is appealing and brilliant in many ways, but as a stand-up comic, he needs better material. Or at least a few different positions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The Chicago Code may stick to police-procedural formula, but it does have most of the elements needed to make the show at least a moderate success. With better writing and a bit more imagination, it could do even better.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The real challenge for the writers is to use the show's formula without becoming so enslaved to it that they fail to allow the characters to move beyond being cliches.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The performances are actually good in the series, if only the actors had credible or remotely likable or, dare we ask, funny characters to play.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    When the balance is off, as it is too frequently in Harry's Law, it undermines credibility. Bates is almost capable of making us overlook some of the show's problems.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Fairly Legal is adequately entertaining, thanks in large part to Shahi, an engaging actress who looks like Anne Hathaway.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Despite the fact that Portlandia features different sketches in each episode, the show already begins to feel like a stretch by the second show.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The slowdown of the show's pace is one thing, but the real issue here is that the family element often feels inauthentic and just isn't up to the quality of the CGI-fueled action sequences.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Regardless of the memories and anecdotes, what these films lack are commentators who can provide cultural context.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It's hard to judge a show by a single episode (although, in some cases--NBC's "Perfect Couples," for example--the stench is instantly convincing), but Mad Love has at least the seeds of eventual success.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It probably works better onstage, but Stevens should know that what you do to achieve suspension of disbelief in a theater is not what you do to convince an audience that what it is seeing in a film is real.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    What makes the show at least mildly interesting is that it's not always easy to predict who will make it to the next round and who will be cut.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    While it seems apparent that seeing the show live would be a hoot, it doesn't translate to television all that well--it just feels shrunken and confined by the medium.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Pieces of the familiar Arthurian epic are preserved in the script, but that doesn't mean the characters fit our images of them.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    And, in most cases, he has a concept for how the food will look, then has to figure out how to make it work. Taste is important, but seems to be somewhat of an afterthought.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Created by David Caspe, Happy Endings needs better writing and characters who don't look like characters in other forgettable sitcoms. Otherwise, this show's ending may be anything but happy.