David Wiegand
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For 574 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Zen: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Rush (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 574
574 tv reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Louie is the gold standard of contemporary TV comedy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The new season is not only as smart and absurdly funny as ever, but also reflects the rapid changes in how we watch television.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Every performance is terrific.... While these characters are written and performed as over the top, the show also celebrates the subtle underplaying that goes into making Big Head and Gilfoyle so memorable. That variety of tone is another way in which Silicon Valley sets itself apart from most other half-hour comedies.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The entire constellation of impetuous, ambitious, determined and insecure young urbanites in Girls is realigning in the new season, but at no point in the four episodes sent to critics for review do you feel that any of it is artificial.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Self-delusion can grow fairly tiresome, in life and on TV, but what makes Amy sympathetic is that even though she almost convinces us at times that her personal fairy tale actually makes sense, we are always aware of her basic decency and, more important, her vulnerability.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The writing, by Weiner, direction by Scott Hornbacher and performances are, of course, top notch.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    In the Flesh is of course a complex and thought-provoking allegory.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    It's great to see Steinberg performing again at the La Jolla Playhouse as a kind of framing device for Barry Avrich's skillfully directed documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    A genuinely funny and immediately likable sitcom.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    America in Prime Time is a thoughtful and thought-provoking keeper.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The dialogue in the first two episodes of the new season crackles with brilliance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    There is a brilliant mix of poignancy and hilarity in Getting On, which is why it all works so well.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The series is so good that it isn't seriously harmed by its few minor flaws. Much of the dialogue is brilliantly written, revelatory and credible.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The performances, nurtured by such A-list directors as Michael Apted and John Madden, are extraordinary. There isn't a clinker in the bunch.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The dialogue is rich, colorful and provocative, adding to the gothic sensibilities of the series. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga makes great use of the Louisiana location, giving it as much importance to the story as the characters of Cohle and Hart. All the performances are superb, but those of McConaughey and Harrelson are in a class by themselves.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    There have been many great "Masterpiece" offerings over the decades, but I can't think of a single one that is as much out-and-out fun as Sherlock, a modern-dress Conan Doyle that crackles with superb writing, brilliant performances and snappy direction, and does it all while somehow managing to be oddly faithful to the original source material.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    As good as it was last year, it's off to an even better start in its sophomore year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    As much as the script, Reiner’s direction makes both stories seem oxymoronically unique and distinct at the same time. The performances are extraordinary, as they must be to complete the process of retelling a seemingly similar story.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Game of Thrones isn't afraid of change: It's the lifeblood of the series, and just one of the reasons we keep watching.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Well, subject matter doesn't get more profound than life and death, but, thanks to McCarthy's writing and the two veteran actors, we're completely drawn into the discussion, so much so that we're taken by surprise as McCarthy careful injects another possible interpretation of the play's set-up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    With grit, guts and some of the best performances you’ll see on TV this year, American Crime aims for truth and pulls no punches getting there.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    There is more than enough to captivate us, and perhaps disturb us as well, in these eight stunningly provocative episodes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    They [Rayna and Juliette], and the other characters, are anything but [one-dimensional cliches], thanks not only to the writing but also to the performances of the colorful and capable cast.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Based on the premiere, the season may wind up being the show's best so far, but even if it doesn't, Mad Men beats almost everything else on TV.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Don Draper's journey has been and remains maddening, in a very good way as far as what makes a great TV show.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The highlights of Wednesday's season premiere are the return of the anger translator and an insanely brilliant take-off on the film version of "Les Miserables," which is so beautifully detailed, it may actually take you a second to realize it is a satire and the song lyrics aren't what you think they are.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The characterizations are carefully nuanced in Southland, and the performances are equal to the quality of writing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    It's as great as ever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    "Weeds" may indeed be the best-written new show of the year so far, but the performances are superb as well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Like "Justified," it's impossible to point to one element as the primary reason it works so well.

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