David Wiegand

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For 854 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Downton Abbey: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): Season 1
Score distribution:
854 tv reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    He's worked from an overthought idea and larded it up with remnants of other shows, and the result isn't worth your time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    If only Holtby and screenwriter Andrew Davies hadn't larded the story with so many cliches, not to mention people who seem like second-rate versions of characters created by Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The cast’s good work is fatally underminded by the show’s fuzzy concept.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    You’ve seen it all before, done better at times, worse at others, and the presence of Heigl isn’t enough to make State of Affairs anything more than just another second-rate wannabe.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Unless the writing of the show improves exponentially, it may not be around long enough for us to remember the characters' first names, much less learn their last.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    [The] moderately appealing cast is wasted in a show about three children of a recently deceased rich guy who have to compete among themselves to become the sole heir to his $23 million estate.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    There's virtually no intelligent or convincing exploration of character in the film, beyond the shopworn theory that she craved fame to validate herself, but traded whatever "self" she had to get it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Wolf either doesn't know what to do with his characters while they're waiting around for a fire to break out, or thinks their personal stories should be the dominant element in his new series. They could be, if only those stories weren't ripped from the book of overused cliches.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The acting is terrible throughout, but it's hard to blame the cast, including newly minted Emmy winner Cromwell, for having to utter some of this dialogue.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Notwithstanding the unfathomable reaction of the studio audience, the show certainly couldn't survive on the basis of its humor, because there is none.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The episodes are predictable because they’re unoriginal and the writing is painful. The canned laughter is perhaps the greatest reminder of the “good old days.” If only all those recorded voices had something legitimate to laugh at.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The film compartmentalizes the public and presumed private lives of Taylor and Burton with little sense of the whole and little sense of who these people really were.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Most of the performances are pretty laughable.... It’s too bad SyFy didn’t invest more in a better script and direction.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Frances and Robert are just irritating, and you really need more character complexity and a better actress for irritating to be funny. They deserve each other, but, alas, they don’t deserve us.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The problem is that the writers--i.e., the cast--don’t seem to have any idea about an overall story arc. Without that necessary ingredient, the show’s potential is pretty much squandered after the first episode.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    There are a couple of funny lines, mostly from Rebecca Mader, who plays mean-mouthed regional sales leader Grace, but overall, the humor is about as inauthentic as the guys' drag.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The concept of the show actually isn’t bad, but the execution is wanting, and then some. Every conversation feels awkward and forced, and of course the supposed jokes just aren’t funny.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    None of it is believable. If the show’s structure were obviously satirical, there would be credible room for over-the-top, but the show is meant as a straight-ahead sitcom, and the story lines all sound exactly like what a bunch of guys would come up with in a college dorm room, rank with the smell of soiled laundry, flatulence and pot-induced tall tales.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The show seems to exhaust its small comedic possibilities with the first episode, not to mention viewer interest.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The plot is one telegraphed event after another, so that the only enjoyment to be found in sitting through this thing is timing when a blatantly preordained event will actually occur.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Red Widow staggers into an already listless mid-season Sunday on ABC with a premise borrowed from Dutch TV, a second-tier cast and consistently unconvincing writing throughout.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    For the humans, nothing ensues that can't be predicted by a comatose cockatoo.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    While the actors in Glory Days are attractive and not without talent, they're ill served by the hackneyed writing and desperate plot. These boys have only one thing on their minds and it isn't matriculation.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The premiere episode is OK but not much more. There’s a lot of action, fleet camera work and an annoying, anachronistic voice-over narration by our pretty hero.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Weatherly is a solid actor as well, but his performance in Bull isn’t enough to overcome that show’s bad writing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Wanting soap and dirt--a lot of dirt--he [creator Greg Berlanti] has fashioned something that's watchable only if you completely divorce it from the realm of credibility.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    A puffy documentary by Jeffrey Roth about President George H.W. Bush that ends up being a boring and uninformative disservice to the former president.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The dialogue is so awful, it probably doesn't matter that most of the performances are inauthentic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The melodrama is thicker and more implausible than the tarlike gunk oozing out of that tree at the beginning of Sunday's premiere, but there are adequate performances to balance the painfully over-the-top dialogue, at least.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Underemployed is simply and irreparably underwhelming.

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