David Wiegand

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For 894 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: 66
Highest review score: 100 Preacher: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Secrets and Lies: Season 1
Score distribution:
894 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Bunheads will take some work and it could just as easily become either annoying or likable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    This is all fairly predictable stuff and makes for a show that you'd watch because of the cast but would never put in the top tier of TV shows or talk about the next day at the office.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    In the long run, our interest in the show will directly correspond to our interest in whatever celebrity is featured from week to week.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Downton Abbey is not the best show on television, or even as good as it was in the first season. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to watch.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    S&D&R&R has several things going for it that make it passably enjoyable, including some funny dialogue, good performances and, of course, Leary’s trademark grumpy charm.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It may be “Wet, Lukewarm American Summer,” but it’s perfect mindless entertainment to warm up your own American summer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show's special effects are relatively decent, especially when Gabriel activates his chip and can re-create events as his own personal hologram. But the stock prickly relationship between Gabriel and Riley, which will undoubtedly lead to trust and maybe something more, is tiresome as soon as it begins.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The series is not crowded with laughter, but things begin to look up by the third episode.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show is moderately entertaining, albeit somewhat predictable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Although you never lose interest in the story, Hudgins begins to pile it on too much the series continues, with too many plot-enhancing coincidences added to too many predictable story twists.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It’s a very traditional and very safe sitcom.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Chasing and catching boars may be all well and good, but is it enough to keep us coming back for more every week? Well, if people can watch people fight over storage bins and seeing their cars towed away in South Beach, anything is possible.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Life Is But a Dream, co-directed by Ed Burke and billed by HBO as "an intimate, revealing documentary," isn't really, but there are enough moments that pass for authenticity to make it a benignly informative glimpse into a rarefied existence.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Sadie and Billy predictably debrief each other, supposedly complicating the ongoing case, but we’re more caught up in the weekly cases, especially when Cam Wirth is handling them. Cox sashays away with the show, which ends up being a feeble and not especially imaginative “The Good Wife” wannabe.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show has potential, if only because with so many ideas floating around, something is bound to stick.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The three episodes represent what was good and maybe not so good about the original series. They also remind us that, somehow, even when Carter and company went off the rails, The X-Files was usually worth watching.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Braga is terrific in the lead role, and the supporting cast is equally capable, which helps counterbalance the unnaturally hurried pacing of the pilot. In short, a lot of stuff happens in the first episode, too much to be believed, but the character of Teresa and Braga’s performance are enough to pique our interest. And if the rest doesn’t really hit the basic credibility bar, no one’s likely to complain much.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The set-up is forced and not entirely believable, but it can work well enough. Savage and Lowe may not convince anyone that they share a single gene, but as actors, they play well off each other. The writing needs a huge jolt, though.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Brilliant as so much of Sense8 is, it’s also at brief times inexplicably lame.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The performances are all fine, as far as they go, but the script is filled with heavily telegraphed developments, inept character development and direction so scattershot, you're advised to have a supply of Dramamine at the ready to quell the motion sickness brought on by all the quick cuts.3907328.php#ixzz284ZLgzlk
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The characters are charming and likable, but the show is strangely humor-challenged.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Despite frequent predictability and other issues, though, we do get pulled into the story. Even if we don’t always believe the characters, or huge swaths of dialogue, we do want answers, to the crimes, yes, but also to whether the judge is a nutcase or the only sane person in San Vicente.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    There’s no question that the series is engaging, but at the same time, it is disappointing on a number of fronts. The writing is the biggest problem, because it reduces the complexities of character and, of equal importance, the events of the times to obviousness at best, cartoons at worst.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    What was once a unique, feisty, ambitious series has become just another middling show whose creators seem to be in way over their heads.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The cast is charming, and no one has to work very hard.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Aside from the performances by Maslany, especially, and Gavaris, who gets some of the show's best lines, it takes until the third and fourth episodes for Orphan Black to start growing on you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The bifurcated structure sometimes works against the otherwise effective dramatic vision of the series. Just when you are getting into something young Albert is doing, you’re catapulted back to old Albert. That said, the performances are winning.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The Royals is entertaining but disappointingly toothless.

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