David Wiegand

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For 933 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 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Men of a Certain Age: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Z Nation: Season 1
Score distribution:
933 tv reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Still, even in the first episode, it’s clear that better writing--make that funnier writing--is needed if whatever nascent chemistry Perry and Lennon have is going to amount to much.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It is billed as scarier and sexier than the lighthearted film series. It is that, but still plays it safer than, say, "Vampire Diaries" or the "Twilight" films.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    As long as Stahr remains detached, disturbingly calm in the midst of deception, betrayal and chaos, this Tycoon entertains and engages. By the second half, though, Ray makes the mistake so many others have made in adapting Fitzgerald: He falls back on the melodramatic surface and jettisons the thematic complexity beneath.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The preview pilot isn’t the worst show you’ll ever see, but once you get used to the fact that Daddy is a 7-foot animated galoot, how do creators Eli Jorne and Reed Agnew intend to hold our interest from week to week? The gimmick isn’t enough, but the bigger problem is that the setup and story aren’t enough, either. What the show needs is actually more contextual wackiness in addition to the animated main character.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The 10-part limited series is a serviceable mystery-slash-melodrama about small-town life, small-town minds and small-town secrets, but nothing really to write home about.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show has promise, but the one thing it doesn't yet have that has made "Bones" such a survivor is chemistry.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    In the end, you are of course left with no sympathy for Bernie Madoff--that’s to be expected. But you also have no greater insight into who he is and why he did it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Kelli Garner plays Monroe well enough at certain points in the star’s life, and really well at others, but the performance doesn’t work at critical times because it lacks sufficient nuance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Beneath all the visual dazzle of the premiere episode, a bit of the groundwork is there, but Schlamme and Orman need to build on it very soon.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The pilot episode, airing Thursday, is less than promising, but once you get used to the cliches, the loudly telegraphed plot developments and the unrelentingly phony look of the set, the show becomes watchable in subsequent episodes, thanks to a few of the key performances and some well-directed action scenes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Where everything comes together beautifully in "Broke," New Girl tries too hard and falls short for doing so.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    As ham-fisted as the filmmaking is, the anticipated finale is gritty, convincing and moving. We feel the wrenching pain Jesus experiences on the cross. His final words are spoken like a man about to die after hours and hours of unimaginable agony, with resolution and perhaps a bit of relief. It isn’t enough to rescue the rest of the feeble effort, though.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It's all pretty average and watchable largely because of the cast.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The first episode focuses far too much on these stereotypes. On top of that, it’s not even funny. But what a difference a second episode makes.... The real difference between the first and second episodes, though, is not just that the stereotypes are eventually turned upside down but that the characters are no longer just those stereotypes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Raydor is cut from different cloth that her predecessor and that's going to take some getting used to.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Allegiance is a competent thriller. But bushwablocking is easier said than done as the labyrinthine family dynamic dominates each of the three episodes sent to critics for review.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It’s over the top in some places, such as the discovery of an entire suitcase filled with sex toys and the difficulty the survivors have trying to find a place to defecate in peace. But after a while, it doesn’t seem over the top in enough places, which is often a danger in making high-concept comedies.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The filmmakers mostly do an adequate job of sticking to known facts, but can't help giving in to somewhat hamfisted telegraphing throughout the film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Historical accuracy is only hit-and-miss in Da Vinci's Demons. And that describes how entertaining it is too: More miss than hit, but it does grow on you.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The writing is ham-fisted and occasionally just howlingly bad, and the performances are OK for the most part, but Famke Janssen is godawful. The weird thing is that Hemlock Grove is almost watchable, at least for the three episodes Netflix sent to critics.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    There are some funny lines here and there, but overall, the show lacks satirical teeth.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It does get better after the bloviating pilot, but if it wants to be on the same level as ABC’s “American Crime,” it needs better writing to match the quality of the performances.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    There's nothing all that original about Helix, but it works well enough. The script gets bogged down in soap opera suds from time to time, especially when it involves the love triangle.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Aquarius is watchable, but oddly bland, given its subject matter. It’s not so much “Helter Skelter” as it is “The Long and Winding Road.”
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    USA’s new international thriller is fun to watch and makes almost no sense whatsoever.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    You won't come away from it with any new answers, but it's a useful reminder of why the drama of that day has transfixed Americans for half a century.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    They run the gamut from weird to unnerving to poignant.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Things don't really start heating up until the second and third shows of the new season. It's difficult to imagine where the series can go in the future, though.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The sitcom, premiering Thursday night, is perfectly adequate, but only that, and it doesn't compare well to the show Cummings co-created, "2 Broke Girls," which premiered Monday on CBS.

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