David Wiegand

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For 771 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 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Survivor's Remorse: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Beauty and the Beast (2012): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 771
771 tv reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Louie is the gold standard of contemporary TV comedy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Rutman’s writing, his exquisite sense of character, the subtle shadings behind even the most sexual or violent events combine for much of the way to make Indian Summers so exceptional.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    It is gripping, well acted and beautifully written. Most of all, its multiple layers of mystery should keep viewers coming back for more, week after week.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Angie Tribeca hits on every cylinder--sharp writing, consistent attention to detail (the visual jokes are just as funny as the spoken ones), terrific performances by Jones, MacArthur and Burns, as well as the secondary cast and guest stars, and great direction, including Steve Carell for the pilot episode.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The dialogue in the first two episodes of the new season crackles with brilliance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Every performance is a winner, from Marsan’s mousey Norrell, to Carvel’s brash Jonathan, to Englert’s increasingly mad and self-destructive Lady Pole.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Unquestionably, though, the most significant contributing factor to the character’s [John Stone's] magnetic credibility is Turturro’s performance, a masterful assemblage of all those little details from the script, brought beautifully to shabby, world-weary life by Turturro’s finely honed skill. Ahmed is almost as good, and if he falls just shy of making Naz’s radical transformation inside Rikers fully credible, it’s really because the script fails him.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The writing is hilariously great, as are the performances. But, mostly, it all works because Billy and Julie are so clueless. If they felt an ounce of shame or regret, the comedy wouldn’t work.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The first two episodes of the second Silicon Valley season are more than satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The Emmy-winning show is still as funny as ever, if not moreso, but it also merits our attention for the care with which it is managing a long run on television.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Big, noisy and crazy brilliant HBO series.... The performances are masterful on every level, beginning with Cannavale’s Richie Finestra, who is only occasionally capable of keeping his inner turmoil of rage, ambition and fear of failure from exploding to the surface. With his performance, Cannavale vaults to the top of the list of Emmy candidates.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The TV epic that will be remembered for its depiction of the implosion of the postwar American dream in the 1960s.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    It doesn’t really make sense to list the stand-outs because there that would imply the existence of lesser episodes, and there are none. Still several installments epitomize the care with which Ansari and Yang have crafted multidimensional characters and situation.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The performances are extraordinary, in spite of the fact the characters are all very similar--detached from emotion, honesty, sadness, shame and even desire by the airlessness of contemporary life. ... The Girlfriend Experience is one of the best new series of the young year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    All of this may seem complicated but is not only easy to follow, but impossible to ignore because of the care with which Gobert, Fabien Adda and other writers weave the stories and characters together. You come away from each episode of The Returned more deeply involved in the story and characters than you may be used to with other TV shows. It’s a series that will haunt you, in the best possible way.
    • 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.

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