David Wiegand
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For 542 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Silicon Valley: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Beauty and the Beast (2012): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 542
542 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The reason the show feels so real at every turn is that it is a perfect balance of dramatic realism and gentle humor.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Fellowes does know how to write some tasty dialogue, especially for Maggie Smith....The other performances are equally winning, but beyond that, you can't help feeling these actors are having a jolly good time with all this overblown fluff. And so will you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The characterizations are carefully nuanced in Southland, and the performances are equal to the quality of writing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Abbott makes sure the quirkiness of the Gallaghers is firmly rooted in three-dimensional, credible characterization. You never feel a bit of inauthenticity here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The performances are superb, especially that of Sewell in the title role. He underplays the part to sublime perfection, making Aurelio Zen one of the most attractive and fascinating TV cops in years.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The ensemble cast is terrific and the direction lean and perfectly pitched at every turn.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The performances are precise and beautifully detailed, as are the characterizations in Thomas' script. Fans of the original series will see certain echoes in some of the characters in the sequel, but the echoes are faint enough to allow us our memories of, among so many others, Rachel Gurney and David Langton as the Bellamys, Angela Baddeley as the cook and Gordon Jackson as Hudson, who was so much more than just the butler.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Even without the original source material, Cinema Verite offers provocative insight into how far we've become lost in the reality-TV wilderness in the past 40 years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The emotional authenticity of Downton Abbey continues to make it a classic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The series commands our attention because of how it was conceived by Neil Cross, who continues to write masterful scripts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Wilfred works on many levels, something that may not become apparent until after you stop laughing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The characters bring us into the action and, once there, we want to follow every development.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The Hour stands perfectly well on its own merits. It's so good that other shows should start looking to it as something to emulate.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Sherlock is an electric marriage of great writing with great performances.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    If Kirkman, writer/show runner Glen Mazzara ("The Shield") and the rest of the team continue doing what they're doing--and following the template Darabont created--The Walking Dead can have a bloody long life.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Person of Interest separates itself from the gimmick pack, not only because of superbly nuanced characterization and writing but also because of how it engages a post-9/11 sense of paranoia in its viewers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    A genuinely funny and immediately likable sitcom.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    There are a couple of bush-league moments in the show....[But]those are minor quibbles, made even more insignificant by the extraordinary performances of Danes, Lewis, Patinkin and Baccarin.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    When you have a story as thoroughly involving as this one, evoking both "King Lear" and "Citizen Kane," and when the performances are this good, Boss almost directs itself.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Great historical documentaries not only enlighten us about the past, but tell us things about our own times as well, either directly or implicitly. Prohibition, the latest project by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, states the implicit links between the passage of the 18th Amendment and contemporary politics so loudly, you'd have to be drunk on bathtub gin not to get the message.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The portrait of Belafonte that emerges from the film is also the portrait of the times of his life, the times of the nation's life in the past 60 years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Like "Justified," it's impossible to point to one element as the primary reason it works so well.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    "Deadwood" fans already know that Milch doesn't make it easy for viewers to get a purchase on his series, but for those willing to do the work, Luck, pays off.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    A gorgeous new documentary series on the Discovery Channel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The series is so pervasively cynical--and, by the way, brilliantly funny--it has the potential of making any viewer feel his or her life isn't so bad after all.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    It's as great as ever.

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