David Wiegand

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For 865 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 The Sunset Limited: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Dr. Ken: Season 1
Score distribution:
865 tv reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Whishaw may keep the human story from being swamped by bad writing and worse direction, but Rampling and Broadbent are doomed.... In the end, none of it makes a great deal of sense.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Longmire has the look and feel of a show cooked up by a bunch of bored TV industry types while they were waiting for the valet to bring their car to them at the Beverly Hills Chuck E. Cheese.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It creeps and creeps in a very petty pace until it puts itself out of its misery, and ours.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The cast is likable, until they open their mouths to deliver the fourth-rate dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The dialogue is pretty unbelievable, like a few hundred Hallmark card greetings strung together over two hours.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 0 David Wiegand
    The new worst show of the fall season.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It's really sad to see such a great show dumbed down to this extent, and with the apparent cooperation of the original show's creators, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, who serve as executive producers for the American travesty.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Created by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro ("Miami Medical"), the writing is amateurish, the premise as thin as watery gruel, the emotions generally inauthentic, and the cast only minimally engaging.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It's painful watching an actor as skilled as Wilson trying to force-feed credibility to a horrifically unbelievable moment and sadly failing. Things only get worse from here on.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 David Wiegand
    The main problem with The Following, isn't that by the second episode, you get the template of Williamson's gotchas--that the most innocent-seeming characters are actually Carroll's minions--it's that the violence is so gratuitous, it actually ruins what could have been a very good psychological thriller.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The cast’s good work is fatally underminded by the show’s fuzzy concept.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The show isn't funny, but worse, it's not interesting. The characters are dull, the performances off the mark at virtually every level, and the writing is flatter than a deflated implant.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It’s possible that an acceptable performance could have patched over some of the cavernous inconsistencies in Zelda’s characterization, but Ricci’s performance is abominable.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Nothing could bring this show life.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The performances are bland, robotic and uninteresting--clearly these actors were recruited for their looks, rather than their acting chops. And most of the main cast white, which is inexcusable in this day and age and completely unrealistic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 0 David Wiegand
    It’s plotless, humorless, laughless and pointless. The less said, the better.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Angel’s premiere episode isn’t very funny, but what’s worse is that it’s not very interesting, either.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Actually, the show is so bland, it feels better suited for ABC Family
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    As trite, overblown and obvious as the fundamental plot is, credible, nuanced backstories for the five angels would have elevated the entire show to a more watchable level. The performances are adequate without ever reaching exceptional levels.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Underemployed is simply and irreparably underwhelming.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Nothing could equal Kurosawa, of course, but the Americanization of the story was at least credible as seven hired gunfighters protect a Mexican town from an outlaw gang. With Badlands, though, credibility is all but completely lost in translation, replaced by unintended silliness.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The conceit of Boyd's book and this mini-epic is provocative, but unfortunately, the reality is something else.

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