For 440 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Witness: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Ground Floor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 440
440 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 0 David Wiegand
    The new worst show of the fall season.
    • 63 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 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 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Nothing could bring this show life.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Underemployed is simply and irreparably underwhelming.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The conceit of Boyd's book and this mini-epic is provocative, but unfortunately, the reality is something else.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    I suppose Sunshine can get by for a time on Perry's familiarity to audiences and because it has the great "Modern Family" as a lead-in. But in the long run, those factors aren't enough to counterbalance how much of a downer the show is.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The writing (Heldens and Peter Elkoff) is atrocious, the direction (Peter Horton and Jonas Pate) slow and flabby, and the performances run the gamut from sad to just adequate, but even proven actors like Garber couldn't make us care about any of this.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    There's very little that's fun about Perception.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It's virtually impossible to care about the characters, and not only is the show without a single laugh line, its attempts at humor come off as brittle and nasty.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The dialogue is so awful, it probably doesn't matter that most of the performances are inauthentic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The sloppy sentimentality is cheap and unearned, greasy camera lenses notwithstanding.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The groan-worthy dialogue, usually spoken in a monotone by alien and human alike, is rarely credible and lacks the kind of self-aware irony that might make this enjoyable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Wolf either doesn't know what to do with his characters while they're waiting around for a fire to break out, or thinks their personal stories should be the dominant element in his new series. They could be, if only those stories weren't ripped from the book of overused cliches.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The performances are OK, and it would be nice to see Helfer in better material, but the scripts are not just cliche-ridden--they're moth-eaten.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Red Widow staggers into an already listless mid-season Sunday on ABC with a premise borrowed from Dutch TV, a second-tier cast and consistently unconvincing writing throughout.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    For the humans, nothing ensues that can't be predicted by a comatose cockatoo.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 0 David Wiegand
    [A] dreadful new sitcom.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The performances run the gamut from woeful to out-and-out terrible, but in some cases, you can't blame the actors because no one is sufficiently talented to deliver the lines of creator Matthew Parkhill's script with even minimal credibility.