David Wiegand
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For 543 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 Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me
Lowest review score: 0 The Mob Doctor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 543
543 tv reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    From the two new episodes made available to critics for review, it's clear that the quality of Breaking Bad will continue undiminished.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Sunday's season premiere sustains the quality of the first season, continues the story line in a completely credible way, and then opens up even more possibilities for future plot developments.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Game of Thrones isn't afraid of change: It's the lifeblood of the series, and just one of the reasons we keep watching.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Louie is the gold standard of contemporary TV comedy.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Yes, the show benefits from superb performances, from series regulars, as well as guest stars like Sarah Silverman and Victor Garber. But it's the writing that puts Louie on the highest possible level of comedy. There simply is no better-written comedy on TV today.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    There is more than enough to captivate us, and perhaps disturb us as well, in these eight stunningly provocative episodes.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The 10-episode series, available for streaming on Amazon Prime on Friday, is irresistibly bingeable and even more than “Alpha House,” signals Amazon’s intention to be a player in the streaming content game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The ensemble cast is terrific and the direction lean and perfectly pitched at every turn.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Broadchurch is a stunning achievement in great writing and powerful acting.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    A gorgeous new documentary series on the Discovery Channel.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Sherlock is an electric marriage of great writing with great performances.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The dialogue in the first two episodes of the new season crackles with brilliance.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The characters bring us into the action and, once there, we want to follow every development.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Through the six episodes of the second season made available to critics, it's clear that Orange is not only as great as it was the first season, but arguably even better.... It's terrific.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    It's as great as ever.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Olive Kitteridge explores Tolstoy’s notion that every family is unhappy in its own way, making the particular unhappiness of the Kitteridges universal through a magical combination of great direction, writing and performances. You’ll not soon forget Olive Kitteridge, the woman or the mini-series.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    All of the elements that made it must-see last year are working at full throttle in season two, which kicks off Wednesday night: intrigue, deception, sex, duplicity, spy vs. spy stuff and, most of all, irony.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The three Roosevelts come back to memorable life in Burns' epic through archival footage, some of which has been seen before in other Burns' films, and insightful commentary from historians and writers such as Jon Meacham, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, Blanche Wiesen Cook, William Leuchtenberg, and others.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The performances are even better than in previous years, with brand new but fully credible sides of Holmes’ and Watson’s characters. And the writing, by Moffat and Gatiss, is in a league by itself.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Don Draper's journey has been and remains maddening, in a very good way as far as what makes a great TV show.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Like "Justified," it's impossible to point to one element as the primary reason it works so well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Top of the Lake is Jane Campion and her cast at the top of their game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    In the Flesh is of course a complex and thought-provoking allegory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Girls represents an exciting moment in television history because, like a handful of other shows (MTV's "Awkward," most notably) it not only makes great use of the medium but has the creative guts to realign it for a new century and a new generation.
    • 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.

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