David Wiegand

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For 905 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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Legion: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Rush (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
905 tv reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    There is more than enough room for every variety of comedy on TV today. The only requirement is that they be well made and engaging. That’s another item on the list One Mississippi can check off.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Hurricane is a whirling impressionistic painting of the band, beautifully conveying the energy, drive and genius of the Stones, more or less chronologically within the basic flashback structure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    There is much more to the story than the graphic details of the invasion and whether the police could have intervened earlier. The case became a pivotal issue in the debate over the death penalty in Connecticut and that's a big part of the film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The filmmakers do a very good job keeping all the separate plates spinning for six hours, although, to be honest, the show virtually cries out for a sequel focusing more thoroughly on modern times.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The film is cleverly structured as a time-travel flashback, beginning in 1966, at the end of Hartnell's tenancy of the lead role.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    So much happens in Flowers that it’s hard to believe it comprises only six half-hour episodes. More to the point, though, is that the show is so completely hilarious for a very long time. Sharpe’s writing is on point at every moment, with a wondrous attention to detail.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Virtually every performance is equal to the quality of the script, but Moura is especially compelling as he manipulates the seeming incongruities of Escobar’s character to heighten his aura of unpredictable menace.... Brancato does make one significant misstep by having the entire series heavily narrated by Murphy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    [The balance between love and sex in the gay world] is a valuable and promising theme, more than worthy as a foundation for a show about contemporary gay life, but it needs to be explored through better writing and deeper character development, and without the predictable cliches that rattle like Muni’s F line through the six episodes of Looking that were sent to critics.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The show’s first episode sets the scene, but only hints at the richness of detail that informs future episodes. It’s not just that we learn things about the various characters we probably didn’t suspect at the outset: The genius of the series is how Spotnitz and his creative team carefully advance the thought-provoking thematic elements through stunning attention to detail.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    No summary description begins to capture the inspired silliness of “With Bob and David.” But one thing is certain: Television is way funnier “With Bob and David” than without them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performances are nicely detailed and fully credible, contributing to the level of credibility necessary to keep the conceit of the show from seeming gimmicky.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    For the record, both Minnette and Langford are so good, you almost forget they are too old to be playing high school sophomores. While the script may be overly contrived at times, it at least aims to make its points about teen suicide through drama and only occasionally resorting to speechifying.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    In the end, it's easy to overlook some of the credibility gaps because the writing is otherwise so fine, as are the direction and the performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Wiegand
    It was a very funny show, and while there are expected similarities with “The Daily Show,” Oliver’s personality sets the HBO show apart.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Manhunt may not have the thrills and chills of a Hollywood feature film about the raid on bin Laden's compound, but you'll come away from a viewing of the film knowing that there is much more to covert operations than midnight raids and state-of-the-art electronic surveillance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    In the end, it works only as well as the performance of its star. Needless to say, when the performance is delivered by Audra McDonald, it works brilliantly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Wiegand
    Whitechapel may not reinvent the police procedural, but it's great fun, and the third episode is a heart-stopping race against time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    There’s an unabashed quaintness about Normal Street, reminiscent of a time when kids TV was all about fun and homemade adventure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The general conceit for the series isn’t the problem--it’s the ham-fisted execution. Bowker doesn’t trust his viewers to allow credible drama and character development to make his points, so he hits us over the head, repeatedly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The first eight episodes of the sixth and final season, although not flawless, remind us of why we care about the show.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    This is not sophisticated, drawing-room humor. It's closest to what they used to call college humor, and what is now considered stoned humor. But beneath the silliness is gentle but still dead-on satire that makes The Birthday Boys worth a look and a laugh.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Some may criticize Jarecki’s rigidly amoral documentary style, but even if he and co-producer Smerling don’t skew their filmmaking to underscore the guilt of their subjects, the facts, as they say, speak for themselves. When the facts are as extraordinary as they are in The Jinx, it’s impossible not to listen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    As good as the cast is, the music is even better, with many of the group’s most memorable hits, such as “Mr. Telephone Man,” “Candy Girl” and, most of all, “Can You Stand the Rain” are celebrated in exquisitely choreographed and costumed performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Overall, the emotional honesty of Kieran's character and his all too human craving for acceptance and happiness make In the Flesh oddly moving.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performance quality of the show is matched only by the sharpness of the writing.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It has some winning moments, and clearly the cast members are having fun with their roles. In the end, though, it just doesn't connect the way it really should have.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Stranger Things reminds us of a time marked by a kind of no-strings escapism. And as it does so, we find ourselves yearning for it because the Duffers have made it so irresistibly appealing. There may be other equally great shows to watch this summer, but I guarantee you won’t have more fun watching any of them than you will watching Stranger Things.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The point is, it works. From the get-go, we’re prompted to acclimate ourselves the notion that, like the man or woman upstairs, Preacher works in mysterious and unpredictable ways.

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