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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performances and characterizations are all top-notch, and the action sequences, especially in the first episode, are crisply directed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    If the series were just about Breeanna looking for her biological father, it would be passably interesting. But her search also sheds light on a variety of issues that speak eloquently about the nature of a modern family.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Even a TV take on the classic Victorian-era penny dreadful has to work to suspend our disbelief, and Showtime's series does that through solid performances by most of the cast, appropriately lurid special effects and a competent, albeit humorless, script.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Skies has enough going for it to appeal even to those who don't think they like sci-fi.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    It remains a well-made and potentially addictive drama, whether you watch it in real time or later on your DVR. Time is still on its side.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The more we get to see each concept, the more interesting The Chair could become. But strap yourself in for long, detailed meetings, mostly populated by people wearing knit caps, about stuff that either will make no sense to you or that you don't care about.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Hannibal moves at a snail's pace to build tension. At the same time, there's an obvious attempt to counter its inertia with a lot of very intrusive soundtrack music.... Fortunately, Dancy's performance is terrific and more than enough to maintain our interest, with or without elks.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Fans were rightly worried when Harmon was canned, but at least the first two shows of the new season follow his crazy-quilt template.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performances are spot-on, of course, but Enos and Kinnaman were never the show's problem. Quite the opposite, in fact. Retooling the show with the murders solved at the end makes The Killing deserving of a new lease on TV life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Hodges has done a good job weaving new plot twists and characters into the familiar story. The Musketeers may not be either the greatest treatment of the Dumas tale or the most revolutionary, but it is fun for all, and all for fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    At least in the one episode sent to critics--Halt doesn't offer up complicated, three-dimensional characters. Instead, we get versions of familiar types pulled from the character storage room by the writers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Clear History single-handedly rehabilitates the word "derivative," as long as the source material you're reworking is anything Larry David writes and stars in.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The show has enough originality and sheer wackiness to maintain viewer interest, not to mention ridiculous effects that are anything but special.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Two things are clear from the Mindy pilot: First, that the writers need to do some work to make the secondary characters less of a cliche, and, second, that Kaling has the stuff to go the distance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    For the most part, [Haynes] succeeds because he embraces the story's excesses instead of feeling they need to be swept under a metaphorical rug.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Unlike other documentaries, Gettysburg is short on archival still photography from the battlefield, but that's because, for once, it isn't needed. The re-enactments are dramatic and horrifically convincing all by themselves.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Freakshow boasts some extraordinary performances by actors who labor in vain against a sometimes plodding script, weighed down with underwhelming horror moments, way too obvious metaphors about tolerating differences and a pervasively airless claustrophobia.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    What’s really irritating about the show is that it’s not entirely bad and you want there to be more of the good parts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    It's full to overflowing with clever and sometimes very funny geek-speak.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    A single film about three young people won't, by itself, make a universal happy ending for every troubled LGBT kid in the United States. But it's doing its job if it reaches just one of them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Notwithstanding the cat-and-mouse plotting, we watch The Killing because of the superb writing and attention to character detail in the scripts by series executive producer Veena Sud and others.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performances for the most part fill in some credibility gaps in how the characters are written.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Hatfields & McCoys does a good job of explaining the roots of the feud and helping us see that, regardless of whatever legitimacy there may have been in one family's hatred of the other, none of it was worth the lives lost over those six blood-soaked years.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    You will come away from the film understanding a great deal about an extraordinary woman who played much more than just a supporting role in a significant period in our history. Perhaps more important, you will get a better sense of that historic period as well.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Don't try too hard to make sense of it: Covert Affairs is simply--and simple--fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    It opens into a fairly entertaining ensemble show about beautiful, bright people.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    While it’s so fast paced, you barely realize that it isn’t always credible, you do get that it’s always fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    What separates it from "Veep" is that Alpha House almost seems possible, and it's not just because of similarities between the characters and real pols. It's about the mind-set, the dealing, arrogance and boorishness of our shaky legislative branch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Beneath all the visual dazzle of the premiere episode, a bit of the groundwork is there, but Schlamme and Orman need to build on it very soon.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The show is generally well written, expertly directed (Thomas Schlamme of "West Wing" directs the pilot) and most of the performances are solid.

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