David Wiegand

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For 761 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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Togetherness: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Ground Floor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 761
761 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Grantchester is a period piece, but it’s fascinating to view it through a contemporary lens. Daisy Coulam’s adaptation is superb: She fleshes out the main characters with a deft hand, to be sure, but takes her time, enabling us to get to know Chambers as we would a new acquaintance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Goldberg’s perfectly crafted script is realized through shattering performances at every level, especially among the major players.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    What was once a unique, feisty, ambitious series has become just another middling show whose creators seem to be in way over their heads.
    • 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
    The plot is intricate and compelling, the characters magnetic and mysterious at the same time.
    • 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 script is nicely detailed as it builds on the theme of a corrupt system fed by corrupt players. The one obstacle you’ll encounter, especially in early episodes, is that the biz-speak--most likely evidence of Sorkin’s participation in the writing--is almost impenetrable unless you work for the Financial Times.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Characters and details are what hold our interest, almost to the point where we don’t realize that the plot is fairly thin. That works for a while, but eventually the series begins to feel flat, and our interest begins to drift.
    • 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
    • 50 David Wiegand
    One reason the show is great fun is Burns’ street-baroque dialogue. The characters really do talk about Palookaville. It all goes a little too far, though.... The overwriting keeps Public Morals from achieving the credibility level Burns is aiming for.
    • 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
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Almost nothing about Empire ... feels original, but just a few minutes into the premiere episode, you’ll stop caring.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The comedy is gentle, a bit musty here and there, but the show grows on you. One reason is that everyone is so gosh darn likable.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The writing and performances combine to make The Detour worth the trip.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The story does meander from time to time, especially in the early episodes, but 11.22.63 eventually finds its way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Although there were rough patches, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore planted its own flag with Monday night’s premiere and is a solid addition to the late-night stew.
    • 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.

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