David Wiegand
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For 596 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 596
596 tv reviews
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    • 75 David Wiegand
    Sometimes the writing is very good. At other times, it comes off better than it really is because the dialogue is delivered by four accomplished actresses.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performances are very good at every level, in part because the script is good enough to bring out the best in this cast.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    1600 Penn may not be as sophisticated as the hysterical HBO series "Veep," but it's still pretty funny when all the cylinders are firing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Despite the complexity of the subject, it's impossible not to get the gist of what went on in 2008, thanks to the focus on the players and the actors who do the playing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Because Rash speaks the same lingo as his subjects, The Writers' Room has the potential to provide real insight into the process of making great TV.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Overstuffed though the pilot is, the show works because of the performances.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The Goldbergs is funnier because the jokes are better but also because it is more credible [than "Mom"].
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    It's unlikely that any TV drama filmed in Toronto could ever come close to the bloody reality of war, but ABC's new series, Combat Hospital, makes a pretty compelling attempt at doing so.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Whether you see the seams or not, though, what matters is that it all works, and we'll keep watching, if only to see Quaid and Chiklis square off against each other week after week.
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    • 75 David Wiegand
    Although topicality trips up some of the jokes, others are spot-on.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    As has been the case in so many films and TV shows, Sevigny is the most compelling reason to watch Those Who Kill, but if the scripts remain as carefully crafted as that of Monday's pilot, Sevigny will have found a vehicle worthy of her singular skills.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Of course it's childish, but in a good way as it effectively taps into the kid in everyone, much as "South Park" does. It both celebrates and gently spoofs the traditions of superhero comics.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Undateable still doesn't quite capture the zany entirety of D'Elia's comic style, but it comes closer than anything he's done so far. The rest of the cast is solid; the writing works; the familiar situation is at least freshened by snappy direction and appealing characters.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    It is filled with adventure on the high seas and sex and intrigue on dry land. And, yes, above all, it's fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The show makes good use of its New Orleans setting and the script hits all the right, albeit familiar, notes.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    A few missteps notwithstanding, The Bridge crackles with intelligence and great acting at every turn.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The show's humor is subtle, the plot lines somewhat predictable, but both the individual character development and the interaction among those characters make Sweden more than welcome.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The plot is a little overstuffed, but the special effects, crisp direction and high-octane performances keep us interested enough to follow Alice down the rabbit hole.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Welcome to the Family may have the most potential of the new Thursday comedies, for the simple reason that it depends largely on careful character development as the grounding for its humor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Key and Peele are sufficiently talented and versatile to carry off a half-hour show on their own.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 David Wiegand
    Needs improvement, but it’ll make it. The goal should be to fit the show to Meyers’ obvious strengths, not try to fit Meyers to the show’s template.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Bunheads will take some work and it could just as easily become either annoying or likable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    This is all fairly predictable stuff and makes for a show that you'd watch because of the cast but would never put in the top tier of TV shows or talk about the next day at the office.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    In the long run, our interest in the show will directly correspond to our interest in whatever celebrity is featured from week to week.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Downton Abbey is not the best show on television, or even as good as it was in the first season. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to watch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show's special effects are relatively decent, especially when Gabriel activates his chip and can re-create events as his own personal hologram. But the stock prickly relationship between Gabriel and Riley, which will undoubtedly lead to trust and maybe something more, is tiresome as soon as it begins.

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