David Wiegand
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For 556 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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Downton Abbey: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 70 out of 556
556 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    While it seems apparent that seeing the show live would be a hoot, it doesn't translate to television all that well--it just feels shrunken and confined by the medium.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Pieces of the familiar Arthurian epic are preserved in the script, but that doesn't mean the characters fit our images of them.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    And, in most cases, he has a concept for how the food will look, then has to figure out how to make it work. Taste is important, but seems to be somewhat of an afterthought.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Created by David Caspe, Happy Endings needs better writing and characters who don't look like characters in other forgettable sitcoms. Otherwise, this show's ending may be anything but happy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    F&B will rise or fall almost entirely on the basis of how likable you find Gosselaar and Meyer, not to mention the wisecrack-stuffed dialogue.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It is billed as scarier and sexier than the lighthearted film series. It is that, but still plays it safer than, say, "Vampire Diaries" or the "Twilight" films.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Of course, it's a coup for SyFy to snag Strathairn for the new series, but this is very much an ensemble piece. The other performers are all great at being unlikely and, at times, downright cranky heroes. Still, while their crankiness is initially appealing, it could wear thin pretty quickly unless they are given really smart crimes to solve.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Isaacs makes an attractively moody hero, and both the supporting and guest casts are superb. That said, the episodes tend to meander slowly from plot point to plot point.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Drescher is almost as appealing as ever, but the vehicle barely passes inspection.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Where everything comes together beautifully in "Broke," New Girl tries too hard and falls short for doing so.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    This is what USA does best, and Suits has a good shot of staying on the team. The only real danger is whether viewers will reach the saturation point for this kind of show. That's possible, even if the premise for Suits isn't.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show is cozy, predictable, comfortable and, like a good ole' huntin' dog, not in need of serious housebreaking.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The writers have calmed down a bit this season, but they still can't seem to resist the urge for over-the-top plot strings.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    She's foulmouthed, abrasive and suffers absolutely nothing gladly. Yet, as always, her own foibles crack her up as much as they do her boyfriend or visiting eldest son. The fact that she's completely unafraid to hold herself up to ridicule endears her to her audience.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The only differences between Last Man Standing and the old "Home Improvement" are that Allen's name is Mike this time, his job is working for a sporting goods company as opposed to a hardware manufacturer, and his three kids are teenage daughters.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show has to get beyond plot predictability and one-dimensional characterization if it's going to survive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Although hyperthymesia is a gimmick, it works.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show's just not as funny as Chelsea Handler is when she's playing Chelsea Handler.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show is moderately entertaining, albeit somewhat predictable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The sitcom, premiering Thursday night, is perfectly adequate, but only that, and it doesn't compare well to the show Cummings co-created, "2 Broke Girls," which premiered Monday on CBS.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The Gaytons have created declamatory cartoons. What they needed was a lot more John Ford and a lot less Cotton Mather.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show is passable when its writers remember it is an ensemble piece.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Chasing and catching boars may be all well and good, but is it enough to keep us coming back for more every week? Well, if people can watch people fight over storage bins and seeing their cars towed away in South Beach, anything is possible.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It's hard to think of anyone likable among the main characters, except for Jeremy. And that's the sly point of the show.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Nothing terribly inventive here, but it's fairly easy to like the three guys, especially Faison.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The focus of Weed Wars is sometimes frustratingly narrow.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It makes for a mildly enjoyable story and it's probably best not to overthink things.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    As the silly questions, the sillier answers and Norton's ever-burbling laughter continue, we raise the white flag and start laughing.

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