David Wiegand
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For 598 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 Veep: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Z Nation: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 598
598 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The comedy--anything but edgy--is one cee-ment pond and half a fancy eatin' table away from "The Beverly Hillbillies," and is rooted in the inevitable culture clash of a Tennessee family adjusting to life in Southern California.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Ironside might be a better show if it didn't follow the "rules" of standard police procedurals quite so faithfully.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Although the script isn't quite as memorable as Tarantino's film script, it is faithful to the events of the film as well as the signature mix of over-the-top violence, cartoonish dialogue and just a hint, so far, of the vampires who will form a welcoming party when the brothers get across the border to Mexico.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The performances are over the top and enjoyable enough.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show was created by Courtney Kemp Agboh and has so much going for it--on the surface, anyway--that it's almost criminal that a powerful, attractive cast and high-end production values are hobbled by such a stupefying absence of originality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show itself is slight, the conceit perhaps worthy of an extended sketch, but after two episodes, it begins to feel stretched.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Depending on your POV and perhaps your age, the show is either rather bland or exactly what you’d expect from the CW.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    There's nothing terribly memorable about it other than the appeal of the cast members. And that was earned from previous films and shows.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Funny in places, but after three viewings of Sunday's debut episode, I'm still trying to figure out if and how the series will advance the original film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Oddly enough, although the dialogue is rarely funny, the show is rife with background details suggesting how much potential is wasted here.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    No matter the casting changes, Spartacus remains good, dirty fun.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Although hyperthymesia is a gimmick, it works.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show is more noisy than funny.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Most of all, DirecTV seems to have a serious case of “Ray Donovan” envy. But the series remains watchable because of otherwise competent scripts, convincing verisimilitude in character and setting, a lot of throbbing, rippling, sweaty eye candy, crackling action scenes and frequently strong, nuanced performances.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Even within the fantasy context of the show, there are a few elements that don't ring completely true, but it's easy to overlook them, if only because you're not given much time to think about things before Scheuring hurls another engaging plot twist in your direction.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Ably abetted by the superb editing work by Alex Marquez, Untold Story shows how the nation's international policies were shaped, refracted and, at times, undermined by internal politics. That said, Stone's predictably narrow intensity sometimes works against him, frequently throwing the overall balance of each film off by leaving us with unanswered questions on some topics, and, in a way, too much information on others.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    NYC 22 (for the 22nd Precinct in Harlem) is pretty average, which is to say: Nothing to write home about and probably nothing that you'll stick with very long.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show is passable when its writers remember it is an ensemble piece.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It has some promise at first but quickly becomes predictable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show's primary appeal is its "Bay Watch"-like eye candy, but the performances are decent and the scripts occasionally poke their little heads above mediocrity with clever dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Nothing new is revealed in the National Geographic Channel's first scripted special, Killing Lincoln. But that doesn't mean the decently written and adequately performed docudrama is unwelcome.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Despite the fact that the film focuses on just a few critical years of Lennon's life, the pacing is plodding and scattershot at the same time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The Strain is watchable, but honestly, that isn't good enough when you're talking Guillermo del Toro and FX. In both cases, we expect more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Except for the fact that Lauper is rock 'n' roll royalty, she's pretty much like any working parent realizing her child is going to be off on his own all too soon. That may make it easy for viewers to identify with her, but it also sets her apart from most reality show stars.

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