David Wiegand
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For 581 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Ghost Army
Lowest review score: 0 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 72 out of 581
581 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Camp essentially needs to calm down and narrow its central focus on maybe half the characters and storylines it bombards us with.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    While the miniseries is sometimes compelling and belatedly rises closer to its potential in the final third of the second night, it’s a sad case of great talent being wasted on badly handled material.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Fleming has its moments, but they are too few and even farther between. The last of the four episodes is the best, but you have to slog through the other three to get there.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Do cliches abound? Do they ever. But Crisis is moderately entertaining thanks to well-paced direction, some competent character development, and the presence of Gillian Anderson in the pivotal role as a take-no-prisoners corporate CEO.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    In the end, we come away from Big Brain Theory realizing that nerds can be just as insufferable as anyone, and just as interesting. The only thing that seems to separate the competitors on Big Brain from those on “Survivor” is that the nerds wear more clothes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Maybe Fairly Legal will become a kind of "Good Wife-Lite," with Kate and Lauren doing a whole Alicia and Diane thing, but that's not necessarily bad.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Turn is a fairly standard spy story. That doesn't mean it's bad, just not up there with what we've come to see as the gold standard for AMC: "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Parham and St. Clair continue to play well off each other, but the writing is tighter this time around and the ensemble cast is better [than "Best Friends Forever"].
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It's in dire need of tighter editing, most of all. Yes, the images from the '30s are powerful, but after a while, their power is diminished by repetition.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    There is a lot of violence in it, and a whole lot of nudity, and there are superb performances, all of which are undermined by ponderously self-important writing and direction.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Golden Boy is a passable new cop show from CBS that relies on a flash-forward gimmick to set it apart from other TV cop shows.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The bigger mistake is seeing the story as just a gussied-up whodunit. That may make Coma passably enjoyable, but it doesn't make it very scary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    To enjoy the show, though, you really have to suspend disbelief at many points, just as you do with "Grey's." There are moments when the frenetic drive for cleverness prompts some rather silly decisions about plot points.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The Witches of East End may not win a Peabody anytime soon, but to its mildly enjoyable credit, it doesn't take itself too seriously.

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