David Wiegand
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For 538 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Sleepless in America: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Beauty and the Beast (2012): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 538
538 tv reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The performances really are good, almost good enough to make the hokey dialogue believable, but not quite good enough to make Low Winter Sun a must-see when there are so many other shows--about cops and otherwise--that do this moral ambiguity thing much better.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    You may think the whole idea of adults dressing up as fantasy characters is silly, but the dedication and craftsmanship of the cosplayers easily convinces you otherwise. What's unclear is whether competitive cosplaying is too rarefied to sustain multiple episodes. But as a one-off, it's, well, fantastic enough.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    What's missing from the show are the very things that make so many reality shows intolerable and, sadly, make them hits as well. No one's nuts, no one is a raging alcoholic or a jealous maniac, the dads don't get into fistfights, and the only misbehaving you'll see on the show can be fixed with a simple diaper change.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    There is something here for sure but the show has yet to find its footing.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    After the pilot, the next three episodes become a little desperate, to the point of straining character credibility in several cases. The best thing Enlisted has going for it is the chemistry between the actors playing the three brothers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    While the film's tone may fit the kind of fuzzy warmth of most Hallmark Channel fare, it doesn't fit the tension and brutality of what African Americans experienced in Alabama in 1963.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The cast is charming, and no one has to work very hard.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The actors make Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight seem better than it is, but the real Ali, with all his youth, vigor, bravado and passion, convinces us that he and his case deserved much better.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    No one comes off as very likable in the four episodes sent to critics, but all the characters are fascinating, often as much for what we suspect about their inner nature as for what they say aloud.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The character complexities, special effects and attention to detail position The 100 well on the CW food chain.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The script, by director Stephen Poliakoff, who also directs, has its good parts, but every few minutes, the quality is undone by characters announcing things to advance the plot, as opposed to dramatizing events.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    You won't come away from it with any new answers, but it's a useful reminder of why the drama of that day has transfixed Americans for half a century.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The comedy is predictable on every level, which is part of the TV Land formula.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The script is workmanlike rather than inspired or in any way profound.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    There's nothing all that original about Helix, but it works well enough. The script gets bogged down in soap opera suds from time to time, especially when it involves the love triangle.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    [Viewers] figure there will be sex and nudity, blood and violence. Black Sails has most of that, but there isn't enough action in the first four episodes. If you give us a pirate series, we want to see ships going at it on the high seas.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show seems a pale imitation of "The Goldbergs," the much funnier ABC show created by Adam F. Goldberg based on his own childhood.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    Instead of thinking so much about complicated moral themes and Shakespearean redos, the show's creator and writers would have been better off trying to make the story credible and the characters three-dimensional and realistic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The characters are charming and likable, but the show is strangely humor-challenged.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The chase scenes are great, a special-effects scene toward the end of the episode is great, but the mix of action-suspense, supernatural and schmaltz doesn't quite blend well.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It has some promise at first but quickly becomes predictable.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show has its funny moments, and the cast is pretty good, especially the younger actors.
    • 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"].
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The cast is very good, perhaps showing just how competent they are as they maintain a tenuous hold on our interest long after the film has dropped the credibility ball.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show is moderately entertaining, but the cast in general bumps things up a notch, and Metcalfe bumps them up several more.

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