For 485 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 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Veep: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Rush (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 485
485 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 62 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.
    • 64 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The pilot episode, airing Thursday, is less than promising, but once you get used to the cliches, the loudly telegraphed plot developments and the unrelentingly phony look of the set, the show becomes watchable in subsequent episodes, thanks to a few of the key performances and some well-directed action scenes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    At least in the one episode sent to critics--Halt doesn't offer up complicated, three-dimensional characters. Instead, we get versions of familiar types pulled from the character storage room by the writers.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    It may take a bit of work to suspend disbelief enough to move you forward in your seat, but once there, you'll remain on the edge long enough to make The Escape Artist worth it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    People don't actually talk with each other in The Last Ship: Instead, they announce, pronounce and recycle cliches. We get a sense of character through the performances, though, and many of them are very good.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    With The Leftovers, we know very little and care less and less as the story slouches along.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 David Wiegand
    The show is pleasant without being as good as it could be.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 David Wiegand
    All well and good, up to a point, and that point was when the relatively pleasant but not especially revealing interview morphed into an infomercial for Weight Watchers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 David Wiegand
    The show obviously has a great cast, but they’re badly used.... These are not people you want to spend 22 minutes with every Tuesday night.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 David Wiegand
    The main problem with The Following, isn't that by the second episode, you get the template of Williamson's gotchas--that the most innocent-seeming characters are actually Carroll's minions--it's that the violence is so gratuitous, it actually ruins what could have been a very good psychological thriller.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 David Wiegand
    There was one funny sketch and it killed: Rudolph and the inevitable Fred Armisen play parents of Kristen Bell who is coming home to to announce her engagement to her boyfriend, Andy Samberg. Mom and dad make a their living recording their voices to GPS systems and speak like 21st century Coneheads. It killed, but the rest of the show was, if not dead on arrival, kinda painful.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    While the actors in Glory Days are attractive and not without talent, they're ill served by the hackneyed writing and desperate plot. These boys have only one thing on their minds and it isn't matriculation.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The groan-worthy dialogue, usually spoken in a monotone by alien and human alike, is rarely credible and lacks the kind of self-aware irony that might make this enjoyable.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The conceit of Boyd's book and this mini-epic is provocative, but unfortunately, the reality is something else.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    I suppose Sunshine can get by for a time on Perry's familiarity to audiences and because it has the great "Modern Family" as a lead-in. But in the long run, those factors aren't enough to counterbalance how much of a downer the show is.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    There isn't a single laugh line in the two episodes NBC sent out to critics, and you'd have to be nuts to want to spend five minutes, much less a half hour, with even one of the Perfect Couples, much less all three.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    If only Holtby and screenwriter Andrew Davies hadn't larded the story with so many cliches, not to mention people who seem like second-rate versions of characters created by Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Unless the writing of the show improves exponentially, it may not be around long enough for us to remember the characters' first names, much less learn their last.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Created by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro ("Miami Medical"), the writing is amateurish, the premise as thin as watery gruel, the emotions generally inauthentic, and the cast only minimally engaging.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It's painful watching an actor as skilled as Wilson trying to force-feed credibility to a horrifically unbelievable moment and sadly failing. Things only get worse from here on.