For 484 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 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Upstairs, Downstairs: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Ground Floor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 484
484 tv reviews
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    • 75 David Wiegand
    Their unwavering obliviousness to what may be happening in the world actually makes their accidental commentary on current events even funnier.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    It definitely has its moments.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    All in all, it's astounding how many plot elements can be packed into 90 or so minutes and how well all of them can be resolved in the hands of a competent writer like Stephen Churchett.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Directed by Jon Alpert and Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Wartorn is convincing on a number of levels.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    This may not be Martin Scorsese's most sophisticated film, but it actually takes a smart filmmaker to understand that, with a subject like Fran Lebowitz, the best thing you can do is let her talk.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Lights Out may not reach the level of "The Sopranos," but it has enough going for it to at least earn a shot at the title.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Being Human works better than it should because of skillful writing, often laced with wry humor, and the very deep well of plot possibilities in the idea that three "monsters," as they call themselves, can pass for "human."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Skies has enough going for it to appeal even to those who don't think they like sci-fi.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    While some plot elements and characters have been imported intact from the United Kingdom, the American show makes its own statement and will move away from its British roots in future episodes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    While there are somewhat foreseeable plot developments (Cameron's falling for Melanie, but she's hooked on Dutch), the series does have an agreeable cast and clever writing, and perhaps enough of both qualities to go the distance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The trick to Archer is that you have to listen--and watch--carefully. What can be seen and heard on the surface is outlandish, but the real genius of the show is to be found in its seemingly offhand sight gags and throwaway lines.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The scary parts of the show really are scary and the actors are all appealing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Dinner isn't quite ready to take its place in the Brit-com hall of fame, but it's good for a laugh or three.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performances for the most part fill in some credibility gaps in how the characters are written.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The Borgias, created by filmmaker Neil Jordan ("The Crying Game"), is the better of the two [The other is "Camelot"], thanks largely to Irons, a strong supporting cast and sophisticated production values.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    For the most part, [Haynes] succeeds because he embraces the story's excesses instead of feeling they need to be swept under a metaphorical rug.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    They bring David himself on as a kind of nudge to the ribs, as if to say, "Of course we know we're ripping off Larry's show." But what the hey? David's clearly in on the joke and is well paired with Reiser as the two of them riff off each other over lunch.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The material works more often than not because the guys are completely shameless, which makes them difficult to dislike.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    What truly makes the miniseries, though, are the performances in general and that of Garai in particular. The entire story and theme turn not only on contrasts but also on character evolution, which demands precision and nuance from the cast.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Several recent documentaries have tried to help the rest of the world understand the realities of being transgender, but, ironically, one of the better efforts does it well in spite of the fact that it focuses on the offspring of one of the most famous couples in pop culture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Angry Boys is an equal-opportunity offender, but its infectiously juvenile humor, not to mention its secret heart and, of course, the appeal of Chris Lilley's multiple impersonations, make it very hard to stay angry for long.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    With a cast this big, though, and plots this complicated, it can be a challenge to keep up. Then again, if you're willing to do the work, it more than pays off.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Despite the complexity of the subject, it's impossible not to get the gist of what went on in 2008, thanks to the focus on the players and the actors who do the playing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Don't try too hard to make sense of it: Covert Affairs is simply--and simple--fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Unlike other documentaries, Gettysburg is short on archival still photography from the battlefield, but that's because, for once, it isn't needed. The re-enactments are dramatic and horrifically convincing all by themselves.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Despite what we know about his troubled childhood, Fischer remains enigmatic.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    It's unlikely that any TV drama filmed in Toronto could ever come close to the bloody reality of war, but ABC's new series, Combat Hospital, makes a pretty compelling attempt at doing so.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Revenge has enough meaty characters and plot possibilities to keep it going for years. And it just may last long enough to explore them all.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performances and characterizations are all top-notch, and the action sequences, especially in the first episode, are crisply directed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Pelosi's film may not tell "the other side of the story" directly, but if it does nudge us to consider these issues, viewing the film becomes more rewarding.