For 93 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 79% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Paige Wiser's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Upstairs, Downstairs: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Bleep My Dad Says: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 93
  2. Negative: 3 out of 93
93 tv reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Paige Wiser
    You should feel nervous before any great date, and Don never disappoints. He'll make you feel like you are in on the joke with the innest in crowd on television. Anything these ad men are selling, I'll buy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Paige Wiser
    It's not for everyone. Let's say that upfront. Eastbound & Down will either make you choke laughing, or wish that you could bleach the profanity from your brain.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Paige Wiser
    The characters are unforgettable, and the history, of course, is more entertaining than fiction. The filming of Boardwalk Empire just may be more decadent than the decadence it's celebrating. It's not TV, and it's not really HBO. It's an event, not to be missed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    It was filmed over four months and distilled into eight episodes, with brilliant results.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    With their moody new mystery series The Killing, AMC clearly knows what's good for us.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    There's just nothing else on TV with this level of jubilant satire.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The acting is brilliant, the problems are relatable, and the truths Dr. Weston is chasing are profound. On the other hand, In Treatment is the epitome of American self-indulgence, both for the actors and the characters they're playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    The kingdoms are gorgeous to look at, down to the last loving detail - you could be entertained just by watching for the inventive suits of armor. The violence is spectacular; the sex is twisted. The producers even had a language invented for the Dothraki, which should please the Dungeons and Dragons crowd.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    It's a fresh, compelling story about a couple of KGB operatives pretending to live the American dream as a married couple with kids in suburban Washington, D.C.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    The drama can be over the top, and sometimes it feels like one big ego trip for Leary.... But the show is like the comic: imperfect but lovable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    Ah, the joy of Glee. I thought the show had lost its way last season, trying to jam songs into theme episodes ("Hello"). But tonight's season opener proves that "Glee" is back in its groundbreaking groove, bringing music to the masses and making fun of itself in the process.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    The action is fast, and I was pleased to find that scenes play out unpredictably. I do look forward to less explaining, though, and more insights.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Paige Wiser
    Raising Hope already has a little place in my heart. There's something about the downwardly mobile family unit (see: "Malcolm in the Middle," "The Middle," "Raising Arizona") that's just funnier and sweeter than anything else on TV.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Paige Wiser
    Watching it was just bliss, and those of you who experienced the first five seasons in real time will probably enjoy it even more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    At the end, Cinema Verite shows how the Louds dealt with the notoriety after the series aired, and where they are now. Cinema Verite blurs the lines even more - but there's a perverse logic to that.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    The first case they investigate is plenty sensational, but there's nothing special about the show, no connection to any of the characters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    If "Seinfeld" had an absurdist, bitter brother, it would be Louie. Denis Leary and Louis C.K. may not deserve our sympathy, but they've earned the laughs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    There's still time for The Comeback to hit its stride. I hope it does. A little less "reality" and a lot more comedy, and Kudrow might deserve another long run. [3 June 2005, p.55]
    • Chicago Sun-Times
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    There are some great characterizations and attention to detail. If you stick with the series, you'll be treated to a lecture on the perfect briefcase by the droll Michael Cristopher that's worth the price of admission. And if you think your office banter is entertaining, try swapping in-jokes with the intelligence community.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Film buffs will have a field day analyzing the themes: social climbing, postwar materialism, feminism, lousy parenting, etc. But this is not event TV like "Boardwalk Empire."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Panettiere takes a tricky role and does it, at least, some justice.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    "Doll House" covered this territory with more creativity, but we could always use another female superhero on TV. Especially one who has mastered the technology of the "lipstick bomb."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    Ken Follett's 1989 historical novel had a resurgence in popularity as a 2007 Book Club selection, and should finally achieve world domination with this adaptation. Who knew the Middle Ages were so soap-operatically . . . dark?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    It's unclear how many more seasons Cathy will survive, and how much humor can be mined from her pain. The visuals just might stay with you, though, as long as you live.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    I imagine it is a challenging acting exercise and a fascinating debate. But like Jones' character, I just can't bring myself to care.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    The problem is that financial idiots (hello!) will still be bewildered by the complicated wranglings and enormous cast, and people familiar with the crisis will be annoyed by the simplistic tone and fictionalized scenes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The ingredients for eye-rolling failure are all here: Sample dialogue: "Your superiors say that you're the best they've ever seen"; foreign terrorists for bad guys; one female team member who makes Maggie Q from "Nikita" look like a prissy hack, and, oh, yes--it's an election year. But Hawaii Five-O works, and for one reason: Scott Caan, who is the second coming of cool.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    Showtime has tantalized me for ages with glimpses of Jeremy Irons growling and groping his way through a role as history's most debauched pope. It finally arrives Sunday, and you won't be disappointed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    The charm of the show--and of the Gallagher family--is in its anarchy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Belushi and O'Connell are fun to watch, and--spoiler!--it turns out they're real sweethearts, too.

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