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 5.3 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    It was all a bit too corny and predictable for my taste, though. Add a mutant strain of irony, and they just might gain another super-fan.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Paige Wiser
    Brenda is the closest thing to a real character we've seen in police procedurals so far. [8 Jun 2005]
    • Chicago Sun-Times
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Hot in Cleveland is formulaic, but has tremendous good will on its side.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    The series is fun, slick and fast, but cheesier than it needs to be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Paige Wiser
    I could go on and on about reasons not to watch this show: the title easily confused with "The Gates"; the Kia product placement; the convolutedly stupid plot. [11 Jul 2010]
    • Chicago Sun-Times
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    There's potential for Conan, once his ego gets off the couch. [9 Nov 2010, p.8]
    • Chicago Sun-Times
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The cast and the writing are solid, and I think we can assume there's wisdom ahead. It's definitely a family that could grow on you. But I wouldn't go so far as to marry into it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    So far, Law & Order: Los Angeles is balmy balm for fans feeling burned by the original. Long may it air.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    If anyone has the potential to be the next "Hart to Hart," it's Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw....It's co-created by J.J. Abrams ("Alias"), so expect plenty of fast action, fun and costume changes
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The first episode's a little stiff as the guys mark their territory, but by the fourth the show feels sweatpants-comfortable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    The godson of "The Sopranos" heads the cast of this police procedural, which is having trouble finding its tone.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    You can always count on Gary Busey to bring the crazy, whether he's playing himself on "Entourage" or stumbling through "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew." The man is a treasure. Casting Busey is so easy it's practically cheating.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The new version isn't as painfully, profoundly funny as the original. But that's as it should be. American audiences don't necessarily want to cringe when they sit down for a sitcom. This is why "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is a cult hit, and not a hit hit. [23 Mar 2005, p.59]
    • Chicago Sun-Times
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    Love may mean never having to say you're sorry, but Mad Love should apologize profusely. In short: There are better ways to spend Valentine's Day.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Both "Skins" and Being Human are about outcasts who form their own families together, muddling through the present even though the future doesn't look too bright. The characters may all be extreme, but you'll identify with them all.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    If you've hit your David E. Kelley lawyer limit, Fairly Legal might be the dramatic departure you need. Give peace a chance.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The show promises to raise a number of real issues, from race relations to gay marriage. You probably wouldn't vote these women into political office, but they do seem to be above hair weave-pulling. Good for you? I wouldn't go that far. But despite its best efforts, "Real Housewives of D.C." is educational TV.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The Voice is not that bad.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Fantasy epics aren't really my thing, but this stylish, intense series should satisfy sci-fi fans for some time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    If the movie had gone all-out camp, it could have been a classic. If it had gone all-out cheesy, we could mock it more mercilessly. As is, William & Kate is as benign as the actual couple.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Original, it's not. But these friends do have chemistry, and some great moments as a hipster Greek chorus.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The episode feels contrived, as the characters are introduced and try too hard to prove their anarchic cool. The next three episodes, though, are surprisingly thoughtful and even a little punk poetic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    If you're looking for a new cop drama to serve and protect your entertainment interests, leave the rookies alone to ripen, and go for a ride-along with Jason Lee's Dwight. Blue suede shoes not required.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    There's no skimping on the sordid and blunt evidence, but the cases are absorbing. And unlike "Law & Order," which had a way of leaving us hanging, we do learn the "whole truth" by the end of each episode. You can't put a price on closure.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    Delany is as likable as possible in an extremely unlikable role. But the writing is a bit too tidy, and Delany's smarty-pants approach gets old in the first 10 minutes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    It's hard to say how the series will play out because by the end of the first episode Mom has declared that the family is going straight. In this, I hope they fail.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    If nothing else, Breakout Kings is a nice travelogue of the country's prisons. Here's hoping there's a juicy episode coming up for Stateville. But the gratuitous violence and creepiness will turn off a lot of viewers.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Overall, I don't have too many complaints. But if you're a fan of the fantasy "Real World" houses, I should warn that you'll be disappointed. The aesthetic highlight here is blue Astroturf.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Either you'll jump right in or you'll give up immediately. I think it's about time a drama embraces a super power that's long been forgotten: showmanship.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The pace is so fast that, like a good party, you might forget everything that's happened even before it's over. That's the sign of top-notch disposable entertainment.

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