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 4.1 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 The Glades: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 93
  2. Negative: 3 out of 93
93 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior is a solid addition to your evening lineup.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    There's just nothing else on TV with this level of jubilant satire.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Hot in Cleveland is formulaic, but has tremendous good will on its side.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    It doesn't sound great on paper: A documentary film crew interviewed a "Breakfast Club"-type group of high school seniors, and now is revisiting them to see how their lives have changed in the 10 years since. It would be interesting if it were real; it's not. Nonetheless, I got drawn into the 3 star drama--because, believe me, these kids have changed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The Voice is not that bad.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Running Wilde never reaches the same level of genius [as "Arrested Development"], but maybe that's because we have Puddle narrating the action, not Ron Howard. You can't re-create the magic--but I like that they're trying.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    These reality vets are pros. No awkward small talk necessary--they know what's expected of them, and they jump right in. Things are complicated by boyfriends back home, but not all that much.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The cheerleader drama Hellcats isn't nearly in such danger of taking itself seriously. A brunet Ashley Tisdale makes a speech about how cheerleaders are athletes who deserve respect, and then we get to move on to the triple handsprings in crop tops.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    There's plenty of potential in the fringe characters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Panettiere takes a tricky role and does it, at least, some justice.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Kelley's trademark whimsy feels awfully forced at this point, and Bates comes across as stiff and depressed (although that could have to do with her injuries).
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    Belushi and O'Connell are fun to watch, and--spoiler!--it turns out they're real sweethearts, too.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Paige Wiser
    The show is a refreshing alternative to the typical diva docu-series, where overly cosmeticked prima donnas stir up drama in their perfectly appointed mansions.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    It's hard to muster up a sense of urgency about V. Mainly, I admire all the pretty people as I wait for the stunning bursts of violence.

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