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 Boardwalk Empire: 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
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    The frequent pop-culture references might not age well in syndication--Michelle Obama maybe, but Heidi Montag? Overall, though, there's enough originality and likability in "Are We There Yet?" to make it a pleasant destination.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    Maybe the cast of this sitcom will come together with some "Community"-level chemistry. Right now, it's just awkward and borderline offensive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    The series is fun, slick and fast, but cheesier than it needs to be.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes brings us another soapy doctor drama, set in a lush jungle instead of a hospital.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    There's nothing terribly original about the Shedding, although it's a hoot to hear about the couples' theme weddings.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    I don't think watching Oliver's descent into depression is going to translate into ratings. Sure, this show is good for you, but ask yourself: Do you really want to watch an exercise in futility, however vigorous?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Paige Wiser
    Maybe School Pride doesn't have the drama of a single sob story, but by the end of the pilot you'll feel both ashamed and inspired. This is what it looks like to volunteer, and there's no reason why you can't do something. Go team!
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    Haven succeeds at laying on the whimsy, and the dialogue is cute. But it's impossible to follow the investigation, and each discovery raises more questions--not about the supernatural, but about the holes in the script.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    Pretty Little Liars doesn't have the sense of humor -- or the wardrobe -- of "Gossip Girl." In fact, a surprising number of scenes call for bikinis. But the ongoing mystery (not to mention a secret referred only to "the Jenna thing") may prove irresistible to young people.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    If you don't have a support group of pals to compare notes with, you could do worse than The Talk. Let's hope it stays lively.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    It's essentially "John & Kate Plus Eight." Minus the divorce. Plus cavorting grizzly bears.
    • Chicago Sun-Times
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    I would say Glory Daze is an homage to "National Lampoon's Animal House," except that it's more an inept imitation that borders on insulting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    The Gates feels like it's been pieced together from so many other shows that it resembles the one monster that's not been included: Frankenstein.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    The godson of "The Sopranos" heads the cast of this police procedural, which is having trouble finding its tone.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    Rookie Blue makes every rookie mistake there is. And the main message going out to the public about new police recruits? "They're so cute!"
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    There's not much to differentiate Live to Dance from all the other dance shows out there, unless Paula sends her favorites on a senior tour. The highlights of the premiere were, predictably, the flubs.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    Prepare yourself for preachiness in the third degree. Mr. Smits went to Washington, and now is sharing his moral righteousness with the rest of us.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    The Kennedys is eight hours long, trying to strike an uncomfortable balance between high-minded and trashy. It does not succeed.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Paige Wiser
    On most reality shows, contestants who win a challenge receive a prize - an immunity idol, say, or a rose. On "Bridalplasty," these are the words you long to hear: "Come grab your syringe and go down to the injectables party."
    • 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."

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