Scott D. Pierce

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For 225 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott D. Pierce's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Night Of: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Hidden Hills: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 225
225 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    WestWorld is intriguing, but it gets off to a very slow start. Despite all the shootouts, very little happens in the first couple of episodes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    The remake's biggest flaw is that it isn't funny. There are tears, but there isn't much in the way of laughs. Lifetime's Beaches isn't bad. For a TV movie, it's pretty good. And if you haven't seen the original, you'll like the remake more. But the younger generation is smart enough to know that the original is better.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    Criminal Intent is yet another watchable Law & Order, which has become TV's most popular cop/lawyer show. But does three Law & Orders constitute too many Law & Orders? Maybe. [29 Sept 2001, p.E08]
    • Deseret News
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    A summer series that begins pretty much just as you'd expect, but it seems to be relatively well done. The first couple of hours are OK, at least.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    It's pretty much exactly the same as a slew of shows that have gone before.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    Greenleaf is a big ol' soap opera. A pretty good soap, as a matter of fact, filled with more than its share of characters who are instantly unlikable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    If you watched the show with the sound turned down, you might well be blown away. But, as has been an unfortunate trend in non-Muppet Henson productions, most of the effort seems to have gone into making the series look great while giving short shrift to the writing. [12 Mar 1999]
    • Deseret News
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    The latest entry is about kidnapping, not murder or terrorism, but it is the same sort of mystery and even includes the same sort of flashbacks that have proven so popular in those other [ABC] shows.... The Family gets off to a good enough start that I'll tune in to watch another episode or two, at least. Whether this is worth sticking with remains to be seen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    For the first half hour or so, Designated Survivor feels a lot "The West Wing"--and that's about the highest praise I can give a show. But then things start to deteriorate. There's a rather ridiculous plot involving Kirkman's son. Worse yet, there's a plot involving one of the generals who seems to be plotting a coup--and he's a cartoonish villain if ever there was one.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    Some of the comedy--which arises from the situations, not jokes--is good. So is the drama. Whether they'll work together as the show moves forward remains to be seen.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    It's relatively entertaining, but the content is more than a bit rough for its 7 p.m. time slot.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    It gets off to a slow start, but Van Helsing picks up in the second episode. It is also super violent and super gory. If you like that sort of thing, you might want to give this a chance.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    It's all very gritty and unglamorous. Well, as unglamorous as a show interspersed with musical numbers can be. And the musical numbers are very entertaining. But Star is filled with lowest-common denominator dialogue.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    If all teenage boys think about is sex, sex and more sex, then the producers and writers of "life as we know it" have captured the teenage boy perfectly.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    Nobodies is OK. Some of it is quite funny. And some of it really isn't.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    A silly bit of fluff, complete with low-tech special effects and silly sight gags. But that's exactly what it's intended to be. [27 Sept 1996, p.3]
    • Deseret News
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    It has a very good cast, and Katims has a great track record. But he doesn't seem to have quite figured this one out yet.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    It seems harmless, if you're interested in this sort of thing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    "Family Guy" is occasionally quite funny -- but only occasionally. And it's often rather crude -- quite often. ... "Family Guy" does have possibilities. But the writing needs to improve -- it's nowhere near as clever as its producers think it is. [29 Jan 1999]
    • Deseret News
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    After watching the first three episodes, I'm not sure if "Happy Town" will deliver on its promise. Let's just say that I'm cautiously optimistic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    George Lopez is a show you can't help but root for because its star is so likeable. And, yes, it would be great to see more ethnic diversity on TV...But while the pilot isn't bad, it isn't all that good. But being likeable and mildly amusing is a start. [22 Mar 2002, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    There isn't that much to distinguish it from umpteen shows that have gone before. [15 Nov 2004]
    • Deseret News
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    Not that The O.C. is a bad show. It actually shows some promise of being a decent drama that will appeal to Fox's young-skewing audience. [4 Aug 2003, p.C06]
    • Deseret News
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    The Great Indoors isn't a great show, but it has possibilities.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    The premiere is heavy on set-up and light on action. It's more about mood than plot. Whether that will hold up over 13 hours is questionable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    [Louie] Anderson and Martha Kelly--who delivers a supremely deadpan performance as Chip's downtrodden friend--are the best things in Baskets, which is so aggressively downbeat it washes away most of the humor.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    Chicago Med isn't bad. If you're looking for just another medical show, this is it. If you're looking for something that will reach out and grab you, you're going to be disappointed.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    Judging by Episode 1, Queen of the South faces some tough going. But it's too early to write it off altogether.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    Ritter and Segal are better than their material, but this is the sort of show (like "Home Improvement" or "Full House") that ABC used to do so well. [13 Sep 2002]
    • Deseret News
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    While it's not a great show, it does do for lawyers what "Grey's Anatomy" did for doctors--create what could be a watchable soap opera on top of cases that involve real issues and real drama.

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