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 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott D. Pierce's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Hidden Hills: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 225
225 tv reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    Incorporated looks great. It's intriguing and has moments of excitement, but lapses into tedious scenes that'll make you want to hit the the fast-forward button on the remote.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    My basic reaction is--meh.... The show suffers from the illogic of time travel. (Why not go back to when Vandal Savage was born and either kill him or set him on the right path?) And it suffers from too many characters and not enough plot to go around.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    It's certainly intriguing. It sets a mood that we rarely see in a weekly TV series. Whether it can sustain that mood and keep people interested is the huge task Bromell & Co. have undertaken. Maybe too huge a task.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    It's actually rather confusing and only marginally interesting. [5 Oct 2000, p.C06]
    • Deseret News
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    The movie wasn't that great. It was just sort of OK. The series seems to be in pretty much the same territory.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    It seemed new and different 16 years ago. Today ... it sort of feels like more of the same. Even without Jack Bauer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    It's not great, but it's not bad.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    To be perfectly honest, it's a little easier to be forgiving of a series that's airing original episodes in the summer. Maybe it will settle down a bit and turn into something a little better. I'll give it a couple more episodes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    It's pretty slow. This is related to the movies, but it's not a remake. It's just ... similar.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    Code Black might seem more interesting if it felt in any way new. As it is, it feels like it's built from parts of medical dramas from years past.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    Except for the setting, there really isn't much to distinguish Memphis Beat from hundreds of cop shows past and present. As a matter of fact, it's far more like them than it is different.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    None of this will bother viewers who haven't seen "The Witches of Eastwick." And given that the movie was released in 1987 -- and that the WB's programming is aimed directly at teenagers -- chances are that the lack of originality in Charmed won't hurt the show's chances. [7 Oct 1998]
    • Deseret News
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    The Mick knows what it is. Knows what it wants to be. And it is pretty uncompromising about that ... although there actually are some warm and fuzzy moments in late episodes. There are also some genuine laughs. Although, after having seen the first four episodes, there aren't as many as there should be.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    It's hard to judge where Limitless is going based on the premiere, which takes the hour setting up the premise. But CBS has had so much success with procedural crime dramas, don't discount the possibility that this one could turn into the latest in a long line of hits.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    It's told with multiple storylines populated by myriad characters, and it's sort of slow going.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    "The Chronicle" is more a goof than a scare. [12 Jul 2001]
    • Deseret News
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    Frankly, the first episode of "Six" is not impressive. Discomfiting, certainly, and with sparks of promise, but not exactly compelling. But, somewhat surprisingly, after watching two and three and four more episodes, the show grows on you...Six Feet Under is going to be an acquired taste that some will never acquire.[1 June 2001, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    Despite clawing so desperately to achieve quirkiness, No Tomorrow could work. It depends on whether chemistry can develop between Xavier/Sasse and Evie/Anderson. It doesn't quite work in the premiere, but chemistry can develop.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    There's something going on here. What it is is completely unclear in the first episode.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    It's not a bad entry in the genre, although it's hardly ground-breaking. It's a twist on the genre, but not enough of a twist. It feels like umpteen other cop shows.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    The most interesting thing about the premiere of The Catch is the camera-work and the editing--including some very clever split screens. But the characters ought to be the most interesting thing, and they're not.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    Not only does it feel unoriginal and tired, but it comes across as a vanity project for star/executive producer Jason Bateman, who also directs some episodes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    It's standard, low-grade, blue-collar sitcom. [7 Oct 2000, p.E08]
    • Deseret News
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    American Horror Story: Hotel looks fantastic.... But as we've come to expect from Murphy, Falchuk and AHS, the storytelling is derivative; the scares are non-existent; and it's all about style without much substance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    The game part of "The Apprentice" isn't bad, as reality shows go. But as for Trump, well, it's sad to see someone who's that desperate to be a TV star no matter how much money he has. [6 Jan 2004]
    • Deseret News
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    Weatherly is a very appealing star. The Dr. Phil thing would seem to be more a detriment than an advantage. Only the fact that Weatherly is so likable keeps Bull from being unbearably obnoxious.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    Feed the Beast has one huge narrative flaw. The storylines center on the tension that arises keeping the fledgling restaurant going. But there is no tension.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    For the most part, Covert Affairs is harmless fluff, with some nice action scenes. But it seems somehow more fitted for 1970--maybe 1950--than 2010.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    It's a good premise, but it's almost painfully unfunny. This is super disappointing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    Oz is well-written, well-acted, well-directed and full of superior production values...I don't like it. It's billed as a realistic look at prison life, and I'm in no position to dispute that ; I've never served time. Oz is certainly graphic, gritty and bleak. It is also unpleasant to watch. Where is the entertainment value in something this unremittingly dark and unpleasant? [12 July 1997, p.C01]
    • Deseret News

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