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 Felicity: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Hidden Hills: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 225
225 tv reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    If you watch only one new show this season, watch Ed...It's a dry-witted, hourlong comedy with dramatic undertones. It's sweet, funny, earnest, endearing and entirely charming. It's got a great cast -- particularly the perfectly cast Tom Cavanagh in the title role -- and even better writing. [6 Oct 2000, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    All all indications are that the new version of Murder One will be just as well done, just as riveting as last year's. In the second episode, there are several unexpected twists and turns that will keep you engrossed in the story. [10 Oct 1996, p.5]
    • Deseret News
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    You may not find a better executed show on television this fall. [29 Sept 2000, p.C07]
    • Deseret News
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    In addition to fresh, sharp writing, the casting in Freaks and Geeks is exceptional. [25 Sept 1999, p.E05]
    • Deseret News
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    Football is the framework for what remains a gritty, family drama with enormous heart.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    Quite simply, marvelous television. It's touching, charming and believable...The actors are as good as the writing. And Keri Russell, who has the title role, is going to be the break-out star of the season. [27 Sept 1998, p.S03]
    • Deseret News
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    It succeeds, period.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    Rescue Me isn't your run-of-the-mill TV drama. It's astonishing in its ability to mix tremendous tragedy with genuinely hilarious comedy. [30 May 2006]
    • Deseret News
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    The best new TV comedy this fall isn't actually on TV.... Master of None is very much in the style of "Louis," except it is funnier. Really. It's far less about drama and more about comedy. This is a show for adults, about adults.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    It's enthralling. The Night Of looks like this summer's TV obsession.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    At least in the first three episodes, which were screened for critics, everything comes together for A Handmaid's Tale--Miller's script, direction by Reed Morano (who's best known as a cinematographer) and the performances. Moss' performance is arresting.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    It's amazing stuff. Totally engaging. And completely worth watching.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    A wonderful hour that's fresh and funny. [4 Oct 2000, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    And what makes Yost's script even more amazing is that this is not just a show about crime, but it's a show about the characters as well. In the hourlong pilot, we get glimpses into each of their lives and begin to see how who they are affects what they do. [27 Sept 2002, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    Crossing is excellent drama, strongly written and well-acted. The big question, however, is whether it will remain as unremittingly serious as tonight's pilot episode -- which might make it a bit heavy for weekly viewing. [10 Oct 2000, p.C07]
    • Deseret News
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    However, I can't give The Shield an unqualified recommendation given its placement on a basic cable network. There are scenes that make "NYPD Blue" look tame, including nudity, sex scenes, horrific violence and everything short of the f-word in terms of language. It looks like something you'd expect from HBO or a pay-cable channel that you specifically pay for and expect to include adult content. Not a basic cable channel that's next to Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. [12 Mar 2002, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    Whether Cryer is all of that in real life, I don't know. But I do know that both he and Sheen seem to have found the perfect sitcom roles in "Men." The show is a hoot. [22 Sept 2003, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    There isn't another half hour like it on network television right now. It's a 30-minute show, but it isn't a sitcom. As a matter of fact, it's at least as much a drama as it is a comedy. It's also one of the best new shows of the season. [22 Sept 1998, p.TV]
    • Deseret News
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    Bateman is a revelation -- the ex-child star is great in this show. The rest of the cast is also very good, the writing is sharp, the humor level is high and it succeeds in creating a different comedy look and style. [31 Oct 2003, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    These characters feel real. Relatable. Sympathetic. Their stories are compelling. They interact in unexpected ways. And the Big Plot Twist in This Is Us feels right. And sets up what could be an outstanding series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    One of the most promising new shows of the season...This is not all heavy drama, however. There's a lot of humor and a lot of great characters. Everwood is not unlike Cicely, Alaska, in "Northern Exposure" -- it's a place where the characters are, well, characters. [14 Sept 2002, p.E08]
    • Deseret News
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    Sunday's Alias premiere plays out as a high-energy adventure wrapped in a mystery -- and it's better than a lot of theatrical films of the genre. Whether the series holds up is open to question. But the premiere is a gas. And the show could well turn out to be a good one. [28 Sept 2001, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    For the first time in a long time, NBC has a new sitcom that really is must-see TV. [2 Oct 2001, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    It's deliciously dumb. [8 Nov 2001, p.C02]
    • Deseret News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    The best so-called "reality" series since "Survivor." ... "Race" is not only exciting but fascinating to look at. [4 Sep 2001]
    • Deseret News
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    The new series Nip/Tuck is gross, disgusting and vile. And I like it. A lot...If you can get past the ick factor, Nip/Tuck is really a character drama that recalls "Six Feet Under" or "The Shield" -- powerful stuff that's not just gross, it's engrossing. [21 July 2003, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    The first hour of Smallville looks fabulous. Now it's up to the producers and writers to tell good stories and mount the show as handsomely as the pilot and maintain a bit of mystery around one of the world's most recognizable characters. [15 Oct 2001, p.C06]
    • Deseret News
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    Better Things is one of the best new comedies this year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    It doesn't even look like a TV miniseries -- it's more like 10 theatrical films that do an amazing job re-creating battles. [7 Sept 2001, p.W01]
    • Deseret News
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    Good weird. [3 Aug 1998]
    • Deseret News

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