Scott D. Pierce

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For 182 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott D. Pierce's Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Atlanta: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Hidden Hills: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 182
  2. Negative: 33 out of 182
182 tv reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 70 Scott D. Pierce
    The events of that Season 3 finale have rebounded to the good of the Season 4 premiere. And Season 4 gets off to a very promising start on Sunday.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is thoroughly, surprisingly entertaining--but not always for the reasons that the people behind it intended.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    Suffice it to say that Breaking Bad is an enthralling narrative, for all that it remains tough to watch.
    • 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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    Rescue Me is by no stretch of the imagination a documentary, but a lot of what happens in this series comes from the real lives of real New York firefighters, which is sort of a mixed blessing, given that the behavior of the fictional FDNYers includes drinking, smoking, swearing, womanizing, bigotry and even the occasional bit of thievery. [21 June 2005]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    Treme features the kind of indelible characters we've come to expect from Simon and Overmyer in "Homicide" and "The Wire."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    The show is a laugh-out-loud funny, skewed look at the American family that rings surprisingly true. But the pilot goes more than a bit over the top at times. [6 Jan 2000]
    • Deseret News
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    It's amazing stuff. Totally engaging. And completely worth watching.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    It's deliciously dumb. [8 Nov 2001, p.C02]
    • Deseret News
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    This is great stuff. And, at just six episodes, it's a great length.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    Morgan dramatizes Elizabeth's life--he builds the narrative on a framework of public events but includes private exchanges and personal motives in a way that's entirely believable and doesn't feel in the least bit exploitative.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Scott D. Pierce
    It's weird. It starts quite slowly. But it turns into something rather interesting and quite funny.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Scott D. Pierce
    A wonderful hour that's fresh and funny. [4 Oct 2000, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    Without Jenna Elfman, Dharma & Greg wouldn't work at all. But with the goofy charm of Elfman to build around, Dharma & Greg is one of the better new comedies on network television this fall. [24 Sept 1997, p.C01]
    • Deseret News
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Scott D. Pierce
    Better Things is one of the best new comedies this year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    There are the sort of soapy goings-on you might expect, but it's done with style and -- most importantly -- wit. This is one very funny show. [1 Oct 2004]
    • Deseret News
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    You won't feel like you're doing public service when you watch this show. It's very funny. Very entertaining. And it has a big heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    What emerges is an engaging investigation that viewers will find themselves caught up in. [26 Sep 2002]
    • Deseret News

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