David Wiegand

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For 865 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Sunset Limited: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Dr. Ken: Season 1
Score distribution:
865 tv reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 David Wiegand
    The main problem with The Following, isn't that by the second episode, you get the template of Williamson's gotchas--that the most innocent-seeming characters are actually Carroll's minions--it's that the violence is so gratuitous, it actually ruins what could have been a very good psychological thriller.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 David Wiegand
    There was one funny sketch and it killed: Rudolph and the inevitable Fred Armisen play parents of Kristen Bell who is coming home to to announce her engagement to her boyfriend, Andy Samberg. Mom and dad make a their living recording their voices to GPS systems and speak like 21st century Coneheads. It killed, but the rest of the show was, if not dead on arrival, kinda painful.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Start-Ups isn't very good, or very original, neither of which should come as a huge surprise. But what's really too bad is that the show misses a great opportunity to capture the singular mix of ambition and creativity that makes Silicon Valley so special.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The performances are OK, and it would be nice to see Helfer in better material, but the scripts are not just cliche-ridden--they're moth-eaten.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The concept is ridiculous, the murder case not even remotely intriguing, the script for the pilot is amateurish, and the whole Jersey thing is so phonied up, you'd actually welcome a cameo by Snooki just to add some verisimilitude.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Nothing could bring this show life.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The performances run the gamut from woeful to out-and-out terrible, but in some cases, you can't blame the actors because no one is sufficiently talented to deliver the lines of creator Matthew Parkhill's script with even minimal credibility.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Nothing is at all believable in the script, and nothing’s very funny, either. On top of that, the charm and abilities of Rosenbaum and Sara Rue, who plays the church secretary, are wasted with bad writing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It's painful watching an actor as skilled as Wilson trying to force-feed credibility to a horrifically unbelievable moment and sadly failing. Things only get worse from here on.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The plot is half-baked, melodramatic, obvious and confusing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    American Gothic is badly written, which means that the actors don’t have enough to work with to achieve anything more than fleeting credibility.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Whishaw may keep the human story from being swamped by bad writing and worse direction, but Rampling and Broadbent are doomed.... In the end, none of it makes a great deal of sense.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It takes two episodes to begin to understand it, and once you do, you may not care much, except for the presence of some very respectable actors.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Actually, the show is so bland, it feels better suited for ABC Family
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Created by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro ("Miami Medical"), the writing is amateurish, the premise as thin as watery gruel, the emotions generally inauthentic, and the cast only minimally engaging.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The plotlines of the various episodes have been repurposed from shows so old, they were broadcast in black and white.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It's really sad to see such a great show dumbed down to this extent, and with the apparent cooperation of the original show's creators, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, who serve as executive producers for the American travesty.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    Most bad shows are bad because their creators have no imagination and make obvious choices. Falling Water is bad because its creators have attempted something very complicated but failed to ground it in any credible way. They’re in way over their heads.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It is a sporadically engaging mess that eventually slouches away from your attention span like a puppy caught piddling on the rug.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    What's really sad about the show is that without the painful Hall of Fame discussion there's not much substance to Hits & Mrs.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The real problem is that even if you buy into the show’s concept, it’s just not very funny or interesting. The only thing imaginary about Mary may well be the notion that it has a future.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The show isn't funny, but worse, it's not interesting. The characters are dull, the performances off the mark at virtually every level, and the writing is flatter than a deflated implant.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    An overheated, overwritten and implausible story.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    A mostly appealing cast is wasted in a laugh-starved show about a relentless screw-up of a man-child who has never been able to find a career path, much less make his dad proud of him.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    There should be more mystery about what makes Betty and Kent tick, but we know too much from the get-go. The psychological transparency of these two destroys whatever potential the show’s concept may have.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It’s possible that an acceptable performance could have patched over some of the cavernous inconsistencies in Zelda’s characterization, but Ricci’s performance is abominable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    There isn't a single laugh line in the two episodes NBC sent out to critics, and you'd have to be nuts to want to spend five minutes, much less a half hour, with even one of the Perfect Couples, much less all three.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    It creeps and creeps in a very petty pace until it puts itself out of its misery, and ours.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    The show is laughable, but I suspect the writers are dead serious.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 David Wiegand
    There's very little that's fun about Perception.