David Wiegand

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For 868 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 Homeland: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Rush (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
868 tv reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The Awesomes is charming, but your enjoyment of it may depend on how much you may already feel over-saturated with animation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Endeavour is wonderfully entertaining on its own, but what puts it over the top is its loving respect for John Thaw.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Notwithstanding the cat-and-mouse plotting, we watch The Killing because of the superb writing and attention to character detail in the scripts by series executive producer Veena Sud and others.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    It remains a well-made and potentially addictive drama, whether you watch it in real time or later on your DVR. Time is still on its side.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Spoils Before Dying is funnier than “Babylon.” The earlier miniseries spoofed ’40s melodramas, but this year’s model takes a narrower approach, mining the staples of the even more formulaic noir films, capturing the excesses of the hard-boiled dialogue and pushing them just far enough over the edge to knock you out of your chair.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Although the characters have only scant or fleeting redeeming personal values, we continue to buy into their machinations because of how they are created and because of superbly convincing performances at every level of the cast.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Silly as the set-up may seem, it works because of competent writing and convincing performances.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Suspend disbelief, not to mention your knowledge of Washington Irving's classic tale, because the illogical hodgepodge of myth premiering Monday night is great fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Manhattan brings legitimate class to WGN's nascent original content project.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Yes, Revolution is a good adventure yarn, but the other reason we're likely to watch future episodes is that it grounds the action in thought-provoking themes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    It may be the nicest show you'll ever see.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    It captures the teeming bleakness of the future world and establishes winning chemistry between Kennex and Dorian.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    You will come away from the film understanding a great deal about an extraordinary woman who played much more than just a supporting role in a significant period in our history. Perhaps more important, you will get a better sense of that historic period as well.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    For the most part, the characters hook our attention, and the performances are mostly pretty solid. Arjona’s performance grounds the series well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Maggio employs the now-standard historical documentary technique employed most visibly by Ken Burns, but the real strength of his film rests in the care with which he builds his case about the epic struggles Italian Americans have had over the years, and their invaluable contributions to a culture that took a long time to accept them.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    While some plot elements and characters have been imported intact from the United Kingdom, the American show makes its own statement and will move away from its British roots in future episodes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Grayson/Dracula and his pals sound closer to characters from a '30s film than a 21st century TV series. But over time, as our modern ears adjust to the melodramatically declarative style, the antiquated dialogue enhances the other-worldly tone of the series.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The story does meander from time to time, especially in the early episodes, but 11.22.63 eventually finds its way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performances are solid, the actors--especially the younger set--are sympathetic and appealing. Ness has made an effort to make them seem like real high school kids, even having a gay couple sleep together.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The show’s humor is grounded in Nina’s fish-out-of-water career adjustment to a far less glamorous job and world, which may sound rather obvious, but works because of terrific writing by co-creators Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    In the end, it works only as well as the performance of its star. Needless to say, when the performance is delivered by Audra McDonald, it works brilliantly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The humor is subtle, almost deadpan, but brilliant at every turn. Some moments become excruciating to watch, only because we've formed an immediate affection for Josh and hate seeing him screw things up for himself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The reboot is charming and fulfilling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The show is funny, warm and bloody irresistible because of the care taken with creating characters who are multidimensional, vulnerable and credible.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performances for the most part fill in some credibility gaps in how the characters are written.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    There’s an unabashed quaintness about Normal Street, reminiscent of a time when kids TV was all about fun and homemade adventure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Wonderfully loopy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Dinner isn't quite ready to take its place in the Brit-com hall of fame, but it's good for a laugh or three.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    What truly makes the miniseries, though, are the performances in general and that of Garai in particular. The entire story and theme turn not only on contrasts but also on character evolution, which demands precision and nuance from the cast.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The real connection, as it were, among the six episodes is that they are all beautifully written, directed and performed. Taken either individually or together, they reflect aspects of contemporary life with care and attention to detail.