Scott D. Pierce

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For 233 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Scott D. Pierce's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Freaks and Geeks: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Hidden Hills: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 233
233 tv reviews
    • 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]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Scott D. Pierce
    Nip/Tuck could be equally effective as a drama without being anywhere near as graphic as it is. [22 June 2004]
    • 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]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    George Lopez is a show you can't help but root for because its star is so likeable. And, yes, it would be great to see more ethnic diversity on TV...But while the pilot isn't bad, it isn't all that good. But being likeable and mildly amusing is a start. [22 Mar 2002, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    Frankly, I just don't get it. ... "Carnivale" feels too much like mystical, mythical nonsense masquerading behind outstanding production values and good acting. [13 Sep 2003]
    • Deseret News
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    Even allowing that "Ally McBeal" is sort of a gimmick show, its characters still ring true; much truer than most of the characters on television. [8 Sep 1997]
    • Deseret News
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    It's witty - even laugh-out-loud funny in spots - with a good cast and a good premise. [3 Mar 1997]
    • Deseret News
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    'The Practice,' while not perfect, is the kind of quality drama that will not only entertain you but make you think - a rare and winning combination. [3 Mar 1997]
    • Deseret News
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    If you watched the show with the sound turned down, you might well be blown away. But, as has been an unfortunate trend in non-Muppet Henson productions, most of the effort seems to have gone into making the series look great while giving short shrift to the writing. [12 Mar 1999]
    • Deseret News
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Scott D. Pierce
    Has moments of brilliance. [11 Aug 2005]
    • Deseret News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    The best animated series to hit prime-time television since "The Simpsons". [26 Mar 1999]
    • Deseret News
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Scott D. Pierce
    "Family Guy" is occasionally quite funny -- but only occasionally. And it's often rather crude -- quite often. ... "Family Guy" does have possibilities. But the writing needs to improve -- it's nowhere near as clever as its producers think it is. [29 Jan 1999]
    • Deseret News
    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    The two-hour pilot is very good and sets up what would appear to be a good premise for what will inevitably be a long-running series. The show looks good, the supporting cast is attractive and the characters are interesting, and "Enterprise" really does manage to spin what has become a science-fiction staple over the past 35 years in a new, exciting way. [25 Sep 2001]
    • Deseret News
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    Certainly one of the more intriguing new shows of the year. [26 Sept 2003, p.C08]
    • Deseret News
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    Cherry delivers on his promise to make the show funnier this season. [23 Sep 2006]
    • Deseret News
    • 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
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Scott D. Pierce
    The show rings so true, in a hyper-reality sort of way. [28 Sept 1999, p.C09]
    • 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
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Scott D. Pierce
    'Rock' is little more than one big sophomoric sex joke. ... All of this is doubly disappointing because it's such a waste of talent. [9 Jan 1996]
    • Deseret News
    • 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
    • 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
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Scott D. Pierce
    It's standard, low-grade, blue-collar sitcom. [7 Oct 2000, p.E08]
    • Deseret News
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Scott D. Pierce
    It's actually rather confusing and only marginally interesting. [5 Oct 2000, p.C06]
    • 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]
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