3 Lbs. : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 14, 2006
Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. [3 Lbs.], as medical shows go, is pretty, full of the kind of light-show graphics the "CSIs" and "House" have led us to expect.
  2. The question is not whether "3 Lbs" is familiar and predictable, but whether "3 Lbs" is entertaining. It is, and mostly because it is so familiar and predictable.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    50
    Like on House, we go inside the body, zooming from nerve endings to the mind's exotic landscape, where surreal images convey mystery maladies. If only 3 LBS were as provocative.
  4. Although competently produced, the series about doctors who specialize in brain maladies lacks a dramatic spark. Characters aren't fully formed; stories aren't arresting. Sometimes it even seems like the show was created from the transplanted organs of other series.
  5. Make no mistake, "3 Lbs." is a show that will better appeal to the CBS audience than "Smith" did, but it's a pretty generic show.
  6. It never finds a compelling vision while inside those heads to suggest it will be anything more than a good, but not great, hospital drama.
  7. 50
    There's nothing remotely fresh or original about "3 Lbs." But it is well made, reasonably diverting and lucky to be on CBS.
  8. 50
    This show could use some brain surgery itself.
  9. 40
    What’s depressing about “3 lbs” is that there’s no passionate spark behind it; it’s a doctor drama made by committee.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    It's hard to escape the sense we're watching the bastard child of the union between "Shark" and "House."
  11. While it's quite watchable if you don't expect much from it, and while even though the cast is good company... the show is not vivid or daring enough to overcome one's sense of having seen it all before.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. E.Spears
    Feb 7, 2007
    9
    I found the show very interesting. I liked the compelling way that no doctor was better than the other. The difference was how and for what I found the show very interesting. I liked the compelling way that no doctor was better than the other. The difference was how and for what reason they though there treatment was better. Also for what reason a person would choose one action over another. It reminds me a little bit of both House and Chicago Hope. I found the show very enjoyable and entertaining being a former Chicago Hope fan. Full Review »
  2. LisaL
    Jan 16, 2007
    10
    This was a wonderful show. It held its own and not a rip-off of others. I love Tucci! This is the first time I've really seen This was a wonderful show. It held its own and not a rip-off of others. I love Tucci! This is the first time I've really seen Feuerstein, but I enjoyed his character in this show. Indira, I loved from ROME and she did excellent as a more ethereal type doctor. I really don't like that it is being compared to HOUSE or CSI. I love both of those shows. The characterization and stories are different. Yes, maybe there are a few techniques used that are similar in both (viewing the internal body), but that shouldn't condemn the show. It uses a viable technology to enhance a story line. Are we calling anyone that uses Lucases technology after the original Star Wars a rip off? Or how about the new filming techniques used in the Matrix? Innovation needs to start somewhere and then progress in other outlets. Bring back this wonderful show. Don't dumb down the shows on TV. Keep these intellectual shows alive! Full Review »
  3. MattS
    Jan 12, 2007
    10
    I was impressed with this show, as I am fascinated by the brain. I didn't mind that the doctor show format is not entirely original as I was impressed with this show, as I am fascinated by the brain. I didn't mind that the doctor show format is not entirely original as far as writing. The subject matter and the actors made it enlightening for me. The second episode dealing with the differences between left and right brain was especially interesting. Full Review »