• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 11, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jan 20, 2011
    100
    The instant chemistry among the three judges was so right, they couldn't have created it in a lab. Everything that made us fall in love with Idol in the first place was back.
User Score
4.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Apr 10, 2011
    1
    The show's flawed voting system is showing more and more prominently over the last few years. The majority of votes come from American femaleThe show's flawed voting system is showing more and more prominently over the last few years. The majority of votes come from American female teeny-boppers, who vote for their favourite male contestants, which is why the final 3 or 4 have all been male over the last few years. True talented girls like Pia Toscano don't stand a chance anymore, especially when the judges waste the saves on males. I have given up on this show which is based on the contestants' popularity with a specific market, and not on true talent. Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    4
    I pity all who actually idolize this show. AMERICAN IDOL can be sometimes good, but otherwise, it's so boring that whenever an actualI pity all who actually idolize this show. AMERICAN IDOL can be sometimes good, but otherwise, it's so boring that whenever an actual interesting and memorable moment comes up, it's already too late: you've already given up on the show. Full Review »
  3. Apr 25, 2011
    5
    I don't know why but when I watch the live stages, I just get bored.