APB : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 6, 2017
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  • Summary: Billionaire Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk) takes over the Chicago Police Department's 13th district and turns it into a private police force after his best friend is murdered with the help of officer Theresa Murphy (Natalie Martinez) and technical officer Ada Hamilton (Caitlin Stasey).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Feb 6, 2017
    75
    A not nearly as bad (as you feared) cop procedural, plus toys that go boom.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Feb 6, 2017
    58
    Hours two and three, also made available for review, are somewhat better executed [than the premiere episode].
  3. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Feb 6, 2017
    50
    This procedural revolves around their predictable relationship.
  4. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Jan 27, 2017
    42
    [Justin Kirk's Gideo Reeves]'s so dumb, but this show thinks he's so smart, because this show is so dumb. [Feb 3/10 2017, p.102]
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Feb 6, 2017
    40
    Reeves is trying to do something about the state of law enforcement in America, but APB, with its alternation of tedious command-center computer-gazing and routine cops-chasing-bad-guys action, doesn’t seem like a concept that will keep viewers intrigued week after week.
  6. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Feb 2, 2017
    40
    APB has some fertile ideas at its core; for instance, the app Reeves unveils actually has a number of intriguing features. But the lack of bold engagement with the implications of the drama’s premise, combined with a number of formulaic elements, makes for a generally unsatisfying viewing experience.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Feb 6, 2017
    20
    The only way it would be watchable is if it was some kind of Robocop deal--and that's a 20th century idea. No, this is just another in a very large pile of not-very-good ideas that got turned into a TV show. Go play with one of your apps instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Feb 13, 2017
    10
    Finally an exciting show using imagination and leading edge tech. This is a fun show. Really liked the hopped up motorcycles this week. APB !Finally an exciting show using imagination and leading edge tech. This is a fun show. Really liked the hopped up motorcycles this week. APB ! Can't wait till next week! Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2017
    10
    Best new series - excellent cast, acting & filming. A realistic Sci-Fi with cool Tech and lots of action. I love the humor Justin Kirk bringsBest new series - excellent cast, acting & filming. A realistic Sci-Fi with cool Tech and lots of action. I love the humor Justin Kirk brings to the role. Very reminiscent of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark. I can't understand how anyone would give this show less than 8 out of 10 - its better than almost any other show that has come out lately. Maybe it jut isn't "arty-farty" enough for all the haters out there... Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2017
    9
    Great New series! Love the ideas it proposes. Love the nod to a Tony Stark like persona. Love the Tech. It is like Knight Rider mergingGreat New series! Love the ideas it proposes. Love the nod to a Tony Stark like persona. Love the Tech. It is like Knight Rider merging with TJ Hooker, from those from the 80's. Expand
  4. Feb 10, 2017
    2
    If you start from a very poor idea ( a billionaire bribing a Mayor to take control of a police department) the development of this idea is notIf you start from a very poor idea ( a billionaire bribing a Mayor to take control of a police department) the development of this idea is not going to improve the final product. Bad and promising to get even worst. Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2017
    0
    Billionaire, using its money and innovations, creates a service that helps people and a superior government analogue. Do you think thisBillionaire, using its money and innovations, creates a service that helps people and a superior government analogue. Do you think this summary of this series? Not only. Is Pure Genius series, which has exactly the same story, only instead of the police station - hospital.
    Stereotyped idea, implausible story, and disgusting acting (especially Caitlin Stasey plays annoyingly). APB is one of the worst series this year.
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  6. Feb 13, 2017
    0
    The premise of this program is just plain ludicrous even for science fiction fans or people who love to buy expensive toys. APB would haveThe premise of this program is just plain ludicrous even for science fiction fans or people who love to buy expensive toys. APB would have made an excellent video game but just doesn't cut it as a TV show. Expand
  7. Feb 6, 2017
    0
    I had to stop watching after the scene where the billionaire guy basically bribed government officials to give him a police district to do asI had to stop watching after the scene where the billionaire guy basically bribed government officials to give him a police district to do as he pleases... in public....in broad day light. What absolute trash. We all know stuff like that don't happen. There's no way any government official will cave to that in PUBLIC. But this show believes we are 5 year old children. LOL. Sorry, this deserves nothing more than a 0. Don't waste your time. Expand

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