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  • Summary: Detective Annie Ryder (Anna Paquin) investigates the disappearance of high school hockey star Jesse Sweetland (Sadie O'Neil) that may be related to a murder in the same small town 20 years ago while dealing with her on-and-off again relationship with Eddie (Allen Leech), her boss PoliceDetective Annie Ryder (Anna Paquin) investigates the disappearance of high school hockey star Jesse Sweetland (Sadie O'Neil) that may be related to a murder in the same small town 20 years ago while dealing with her on-and-off again relationship with Eddie (Allen Leech), her boss Police Chief Peter Welland (Shawn Doyle) and someone from her past in this Canadian crime drama. [Originally aired 20 Feb 2017 and 10 Apr 2017 on CBC Television] Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Jan 23, 2018
    80
    Bellevue isn’t trying to break the mold of a closed-ended mystery, but it does offer a riff on it that manages to be both cozily predictable and refreshingly contemporary. ... It presents its characters with texture and range; meaning that even when it missteps, it still finds a way to make you care.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 23, 2018
    75
    You can keep “The Alienist” at arm’s length because it is set more than 100 years in the past. No such luck with “Bellevue.” The brutality, shock and outrage ring all too true.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jan 22, 2018
    60
    It’s handsomely shot, competently directed and, when the writing allows, generally well acted. But it’s markedly derivative. ... What ended up onscreen is a half-sketched, formulaic character that Ms. Paquin can only occasionally make convincing.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jan 23, 2018
    60
    Some civic sociology is advanced--Bellevue is depressed, a brewery offers a chance of recovery--but never really developed. There are things that please, most of which have to do with Paquin.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jan 24, 2018
    55
    Bellevue plays like a watered-down version of “The Killing.”
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 28, 2018
    9
    The first episode is outstanding - yes, it does feel a bit like "The Killing", but it's not nearly as downtrodden and depressing as that showThe first episode is outstanding - yes, it does feel a bit like "The Killing", but it's not nearly as downtrodden and depressing as that show was. Paquiin is fantastic in this show. Yet another reason to dip into WGN American (after Outsiders...) Expand
  2. Mar 18, 2018
    2
    The series began slowly, picked up the pace for an episode or two, but became exceedingly convoluted by the end. The main characters rangedThe series began slowly, picked up the pace for an episode or two, but became exceedingly convoluted by the end. The main characters ranged from peculiar to perverse. Often they were made to behave in ways that even remotely intelligent people would not behave. My wife stopped watching after the first episode and she was the smart one. I was groaning in disbelief and despair during the final episode.
    And one minor beef, why did almost everything have to occur in the dark, making it difficult to discern?
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