Cane : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2007
Season #: 1, 2

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25

Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    It's a plot-driven, multi-generational melodrama, which feels particularly shallow at a time when shows such as "Friday Night Lights," "Mad Men," "Dexter," and "Nip/Tuck" are pushing their narrative reach.
  2. Notwithstanding the novelty of the setting, the nice Latin music and good individual work by the cast--Walker is especially notable in a role made to notice--Smits is the engine that drives the ship; he gives Cane at least an illusion of speed and substance and soul.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Cane" is not a bad show, and it's sporadically a good one. Merely, great expectations have not been met.
  4. 50
    As much as CBS may yearn for the days of J.R. and Bobby Ewing, those days have passed, and you certainly can't bring then back with a show that feels more dated than "Dallas."
  5. It presents a mouthwatering cast and a tasty premise, then fails to generate a succulent premiere.
  6. 40
    Despite being set in lively, colorful Miami, this saga is as sluggish as can be.
  7. Cane is probably the most traditional of these soaps. Unfortunately, it's also hampered by a muddled pilot episode with ham-fisted character introductions and an ending that's likely to put off some viewers.
  8. Manichaean characters work on soap operas as long as they come with plenty of machinations. Unfortunately, there are no J. R.’s in sight on Cane, and the one Samuels with Alexis Carrington potential, Ellis, is played by a surprisingly subdued Polly Walker.
  9. It's a watered-down, TV version of the familiar tale, as bland and inoffensive as possible.
  10. All Cane has going for it now is the cast. In tonight's opening episode, the tone is all over the place
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 91
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 91
  3. Negative: 9 out of 91
  1. erollins
    Sep 28, 2007
    didn't live up to expectations
  2. VanesaM.
    Jun 27, 2008
    I love this show. not too many shows that I looked forward to, but this one was one that I would not miss seeing. Love the cast, Hope it comes back.
  3. ElsieM
    Jun 25, 2008
    I loved this series, enjoyed the plot and the suspense and hope to see it back in the fall!