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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: Jimmy Smits lands in a sugar-cane dynasty. Will there be cat fights?
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. 88
    A terrifically cast, intriguing series.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Well cast, with a sturdy central presence in Jimmy Smits as the adopted son handed the keys to the kingdom.
  3. 70
    The soap operatic set-up is both efficient and florid, laying out both familial continuity and class distinctions.
  4. 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.
  5. 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."
  6. It's a watered-down, TV version of the familiar tale, as bland and inoffensive as possible.
  7. 20
    One of those slack, campy throwbacks that really ought to be thrown out, Cane, premiering on CBS tonight at 10, tries to bring grand-opera soap opera back to prime time and ignominiously fails.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 91
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 91
  3. Negative: 9 out of 91