Chicago Fire : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 10, 2012
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 10, 2012
    30
    Chicago Fire isn't half bad when the fires and other crises take over as the star of the show. It's after the smoke clears and the stories kick back in that you begin to realize the only way to salvage these sorry stereotypes in uniform is to burn them the only way we know how.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 9, 2012
    30
    The series is really good at doing exactly what you expect, which makes it surprisingly tedious for a show where lives are on the line almost nonstop.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Oct 9, 2012
    30
    None of them is very interesting, and it's actually kind of hard to tell them apart.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 10, 2012
    25
    Wolf either doesn't know what to do with his characters while they're waiting around for a fire to break out, or thinks their personal stories should be the dominant element in his new series. They could be, if only those stories weren't ripped from the book of overused cliches.
  5. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Sep 21, 2012
    20
    This just doesn't work on any level and creates very little suspense, even in life-or-death situations.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Feb 20, 2013
    8
    Very underrated series right here. Been watching since the beginning of the season and though it took a little bit to speed up, it has now hitVery underrated series right here. Been watching since the beginning of the season and though it took a little bit to speed up, it has now hit its groove. The acting is pretty good and the character development is fantastic. Full Review »
  2. Oct 21, 2013
    10
    VERY action packed, likeable characters... love it love it!! Chicago Fire has unexpected twists, and shows diversity from other Emergency TVVERY action packed, likeable characters... love it love it!! Chicago Fire has unexpected twists, and shows diversity from other Emergency TV shows. Showing all aspects of a fire house, from captain to candidate. Full Review »
  3. Apr 27, 2013
    8
    The cast has a lot of personality an they flow together to make it a compelling show to watch.
    A show that zoom in and shows the team acting
    The cast has a lot of personality an they flow together to make it a compelling show to watch.
    A show that zoom in and shows the team acting like a team..Fighting fires..Its not about one person being the hero all the time. There is so much room to grow with this show.
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