• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 8, 2014
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jan 7, 2014
    75
    The Dick Wolf-produced drama is darker than its sister show, but it packs potential for fun with the city’s cops and firefighters crossing paths both on and off the job.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jan 6, 2014
    75
    It's about characters, and both "Chicago Fire" and Chicago PD are filled with them.
  3. Reviewed by: Ray Rahman
    Jan 2, 2014
    75
    P.D. is as straightforward and meat-and-potatoes as police dramas get--Dick Wolf comfort food.
  4. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jan 8, 2014
    70
    This one has some great characters and some heart-tugging stories. It also has a real sense of place, though I'm not sure how willing Chicagoans are going to be to claim all of it as their own.
  5. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jan 6, 2014
    70
    Chicago P.D. is, in many ways, a throwback to an earlier, male-dominated era of crime shows, yet it carves out room for strong female characters who are good at their jobs and taken seriously by their colleagues--and the writers.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 8, 2014
    67
    Chicago P.D. looks as though it’s going to walk its beat for a while.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jan 8, 2014
    60
    There’s enough hardened acting chops to make Chicago PD a watchable distraction in the Dick Wolf mode. Will it end up being something consistently good? It probably depends on your definition of good.
  8. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 8, 2014
    60
    Chicago Fire is positioned to succeed. Assuming it uses Hank to wrestle with deeper issues and not just explore all the ways his team can get dirtbags to spill, it’s got a great chance.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 7, 2014
    60
    The well-traveled Beghe nevertheless convincingly sells the gravelly voiced tough-guy routine, and Chicago PD plays to the cathartic aspects of crime-fighting, provided one tries not to think too much about terms like “enhanced interrogation techniques.” And the show is aided by having the likes of Jon Seda, Elias Koteas and Sophia Bush on the case, even if most of the plotting has a musty and manipulative aroma.
  10. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jan 3, 2014
    60
    It's not cutting-edge storytelling, but there are some decent plot threads as the show introduces its characters, including a brash desk sergeant who is either testing a rookie or simply ordering her to do her dirty work.
  11. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Mar 27, 2014
    50
    P.D.'s also loud--the percussive soundtrack is headache-inducing--formulaic and predictable, not at all like "The Shield."
  12. 50
    As executed, it almost seems like a parody of the genre.... Beghe's growly, macho performance is hard to stomach, getting in the way of even noticing the attractive supporting cast.
  13. Reviewed by: Carrie Raisler
    Jan 8, 2014
    42
    Spinning off an established show in order to up the chances of that happening is a fine impulse, but this Chicago Fire offshoot is not quite up to the task of creating something indelible just yet.
  14. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 8, 2014
    42
    The show is at least meta enough to have the department commander call out the sheer outrageousness of the appointment, but that doesn’t make it any more plausible.
  15. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Jan 8, 2014
    40
    It’s a show that’s safe, easy to digest, and predictable, which, sadly, is what audiences are coming to expect from network dramatic programming.
  16. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jan 8, 2014
    40
    Unfortunately, Chicago P.D. is just that--a reminder, a breathy echo of other, much better shows. Many of which are available in affordable DVD packages and on various streaming services.
  17. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Jan 2, 2014
    38
    Unlike Law & Order, Chicago P.D. doesn't possess a crucial shagginess, a sense of experience and knowledge in these supposedly weary and seasoned characters that cuts through the hardened cynicism of the show's atmosphere.
  18. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 7, 2014
    33
    The oldest trope in the TV kingdom dies hard, and in fact dies not at all on Chicago PD, the latest from "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf, who sleepwalks through this show, or at least doesn't bother to wake up long enough to rewrite any of the rules he's established over the past 30 years.
  19. 30
    It tries too hard to get down and dirty in the messy mire where crime happens. It just ends up messy, but without any real grit.
  20. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jan 8, 2014
    25
    Designed for people who want the legal clock turned back, not just to before the Constitution, but before the Magna Carta, Chicago P.D. is an insult to Chicago, police departments and viewers alike.
  21. 20
    Chicago PD is a bad show. The dialogue is predictable, the acting is marginal, and the plots are the swept-up leftovers from the Dick Wolf Idea Factory.
  22. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jan 8, 2014
    20
    Chicago PD, is the most arrogantly conceived display of bare-knuckled hooey since the mercifully short-lived Ironside reboot, which polluted the same Wednesday 10/9c time period last fall.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Jan 19, 2014
    1
    I love the Chicago Fire and was really looking forward
    To the Chicago PD. What a disappointment! All the female
    Actresses especially the
    wife of John Seda, she is the
    Worst. Sophia Bush is a bad cast for the female lead her acting
    Is soap opera C-. I can better, and I'm not even a actress!!
    Haha
    Full Review »
  2. Mar 19, 2014
    10
    Really wonderful show! Sophia Bush is great and it's not just like every other cop show. Really great, I definitely recommend it!
    I find it's
    much better than Chicago Fire.. Less melodramatic and more of an actual plot. Full Review »
  3. Mar 2, 2014
    3
    I was excited after watching all the previews, but this really fizzled. I was lost after an unrealistic scene on the first episode where the guy keeps "cat calling" a police officer even after she identifies herself as a cop. That would NEVER happen, no one is that dumb. Just idiotic writing. Full Review »