Close to Home : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 4, 2005
Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20

Critic Reviews

  1. 75
    Women -- especially young mothers juggling responsibilities at home and the office — will find much with which to identify in the story of Annabeth.
  2. 75
    It's well cast, well executed and solidly competent across the board. But exciting, it's not.
  3. The show isn't a terrific one, but its working-mom protagonist, and its element of "Blue Velvet"-style suburban creepiness, might well find a very receptive and loyal audience for this CBS drama.
  4. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    63
    Finnigan's performance dovetails perfectly with Close's neat if heavy- handed dramatic concept. [17 Oct 2005, p.39]
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Feb 10, 2012
    10
    By far the best of the Bruckheimer shows, it is a shame it was not on the air longer. It blended drama and humor so well, something that isBy far the best of the Bruckheimer shows, it is a shame it was not on the air longer. It blended drama and humor so well, something that is sorely missing in most of contemporary television. Full Review »
  2. AF
    Apr 6, 2007
    0
    I usually like this type of show. But this show seems predicitable, judgemental and ridiculously right-wing. I think the main actress could I usually like this type of show. But this show seems predicitable, judgemental and ridiculously right-wing. I think the main actress could be very good. It's a shame her talents are wasted on this conservative predictable tightly wound drivel. Full Review »
  3. LilyH
    Jan 13, 2007
    10
    I absolutely LOVE this show!! I think the cast is great, and Jennifer Finnigan is my favourite actress!