Close to Home : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 4, 2005
Season #: 1, 2, 3
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32

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  1. SusanM
    Oct 19, 2005
    6
    Was hoping for better. Ms Finnegan is a good actress but I don't think this character fits her all that well. So far there has been little development of her supporting characters. However, I have enjoyed the story lines. I had hoped to like the show a bit more but at least its not painful to watch. Its just fair. Frankly, I miss Judging Amy in this time slot. That was a heck of a Was hoping for better. Ms Finnegan is a good actress but I don't think this character fits her all that well. So far there has been little development of her supporting characters. However, I have enjoyed the story lines. I had hoped to like the show a bit more but at least its not painful to watch. Its just fair. Frankly, I miss Judging Amy in this time slot. That was a heck of a cast and although the show was a bit "soapy," I didn't mind at all. I miss Tyne Daly most of all. Expand
  2. KP
    Oct 18, 2005
    5
    This show isn't so bad I'll refuse to have it on even for ignored background noise, but there's nothing really redeeming about it either. The first episode, I was so many steps in front of the characters in figuring things out that it was annoying (rather than rewarding in the "see! I was right!" sense that that sort of foreshadowing is supposed to give the viewer). It was This show isn't so bad I'll refuse to have it on even for ignored background noise, but there's nothing really redeeming about it either. The first episode, I was so many steps in front of the characters in figuring things out that it was annoying (rather than rewarding in the "see! I was right!" sense that that sort of foreshadowing is supposed to give the viewer). It was *obvious* to me what the outcome would be, and it took the characters so long to get there that I was ready to smack them upside the head. None of the interesting twists you'd expect from this kind of show. Nonetheless, until someone puts something more interesting in a competing timeslot, my TV will likely be tuned to this show when it's on and I'm home. ... even if just for the background noise. Definitely not one to TiVo. Collapse
  3. CARAW
    Sep 26, 2006
    4
    I can't believe you killed off Annabeth's husband. What...just to add more love interests for her. Wha't wrong with have a strong mother, husband, baby juggling "real" life. I loved the show for that very reason and now you have killed by reason for watching the show. Strike one! Then you replace John Carroll Lynch. I loved him in this show. Strike Two. You think not having I can't believe you killed off Annabeth's husband. What...just to add more love interests for her. Wha't wrong with have a strong mother, husband, baby juggling "real" life. I loved the show for that very reason and now you have killed by reason for watching the show. Strike one! Then you replace John Carroll Lynch. I loved him in this show. Strike Two. You think not having a strong committed relationship on a TV is bad for ratings. Bull*&#@. I will no longer watch this TV show. Expand
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
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Alynda Wheat
    42
    Home isn't a bad show--it's just bad-intentioned. [7 Oct 2005, p.64]
  2. Finnigan, who was so right in NBC's loopy comedy "Committed," lacks the heft for the role of the no-nonsense prosecutor. Not that, as written, the role would be easy for anyone. It requires Annabeth to be a vigorous and energetic protagonist and, simultaneously, a weepy young mother with postpartum blues.
  3. 50
    What would otherwise be a tedious collection of working-mom and lawyer-show clich├ęs is saved by an excellent cast.