• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 27, 2005
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. A script so unimaginative, and characters so flat and forced, that it begs for a recall vote.
  2. Simplistic and shamelessly manipulative.
  3. The writing on "Commander in Chief" often is so distressingly thin and pale, this West Wing drama will suffer in comparison to the robust early years of, well, NBC's "The West Wing."
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    0
    Finally, the best new comedy of the 2005-06 TV season is here... What's that, you say? This is a drama and not a comedy? Oh, dear.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 217 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 172
  1. IanB
    May 7, 2007
    1
    Plays more like a daytime soap than a serious drama. In-fighting, backstabbing, internal political-games, all we're missing now is the invasion of France and we've got Caesar Full Review »
  2. NancyS
    Apr 24, 2007
    10
    Best best show that i have never seen, even better than prison break. hope we could see more and more seasons.
  3. JohnC
    Mar 15, 2007
    10
    As a writer I say that this is the best on TV because everything thing else was slow. I also would like to say that if I had wrote this it would be the same as you guys have writen it. Thanks for putting ideas into peoples head because now we see the President in a whole new way Thanks. PS put it back on please because many of us that do like it need something to watch besides LOST and if you guys need help writing I'm willing. Full Review »