• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2005
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 219 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 219

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  1. Dec 9, 2014
    6
    I'm sorry, I don't want to slam Jeanne Tripplehorn, but she just doesn't work in this show. At all. Period. And yet the producers try to force her into the limelight; obviously, because they know there's a disconnect and casting her wasn't right for the show. When you have a program with this long of a history and so many loyal fans it must be incredibly hard to find someone new to addI'm sorry, I don't want to slam Jeanne Tripplehorn, but she just doesn't work in this show. At all. Period. And yet the producers try to force her into the limelight; obviously, because they know there's a disconnect and casting her wasn't right for the show. When you have a program with this long of a history and so many loyal fans it must be incredibly hard to find someone new to add into the cast - because of course, there was no 'replacing' Paget Brewster - but this choice is a miserable failure, and after many years of committed, almost rabid viewership, is turning me off what has been for a very long time, my favorite television show. It's not like replacing Mandy Patinkin with Joe Mantegna - THAT worked, and viewers were able to accept it. Even the short-term replacement of Rachel Nichols was better than this situation. Better to have not replaced Emily at all. Oh how I wish.

    I have loved and laughed and cried with Hotch, JJ, Morgan, Penelope, and Spencer for many years. It's deeply disappointing that our relationship is coming to such an unsatisfying end.
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Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. 20
    Big talent meets weak script and every TV crime cliche known to prime time.
  2. 40
    It's not a cool-science show, but its crimes blur together with what we already see on the ''CSI" series, and its supporting cast is indistinct.
  3. 63
    It's kind of good.