Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Aug 31, 2011
    40
    It plays as cheap voyeuristic thrills, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but does keep the show percolating at a somewhat low level.
  2. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Aug 31, 2011
    75
    Like a hybrid human, Dark Matters combines science with good, old-fashioned thrills to produce a whole new species. Great fun.
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Aug 31, 2011
    83
    Science channel publicity materials call the show "a real-life Twilight Zone," and in terms of mood, that's on the mark.
  4. Reviewed by: Jesse Hicks
    Aug 31, 2011
    60
    Dark Matters has something for viewers who are easily titillated as well as those interested in history.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Aug 31, 2011
    60
    It's decent popcorn TV, if you've got nothing better to do.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 24, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. While the show is a bit uneven, when it hits the mark (like the use town in France driven mad by a CIA experiment) it can be quite illuminating. The problem is that all the stories don't quite reach this level. Full Review »