Deception : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 7, 2013
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jan 7, 2013
    20
    Deception just seems sloppily constructed and poorly written, wasting some good actors (Victor Garber, Tate Donovan and Meagan Good) in the process and never giving you a reason to care.
  2. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jan 7, 2013
    38
    So far Deception feels like one long TV crime drama where everyone takes turns standing under a cloud of suspicion.
  3. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jan 7, 2013
    25
    The writing (Heldens and Peter Elkoff) is atrocious, the direction (Peter Horton and Jonas Pate) slow and flabby, and the performances run the gamut from sad to just adequate, but even proven actors like Garber couldn't make us care about any of this.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    I can't believe they canceled this show. This was the best show on NBC and they got rid of it and kept all of the other crap. So what if theI can't believe they canceled this show. This was the best show on NBC and they got rid of it and kept all of the other crap. So what if the show is similar to ABC's Revenge? It does not make it a bad show! Those who say the show is bad are nuts. Full Review »
  2. Apr 15, 2013
    10
    The show is great. Its interesting, suspenseful and entertaining without being over-the-top. It's realistic and I hope it comes back for aThe show is great. Its interesting, suspenseful and entertaining without being over-the-top. It's realistic and I hope it comes back for a second season. I love this show. Full Review »
  3. Jan 31, 2013
    2
    I don't think this show has anywhere to go after they solve the mystery of who killed Vivian. What are they gonna talk about? I don't thinkI don't think this show has anywhere to go after they solve the mystery of who killed Vivian. What are they gonna talk about? I don't think this show is like Revenge, but I don't like it much either. Full Review »