• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 2010
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. 20
    The rest of Detroit 1-8-7's cast is fill-in-the-blanks police fodder. The only two characteristics that separate this show is one, it is filmed wholly in Detroit (who cares, a soundstage looks just as convincing) and two, the cameras are handheld (who cares, that shakiness can become very annoying).
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Sep 21, 2010
    9
    Interesting, well directed, and yielding more surprises and intrigue then one would expect from a seemingly common show. We shall see if timeInteresting, well directed, and yielding more surprises and intrigue then one would expect from a seemingly common show. We shall see if time will drain such surprises from a show with great potential. 9/10 Full Review »
  2. Sep 23, 2010
    10
    Brilliant, distinctive, striking, superb, exceptional, glorious, magnificent, marvelous, splendid, ingenious - there are not enoughBrilliant, distinctive, striking, superb, exceptional, glorious, magnificent, marvelous, splendid, ingenious - there are not enough commendable words in the English language to describe this show. Absolutely wonderful in every way. Full Review »
  3. Sep 23, 2010
    10
    Ever since I was left orphan of my gritty cop show fix when both Homicide and NYPD Blue signed off the air I was hoping for a new show to fillEver since I was left orphan of my gritty cop show fix when both Homicide and NYPD Blue signed off the air I was hoping for a new show to fill that hole. I've finally found it! Detroit 187 not only recaptures the spirit of those landmark shows but it's clearly revitalizing a genre that's been hostage of the mind-numbing crime Cbs procedurals for too long. Get drawn into the compelling stories of Detroit 187! Full Review »