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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 9, 2008
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  • Summary: A scientist (Rufus Sewell) consults for the FBI about unusual crimes in this American remake of a British series.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. Sewell radiates the kind of fascination you can't buy off the rack at the TV drama store, and that alone gives Eleventh Hour a strong start.
  2. Both ABC's "Life on Mars" and CBS's Eleventh Hour have the comfortable feel of many shows that have come before them and lasted a long, long time.
  3. While supercool science may be the hook, the real draw of Eleventh Hour is Sewell.
  4. Pizazz is what’s missing from CBS’s new drama, Eleventh Hour, in which Rufus Sewell plays Dr. Jacob Hood.
  5. Not nearly as ambitious as "Life on Mars" but entertaining nonetheless.
  6. Unlike "Life on Mars," the concept seems elastic enough that the show could run for a long time, but first its American producers would need to work on storytelling basics like pacing and developing interesting characters.
  7. I’m tempted to suggest that Eleventh Hour will only be worth watching if it acquires a sorely needed sense of humor, but maybe I’m missing some laughter in the dark.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. GregS.
    Oct 22, 2008
    10
    Really like this show. Second episode even better than first. Not crazy sci-fi conspiracy stuff but cool, intelligent science thriller stuff, Really like this show. Second episode even better than first. Not crazy sci-fi conspiracy stuff but cool, intelligent science thriller stuff, with a strong cast. I will definitely keep watching! Expand
  2. DmitryS.
    Nov 9, 2008
    10
    Pretty cool show! How did they get all their equipment, like from E.T.?
  3. VictoriaB.
    Nov 23, 2008
    10
    Love the show. Dr Hood (Rufus Sewell) is a very interesting character. I hope new episodes are ordered for the show.
  4. AshleyB.
    Oct 13, 2008
    8
    The storylines definitely need some work to do Dr. Hood justice, but the idea behind this show is much easier to watch than the pseudoscience The storylines definitely need some work to do Dr. Hood justice, but the idea behind this show is much easier to watch than the pseudoscience of Fringe. Expand
  5. Corbin
    Oct 10, 2008
    7
    I liked it. It was what I hoped Fringe would be more like. Better written, and much better directing than Fringe. It isn't perfect, but I liked it. It was what I hoped Fringe would be more like. Better written, and much better directing than Fringe. It isn't perfect, but I'm looking forward to seeing how this one will develop. Expand
  6. EliasC.
    Nov 16, 2008
    6
    This show needs to find it's substance and has possibilities. Adapted from the mediocre British limited series, this American adaptation This show needs to find it's substance and has possibilities. Adapted from the mediocre British limited series, this American adaptation has potential but must find a way to write more interesting characters than are so far portrayed. Worth keeping around and better than the abysmal Fringe. I'll look at it again mid-season. Expand
  7. RustyC
    Jan 9, 2009
    3
    Hood is interestingly odd, but the stories are pretty lame. Last night he stated that freon damaged the ozone which has been proven wrong. A Hood is interestingly odd, but the stories are pretty lame. Last night he stated that freon damaged the ozone which has been proven wrong. A bad guy opens doors and safes without gloves, and when he asks for a chemical for an experiment it's amazingly within arms reach of the student and ready to pour. I don't feel comfortable investing any more time in this show. Expand

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