Heartland : Season 1

  • Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 18, 2007
Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14

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Critic Reviews

  1. A surprisingly effective personal drama.
  2. This is suspense that goes well beyond that of most medical shows.
  3. 63
    A mushy, messy, medical melodrama that's pretty much identical to a dozen other doctor dramas you've seen many times before.
  4. Hollander... has pared the medical drama down to its barest notions of life and death and sliced away the acronyms, arguably just when they needed some cutting.
  5. The characters connect mostly on a clinical level, rarely deeper.
  6. A pedestrian medical drama that sparks to life near the end of the pilot.
  7. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    50
    The declining but not yet flatlining EKG of their relationship is captured very nicely by Williams and Matchett, both giving strong, stoic performances. Everything else is too quiet, though. [25 Jun 2007, p.41]
  8. 40
    Despite “Heartland’s” obviously good intentions and Williams’ likable presence, it’s difficult to find a pulse in this workmanlike drama.
  9. Fox should send TNT the super fancy bouquet because, once again, "House" never looked so good.
  10. It is every organ transplant storyline you've ever seen before on "ER" or "Chicago Hope" or elsewhere, told in the most unimaginative fashion possible, acted out by a competent group of actors not given much to play.
  11. 30
    "Heartland" doesn't use its talent in service of anything other than predictable, inoffensive stories and a contrived relationship between the two leads.
  12. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    20
    In terms of concocting drama, the characters and situations don't strike sharply enough to break the skin, much less stir the heart.
  13. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    10
    [A] treacly piece of tripe.
  14. There's no reason to sugarcoat this: Watching Williams made me want to nod off.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jessica
    Aug 16, 2007
    7
    good cast, ok show. I do like the fact that they are not 100% successful.
  2. ChadB
    Aug 14, 2007
    10
    This show is outstanding and makes the viewers things. It addresses many ethical, emotional and spiritual issues of our day. It is one of the This show is outstanding and makes the viewers things. It addresses many ethical, emotional and spiritual issues of our day. It is one of the best shows to air in years. Full Review »
  3. GregM
    Jul 26, 2007
    4
    a robotic, formulaic, contrived dud acted stoically by competent players