• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 8, 2010
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    The formula's a little too familiar, the pilot a tad dull. But Michalka's a big talent and for that reason, Hellcats has potential.
  2. For all its formulaic predictability, though, this show has an acerbic self-awareness that may defuse the cynicism you may bring to it.
  3. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    63
    The end product should be called Hellkittens--not bad, but its tiny claws neither grip nor rip. [13 Sep 2010, p.47]
  4. Despite this silly and derivative setup, the pilot is actually a lot of fun. The performances are uniformly good and there are moments of promising depth to balance all the peppy hair-swinging, abs-flexing dance numbers.
  5. 75
    The cheerleader drama Hellcats isn't nearly in such danger of taking itself seriously. A brunet Ashley Tisdale makes a speech about how cheerleaders are athletes who deserve respect, and then we get to move on to the triple handsprings in crop tops.
  6. Yes, audiences should beware not to let their eyes roll too far back in their heads at the fantasy concept of a) swapping scholarships midsemester and b) a protagonist who wows everyone in sight (known as the "Mary Sue" character in fan fiction parlance). But once the concept is firmly established, Hellcats makes a graceful backflip, with multilayered characters that defy expectations.
  7. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Leah Greenblatt
    75
    We've seen it all before, but it's still fluffy fun. [10 Sep 2010, p.82]
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Sep 9, 2010
    7
    It actually wasn't that bad. Most of the acting was good, and the pilot was fun, and cheerful.
    I can see it getting lots of fans, but I'm
    It actually wasn't that bad. Most of the acting was good, and the pilot was fun, and cheerful.
    I can see it getting lots of fans, but I'm waiting for the ratings to tell me if it gets renewed or canceled.
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  2. Feb 19, 2013
    10
    I really liked the episode, but I'm from Russia. I would like it to continue, the second season. At least for 2 million people. Sorry but thatI really liked the episode, but I'm from Russia. I would like it to continue, the second season. At least for 2 million people. Sorry but that will not happen, but I hope that for him who ever undertake. Full Review »
  3. Mar 2, 2011
    3
    These are some really attractive young people who are athletic and can somewhat act. And then it all falls apart. It reminds me of when IThese are some really attractive young people who are athletic and can somewhat act. And then it all falls apart. It reminds me of when I was young and going to the movies and seeing a flick like this and thinking it was stupid. Once I got into my late 20's I realized how screwed up the popular cheerleaders and jocks were. Mainly because I run into them from time to time and I see what they have become after High School and College and get to know their real stories. So, it is somewhat true to life. Full Review »