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  • Series Premiere Date: May 30, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Sharon Lawrence, Gail O'Grady, Michael Cassidy (VI)
  • Summary: Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson returns with a darker soap that follows troubled teens (and their troubled parents) living in Palm Springs.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
  • Creator: Kevin Williamson
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: May 30, 2007
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. 88
    Despite the fact that it revolves around standard-issue teens with troubled, rich parents, it pushes the formula a few steps . . . make that several steps farther.
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    70
    Don't believe the critics who tell you "Hidden Palms" stinks after they watched only the first episode.... This is a seriously involving serious show. A show about something.
  3. While much of it is silly, corny or clichéd and relies more on easy effects — the power ballad, the overwrought sex scene — than on the subtle explorations of people and place that the pilot seems to promise, the series is, on the whole, highly digestible summer fun.
  4. Even the dialogue is mediocre, a surprise coming from Williamson.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    To the producers' credit, this storyline advances fairly rapidly; it's just not that engaging or surprising.
  6. Mostly silly, pretentious, soap opera-style TV with an escapist mentality and the subtlety of an avalanche.
  7. 0
    You're likely to find more fascinating figures and intriguing dramatis personae in the latest catalogue from J. Peterman, and somehow Peterman comes off as more emotionally authentic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16