Hidden Palms : Season 1

  • Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: May 30, 2007
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22

Critic Reviews

  1. It may be harsh to suggest his "Creek" has run dry, but as a followup exploration of teen anxiety, "Hidden Palms" offers little but scenic and human scenery.
  2. 37
    Unfortunately, the smarter-than-thou riffs that may have seemed amusing and fresh back on Dawson's Creek now simply feel dated and rehashed.
  3. 30
    Overwritten and underacted (by the kids anyway), it strings out its weekly climactic shockers — some of them truly unnerving — with artery-hardening blobs of moldy adolescent whining.
  4. The show is overly ripe in its writing and spends far too much time exploring the whiny angst of the teens.
  5. "Hidden Palms"... starts out feeling like it could be a guilty pleasure but ends up being something you want to hold face down in a full kiddie pool.
  6. 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.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. CodyW.
    Jul 5, 2007
    10
    What the hell is the CW doing, I don't watch shows like this ever, never have, but this show is pure Gold! You can't give me gold What the hell is the CW doing, I don't watch shows like this ever, never have, but this show is pure Gold! You can't give me gold and then just take it away from me, it's just not right! I demand another season atleast, the cliffhangers are killing me! Full Review »
  2. AJG.
    Jun 28, 2007
    10
    I normally don't watch shows like this...aimed at teens. I didn't and don't watch the OC or Laguna Beach. I saw the preview I normally don't watch shows like this...aimed at teens. I didn't and don't watch the OC or Laguna Beach. I saw the preview for this show and said "what the heck". I love it! The characters are so well made and played. You feel for them, you want to hurt them, you want to hug them...so many emotions swirling around. It's thought provoking and intense. Exactly what I was looking for. A+ to the basis, the plot and the acting. Superb! Full Review »
  3. BeibeiL.
    Jun 28, 2007
    10
    I love the series so much. I hope Cw don;t cut it.