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  • Series Premiere Date: May 30, 2007
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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

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  • 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
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. 70
    A soapy delight of hard bodies and dirty doings.
  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
  1. JimT
    May 31, 2007
    10
    Very original with the best aspects of OC, Twin Peaks and Desperate Housewives. Great casting, sexy, compelling and a great mix of young and Very original with the best aspects of OC, Twin Peaks and Desperate Housewives. Great casting, sexy, compelling and a great mix of young and old. Critics of this show are clearly paid shills whose agenda have nothing to do with what was shown. Hidden Palms is a winner and will be with us for many seasons. The only real question is "Who killed Eddie?" OK, one more. "Is Amber Heard married?" Watch, enjoy and tell a friend. Expand
  2. 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! Expand
  3. chadd.
    Jun 12, 2007
    10
    Love this show!
  4. AshleyD.
    Jun 26, 2007
    10
    It was slow at first.. but now I'm hooked! It's turned out to be an awesome show. I can't wait until the next episode!
  5. BeibeiL.
    Jun 28, 2007
    10
    I love the series so much. I hope Cw don;t cut it.
  6. ArtaM.
    Jun 21, 2007
    9
    I actually thought this was gonna be really cheesy and bad but i have been pleasantly surprised while the young actor act really well I actually thought this was gonna be really cheesy and bad but i have been pleasantly surprised while the young actor act really well specially amber heard and the guy who plays cliff! Expand
  7. AnonymousMC
    Jun 22, 2007
    7
    decent story line, awful acting, need more actors that ACTUALLY show emotion

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