• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 18, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 7 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Paul Katz
    Penn Jillette can't pull off the illusion that he's as likable as Howie Mandel. [22 Dec 2006, p.75]
  2. “Identity” is to game shows what a gastric bypass is to dieting: a choice that defies convention and social niceties.
  3. Considering how hard people on shows like "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" work for their prizes, there's something almost unseemly about giving people prizes for not much more than showing up.
  4. Now, you may be saying, "There he goes again, that elitist toad." But believe me, even Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Bill O'Reilly would think this show was stupid.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    A degraded update of What's My Line?
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Problem is, the show is more comfortable with cliché than subtlety.
  7. 0
    One's first impression of "Identity" is likely to be that it is a miserably tedious mess, a reaction that probably will grow stronger the further one slogs into the Big Muddy that is the show.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 11 out of 17
  1. Scott
    Mar 19, 2007
    excruciatingly boring
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 3, 2007
    I enjoyed this and I'm glad they will be bringing it back. There were a few things that could be improved and hopefully they will do that.
  3. MaineMike
    Jan 14, 2007
    I mean really...how tough is it reason out that the gal in the cowboy hat is a professional rodeo rider? Yet, we have to spend an excruciating amount of time listening to people reason through that. And, I wonder, how long it took to find contestants who couldn't recognize Bruce Jenner or the Beaver. Full Review »