• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 1, 2006
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. 63
    The writers and directors do a sometimes routine, sometimes solid job of making something as atypical as an imprisoned innocent seem believable in the world of fictional network television.
  2. The chemistry among the leads isn't fully there, and the trail of clues, at least in the opening two episodes, relies on a lot of serendipity and improbable deductive work. But "In Justice" is a watchable show.
  3. 63
    The acting is quite good, despite the fact that everyone is the same age, not particularly interesting, or even odd, and are all startlingly good-looking. The writing is good, if you can get past some cheesy dialogue.
  4. 60
    Though reminiscent of other TV fare, though standard in dialogue, plotting and performances, "In Justice" does boast a touch of originality by examining not only investigators, victims and criminals, but innocent bystanders ensnared in the crime web as well.
  5. The show's shifts in tone can seem ungainly; the comedy, of which there is more than usual in such shows, sometimes rubs uncomfortably against the premise.... Yet the show is best when it's funniest.
  6. If anything, "In Justice" tries too hard.
  7. 50
    Unfortunately, none of the characters is interesting enough to paper over the holes in the plot.
  8. 50
    So MacLachlan's enjoyable. The supporting cast is OK. And the unconventional premise is rather promising. Now it's up to the producers to give "In Justice" a more distinctive dramatic zing.
  9. Rote as this seems, it's difficult to judge the series too harshly. It has the barest basics in its favor -- the cast works and the writing is acceptable.
  10. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    50
    A model of midseason mediocrity, an hourlong that neither excites nor bores, driven by professional if uninspired acting, writing and direction.
  11. 50
    The regular characters are generic, and the plots are filled with holes. But as a mindless TV distraction bent on reminding us that the justice system is not perfect, ''In Justice" will do.
  12. 30
    It's an imitation of something already being imitated here, there and everywhere.
  13. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    30
    It's bland, tired, listless, and if the show isn't having much fun, how can it expect viewers to?
  14. "In Justice" is a mess -- and it will take at least two additional episodes to find out which direction the show is going and whether that direction is an improvement.
  15. All sorts of things in In Justice... don't make sense.
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 160 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 121
  1. JoS
    Jan 22, 2008
    10
    Love it! When is it coming back?
  2. SM
    Sep 23, 2007
    10
    We loved this show and it is hard to get GREAT ratings on a new showing airing on the worse night, Friday. I bet if it was on in a better time slot the ratings would have been what the network desired. Obviously, there are a lot of people who did watch it just look at how many of us have searched out this site. BRING IT BACK! Full Review »
  3. D.A.
    Mar 18, 2007
    10
    It was the best show to me all season long. It was up there with House and Prison Break. The ratings weren't as high because we have things like DVR but believe me, the show was watched by many more people than fox thinks Full Review »