In Plain Sight : Season 1

  • Network: USA
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 1, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    Balancing comedy and drama within this sort of framework requires a delicate touch, and precious little about In Plain Sight achieves that equilibrium.
  2. 30
    In Plain Sight already seems tired with its crime-of-the-week, flawed-protagonist self.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Oct 14, 2013
    3
    Could like this show if I wasn't so focused on her top lip heading North. Baaadddd boxtox job. She looks ridiculous. Take away the upper lipCould like this show if I wasn't so focused on her top lip heading North. Baaadddd boxtox job. She looks ridiculous. Take away the upper lip and the strained smile the script aint too bad Full Review »
  2. May 6, 2012
    5
    This shows main attraction is that being about WITSEC, it is therefore not a procedural. The problem is that some episodes are too much like aThis shows main attraction is that being about WITSEC, it is therefore not a procedural. The problem is that some episodes are too much like a procedural, going through the usual motions trying to find out whats going on because the witness isn't telling them everything, and others are just plain boring. The witnesses themselves are just so uninteresting and there is no real sense of threat against them or end goal. Mary's attitude is 'lets babysit this scumbag who I hate but have to protect for my job until they become someone else's problem'. It also shows Mary's family like which is just boring. The show is not funny like many people have said although there are identifiable moments when it attempts to be funny. This shows premise gives it the opportunity to be more action based and serious and have the bad guys actually attacking the witnesses but it blew it. Full Review »
  3. JeffH
    Aug 20, 2008
    9
    This show got better with almost every episode. I'm even starting to like de la Fuente's stiff-as-a-board character. I think it This show got better with almost every episode. I'm even starting to like de la Fuente's stiff-as-a-board character. I think it will settle in as a pretty great show after time. As to the plots... just think about some of the insane things that have happened on other workplace dramas like ER or Grey's. It's TV. If they just showed the boring days at work, then no one would watch. Full Review »