In Plain Sight : Season 1

  • Network: USA
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 1, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 45
  2. Negative: 12 out of 45

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  1. 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 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 ofThis 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. Expand
  2. ErvinM.
    Jul 28, 2008
    4
    Could be a good show, but relegates stars to typical Hollywood dysfunctional characters. Nothing redeeming about current story plots. Predict short life w/o major rewrite. Too bad. I was a deputy US Marshal and know how interesting this program could be-challenging Law & Order.
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
  1. 40
    In Plain Sight is another attempt at mixing the jokey and the serious within a loose procedural format. But Sight’s writing is distressingly predictable, and McCormack’s character is the least interesting thing about the show.
  2. Apart from its New Mexico setting and its witness protection angle, little stands out here. Stories are less than suspenseful and characters are mainly two-dimensional.
  3. In Plain Sight is a definite for any summer TV To-Watch list; don't cross it off until you've seen at least one.