Inconceivable : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2005
Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 10 out of 20

Critic Reviews

  1. 63
    Collectively, Inconceivable seems a bit desperate and confused.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    58
    With wannabe sensational plotlines and not-at-all-sensational dialogue, Inconceivable feels duly artificial. [23 Sep 2005, p.83]
  3. 50
    Even with its erratic start, "Inconceivable" still manages to deliver a fair share of escapist, bun-in-the-oven fun.
  4. "Inconceivable" is a much more tentative exercise than "Nip/Tuck," offering only the mildest hints of comment on the world it depicts, of affluent people going to great lengths to bear children.
  5. 50
    A strong cast... breathes life into what might otherwise be just one more tepid medical drama.
  6. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    50
    Does it deliver excitement? So far, no. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
  7. 50
    It's not clear yet how well the show will balance the fertility doctor's high jinks with patient scenarios.
  8. 40
    Too much of the setup is a sad, cheesy cross between "Grey's Anatomy" and "Nip/Tuck."
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    Like a test-tube baby, "Inconceivable" has the feeling of a series birthed less by passion than clinical precision.
  10. Much of this is utter nonsense. Life at a real fertility clinic is certainly a lot more humdrum, with fewer sexy nurses and doctors, a lower success record and longer debates about which clients to treat.
  11. 38
    Has a lot of forced backstory writing.
  12. The inherent melodrama has some absorbing moments, but they're undercut by overheated dialogue and story lines that invariably bite off more than they can easily chew early on.
  13. An often lighthearted medical show set in a Los Angeles fertility clinic, NBC's "Inconceivable" lacks the grit of "ER," the heart of "Scrubs" and the soapy shenanigans of "Grey's Anatomy," leaving an empty husk of a series.
  14. This baby doesn't look like it'll make it full term.
  15. "Inconceivable" is so sappy and syrupy, it's the sort of program that even the Lifetime or Oxygen networks might reject.
  16. Few viewers will have the stomach to enjoy this.
  17. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    0
    [An] intolerable piece of attention-getting TV.
  18. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    0
    Utterly vacuous and incompetent.
  19. The worst new show this season.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Stephanie
    Nov 12, 2005
    10
    I loved this show! Figures they would cancel it. It's not like they even gave it a chance! Good grief! And they put Law and Order in I loved this show! Figures they would cancel it. It's not like they even gave it a chance! Good grief! And they put Law and Order in it's place....that's insult to injury!! Full Review »
  2. jenniferf
    Nov 12, 2005
    10
    I loved this show. I was so disappointed it was canceled. I looked forward to it every friday night. i delt with infirtility for about 2 I loved this show. I was so disappointed it was canceled. I looked forward to it every friday night. i delt with infirtility for about 2 years and then got pregnant. NBC you were verrrrrry DUMB for taking it off the air. Why don't you cancel some of these crime shows. Every time i turn around i see a darn crime show. Please bring it back!!!!!! Full Review »
  3. JaimeB
    Nov 12, 2005
    10
    I love this show I am going through this write now in my life Please bring back inconceivable