• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2013
  • Season #: 1
User Score
3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 11 out of 23

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  1. Dec 14, 2013
    4
    Despite a nice peformance by blair underwood, this nonsense remake of the 1967-75 classic brings nothing new to the table, except a tired teleplay, some other bad acting and poorly written dialogue, this should have never been remade in the first place, very poor show.
  2. Oct 9, 2013
    4
    Drab and unoriginal. Ironside isn't terrible, but it offers nothing new to the most overdone genre on television. The characters aren't necessarily unlikable, but we're also given little reason to like them. There are better ways to spend your time than watching this reboot.
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Oct 3, 2013
    63
    It’s well-shot, professionally acted and adequately paced--but, at least to me, it’s missing that spark of originality that will keep viewers coming back week after week.
  2. Reviewed by: Terri Schwartz
    Oct 2, 2013
    70
    It's Detective Ironside who carries this entire show. No other character is especially memorable in the pilot, with the two characters who stick out the most being Ironside's jerk former partner (Brent Sexton as Gary Stanton) and blonde fellow detective (Spencer Grammer as Holly). Fortunately Underwood lives up to the hype and delivers a flawed, wounded man who is simultaneously a fantastic cop while also being very troubled.
  3. Reviewed by: Lily Moayeri
    Oct 2, 2013
    40
    Underwood always plays overconfident characters, and Ironside is no exception, but the wheelchair aspect makes it feel like he is trying too hard. None of the other characters are defined enough to balance out anything Underwood is doing. The stories are textbook cop fodder.