Ironside (2013) : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2013
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  • Summary: This remake of the 1960s crime drama Ironside shifts the action to New York, where Blair Underwood fills the Raymond Burr role as a police detective who returns to duty in a wheelchair after being paralyzed on the job.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 13, 2013
    75
    There's an interesting psychological drama to explore here, if Ironside's writers and its seasoned cast can resist the easy, repetitive lure of cop-show pro-forma.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 2, 2013
    50
    Apart from Underwood, who has class-A TV-star appeal, the show is nothing special. No worse than or much different from your average character-driven cop show.
  4. Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    Sep 26, 2013
    42
    Too bad [Blair Underwood's] talent is wasted on this Raymond Burr reboot, which casts him as a wheelchairbound cop who dangles bad guys over buildings and delivers hacky dialogue. [4 Oct 2013, p.60]
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 1, 2013
    40
    The relationship between Ironside and his ex-partner, Gary (Brent Sexton), is somewhat interesting but everything else in Ironside is a well-worn cop show cliché, from Ironside’s tough guy routine to the dialogue.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Oct 1, 2013
    37
    An atrociously clunky [revival] that keeps only the rough outline--a wounded detective confined to a wheelchair--while jettisoning whatever wit and intelligence the original possessed makes no sense at all.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Oct 1, 2013
    20
    It’s just manipulative drama that hopes to make you stand up and cheer by reminding you over and over again how tough its title character remains.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
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  1. 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'tDrab 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. Collapse
  2. 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 tiredDespite 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. Expand