• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2005
  • Season #: 1

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 12 out of 13
  1. It's a show so determined to shock that it cares more about that than about such things as compelling lead characters, believable situations or inventively solved mysteries.
  2. 25
    The season's worst show.
  3. You won't see any worse acting across the broadcast spectrum. The women-in-peril scenes are vile. The writing is atrocious. The series is horrifically bad. And not in a way that would make a good drinking game.
  4. This is entertainment? Awful.
  5. With its soundtrack full of metal and techno and its killers packing imported deadly spiders and home surgery kits, it aims for a Gothic moodiness not unrelated to the season's scary-monster shows.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Lifeless and uninspired.
  7. 30
    It's not awful, exactly, but it's so willfully bleak as to become monotonous.
  8. There is a lot of "The Silence of the Lambs" in Fox's creepy new "Killer Instinct," but not enough to make it compelling rather than simply icky.
  9. 0
    Nothing could really prepare anyone for a show so wantonly grisly as this worthless, exploitative program.
  10. A sadistic series that, underneath its ghastly veneer, is just a dull, unoriginal crime drama.
  11. The best worst series on TV. [30 Sep 2005, p.89]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 42
  2. Negative: 5 out of 42
  1. LjH
    Aug 8, 2006
    Really interesting show. Good characters, good chemistry, good ideas! Get it back!
  2. CristinaO
    Aug 4, 2006
    For some reason I didn't think it would be much, but I decided to give it a shot and I loved it. The whole deal: the acting, the stories, the production. Full Review »
  3. KevinS
    Jun 30, 2006
    Super!! 2nd favo series my number 1 is still Lost