• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 27, 2012
    40
    Made in Jersey is lame and clich├ęd, but it's far from the bottom of the barrel on network TV.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Sep 28, 2012
    50
    It's more closely a cross between "My Cousin Vinny" and "The Good Wife," with Janet Montgomery ("Entourage") a dull stand-in for Oscar winner Marisa Tomei.
  3. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Oct 5, 2012
    25
    [A] ridiculous rendition of a plucky, working-class gal (Janet Montgomery) who shows 'em all how it's done at a fancy-pants Manhattan law firm.
  4. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Sep 21, 2012
    8
    [A] morass of vanilla quirk and stereotype whack-a-mole. [28 Sep 2012, p.66]
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Sep 28, 2012
    70
    As schematic and derivative as it is, as invested in piling on the feel-good moments past the point even of suspended disbelief, there is something quite likable about Made in Jersey.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Sep 27, 2012
    40
    Made in Jersey is only sporadically engaging.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 28, 2012
    60
    Made In Jersey feels curiously half-dressed.
  8. 30
    In the new drama Made in Jersey, Working Girl meets Erin Brockovich, and together they leap into the CBS pit of blandness and drown.
  9. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Sep 27, 2012
    50
    Surface fashion styling can't cloak the underlying framework of yet another CBS procedural.
  10. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 26, 2012
    25
    The concept is ridiculous, the murder case not even remotely intriguing, the script for the pilot is amateurish, and the whole Jersey thing is so phonied up, you'd actually welcome a cameo by Snooki just to add some verisimilitude.
  11. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Sep 27, 2012
    30
    The predictability is out in force on this series, and despite CBS' ability to make a hit out of pretty much anything it films, this one doesn't really stand up and make a case for itself.
  12. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Sep 25, 2012
    40
    For all its predictable moments, however, Made in Jersey is still more or less watchable, thanks to Montgomery, who is an effortlessly appealing actress.
  13. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Sep 27, 2012
    60
    It's a drama that takes the wretched New Jersey caricature created by trashy shows like "Jersey Shore" and uses it as a force for good, or at least for reasonably good courtroom tales.
  14. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 28, 2012
    40
    Jersey's painfully familiar but easy-to-take act, which plays like a USA Network show on auto-pilot, feels "Made for Fridays."
  15. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Sep 26, 2012
    42
    It's a thoroughly ordinary series on what's increasingly an inconsequential night in the not-so-grand broadcast network scheme of things.
  16. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Sep 27, 2012
    63
    Jersey may just be competent, at best--but that's better than the incompetence that marks so many of the season's new offerings.
  17. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 27, 2012
    50
    Made in Jersey looks reasonably polished, without doing much to plant its hook particularly deep.
  18. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Sep 28, 2012
    70
    Think "Legally Blonde" meets "Working Girl." Kyle MacLachlan plays Martina's perceptive boss in this series, promising for its deft plotting and, perhaps above all, its high spirits.
  19. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 14, 2012
    0
    She's all pluck and stilettos, and when the day is done, she returns to her typical big Italian family--who might as well be cardboard cutouts eating Ragu out of the jar.
User Score
4.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 6, 2012
    1
    First time writing a review on MetaCritic, but I just wanted to warn people from this complete wast of time. This show is just exactly the same lawyers show you've seen again and again other the years. But unlike other shows that tried to re create the genre with unique story lines or superior acting - Made In Jersey has got neither. This is a complete waste of time. Full Review »
  2. Apr 9, 2013
    7
    This show reminds me a Drop Dead Diva, but this is not Drop Dead Diva because this show is really half dressed, but not bad at all. Cast picked up not so good, because only Riv, Martina and Nollan played good. Scenes with family makes this show better, because sometimes it gets boring, veeeeery boring. But i like this show and maybe if this wil be continued, I will be happy. Full Review »
  3. Nov 6, 2012
    9
    Honest to god, this is the first time I ever use this site. And I do it because I want to support this show. it saddens me to think that i may not see that ray of sunshine, the positive and energetic Martina, again on "Made in Jersey". Here is a special shoutout to all of you Pheonix Wright fans out there, besides the sexuality, this this as close of a show that I know of that capture the same feel, the same vibe as the unique game beloved by millions. Full Review »