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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 17, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Ralph Brown, Tristan Gemmill, Lucy Cohu
  • Summary: This eight-episode British drama import focuses on the inhabitants of a planned community in the suburbs--residents who all happen to be part of a witness-protection program.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Edgy and dark, this is the shadow version of "The Waltons."
  2. If you relish the devious darkness of "Dexter" and the wonderful wackiness of "Weeds," you'll love the macabre moodiness of "Meadowlands."
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    Fans of "The Sopranos" looking for a new Sunday-night must-see may find it here - though perhaps not fans driven to fits by that HBO hit's ambiguous conclusion.
  4. Murphy is adept at creating clever mind games between his characters, but moments of true suspense or fright are few and far between.
  5. Whether or not they add up to much, the scenes play well, and there are enough heavy-breathing soap-operatics, random acts of violence and unanswered questions to keep one idly watching.
  6. 60
    Invitingly bizarre... [but] despite all the promise of its premise about the changeability of self, "Meadowlands" never quite rises to excellence.
  7. Nothing seems to bring it to life — not its obsession with voyeurism, its forays into cross-dressing, its objectification of the obese.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. KatM.
    Sep 23, 2007
    10
    Superb, finally a TV show that creates a mood that lingers after the episode is watched....and my friends and I can't stop watching. Actors are magnificent. The Brogans feel like a real family, as do the Oglives and the rest. Can't wait to see Ninth episode....make it soon! Expand
  2. StephanieE.
    Aug 19, 2007
    10
    The show was great I just started watching the show on demand this saturday I watch all 8 episodes. Now I want to know when is the next show going to air. Expand
  3. KarenM.
    Sep 22, 2007
    10
    Love the show. A never been done fresh idea for a series. Hurray for you. Please don't take it away.
  4. SteveC.
    Jun 24, 2007
    9
    The first episode was a little dark, in a good way. I will give the series six episodes to pull me in, willing at this point. Give it a chance.
  5. GregF.
    Jul 11, 2007
    9
    I like the concept of this witness protection program community. The actors are doing a great job at portraying their characters, the sets are decent, and the shows leave me wanting to see more. Kudos to the production staff and the actors! Expand
  6. miriamh.
    Jul 2, 2007
    8
    Darker that the Riches, and definitely interesting on its own. One to watch.
  7. robw.
    Jul 2, 2007
    7
    The inhabitants are either dead in a metaphoric cemetery, or they are in the Christian Hell.

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