Meadowlands : Season 1

  • Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 17, 2007
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13

Critic Reviews

  1. "Meadowlands" demands too much of a slog for too little in return.
  2. 60
    Invitingly bizarre... [but] despite all the promise of its premise about the changeability of self, "Meadowlands" never quite rises to excellence.
  3. 60
    An intermittently interesting summer potboiler with a creepy "Twin Peaks"-meets-"American Beauty" vibe, with a little of "The Riches" thrown in for good measure.
  4. 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.
  5. Murphy is adept at creating clever mind games between his characters, but moments of true suspense or fright are few and far between.
  6. [Meadowlands] adds so many bizarro details that it starts to feel quite unoriginal in its weirdness.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User 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. 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! Full Review »
  2. 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.
  3. 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 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. Full Review »