• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 17, 2007
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. If you relish the devious darkness of "Dexter" and the wonderful wackiness of "Weeds," you'll love the macabre moodiness of "Meadowlands."
  2. "Meadowlands" demands too much of a slog for too little in return.
  3. 60
    Invitingly bizarre... [but] despite all the promise of its premise about the changeability of self, "Meadowlands" never quite rises to excellence.
  4. 38
    The show's tone of enigmatic menace is overcooked. [25 Jun 2007, p.41]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Murphy is adept at creating clever mind games between his characters, but moments of true suspense or fright are few and far between.
  9. Relentlessly odd as "Meadowlands" can be, don't be surprised if it seduces you.
  10. Nothing seems to bring it to life — not its obsession with voyeurism, its forays into cross-dressing, its objectification of the obese.
  11. [Meadowlands] adds so many bizarro details that it starts to feel quite unoriginal in its weirdness.
  12. Edgy and dark, this is the shadow version of "The Waltons."
  13. Whether this is all weirdness for weirdness' sake or something more complex isn't clear, not even after the first four episodes.
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. 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 going to air. Full Review »