Memphis Beat : Season 1

  • Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 22, 2010
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18

Critic Reviews

  1. TNT's new Memphis Beat has a great soundtrack and a pretty good cop drama in between.
  2. But even as the cop genre seems beyond saturation, along comes TNT's Memphis Beat, a series with a fresh character in a fresh environment with a fresh look and sound that proves, against all odds, that good actors and agile execution trump format every time.
  3. 75
    If you're looking for a new cop drama to serve and protect your entertainment interests, leave the rookies alone to ripen, and go for a ride-along with Jason Lee's Dwight. Blue suede shoes not required.
  4. 75
    While it sounds old hat, the who, what, when, where, why and how of this police procedural doesn't go the usual-suspects route. This show really keeps you guessing. And the soundtrack, by blues singer Keb'Mo, will keep you entranced.
  5. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    70
    Memphis Blues has a similar feel to "The Closer" at the same stage. The secondary characters are not yet developed, and the show feels fairly pat. But it has the necessary ingredients for a lightweight, innocuous procedural.
  6. "Treme" and "Justified" are too slow even for Slow Television. Memphis Beat is easier to follow, and certainly more lively.
  7. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    67
    A by-the-book cop show without much bite or heft. But it's got Memphis and Lee.
  8. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    63
    The premiere feels sort of like "The Closer" but doesn't clinch the deal. I'm just not sure what to make of Jason Lee without his Jason Lee-ishness. But there's a crackle of eccentric touches, including an abundance of Elvis impersonators and the charmingly off-kilter Celia Weston as his mother.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 10, 2011
    10
    This show is SO much fun. A recent episode closed with Jason in a duet singing a song that started, "One night of sin. That's what I'm nowThis show is SO much fun. A recent episode closed with Jason in a duet singing a song that started, "One night of sin. That's what I'm now paying for." So honky-tonk and amusing! A recent episode that started with a courtroom scene was priceless. Full Review »
  2. Nov 11, 2010
    10
    I really enjoy Jason Lee in this role.......I've only seen two episodes and want to see many, many more......I'm taping them from nowI really enjoy Jason Lee in this role.......I've only seen two episodes and want to see many, many more......I'm taping them from now on........ He's a very good singer......Sexy!! I too,, would watch it every night if I could.........Please keep it going!!! Full Review »
  3. Sep 7, 2010
    10
    i thought this show was great! it had a little of everything. i can't wait until it goes to dvd and back on tv. the cast had a perfecti thought this show was great! it had a little of everything. i can't wait until it goes to dvd and back on tv. the cast had a perfect chemistry and the music was great. Full Review »