• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 15, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. Although not quite Northern Exposure for morons, Men in Trees makes you want to climb one, just to get out of the way of the smirks.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    With the quirky tone and lead character's voiceover, this all feels a little too much like "Anne's Anatomy," with neither the wit nor whimsy necessary to sustain a concept that would likely fare better as a romantic comedy feature than an ongoing series.
  3. 30
    I just hate that spunky gal character who alternates between her plucky plans and occasional adorable breakdowns, where she screeches or giggles or collapses in a heap on the floor, and someone needs to give her a hug or a kick or a romp in the sack.
  4. Basically, [the lead character is] a collection of every stereotypical romantic comedy and chick-lit trait, made especially annoying by Heche.
  5. A mere wisp of a show, so lighter than air that it threatens to float away at any moment.
  6. 25
    "Men in Trees" starts pretty badly. The actors haven't found their characters' breath yet. The writing is chiefly cardboard. But the light drama isn't all bad.
  7. 20
    A clich├ęd, cloying show.
  8. Line by line, scene by scene, we're given improbable scenarios played out by a pinched and robotic character.
  9. 10
    A halfhearted, feebleminded attempt at a situation comedy about that eternal and ever-fascinating struggle, the battle of the sexes. The creators of ABC's "Men in Trees," though, do seemingly everything they can think of to quash that fascination and declare the battle null and dull.
  10. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    10
    At least "Men in Trees" doesn't tax your brain. Just your patience, taste and intelligence.

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