Men in Trees : Season 1

  • 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

Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    But while it shows Heche at an advantage, the series itself is, to tap into the script's car-driving metaphors, just a rusty old vehicle.
  2. It's a premise that seems more appropriate to a mid-'90s theatrical romantic comedy -- something with Sandra Bullock or Meg Ryan -- than to a TV series, and indeed, given how much transpires in the pilot, you could bang an extra hour of complications and resolutions onto the end and have a spiffy little chick flick.
  3. 60
    Men in Trees lets Heche remind everyone what a versatile, charming actress she can be.
  4. 50
    If you can stick with the show past its barrage of one-note eccentrics, a lower-key charm does begin to seep through.
  5. Misgivings about Heche aside, "Men in Trees," in a weaker season, might be worth trying to warm up to.
  6. "Men in Trees" wants to be a "Sex and the Tundra" but is closer to "Northern Overexposure."
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 190 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 144
  1. SusanL.
    Mar 1, 2008
    9
    This ia a chick-flick series, so all the male critics jump on it. If you have mostly XX chromosomes, check it out.
  2. SteveK.
    Dec 6, 2007
    10
    I'm trying to remember the last TV show in which every single member of the cast is not only amusing but actually likeable! And no I'm trying to remember the last TV show in which every single member of the cast is not only amusing but actually likeable! And no overdrawn, stupid caricatures, either. It's a great show!! Full Review »
  3. darlal.
    Nov 10, 2007
    10
    I love the show and the characters ...wish it came on everynight cant wait to see next episode.