• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2009
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 9 out of 17
  1. 37
    There are some remarkably good actors going to waste here, most of whom will no doubt wipe this showoff their résumé the moment they get the chance.
  2. 30
    Mercy is a bunch of played-out hospital cliches placed together in hopes of being the next “Grey’s.’’
  3. When it comes to Mercy, they (and we) should probably expect none.
  4. Mercy isn't just derivative; it's stridently, obnoxiously derivative.
  5. Unlike "Jackie," nothing in Mercy feels real or believable, particularly the naivete of the recent grad student newbie nurse, who acts as if she's never been in a hospital.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    30
    There's no reason to pile on here, but this show needed many more months of gestation before getting thrown to the wolves.
  7. Mercy echoes all the worst efforts of "Nurse Jackie" without the brilliance of Falco to make you forget the shortcomings. Hell, it makes "Hawthorne" seem almost watchable.
  8. 12
    Mercy manages to stumble across a few not-awful moments here and there, but the bad moments are so cringe-inducing that the show ought to come with a warning label telling consumers this derivative melodrama is potentially toxic.
  9. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    10
    Yes, I saved the worst for last. NBC’s mawkish new nurse melodrama Mercy has no mercy.

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