• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 6, 2006
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. 75
    "Miracle Workers" is genuine, naturally sweet and never exploitative.
  2. 70
    There's restraint in the presentation here, at least compared with other shows in this ilk. The stories are touching and tell us at least a little about pretty amazing medical advances.
  3. 70
    As a reality show, Miracle Workers is unique: It is neither Machiavellian like Survivor, nor messianic, like Three Wishes, nor grotesque, like Fear Factor. It's as serious as life and death.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Although the cynical part of me wants to mock it, [the] series definitely taps into the feel-good reality wave, and strictly from a practical standpoint the procedures are far more laudatory than augmented boobs or, in the case of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," a new porch.
  5. The story of these patients is worthwhile, and even touching, but that doesn't make it excellent television.
  6. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    50
    "Miracle Workers" has its share of the tears and phony drama we've come to expect in television-as-savior programs, but at its best it's more documentary than reality show.
  7. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    30
    The series rings hollow from the moment the opening sequence kicks in, with a tone that screams "infomercial" rather than "docudrama."

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