Murder in the First : Season 1

  • Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 9, 2014
Season #: 1, 2, 3
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 51
  2. Negative: 12 out of 51

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User Reviews

  1. Aug 12, 2014
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. What a disappointment. It had nowhere to go and it found its target. I knew they had a second recorder I quess I should have a computer company. Oh NO. Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Taye Diggs is excellente, makes the show. Blond lead is terrible, she can't act, looks constipated in every scene, there's no chemistry between her Taye. The Lt is also a bad actor but now that Taye has temporally replaced him, hopefully they will kill him off. Glad they got rid of the District Attorney of the first season. The woman attorney that may take role of the surviving kid, is a good actress, but do we need to have a kissing lesbian relationships in a crime show? Lets stop trying to be P.C. and write a good crime story! I record the show so that I can ff what I don't like Keep in mind that your channel attracts mature intelligent viewers. The story is good and with two exception, the acting is good. Expand
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Jun 11, 2014
    40
    That no one acts in a manner remotely plausible during Murder in the First, regarding either the law or human life, will have viewers feeling like they're just being moved through the system.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Jun 9, 2014
    70
    Bochco and his team of writers find more character depth than we commonly see on TNT & USA programming, which is nice, but the show does feel a little flatter and more predictable than fans of Bochco’s best shows may expect. The mystery may be dull but the cast finds a way to elevate it.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Jun 9, 2014
    75
    This is just a straightforward whodunit--a summer escape.