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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 29, 2005
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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  • Starring: Gabrielle Union, Cotter Smith, Eric Jungmann
  • Summary: Two Los Angeles-based newspaper reporters investigate mysterious crimes in this drama based on the 1974-75 Darren McGavin series "Kolchak: The Night Stalker."
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 10 out of 23
  1. 88
    A really good, really weird show.
  2. For all those who are not confirmed “CSI” fans, this is worth a look.
  3. 70
    There's something stylishly scary at work here.
  4. Give it some style points, no doubt, because there are several very cool moments. But you get the feeling that Spotnitz knows where the problems are, and he's trying to fix them.
  5. The first episode is moody and violent but not particularly frightening. The second is psychobabble nonsense without much suspense.
  6. 30
    This is one decidedly unfrightening resurrection of the Night Stalker.
  7. 10
    Kolchak's ridiculously precious writing is not the only thing that rings false about Night Stalker.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 8 out of 26
  1. JaredProphet
    Oct 21, 2005
    10
    Love This Show. I was out of the country when the original aired, but I love this one. Each one is creepy and tangible all at the same time. And avoids the easy Slasher vein the commercials hint at. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! TV IS BACK!!! Expand
  2. DebbieH
    Nov 21, 2005
    10
    I love this show and can not wait until Thursday to watch it. I liked the original series but I just love this new and improved version!
  3. KarlK
    Apr 10, 2007
    10
    Da gurl sa hotty
  4. LibertyP
    Oct 8, 2005
    9
    I liked it but I want more scary horror and supernaturalism. Stuart can make it amazing with the best writing!!
  5. monicas
    Oct 15, 2005
    8
    I like this show, it needs more to it though. I watched it for the first time this week and it did not really seem to finish the plot, alot I had to figure out. I think it would be good, if it has more to the story line Expand
  6. BrennanS.
    Nov 12, 2005
    2
    Strange and terribe acting, and is saved by Gabrielle Union, the one actress on the show with talent, Stuart Townsend acting grade: 7 ** C+ Gabrielle Union acting grade: 9 *** A- Expand
  7. bills
    Jan 13, 2006
    0
    Not only is this a halfhearted attempt at capitalizing on yet another cult classic, but it has received the most offensive CSI-style glazing-over that the networks seem to think is what constitutes good story and visuals these days: Glamour, Glitz, Perfect Hair, Stylish Clothes, Fake Top 40 Music, Anorexic Women and let's not forget Flash Scene Cuts and Grotesque Overuse of CG Recoloring. That some spritzer-sipping network fop in an Armani thinks this CSI-meets-XFILES mess is a 'homage' to Darren McGavin's cult favorite is the REAL scary subplot behind this one. Expand

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