• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 15, 2012
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 12, 2012
    50
    While the show's vision encompasses a touch more character than the average procedural, this latest case of the NYPD blues is hardly a reason to start spreading the news.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Apr 12, 2012
    60
    The dialogue is crisp, no scene lasts too long, and despite the large cast, we can follow what's happening. What's not clear yet is whether this show has its own style and vision.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Apr 16, 2012
    40
    NYC 22 is very much a prototypical CBS show--it lacks ambition but it's not terrible.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 13, 2012
    30
    NYC 22 isn't even trying. It's not too too, it's too little.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Apr 12, 2012
    50
    It's better-acted than some shows, less grating than others. Its greatest flaw is it's too familiar and predictable.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Apr 10, 2012
    91
    They honor the job without trivializing it, or turning it into melodramatic entertainment pap for the masses.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Apr 16, 2012
    58
    NYC 22 feels like the TV version of the show it wants to be.
  8. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Apr 27, 2012
    63
    It's a well-done, somewhat sleepy ensemble drama about newbies on patrol. [7 May 2012, p.46]
  9. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Apr 16, 2012
    75
    The series, written by Price and produced by Robert DeNiro, has NYC cred, and it, like its characters, grows with each episode.
  10. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Apr 11, 2012
    50
    In short, nothing really jumps off the screen here.
  11. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Apr 9, 2012
    50
    NYC 22 (for the 22nd Precinct in Harlem) is pretty average, which is to say: Nothing to write home about and probably nothing that you'll stick with very long.
  12. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Apr 16, 2012
    25
    TV this dull should be outlawed.
  13. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Apr 13, 2012
    70
    While the broad strokes tend to remind you that you're watching a fiction, the finer details are well done - the bits and pieces are satisfying, even as you note the rivets and seams that join them.
  14. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Apr 16, 2012
    60
    Some of the bits are awfully predictable, like tough-guy Sands mellowing into a big-brother type for a young street punk who (amazing coincidence alert) has a hottie older sister. Others are more interesting, particularly a debate between Goldberg and Marte over whether warring on drugs makes any sense.
  15. 50
    NYC 22 isn't the best or worst show you'll ever see.
  16. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Apr 13, 2012
    50
    When it comes to most of the rookie characters and the plot, nothing in the pilot of NYC 22 jumps out as being particularly original or interesting.
  17. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Apr 13, 2012
    50
    The scripts are efficient. The acting is decent. But you're likely to find yourself just waiting for the familiar crises and character complications to come along, and sure enough, they do.
  18. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Apr 12, 2012
    90
    It is, in its artfulness and drama, a smashing pilot and--from the evidence of the next episodes--a reliable indicator of the quality to come.
  19. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Apr 6, 2012
    75
    It boasts at least a whiff of the grittiness to be found in creator/writer Richard Price's 1992 novel about drug dealer, Clockers. [13 Apr 2012, p.79]
  20. Reviewed by: Lesley Smith
    Apr 16, 2012
    60
    The first episode is not a courageous start, despite good acting from the ensemble cast, generous location shooting, and a quirkily realized context.
  21. Reviewed by: David Eckstein
    Apr 16, 2012
    50
    The show is pretty much a by-the-numbers cop show.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 16, 2012
    7
    Im pretty devestated that NYC 22 replaced csi miami & shortened the season. But NYC 22 is a pretty decent show from what i've seen last night.Im pretty devestated that NYC 22 replaced csi miami & shortened the season. But NYC 22 is a pretty decent show from what i've seen last night. The show didnt start off as good but At the half mark of the show it got interesting. Im looking forward to this show but it better not make CBS cancel CSI Miami Full Review »
  2. Jul 14, 2012
    10
    Any show can never take the place of third watch however this has the makings ans staff t be very entertaining.I think they should give itAny show can never take the place of third watch however this has the makings ans staff t be very entertaining.I think they should give it another chance even if that means going to another network.How can you lose with Roberyt De Niro producing it.... Full Review »
  3. May 16, 2012
    10
    Has big shoes to fill and given other police shows out there, its acting is great! More than credible it lacks the "I wanna know whats goingHas big shoes to fill and given other police shows out there, its acting is great! More than credible it lacks the "I wanna know whats going to happen to that guy/girl". Perhaps bad timing or drawn out character development available for audience consumption, I am sad to see it go...but oh ya...Rookie Blue and Blue Bloods will fill the shoes. Full Review »