• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 20 out of 25
  1. 40
    An uneven and often pretentious drama.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    50
    Achingly sincere, deeply unbelievable.
  3. It’s like “Men in Trees” ... for men.
  4. It has its moments, particularly as it progresses.
  5. 50
    Alternately engaging and annoying.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 132 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 104
  2. Negative: 12 out of 104
  1. EmmieS
    Apr 28, 2008
    10
    This is the most realistic show on television. I can relate to the characters as if they were my friends back home.
  2. TracyR.
    Apr 19, 2008
    10
    I can't believe the negative reviews for this outstanding show. I think all of these reviews were from season 1 and the second season I can't believe the negative reviews for this outstanding show. I think all of these reviews were from season 1 and the second season really was better than the 1st. But if these critics hate my favorite show on TV, I won't be reading them for advice any longer. October Road has everything I want in a TV show---great characters, interesting story lines, character arcs, talented actors, heart, family and friends who stick by each other in hard times and a terrific musical soundtrack that you can't sit still to. This show is like coming home to your old neighborhood once a week. It's a slice of Americana that doesn't exist on TV anymore among the cop, law or reality shows. October Road WILL make you cry, laugh and feel like you're among family and friends. WATCH IT! Full Review »
  3. AliW
    Apr 19, 2008
    10
    October Road is such a great show! Far more realistic than Desperate Housewives or Grey's anatomy. Don't tell me about towns of October Road is such a great show! Far more realistic than Desperate Housewives or Grey's anatomy. Don't tell me about towns of beautiful people. October Road is fresh and a lot more realistic than all the other horse puckey out there. Please ABC, renew October Road! Full Review »