• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 132 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 132

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  1. Matthew
    Mar 17, 2007
    4
    Completely unbelievable characters and dialogue. Tries to be endearing but comes off as annoying.
  2. sf
    Mar 30, 2007
    1
    Awful. Sloppy plot. Undeveloped characters. The old "friends" all run together. Predictable and lackluster.
  3. JeffN
    Mar 15, 2007
    2
    The music is from the wrong decade, the dialog doesn't work. It's like the town had all taken trained with the Verbal Advantage. A pretensious writer and photographer got together with a cluless producer and was directed by someone with no sense of time or a grasp on reality. It's a failed attempt at the series for eveyone from 6 to 60.
  4. saraw
    Mar 24, 2007
    0
    Conventional, boring and predictable. A complete waste of time. Complete lack of originality.
  5. CB
    Apr 6, 2007
    3
    Mostly unbearable
  6. juleek.
    Nov 13, 2007
    1
    This tv show is terrible. Such bad writing. Incredibly cliche, mushy, predictable, mediocre . It is truly unwatchable.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Mar 16, 2007
    2
    Pilot was pathetically predictable and loaded with cliche after cliche. dialogue was awful. The only thing this show has going for it is its shot in town with pretty homes.
  8. jennb
    Mar 27, 2007
    0
    Just horrible--especially the dialogue
  9. MalcolmB
    Mar 31, 2007
    0
    The writers for October Road make the Grey's Anatomy Bozos seem like Shakespeare. The October Road word butchers present an improbable
  10. RobU
    Apr 26, 2007
    0
    The insipid "air guitar practice" bit ALONE should have kept this show from ever being aired. Hackneyed in every way, this show is an insult to anyone who's ever actually labored to write something worthwhile. It's toxic, everybody involved should be embarrassed.
  11. Stella
    Apr 4, 2007
    2
    Cringe-worthy dialogue, unlikable main character, predictable, cheesy and asinine storylines. And it's all been done before.
  12. DitaT
    Mar 31, 2007
    0
    High school boy from happy town has sex with girl who loves him. He goes to Europe and becomes famous write. Writes extremely successful best selling book: TURTLE ON A SNARE DRUM. Readers must have bought it for the title. If the fake novel is half as good as the writing for this television fiasco, then you will find many copies of the book in the remainder bin at Books "R" Us.
  13. RaisaJ
    Apr 19, 2007
    0
    Another sloppy mess. Unwatchable... gross
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. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    50
    Achingly sincere, deeply unbelievable.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    [It] feels like a Hallmark movie stretched into series form.
  3. 50
    Alternately engaging and annoying.