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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: A young novelist (Unscripted's Bryan Greenberg) returns to his small hometown a decade after he left, only to find that his former friends there resent being used as source material for his book. Think of it as a CW drama for 20-somethings.
  • Genre(s): Drama
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. 40
    An uneven and often pretentious drama.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    [It] feels like a Hallmark movie stretched into series form.
  4. 20
    I kept waiting for the unexpected beat, the surprising plot riff, the inverted cliche , but they never came.
  5. "October Road" is perhaps one of the most clumsily plotted, illogical drama pilots to be produced in years.
  6. The series... exists as the kind of bad soap opera that quickly allows you to see what makes a good one.
  7. To put it mildly, and succinctly, it's appalling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 104
  2. Negative: 12 out of 104
  1. Kate
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    This was a great show. People who say it was bad are just being cynical and critical. Whatever happened with good old love stories unfolding This was a great show. People who say it was bad are just being cynical and critical. Whatever happened with good old love stories unfolding and not being judgmental about them. This show makes you want to see more! Expand
  2. 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.
  3. ashleyA.
    Apr 11, 2007
    10
    I love this show!!!
  4. AngelaB.
    Nov 3, 2007
    10
    I love October Road and couldn't believe it wasn't brought back. I want to know the rest of their stories. The critics don't I love October Road and couldn't believe it wasn't brought back. I want to know the rest of their stories. The critics don't know everything. ABC needs to bring it back. Expand
  5. PamelaC.
    Apr 18, 2008
    10
    I absolutely love October Road. Sometimes I think the critics are half-asleep when they write this stuff. I suppose once your mind has been I absolutely love October Road. Sometimes I think the critics are half-asleep when they write this stuff. I suppose once your mind has been constantly stuffed with forensics, back-stabbing housewives, over-dramatic doctors (did I leave anything out) ... you don't know a good thing when you see it. Expand
  6. HondoJ
    Mar 19, 2007
    9
    If you would have asked this reviewer what the odds were of successfully translating the novels of Thomas Wolfe to the small screen, he would If you would have asked this reviewer what the odds were of successfully translating the novels of Thomas Wolfe to the small screen, he would have said they lay somewhere between slim and none. Well look homeward, angel - ABC has finally managed to pull it off. The sublime Bryan Greenberg subs for the late novelist in this coming-of-age tragi-dramedy that dares to wonder if one can go home again. Tom Berenger returns to the glory days of "Sniper" and "The Principal," leaving the viewer to wonder how he could have slipped under the radar for so many years. "October Road" has a direct route to Emmy glory, and everyone should hop along for the ride. Expand
  7. saraw
    Mar 24, 2007
    0
    Conventional, boring and predictable. A complete waste of time. Complete lack of originality.

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