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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 12, 2011
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Shonda Rhimes serves as executive producer on this new medical drama that will debut on ABC. Three doctors are transplanted from the U.S. to work in an isolated clinic in the tropics.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 10, 2011
    [Rhimes] may still be up to her old tricks, but here they seem fresh and energetic. Best of all, she has a solid young cast that pulls them off well.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 12, 2011
    In true "Grey's" fashion, each newbie is challenged with a case that dredges up the personal issues that brought them to this isolated spot, where, according to Ben, it's like practicing medicine in 1952 in a Third World country
  3. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 12, 2011
    After you watch Wednesday night's premiere of ABC's doctor drama Off the Map, you might think the title means the show hasn't quite found its path yet. You'd be right. But it's got a shot to get there, with an engaging ensemble cast and a novel premise that could prove useful.
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jan 11, 2011
    There aren't any particularly wince-inducing moments, but nor are the various grabs for the heartstrings as successful as they are when "Grey's" is at its best. No lows, but no highs, either.
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jan 12, 2011
    In practice, Off the Map plays like a rote example of "It's _____, but set in _______!" school of programming, in which the background is much more interesting than the foreground.
  6. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jan 11, 2011
    Alas, it all plays just as sappy as it sounds, even with the gorgeous and ridiculous distractions of make-do medicine.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jan 11, 2011
    It's a shame that the writing makes Off the Map so unwatchable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Mar 11, 2011
    I absolutely love Off the Map. I think they have a great cast and the show is very interesting. The storyline has increasingly gotten better and keeps me tuning in. I definitely hope you come back for season 2. Expand
  2. Jan 19, 2011
    This show is a lot like Greyâ
  3. Sep 19, 2011
    I love this show okay maybe it is like Greys Anatomy but it is in so many ways also different. It doesn't matter witch time it is on I still watch it or I just record it. I hope that they will reconsider the cancellation and bring it back. I will miss the Action out off it and the romance =) Expand
  4. Apr 9, 2011
    Have forgotten about Grey's Anatomy since starting to watch this show. At first I thought the story line of Grey's was going to continue older doctor young intern but thankfully it did not. There is plenty of action mixed with romance and a little comedy. Expand
  5. Apr 15, 2011
    This is one of the best shows on TV. It is composed of some great new characters ( I love Bernard). As well as a great setting. It is a really interesting show that gives you that same "I'm in the middle of the jungle" feel as LOST but with the drama and excitement of Greys. I love this show. Expand
  6. Mar 16, 2011
    I look forward to this show every week! Sure the writing can be corny occasionally but it's come a long way in a few short weeks. Off The Map has its fair share of humor and drama. Sure its unrealistic but so is pretty much every show out there. This show will only keep getting better! Expand
  7. meb
    Mar 12, 2011
    This is probably the worst show ever. It assumes that South America is a Jungle, that Quechua is not a language but an indigenous group (Too bad that neither Perú, nor Bolivia or Ecuador look anything like Hawaii, and it is painfully obvious this was filmed there), that all Spanish Speakers sound like they are speaking a second language (in this case they are, and in very different accents) I remembered a particularly delirious episode of Frasier in which Argentina was portrayed as a beach party (Cancun like), but that was a comedy and that portrayal, done with a wink, worked there. It does not work here. In fact, it is highly offensive in this context. I am appalled by the ignorance of people who are ready to accept this portrayal of South America at face value. Are we really that ignorant? The love affair with pseudoscience is also present here (as it is in Private Practice) and it is just as ridiculous. I have watched the first 9 episodes in total disbelief. Personally, I feel insulted by this show. I find no redeeming features in it, and the most that I can hope for is its early cancellation. Expand

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