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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2011
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

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  • Summary: The lives of the flight attendants and pilots of the airline Pan Am is the focus of this 1960s-set drama.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Sep 22, 2011
    A gorgeous production, though the story sometimes keeps it on the tarmac.
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Sep 23, 2011
    Pan Am's easy whirl fits the bill, when its chatter is snappy and also when it's not.
  3. Reviewed by: Rick Porter
    Sep 26, 2011
    It's definitely a flight worth booking.
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 12, 2011
    The romance and the attractively stylized innocence of the era is addictive, but the espionage plot, with its link to political history, is absurd.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 23, 2011
    Every television series launches on a wing and a prayer, perhaps none more than this entertaining, glossy drama.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 23, 2011
    There's soap here, and the liberated-woman part sometimes feels like a reach. But the show is fun, it makes flying look like fun, and yes, that line of stewardesses does look good enough to stop an airport.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Sep 23, 2011
    It has neither the exactitude of the times nor the talent of the writers to get at the issues, ala Mad Men, that illuminate the issues of the day.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Jan 25, 2012
    I love it! I love the stories and the characters, I would have opted for older pilots but aside from that Michael Mosley and Mike Vogel are doing a great Job! Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2012
    After concluding season one I must say I am left wanting more. I was unsure if my time would be wasted going into the series, due to the lack of advertising spent on this particular series. However I was pleasantly surprised by the acting, drama and story line. Now I am left with disappointing rumors of the shows possible demise. This TV series has moved me to right this review, my very first review. Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2011
    I loved it. It was very much a pilot episode- you get to know all the characters involved and there's not much to it other than that, but it's so well-made and interesting! Loved how glamorous and yet realistic it is.
    The production and overall looks of everything is very very good. Very good graphics, wardrobe and everything.
    It's all in very good taste.
    To be honest , i never liked Mad Men all that much, it was so boring. Watched about 3 seasons of deathly boredom. This is the same decade and it's youthful and good. I really loved it.
  4. Nov 1, 2011
    My wife and I really like this show. It's 60's time setting is a great stage of course. They do a good job of tying all the episodes together through the pilots/stewardesses private lives with each other. This helps the series so it isn't just a show about hanging out in a new destination each week. Expand
  5. Nov 1, 2011
    I've watched two episodes now. I think it's fun and has some intrigue in it. It has left me wanting to know where things are going and precisely what is going on. I hope it sticks around. Expand
  6. Oct 30, 2011
    Every week when this shows up on my que on hulu, I always watch it last. I feel that it's less important and less interesting (almost if I don't care if I watch it or not). It's a good show, just isn't anything we are all used to. Has potential though! Expand
  7. Oct 5, 2011
    Original? Seemingly. Captivating? No. Interesting at all? No. I watched the first episode. There is a forced introduction of characters. And it quickly spirals into an unwatchable mess of Desperate Housewives-style fluff. Expand

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