• Network: Bravo
  • Series Premiere Date: May 30, 2011
  • Season #: 1

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 27, 2011
    Alas, [the guest judges are] the only fresh ingredient in the series, from the format to the cast, with a dozen participants--all in their 20s and 30s--who arrive spouting the usual "I'm here to win" platinum-plated platitudes.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    May 27, 2011
    There may or may not be a better way to do this show. Unfortunately, this one just isn't all that exciting.
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    May 31, 2011
    Jewel is a bit of a host-and-judge-bot, delivering her lines with a steely stiffness, but DioGuardi is usually worth listening to....Platinum Hit has a few flaws. The casting is far too predictable. All the songwriters are pretty and, with one or two notable exceptions, pushy.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    May 26, 2011
    It's not a fascinating process. As host and co-judge, Jewel is so glamorously reserved, she's faintly sinister. [6 Jun 2011, p.46]
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 31, 2011
    If nothing here screams New Dylan or Next Gaga, or bids in any way to rival the best of "Runway" or "Chef," the craft-under-pressure and problem-solving elements work as before. It's amazing what people can do in a day.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    May 27, 2011
    The musicians are the usual callow reality-show egomaniacs, as contrasted with the more demure self-regard of judge Kara DioGuardi. Host Jewel, unaccountably more helium voiced than ever, is blissfully genial. [3/10 Jun 2011, p.104]
  7. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Jun 3, 2011
    The whole enterprise is less goosed and glitzy than NBC's successful show, "The Voice." But it's easier to concentrate that way, on the experts who know what they want and talk to the contestants with a brutal honesty that's still softer than the real world.
  8. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    May 31, 2011
    Mostly, I came away thinking that Platinum Hit is a pretty lame way to find a talented songwriter and that my chances of liking any of the music produced on the show are low. I won't be returning.
  9. Reviewed by: David Knowles
    May 31, 2011
    Despite all its shortcomings, Platinum Hit succeeds in holding your interest. First off, save for Jewel, the personalities here are quirky enough that you can't predict how they're going to interact with one another. Second, and more importantly, you find yourself wanting to hear what kind of songs they're going to write, however arbitrary the constraints that have been laid out.
  10. Reviewed by: Glenn Gamboa
    May 31, 2011
    It's an odd concept, but it works pretty well.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 18, 2011
    The series has a lot of flaws, and Jewel is a bit bland of a host. Even so, I really found myself interested in the core of it all: the songs themselves, and there are quite a few that I thought were really good.

    So there's that, at least.
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  2. Jun 11, 2011
    Formulaic and boring. There is nothing interesting about watching bad pop hits created by MTV rejects. Kara Dioguardi is mediocre at best. There is no chemistry to this reality show. Top Model and Top Chef do it better...way better. Full Review »