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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 14, 2003
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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: Created by Sofia Coppola and John Ridley, this short-lived hip-hop soap centered on two brothers (played by rapper Sticky Fingaz and Jason George) who run a record label.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    Reviewed by: Chuck Barney
    Jun 20, 2014
    80
    Although the pilot is hampered by a few cliches and acting that feels forced at times, the main leads are likable, the relationships involving and the storylines provocative. Consider it a promising start. [14 Apr 2003]
  2. Boston Herald
    Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jun 20, 2014
    75
    It's impossible to tell by the uneven debut episode if the tone of the writing will be consistent. ... The dramatic portions of the show flow easily... But the writers seem unsure how they want to portray the violence in "Platinum," of which there is plenty in the first episode. [11 Apr 2003]
  3. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: Robert P. Laurence
    Jun 20, 2014
    75
    "Platinum" may be just the black drama that TV has been waiting for. ... It's considerably more fun, irreverent, ironic and energetic than its predecessors. [14 Apr 2003]
  4. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jun 20, 2014
    70
    A cool video-meets-soap concept that looks as fresh as anything in years. ... [But] the dialogue falters and the acting is, in spots, forced.
  5. Denver Post
    Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jun 20, 2014
    70
    Think of it as a def Dallas, an African-American Dynasty for 2003, a blend of MTV and BET that finds itself on UPN. ... Sex, violence, music and some eye-catching casting make this effort worth a look. [13 Apr 2003]
  6. Newsday
    Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 20, 2014
    60
    Tonight's preview/pilot can get so intoxicated with hip-hop scratching - jump-cuts, slo-mo, video backtracking - that it forgets to remember style best serves substance. [14 Apr 2003]
  7. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    Jun 20, 2014
    30
    For all the talent associated with this show that has a handle on urban humor and pics oriented toward youths ... it's startling that Platinum is so unaffecting.

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